2022 Pittsburgh Women in Leadership Symposium
Susan Baida is the Director for the Center for Engagement and Inclusion with UPMC, a $22 billion healthcare system of 92,000+ employees and 40+ hospitals. She possesses a unique background as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader with combined experience in global marketing, human resources, operations and entrepreneurship. She develops and implements UPMC’s systemwide diversity and inclusion strategy focusing on workforce diversity and cultural competency, employee engagement, community engagement and health equity. Prior to joining UPMC, Susan co-founded a healthcare technology venture, eCareDiary, focused on patient care coordination for family caregivers. She also served as global marketing executive for Fortune 500 companies such as Starwood Hotels, Estee Lauder Companies and Avon, leading international expansion and launching culturally-relevant products and services. Susan graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, holds certifications in Diversity Leadership and Strategic Human Resources Business Partnership, and is pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Healthcare Diversity Council, Casa San Jose, Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Women’s Alliance. Susan is first generation to Ecuadorian and Korean immigrant parents and speaks fluent Spanish. Her family includes three children, 9 year old twin sons and a 13 year old daughter, her mother, and recently adopted beagle.
Katherine currently manages the HR Workforce Innovation Center of Expertise at Gartner. In this capacity, Katherine leads the US Employee Relations COE, Workday advisory, and HR Partner DE&I capability. Over the last five years at Gartner, Katherine has also been the Head of HR for Gartner Consulting and led the HR Strategy & Operations group. Prior to joining Gartner, Katherine was a leader in HR Transformation and Human Capital advisory for 11 years at Deloitte Consulting. She advised large multinational organizations through major business life events, with specializations in post-merger integration, divestiture, organization design, and HR technology. Katherine is the proud mother of three children and recently relocated back to her roots in Pittsburgh to be closer to extended family.
Stephanie L. Herring is Vice President, Human Resources for Dollar Bank, the largest community bank in the country, valued at $12B. In her current role, Stephanie is responsible for managing the Human Resources department which includes HR strategy, talent acquisition, employee development and succession planning, compensation, HR technology, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Stephanie’s mantra is simple -- #Peoplefirst! She works with leaders across all business units to support an inclusive and collaborative culture that empowers employees, while strengthening the strategic goals of the Bank. Prior to joining Dollar Bank in 2012, Stephanie worked in Mining and Minerals with professional engineers for over 12 years, followed by a stint with Sysco Pittsburgh. Stephanie graduated from Point Park University with degrees in communications and education. She holds the Strategic Human Resources Business Partner designation from the Human Capital Institute and certifications through the Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute. Stephanie is active community leader, donating her time as a board member and committee chair at Light of Life Mission and Pittsburgh Women’s Alliance as well as volunteering ad-hoc with other organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
As Vice President of People & Strategy for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Nayli Russo-Long actively leads two key departments (People & Culture and Strategy), serving as a strategic advisor to the president and the executive team. In this role, she is focused on improving the organization's overall performance by identifying key strategic priorities, developing and executing business and talent strategies, and fostering high-performing teams in a collaborative, inclusive, and people-centered culture. Before joining the Pirates, Nayli worked for 14 years in the healthcare industry, starting as a pharmacist before moving her way up to management. Her most recent role was with Highmark, Inc. as the Chief of Staff to the President and Chief Growth Officer. Nayli Russo-Long, holds a Doctor's degree in Pharmacy, specializing in Industrial Technology, where she focused on lean six sigma and operational efficiencies. She also has an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute. A native of Venezuela, Nayli Russo-Long moved to the United States in 2007. As the only female on her youth baseball team, she now combines her passion for the sport and managing diverse teams to deliver desired outcomes.
Dine, ACC, ODCP, SPHR, SHRM-SC
Mona Dine is an accomplished Human Resources leader with an extensive and proven track record of working closely with business leaders at all levels. Her expertise is utilized to develop leaders, create inclusive, engaged environments and promote talent practices that drive performance and business results. Mona currently serves as the People & Culture leader in a global manufacturing organization. Prior to her current role, she was Director of Talent Management at HarbisonWalker International; Director of Talent Management and Human Resources at RTI International Metals, Inc; and also served as Vice President and Senior Talent Consultant with PNC Bank. Other previous roles include, Director, Recruiting and Staffing at Pittsburgh Public Schools and Director of Career Services and Director of Human Resources at Robert Morris University. Mona is also a credentialed Professional Coach specializing in career and leadership development. She has over 20 years’ experience as a career coach and helps clients leverage and expand their strengths and leadership skills to excel in their careers. Mona holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree focused on Career Development from the Ohio State University. Mona holds certifications as an Associate Certified Coach (ICF); Senior Professional in Human Resources (HRCI); Senior Certified Professional (SHRM); Organizational Development Certified Professional (IOD) and Fostering Inclusion & Diversity (Yale University). Mona serves on the Board for the International Coaching Federation, Pittsburgh chapter. She also volunteers for the March of Dimes, PA Diversity Council and serves as a Pittsburgh Promise Coach. Mona serves as a Corporate Advisory Committee member and Mentor for PA Women Work. In addition, she serves as the Co-Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Forum in the Pittsburgh region. She is a frequent speaker and panel member on topics addressing women’s development and enhancing diversity and inclusion within organizations.
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