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Friday, May 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Morning Plenary

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Mila Sanina

Public Source
Mila Sanina is the executive director of PublicSource. Previously, she was the deputy managing editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she led innovation in storytelling and integration of print and online operations. Before joining the Post-Gazette, Mila worked at The PBS Newshour... Read More →

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Sarah Allan

Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corp (LISC)
Sarah Allan is a Program Officer for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Toledo, Ohio where she works to support neighborhood revitalization with a focus on commercial district, real estate, and small business development, as well as creative placemaking.  She also leads... Read More →
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Rachel Peric

Executive Director, Welcoming America
Rachel Peric is the Executive Director of Welcoming America. Inspired by her family’s refugee story and by the worldwide movement of welcomers, Rachel works to create communities where all residents – including immigrants and refugees – can thrive and belong. Since joining the... Read More →
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Daniel Gilman

Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office, Pittsburgh
Dan Gilman currently serves as chief of staff to Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.Previously, Dan served on Pittsburgh City Council representing the 8th District. As a Councilman, he focused on creating a more accountable city government, embracing Pittsburgh’s technological renaissance... Read More →
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Rabbi Hazzan Dr. Jeffrey Myers

Tree of Life Congregation
Rabbi Hazzan Dr. Jeffrey Myers has served as the Rabbi and Cantor for Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh since the summer of 2017. He moved to the City of Bridges after spending decades in ministry in New Jersey and Long Island. After the horrific morning of October 27, 2018, when... Read More →
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Wasiullah Mohamed

Pittsburgh Director of Community Entrepreneurship, Forward Cities
Wasi currently is the Pittsburgh Director of Community Entrepreneurship at Forward Cities, a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between cities and micropolitans to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Previously, as the Executive... Read More →
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Daniela Naumov

Youth Board Member, Global Minds Initiative
Daniela Naumov is a junior at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh and a student advocate for morewelcoming and inclusive communities. As the daughter of two immigrants from Serbia andMacedonia, Daniela channels her empathy through action, serving as a Youth Board Memberfor... Read More →
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Brittany Ford

Co-Lead, Welcome Toledo - Lucas County
Brittany Ford is a Policy Analyst with Lucas County Planning and Development in Toledo, Ohio, where she leads diversity, inclusion, and policy projects. Since 2013, her main project is as Co-Lead of the Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC) initiative. Welcome TLC is a cross-sector network... Read More →

Patty Hernandez

Senior Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)

Friday May 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Omni Hotel - 17th Floor Grand Ballroom