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 (she/her) COO and Vice President, Programs and Services

Lora McKnight is responsible for operational strategy and programmatic development 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.

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 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. 

Kate Madey Office Administrator & Executive Scheduler
As Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Office Administrator and Executive Scheduler, Kate 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. 

Kate is a creative, motivated and self-directed professional with over twenty years of experience in both nonprofit and for-profit industries. She is a native Pittsburgher, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Point Park University and enjoys writing, singing and bicycling in her spare time.

malachiah/kai koehler Talent Engagement & Community Relations Executive Ally
As Vibrant Pittsburgh's Executive Public Ally, malachiah is responsible for engagement, outreach, and relationship management with member organizations and diverse talent and communities of the Pittsburgh region.

Guided by the core values of autonomy, self-growth, transparency, and humility, kai is a passionate justice advocate. Their self-identified purpose is to empower themself and others to make change through advocating for critical thinking, continuous learning, open-mindedness, and growth.

When not working with Public Allies or Vibrant Pittsburgh, malachiah owns and operates cultivate with kai, LLC--a consulting business supporting nonprofit organizations to strengthen their services. 

Stanley Richard Ciesielski Program and Events Coordinator
Stanley Ciesielski serves as the Program and Events Coordinator at Vibrant Pittsburgh. He is a senior at Duquesne University, majoring in accounting and minoring in legal studies. His interest in business law began during an internship with the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh that allowed him to connect with regional law practitioners. During his work there, Stan served as the Administrative Assistant, handling all bookkeeping and event planning responsibilities. 

After graduation, he plans to attend law school and pursue a practice in international labor law.