Advisory Board

Prominent executives and regional stakeholders guide the direction of The Advanced Leadership Initiative ensuring it is focused on outcomes and is successfully addressing the needs of Pittsburgh’s African Americans

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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Evan Frazier

Founding Director

Senior Vice President, Community Affairs
Highmark Health

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JERRY MACCLEARY

Advisory Board Co‐Chair

Chairman, President and CEO Covestro

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Greg Spencer

Founding Co-Chair

President and CEO
Randall Industries

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MARSHA JONES

Advisory Board Co‐Chair

Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
PNC

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CLARENCE DOZIER

Managing Director, Litigation
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc

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KENYA BOSWELL

President
BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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LARA WASHINGTON

President and CEO
Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation

Advisory Board
ROBERT O. AGBEDE

Vice Chairman
Hatch Chester

Bill Bates

Executive Vice President
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group

Esther Bush

President and CEO
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Rhonda Fischer
Chief Operating Officer
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
WILLIAM GENERETT, JR., ESQ.

Vice President for Community Engagement
Duquesne University

Dr. Lonie Haynes
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Highmark Health
DR. CHRIS HOWARD
President
Robert Morris University
Mark Lewis

President and CEO
POISE Foundation

ARADHNA M. OLIPHANT

President & CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh

Sabrina Saunders

President and CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh

Dr. Edie Shapira

Board Chair
Pittsburgh Foundation 

Dr. Walter Smith

Psychiatrist, Allegheny County
Department of Human Services

MELVIN STEALS, JR.

Senior Vice President
PNC Financial Services Group

JAMES E. TAYLOR, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Officer UPMC
Doris Carson Williams

President and CEO African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Dan Groves
Vice President, Human Resources
Koppers Inc
Toni Murphy
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Keystone Region, Comcast
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