Executive Leadership Academy

Get to know the 2023 Cohort.

Dr. Julius E. Abia

Internal Audit Manager - Projects
Wabtec Corporation

Joel Acie

Deputy Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Will Carpenter

Regional Security Manager, VP
BNY Mellon

Tricina Cash

Executive Vice President
Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council

Michael A. Cherry

Vice President of Human Resources
Dollar Bank, FSB

Samantha Custard

Senior Corporate Counsel
Giant Eagle, Inc.

Anthony (Tony) DaBreo

Regional Vice President, Northeast Region
Erie Insurance

Laura C. Duncan, MHA, MHI

VP, Ambulatory and Home Care Operations
Cincinnati's Children Hospital and Medical Center

Dr. Tinamarie Estes-Washington, DNP, RN, PCCN

Director of Nursing, Equity Officer
Allegheny Health Network, Forbes Hospital

Samantha Hartzman

Sr. Manager, ESG & Corporate Giving
Duquesne Light Company

Della Hollins

SVP, Risk and Control Manager, Senior

Elizabeth L. Hughes

Senior Associate Counsel 

Russell Ivey

Head of Finance,  Architectural Coatings US

Calvin Jackson

Senior Technical Project Manager

Ardana Jefferson

Chief Executive Officer
Homeless Children's Education Fund

Bobbie Jean Johnson

Senior Vice President / Director, Retail Technology Operations,

Danitra Mason

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Delvina L. Morrow

Vice President, Community Affairs & DEI
Pittsburgh Penguins

Michelle Porter

Director, One Northside
Buhl Foundation

Angela Reid-James

Director, Workforce Operations
Highmark, Inc.

Andrea Robinson


M. Shernell Smith

Associate Dean & Executive Director for the Center of Student Diversity & Inclusion 
Carnegie Mellon University

Patti Solomon

Director, Human Resources Business Partner
Giant Eagle, Inc.

Sonya Tilghman

Executive Director
Hazelwood Initiative, Inc.

Wendy Walker-Graham

Director, Quality Assurance and Operational Integrity
UPMC Health Plan

Kellie Ware

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Allegheny County Bar Association

Get to Know Us

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