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September 19 - 21, 2022 | Pittsburgh, PA

Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022

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September 19 - 21, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA

Executive Committee

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman

Executive Director and Trustee, Philip Chosky Foundation

Meryl Kirshner Ainsman is the business manager of the law firm of Ainsman Levine, LLC, and the Executive Director and Trustee of the Philip Chosky Foundation. 

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Catherine Augustine

Catherine Augustine

Director, RAND Pittsburgh Office

Dr. Catherine Augustine is a senior policy researcher and the Director of the RAND Pittsburgh Office.

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Jared Cohon

Jared Cohon

University Professor and President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

Jared L. Cohon is the President Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University and a University Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy.

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Laura Ellsworth

Laura Ellsworth

ex officio

Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day

Laura Ellsworth is a partner at Jones Day, which has more than 2500 lawyers in 43 offices on 5 continents.

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Jeff Finkelstein

Jeff Finkelstein

ex officio

Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Jeff Finkelstein has served as President/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh since 2004. He is President of JPRO, a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and the Wexner Heritage Program, a past Chair of the Large City Executives Group of JFNA, and a board member of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

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Saleem Ghubril

Saleem Ghubril

Director, The Pittsburgh Promise

Saleem Ghubril is the Executive Director of The Pittsburgh Promise and a passionate advocate for the City of Pittsburgh. 

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Kenneth Gormley

Kenneth Gormley

President and Professor of Law, Duquesne University

Ken Gormley is the 13th president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he previously served as professor of law before being named dean of the Duquesne University School of Law.

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Timothy Lewis

Timothy Lewis

Counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Timothy K. Lewis, a former federal appeals court judge, is the co-chair of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner.

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Wasiullah Mohamed

Wasiullah Mohamed

Senior Policy Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Wasiullah (Wasi) Mohamed served as the Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) Food Pantry for two years, and was selected to be ICP’s Executive Director in 2015.

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Mark NordenBerg

Mark NordenBerg

ex officio

Co-Chair, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Chancellor Emeritus and Chair of the Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh

Mark Nordenberg joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Law faculty in 1977 and earned a reputation for outstanding teaching and impact in his field.

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Michele Rosenthal

Michele Rosenthal

Steering Committee, Eradicate Hate Global Summit; Principal, Michele Rosenthal Consulting

Michele Rosenthal is the principal in Michele Rosenthal Consulting, a consulting firm representing local public figures, including Brett Keisel.

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David Shapira

David Shapira

Chairman, Beacon and Shapira Foundations

A Pittsburgh native with an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Stanford University, Mr. Shapira joined Giant Eagle in 1970, a company founded by his grandfather with four others. Named president and CEO in 1980 and Chairman of the Giant Eagle Board of Directors in 1992, David led the company during its peak years of growth and transformation.

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Herb Shear

Herb Shear

Board Member, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Chairman, Shear Family Office (SFO), Chairman, G2.0

Herb Shear joined the board of The Pittsburgh Foundation in 2021. He serves as chairman of the Shear Family Office (SFO) and G2.0. The SFO manages the Shear Family Foundation and the Shear Family Investments. G2.0 is a company focused on the reverse logistics supply chain.  Shear was formerly the executive chairman and CEO of GENCO, which he successfully grew from a $300,000 business to a $1.6 billion company that was sold in 2014 to FedEx.

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