Our Staff

Management Team

Sabrina Saunders Mosby President & Chief Executive Officer

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, the “City of Bridges,” Sabrina Saunders Mosby has spent the better part of her career helping others cross them. A seasoned executive, Ms. Mosby currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Vibrant Pittsburgh, a premier economic development membership organization and the region's central resource, spokesperson, and convener on workforce diversity and inclusion. 

A cross-sector leader, Ms. Mosby has held senior roles at numerous nonprofits and spent close to a decade in the government sector while advocating for local constituents at the local and federal levels. Ms. Mosby has a proven track record of partnering with business and community leaders to develop strategic change and build local programs. Described by stakeholders as highly creative, collaborative, visionary and results-oriented, she is a sought after keynote speaker, facilitator, and workshop leader. Ms. Mosby is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including being named an Athena Young Professional Finalist, Ebony Magazine Top 30, Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40, Pittsburgh Magazine 40 under 40, Whirl Magazine 50 Finest, and to the Pittsburgh Business Times' Power 100 list in 2021 and 2022. Sabrina is deeply involved in public service and her community and professional affiliations are many, including serving on the boards of Allegheny Health Network, the Pittsburgh Women’s Alliance, PA American Water, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, and as Vice-Chair of the board for her alma mater, Oakland Catholic High School. Ms. Mosby is an alumnus of Leadership Pittsburgh’s LDI XVII, holds a Master of Science degree from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Sabrina lives in the Pittsburgh region with her husband Brandon and their son Lincoln.

If you would like to secure Ms. Mosby as a speaker, or need to reach her regarding a meeting or for other information, please email  Lisa Nelson at lisindan@vibrantpittsburgh.org.



Lora McKnight (she/her) Chief Operating Officer

Lora McKnight is responsible for operational and programmatic strategy at Vibrant Pittsburgh, driving change and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Pittsburgh region. Lora has developed and facilitated a variety of programs to accelerate the adoption of best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion, including the D&I Forum, Next Generation Council, PGHNewcomerConnect, the Vibrant Index, and Vibrant Talent Consultants.

Lora previously worked with The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwestern PA and Chatham University. Lora received her Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree from Illinois State University, and holds a MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.



Derrick Shoffner Senior Director of Programs and Services
Derrick Shoffner is charged with advancing the mission of Vibrant Pittsburgh via strategic planning, development and execution of the organization's suite of programs & services. As an innovator, Derrick is excited to continue to deliver innovative programs that will positively affect the Western Pennsylvania region and further position Vibrant Pittsburgh as an industry leader. For the past three years, Derrick has played a pivotal role in creating and fostering environments where all are seen, respected and valued in the local health and wellness community. This work has granted Derrick opportunities to work with many prominent local and national organizations such as Brooks Running, Running USA, the Outdoor Inclusion Coalition and many more. Through these contributions, Derrick has garnered awards such as Pittsburgh Business Times 30 Under 30 and GetInvolved! Inc. Male Emerging Leader of the Year. 

A native North Carolinian, he earned his B.S. from Western Carolina before completing his M.S. coursework at Clemson University. Derrick is excited to contribute to the thriving region of Western Pennsylvania. In his free time, Derrick enjoys spending time outdoors, being active, reading new books and mentoring.  

Sabrina Bogus Director of Membership Development and Engagement
Sabrina Bogus is responsible for the management and administration of Vibrant Pittsburgh’s strategic partnerships and all aspects of member relations. 
 
Sabrina joins Vibrant Pittsburgh as a seasoned nonprofit director with 10+ years of expertise in leading a team to achieve ambitious organizational goals. Her background spans leadership and personnel management, strategic membership planning and growth, and event production.  

She is passionate about ensuring safe, positive, and meaningful experiences for any client or stakeholder of an organization, celebrating what each individual brings to the team.  After seeing the growth and change happening in Pittsburgh, Sabrina is looking forward to being part of Vibrant Pittsburgh’s efforts to positively impact these changes.  

