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 the Pittsburgh
Business Times' Power 100.
Ms. Mosby is an alumnus of Leadership Pittsburghs LDI XVII, holds a Master of
Science degree from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
If you would like to secure Ms. Mosby as a speaker, or need to reach her regarding a meeting or for other information, please contact Kate Madey, Office Manager, at email@example.com.
COO and Vice President, Programs and Services
Lora McKnight is responsible for leadership and programmatic development at Vibrant Pittsburgh, driving change and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Pittsburgh region. In her 8 years with Vibrant Pittsburgh, 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 has been with Vibrant Pittsburgh since 2012, and 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.
Assistant Vice President of Membership Development & External Relations
Gina joined Vibrant Pittsburgh with over 15 years of professional
executive management, entrepreneurship, business development and consulting for
nonprofit, corporate and community growth. As a strong advocate for tech
equity, inclusion and entrepreneurship, she was
named the first-ever Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Pittsburgh
Technology Council and served in a dual capacity as Director of Member
Engagement. In collaboration with the State of Pennsylvania, she works as a
coordinator for the Keystone Innovation Zone, a state tax credit program for
local startups. Gina believes the world should be better connected to all of
the resources Pittsburgh has to offer.
Gina currently volunteers her time as a founding member of the
Emerging Leaders Board for the Western PA Conservancy and the 412 Black Jewish
Collaboration. She recently joined Women in Tech
PGH as Vice-President and Carlow Universitys Advisory Council for the College
of Learning and Innovation. A native of the Pittsburgh region (McKeesport), she
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from the University of
Pittsburgh and is a recent graduate of the EDGE Womens Leadership program.
Allegra B. Elson
Director of Training and Development
Allegra Elson joined
Vibrant Pittsburgh on March 1, 2021 as Director of Training and Development. She
is responsible for the strategy, design, management and administration of
Vibrant Pittsburghs diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educational
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
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
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 Pedutos
Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council.
A native Pittsburgher, Allegra has a Masters 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 in 2008
and was named one of Pittsburghs 40 under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2004.
Kate Madey serves as Vibrant Pittsburghs Office Manager and is responsible
for coordinating all office functions and providing administrative support. Her
responsibilities include accounts receivable/payable, payroll, vendor inquiries
and assistance, member and Board of Directors assistance, and staff support
including calendar coordination, meeting arrangements and program and event
support. Kate is a creative, motivated and self-directed professional with over
twenty years of experience in both nonprofit and for-profit industries.
a native Pittsburgher, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Point Park
University and enjoys writing, singing and tutoring in her spare time.
Member Services Associate
Silvia has lived in Pittsburgh for the past 9 years, but she is originally from Peru. Before coming to Vibrant Pittsburgh she worked as a volunteer at the Hillman Cancer Center as a research assistant for the Biobehavioral program. She went to college while living in the UK and has a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Southampton, UK. She speaks Spanish, English and French as she also lived in France for 4 years.
Workplace Solutions Analyst
Alexandria Johnson serves as the Workplace Solutions Analyst, responsible for managing all Vibrant Pittsburgh data, research initiatives, as well as projects for all member organizations. Prior to joining the Vibrant team, Alexandria was employed with Highmark Health as a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Psychology with minors in Supply Chain Management
and Management from The Pennsylvania State University obtained in May 2018. She spent a few years
conducting global research studies related to teaching creativity in adults, language, and global
workplace environments (which was translated into three different languages and administered in five
different countries). From her extensive global research, engagement within corporate diversity, and study abroad
experience, she has grown to understand the importance of cultural competency and embracing
Social Media and Communications Apprentice
Caitlin Reitz serves as the Social Media and Communications Apprentice, responsible for all social media postings and promotions. Prior to starting her new role with Vibrant, Caitlin served as the manager for the Eberly Digital Marketing Team within the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
She recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in December 2020. She found her calling doing social media marketing in 2016 when she began working as a social media specialist for the Warren County Visitors Bureau. Since then, she has enjoyed having the opportunity to help grow the social media and engagement of small businesses and non-profits.
Talent Engagement and Community Relations Ally
Minnie Jones is
a 2020-21 Public Allies/AmeriCorps member serving at Vibrant Pittsburgh as the
Talent Engagement and Community Relations Ally. After graduating from Baldwin
High School in 2017, she began pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at the University
of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) with a minor in Music. While there, Minnie was
able to hold several leadership positions in the various clubs and
organizations she was involved with, including the Executive board of UPJs
chapter of Habitat for Humanity, President and founder of an a cappella group entitled Treble in the
Making, one of UPJs first Orientation leaders, the co-founder and Vice
President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter at UPJ, and
the President of the Concert and Chamber Choir.
beginning of 2020, Jones became a participant and Student Ambassador for the Vibrant
Pittsburgh CAMP program, giving her both a valuable mentor, and an introduction
to the amazing work done by Vibrant Pittsburgh. During her 10-month apprenticeship,
Minnie hopes to assist in the vital work that Vibrant Pittsburgh is doing to
make her hometown a more diverse and inclusive place.