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Will Allen

Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steeler, Founder, Will Allen Foundation; Co-Founder, Nascent Group Holdings

Business executive, Nonprofit founder and Exceptional athlete with 10+ years of experience in managing high-performing teams, facilitating successful outcomes and investing. Mr. Allen co-founded Nascent Group Holdings (NGH), where he supports portfolio company executives, develops investment strategy, and provides strategic... Read More

Lauren Bairnsfather

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather

Founder and Principal, LAB Historical Consulting

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather is the founder and principal of LAB Historical Consulting. She served as Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh from 2015 to February 2023 and was a leader early in the effort to rebuild the... Read More

Jenn Beer

Jenn Beer is President & CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Prior to that role, she served for fifteen years at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development where she most recently was vice president for government affairs, addressing state and... Read More

Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein

Managing Partner, Woodland Management

Michael is a Managing Partner of Woodland Management, his family’s investment and family office which Michael has led since 2015.  As the General Partner of Partners Edge Funds, a private equity and venture-focused investment fund launched in 2022, Michael... Read More

Kathleen Blee

Kathleen Blee

Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Blee received her BA in sociology from Indiana University in 1974. She carried out her graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earning the MS and PhD in sociology in 1976 and 1982, respectively. Blee began her... Read More

Marc Brown

Marc Brown

President, ABR Ventures

Marc Brown is the President and Founder of ABR Ventures, a growth and venture capital firm focused on early stage technology and consumer products ventures. In addition to his work at ABR Brown leads the development of technology initiatives as... Read More

Joel Burstein

Joel Burstein

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BEAM

Joel Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of the BEAM Collaborative, a strategic planning advisory services firm designed to expand local black businesses. Joel’s first startup was Keep it Simple Training and Development, and after years of success, he sold that... Read More

Debra Caplan

Debra L. Caplan

Executive-in-Residence, The Forbes Funds

Debra L. Caplan is an Executive-in-Residence at The Forbes Funds, where she provides coaching and technical assistance for nonprofits in the areas of governance and management. She also serves as an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations. In addition to her... Read More

William Carter, Jr.

William Carter Jr.

William M. Carter, Jr. is a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He specializes in constitutional law, civil rights, race and the law, and civil litigation. An award-winning teacher, he has been selected as... Read More

Dina Clark

Dina Clark

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Skanska USA

Dina Clark is Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion for Skanska USA Building. As a member of the senior leadership team, Dina spearheads the development and implementation of diversity strategies and engagement efforts and works with the operational teams... Read More

Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett

Former Governor and Attorney General of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Tom Corbett served as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor, from January 18, 2011 through January 20, 2015. Prior to serving as Governor, he had a long and distinguished career of public service as an Assistant United... Read More

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also co-director... Read More

Maggie Feinstein

Maggie Feinstein

Maggie Feinstein is a master’s level therapist who has distinguished herself in the field of integrated mental health, or working within the medical community to provide brief interventions within the context of medical visits since 2009. She primarily worked... Read More

Leon Ford

Leon Ford

Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Bronze Investments

Leon Ford is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Bronze Investments; an Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow; an internationally-known speaker, author, activist, and mental health ambassador; and a tireless advocate for social change. He was 19 years old when he was rendered... Read More

Hayley Haldeman

Hayley Haldeman

Executive Director, Mattress Factory

Hayley Haldeman is the Interim Executive Director of the Mattress Factory, a contemporary installation art museum in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood. She previously practiced for seven years as a litigator at Jones Day, with a focus on non-profit formation and... Read More

Diane Holder

Diane Holder

Executive Vice President, UPMC; Executive Vice President, UPMC Insurance Services Division; President and Chief Executive Officer, UPMC Health Plan

Diane P. Holder is executive vice president and president of the UPMC Insurance Services Division, and president and CEO of UPMC Health Plan. UPMC is one of the nation’s leading integrated delivery systems and through its health plans and... Read More

Lisa Haley Huff

Lisa Haley Huff

Market Executive for Middle Market Banking, Chase Bank

Lisa Haley Huff is the Market Executive for Middle Market Banking. She is responsible for delivering on a full range of domestic and international banking and financing options for mid-sized companies in Western Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, she... Read More

Kathy Wilson Humphry

Kathy Wilson Humphrey, PhD, is the 11th president of Carlow University. With more than 35 years in higher education, she is revered as an inspirational and visionary leader with a wealth of experience in planning and budgeting; community engagement;... Read More

Bill Isler

William Isler

Former Executive Director, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media; President, Family Communications, Inc.