In her spare time, Sabrina is interested in victim advocacy, working on her yearly reading challenge, crafting projects, and spending time with her niece and nephews. 

Allegra B. Elson Director of Training and Development
Allegra B. Elson is responsible for the strategy, design, management and administration of Vibrant Pittsburgh’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educational programming.

Allegra joins Vibrant Pittsburgh with extensive experience in teaching, facilitation, project management, and curriculum design and implementation in both nonprofit and for-profit industries. She taught English as a Foreign Language in China, Indonesia, Italy, and Turkey and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, Kent State University, and Duquesne University. As a volunteer member of AmeriCorps, she served as an ESL and Adult Basic Education instructor. 

Allegra is embedded in the immigrant, refugee, and international communities through teaching and as a member of the Immigrants & Internationals Advisory Council at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services along with co-chairing its LGBTQ+ subcommittee. She also served on Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council.

A native Pittsburgher, Allegra has a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a TESOL Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and was named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine.


Irving Torres Member Engagement Manager

Irving Torres is responsible for overseeing Vibrant Pittsburgh’s member retention strategy, data and processes related to member recruitment and retention, and managing the logistics of all member engagement events. He is excited to bring his non-profit leadership and capacity building as well as community partnership experience to his role.


For the past 7 years, Irving has been involved with spearheading a myriad of community-based programming initiatives throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. These initiatives include coordinating gender-based violence prevention programming through the University of Pittsburgh and directing Pittsburgh’s National Health Corps, an AmeriCorps program, dedicated towards mitigating health disparities in underserved communities via the promotion of health access and health education.


A New York City native by way of Queens and Harlem, Irving considers Pittsburgh his second home. Irving is interested in creative writing, mental health advocacy, mindfulness, and finding a variety of ways to share a laugh with loved ones. 



Yuanjie Jin Programs and Services Apprentice

As the Programs and Services Apprentice, Yuanjie Jin is responsible for the facilitation of program and event workflow for all aspects of Vibrant Pittsburgh’s annual cycle of programming, including data research and analytics for the Vibrant Index, event support and coordination, and related database management.

Yuanjie is pursuing her Master’s degree in Accountancy and Business Analytics at the Joseph. M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded a scholarship from the Estate of Dale W. Wright by Dean Assad for her academic excellence. Yuanjie is always seeking to grow personally and professionally and has multiple passions, including auditing, consulting, financial analysis, and community service as well as advancing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in our community and region. She is excited to bring her knowledge, skills, and a wealth of community service experience to Vibrant Pittsburgh. 

In her spare time, Yuanjie enjoys traveling around the world and making friends from diverse backgrounds. She also loves Pilates, kayaking and cooking.


Megan Johnson Social Media and Marketing Intern

Megan is a senior at Slippery Rock University, majoring in Communications Integrated Marketing and minoring in Business Administration. She is an active member of Slippery Rock University's Public Relations Student Society of America, where she currently works closely with the university's President's Wellness Committee. She also is an active member of Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and is a founding member of AdFed. Megan has a genuine interest in social media management and campaign creation based on her academic and professional experiences. She enjoys creating content for others through finding trends and innovative ways to make them her own. In addition, Megan has a heart for service, having volunteered for several community organizations and participating in neighborhood improvement activities, including gardening, street clean-ups, organizing and attending community events, and rebuilding playgrounds.

As the Social Media and Marketing intern, Megan is responsible for creating and posting content to social networks, engaging in online forums, creating email marketing campaigns, participating in online outreach and promotion, and search engine optimization. She is thrilled to support Vibrant Pittsburgh's mission to create a diverse and inclusive region.


Lisa Nelson Office Administrator & Executive Scheduler

Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Office Administrator and Executive Scheduler supports the weekly functions of the hybrid office including inventory, staff onboarding and administrative hiring/exiting, payroll/banking/bookkeeping, administrative management, membership general Inquiry & response management, Board of Directors support and meeting planning, vendor management and oversight, executive scheduling & calendar management for CEO and other program or administrative duties as needed.