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

Advisory Board Co‐Chair

President and CEO
Randall Industries

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KENYA BOSWELL

President
BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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CLARENCE DOZIER

Managing Director, Litigation
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc

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MARSHA JONES

Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
PNC

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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

ROBERT Dammon

Dean, Tepper School of Business Carnegie Mellon University

WILLIAM GENERETT, JR., ESQ.

Vice President for Community Engagement
Duquesne University

MELANIE HARRINGTON

President and CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh

DR. LONIE HAYNES

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Highmark Health

DR. CHRIS HOWARD

President
Robert Morris University

Cheryl L. Johnson, SPHR

Vice Chancellor, Office of Human Resources
University of Pittsburgh

Mark Lewis

President and CEO
POISE Foundation

ARADHNA M. OLIPHANT

President & CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh

Dave Smith

President
EQT Foundation

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