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Mona N. Generett PhD

Mona N. Generett, PhDChair, CCAC Board of Trustees

Mona N. Generett, Ph.D. is Dollar Bank's retired Vice President for Community Development where she developed and managed the Bank's lending, grant making and outreach strategies to low and moderate income communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio. Under Generett's leadership, Dollar Bank's Federal rating in the area of Community Reinvestment was outstanding or "best in class" for 18 consecutive years. She is founder of the homebuyer workshop and program, "Mortgages For Mothers". The program has helped thousands of low and moderate income residents, most especially single mothers become long term home owners with low delinquency rates. Responsibilities also included the bank's award winning Credit Enhancement Program which, during Generett's tenure, became one of the country's largest credit counseling and restoration programs housed within a bank.

Generett has held administrative positions of significant responsibility at the State University of New York at Albany, Point Park and Chatham Universities. She has served on more than two dozen boards including the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency(PHEAA), the AAA Motor Club and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. A former Vice President of the boards of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County, Generett is currently a member of the boards of the Community College of Allegheny County and the UPMC Shadyside Foundation.

Mona Generett is the recipient of many awards including the YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership award, The Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business award, The New Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence award and both the Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service awards from the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development.

Generett holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master's of Education in Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College.