Meet Our Leaders

Get to know our Advisory Board.

Members of TALI’s Advisory Board provide guidance and support to ensure that our efforts are in line with the strategic mission.

Robert O. Agbede

Vice Chairman
Hatch Chester

Bill Bates

Adjunct Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Former Pittsburgh Chapter President & Founder
National Organization of Minority Architects

Esther Bush

President and CEO
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Dr. Latika D. Davis-Jones

Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

2019 Cohort Member

Marlon Ferguson

Regional Director/SWPA
Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey

2019 Cohort Member

David Finegold

Former President
Chatham University

Rhonda Fischer

Chief Operating Officer
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Ed Gainey

Mayor of Pittsburgh

William Generett, Jr., ESQ.

Senior Vice President, Office of Civic Engagement and External Relations
Duquesne University

Steffanie Jasper

EVP, Enterprise Risk Management

2019 Cohort Member

Ena Lebel, Esq.

Executive Director
Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition

Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew

SVP/Chief Clinical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network

Mark Lewis

President and CEO
Poise Foundation

Jerry MacCleary

Strategic Advisor

Myah Moore Irick

Founder, Senior Vice President & Private Wealth Manager
The Irick Group- Merrill Private Wealth Management

Dr. Mitchel Nickols

Organizational Consultant

Aradhna M. Oliphant

Former President and CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh

Sabrina Saunders

President and CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh

Dr. Edie Shapira


Jeremy Shapira

Chief Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Officer
Giant Eagle

Dr. Walter Smith


Greg Spencer

Founding Co-Chair, TALI

Managing Director
Spencer MacCleary & Associates

Andrea Stanford

Vice President, Pittsburgh Regional Manager
BNY Mellon

James E. Taylor, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management Officer

Kuyba Washington

Director, Human Resources
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Doris Carson Williams

President & CEO
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Get to Know Us

Meet the executives that provide advice and guidance on  TALI's strategic direction.