William Isler is the former Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media and the president of Family Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Family Communications, Inc. in 1984, Bill served for eight years in... Read More

Maxwell King

Maxwell King

Chief Executive Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation (Ret.)

Maxwell King’s four-decade career includes the presidencies of two of the country’s largest philanthropies and the editorship of one of its most influential daily newspapers. King joined The Pittsburgh Foundation, with assets of more than $1 billion, in 2014... Read More

Jeffrey Letwin

Jeffrey Letwin

Jeffrey has been an active volunteer in the Jewish and general Pittsburgh community for over 40 years. He currently serves as Chairman of the Tree of Life Steering Committee charged with the design, development and construction of the new... Read More

David Malone

David Malone

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Financial Group

David J. Malone is President and CEO of Gateway Financial, which he helped found in 1982. The company specializes in sophisticated uses of life insurance for complex needs, including generational wealth planning for high net-worth individuals and executive benefits... Read More

Dan Onorato

Dan Onorato

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Highmark Health

Daniel A. Onorato is executive vice president of corporate affairs for Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based national health and wellness organization and the second largest integrated delivery and financing system in America. Mr. Onorato has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including... Read More

Stefani Pashman

Stefani Pashman

Stefani Pashman serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated organizations – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, LLC and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. Before... Read More

Robert Scherrer

Robert Scherrer Ed.D.

Dr. Scherrer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU). The AIU is a regional education services agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania’s public education system. As its mission states, the AIU is an... Read More

Susan Baker Shipley

Susan Baker Shipley

Susan (Susie) Baker Shipley is president of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Region of Huntington Bank. Shipley has more than 25 years of banking experience in local, national and international markets. A native Pittsburgher, Shipley joined Huntington 2012 from... Read More

Mindy Shreve

Mindy J. Shreve

President, Point Legal LLC.

Mindy Shreve has been a commercial litigation partner in a number of prominent Pittsburgh law firms. She now concentrates her practice on mediation and arbitration.  Mindy is President of Point Legal LLC, a legal recruiting and consulting firm and... Read More

David Shribman

David Shribman

Executive Editor Emeritus, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David Shribman was executive editor of the Post-Gazette from 2003 to 2019 and currently is Executive Editor Emeritus. He writes a nationally syndicated column in the U.S., prepares a separate column on Americans affairs for the Globe and Mail... Read More

Alex Spiro

Alex Spiro

Deputy General Counsel, PNC

Alex Spiro is PNC’s Deputy General Counsel responsible for leading legal support for its Corporate & Institutional Bank and several related areas. He joined PNC in 2013, following a decade at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led... Read More

Rabbi Ron Symons

Rabbi Ron Symons

Senior Director of Jewish Life, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Rabbi Ron Symons serves as the Sr. Director of Jewish Life of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. In that capacity, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Loving Kindness. Founded in 2017, the Center is designed to... Read More

Benjamin Verney

Benjamin Verney

Senior Counsel, CNX Resources Corp.

Ben Verney is Senior Counsel for CNX Resources Corporation and provides legal advice to the company on a variety of environmental, transactional, and litigation matters. Prior to joining CNX, Ben was in private practice with at Jones Day in... Read More

Haley Warden-Rodgers

Haley F. Warden-Rodgers

Haley is a commercial litigator and former Assistant U.S. Attorney with significant experience litigating cases in state and federal court. As a member of the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Haley... Read More

Geovette Washington

Geovette E. Washington

Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer, University of Pittsburgh

Geovette E. Washington currently serves as Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer at the University of Pittsburgh, a position she has held since August 2015. Prior to joining the University, Washington was General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor... Read More

Devin Winklosky

Devin Winklosky

Administrative Judge, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Devin Winklosky has dedicated his professional career to upholding and advancing the rule of law around the world. He is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and judge advocate who served over 21 years on active duty, and his... Read More

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The Eradicating Hate Global Summit was both eye-opening and empowering. To have so many experts in the field of countering hate, all there sharing their expertise, working towards practical and real world solutions, was incredibly unique. It is this focus on meaningful conversations, answers, and solutions that makes Eradicating Hate so incredibly important. The spread of hate is a wicked problem, and the way Eradicating Hate approaches it is how we are going to solve it.

Heidi Beirich