The best ideas start as conversations...
— Jonathan Ive


11th Annual Inclusive Voices Conversationalists Confirmed to Date Include:

  • Carmen A. AndersonDirector of Equity and Social Justice, The Heinz Endowments

  • Bibhuti Aryal, President and Board Chair, Rukmini Foundation

  • Antonio A. Beltran, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System

  • Jamil Bey, PhD, Executive Director, UrbanKind Institute

  • Fred Brown, President and CEO, The Forbes Funds

  • Keith J. CaldwellActing Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, Director, BASW Program, University of Pittsburgh

  • Dean A. Calland, Founding Partner, Babst Calland, Attorneys at Law

  • Mary Conturo, Executive Director, Sports & Exhibition Authority

  • Cassandra Cooper, MS, sHRBP, Manager, Diversity Learning, Center for Engagement and Inclusion, UPMC

  • Nathan Darity, Executive Director, The Global Switchboard

  • Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

  • Teresa DeFlitch, Director of People and Education, Wigle Whiskey

  • Tami Dixon, Principal Creative & Co-Founder, Bricolage

  • Lina D. Dostilio, PhDAssociate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, University of Pittsburgh

  • Gisele Barreto Fetterman, 2nd Lady of Pennsylvania, Founder, The Freestore 15104 and Co-founder 412 Food Rescue

  • Felicia Savage Friedman, Founder, YogaRoots On Location

  • Joyce Gannon, Business Columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • Anthony Griggs, Owner and President, AG Squared Networks, Inc.

  • Deb Gross, Councilwoman, District 7, City of Pittsburgh

  • Scott E. Gutowski, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Pittsburgh Public Schools

  • Nichelle Hughley, Vice President, Strategy and Planning, PNC Financial Services

  • Jerome M. Jackson, Executive Director, Operation Better Block

  • Katie R. Jacobs, Litigation Director, Cohen & Grigsby, PC

  • Katharine Kelleman, Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County

  • Bill Lucas, Co-founder, The LUMA Institute

  • David Oresick, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography

  • David B. Pankratz, PhD, Research & Policy Director, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

  • Reverend Douglas PattersonSenior Pastor, Smithfield United Church of Christ

  • Mary Phan-Gruber, Executive Director, Jefferson Regional Foundation

  • Jamy and Robert Rankin, Co-Owners, River Forest Country Club

  • Cara M. RenzelliPhD, Vice President of Operations and Clinical Advancement, Gateway Rehab

  • Rabbi Mordy Rudolph, Executive Director, The Friendship Circle

  • Kannu Sahni, Vice President of Community Affairs, Highmark Health

  • Tishekia Williams, Managing Counsel, Regulatory, Duquesne Light Company

  • Robert A. Young, Managing Director, The Advanced Leadership Initiative (TALI)













Celebrate the Power of Conversation…!


...9 Years…313 Table Hosts….313 Conversations…and more to come!!!

Since 2009, more than 2,500 dynamic, diverse, engaged & interested participants from different walks of life have gathered each spring to share a meal, share ideas and communicate in an effort to effect positive changes in our region.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) had a unique idea to “set the table” and provide a forum for meaningful conversations, with the goal to foster connections that would put us on the path toward a more inclusive and understanding Pittsburgh. Now, more than ever, the need for these conversations remain critical and PACE is pleased to once again “set the table” for these important, thought-provoking conversations that are so important to our region.

Communication leads to community, understanding and mutual value.
— Rollo May