Chief of Staff
Dan Wood is the Chief of Staff for the District 6 office. He manages the council office, assists the Councilman in researching policy and legislation, and represents the office at meetings and community events. Dan originally came to Pittsburgh from New Jersey to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where he obtained a BA in English. He is currently enrolled at CMU to obtain a Masters in Public Management, and was previously employed at the Hispanic Center as an Employment Specialist. In his spare time, Dan is an avid soccer player and enjoys playing the bass guitar.
Bernelle is the Executive Assistant to Councilman Lavelle. She represents the office at community meetings and events, and also organizes events for the office. Bernelle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a Bachelors' of Science in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She worked for the Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh soon after graduating as a housing specialist. She then moved on to work as an assistant site manager for Addison Terrace. Bernelle lived for a few years in Baltimore, MD where she was a council technician for Councilman Carl Stokes. She enjoys cooking and taking trips.
Cassandra M. Williams
Cassandra M. Williams is a Legislative Assistant to Councilman Lavelle. She assists the Councilman in researching policy and legislation, handles scheduling activities for the office, and creates District 6 communications. Cassandra was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at Strayer University in Warrendale, PA. Cassandra has a passion for community development and a dedication to building processes that uplift people. In her spare time, she likes to envision/plan and choreograph/dance.
Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
414 Grant Street, 5th Floor | City County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2134 | facsimile 412-255-0737