Meet Our Leaders

Get to know our Executive Mentors.

Executive Mentors provide exposure, advocacy, and visibility to their mentee as a key pillar of development during the Executive Leadership Academy.

Ja'Ron Bridges

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Highmark Health Plans
Highmark Inc.

Christine Bryant

EVP, Global Head Tailored Urethanes
Covestro AG

Diana Bucco

Buhl Foundation

Quintin Bullock

Community College of Allegheny County

Mark Conklin

Chief Technology Officer
Free Market Health

Helene Conway-Long

SVP, Pittsburgh Market Executive
Bank of America

Carolyn Duronio

EVP & General Counsel
Highmark Health

David Finegold

Program Officer
Golub Capital

Former President
Chatham University

Saleem Ghubril

President & CEO
The Pittsburgh Promise

Presley Gillespie

President & CEO
Neighborhood Allies

Kevin Hiles

Chief Operating Officer
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Eric Holmes

Chief of Police
Duquesne University

Kathy Humphries

Carlow University

Myah Moore Irick

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

Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew

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

Ron Lawrence

Retired Vice President
Bombardier Transportation

Kannu Sahni

Vice President, Community Affairs
Highmark Health

Dr. Walter Smith


Greg Spencer

Managing Partner
Spencer MacCleary & Associates

Richard Taylor


Mel Washington

Chief Audit Officer
TriState Capital Bank

Get to Know Us

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