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 the Pittsburgh Business Times' Power 100.

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.

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 katem@vibrantpittsburgh.org.



Lora McKnight 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.


Gina Winstead Assistant Vice President of Membership Development & External Relations
Gina joined Vibrant Pittsburgh with over 15 years of professional experience in 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 University’s 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 Women’s 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 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 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 in 2008 and was named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2004.


Kate Madey Office Manager
Kate Madey serves as Vibrant Pittsburgh’s 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. 

Kate is 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.

Silvia Boselli 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 Bachelor’s 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.

Alexandria Johnson 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 diversity. 

Caitlin Reitz 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. 

Minnie Jones 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 UPJ’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, President and founder of an a cappella group entitled Treble in the Making, one of UPJ’s 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.


In the 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.