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

Senior Director of Behavioral Health
Gateway Health

2019 Cohort Member

Marlon Ferguson

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

2019 Cohort Member

David Finegold

Chatham University

Rhonda Fischer

Chief Operating Officer
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

William Generett, Jr., ESQ.

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

Dan Groves

Vice President, Culture and Engagement
Koppers, Inc.

Dr. Chris Howard

Robert Morris University

Steffanie Jasper

SVP, Senior Operational Risk Officer for Technology, Security and HR

2019 Cohort Member

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

Myah Moore Irick

Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Manager
The Irick Group

Aradhna M. Oliphant

President and CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh

Sabrina Saunders

President and CEO
Vibrant Pittsburgh

Dr. Edie Shapira

Board Chair
Pittsburgh Foundation

Dr. Walter Smith


Andrea Stanford

Vice President, Pittsburgh Regional Manager
BNY Mellon

James E. Taylor, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Learning Officer

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.