The Coro Center for Civic Leadership, Pittsburgh announced the award recipients and honorees for the 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards. The event celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s values-based leadership, embraced by Coro, and honors the individuals and organizations in the region that lead from their values in the service of building a more inclusive democracy.
“Values-based leadership,” says Greg Crowley, president and CEO of Coro Pittsburgh, is all about “aligning your leadership with a higher purpose. Inspired by the work of Martin Luther King Jr., it’s a kind of leadership that we seek to encourage in young adults through the Coro civic leadership training program.
Three awards were presented, as follows: A distinguished individual leadership award was presented to Dean Williams, Director of The Formerly Convicted Citizens Project received the award. A distinguished Coro alumni leadership award was presented to Tom Baker, Chief Community Affairs Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. A distinguished organizational leadership award was presented to Assemble: A Community Space for Arts + Technology founded by Nina Marie Barbuto.
The list of all nominees for a Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, who were be recognized at the event.
Angela Allie, Principal, Propel Andrew Street High School; Michael David Battle, Founder and Executive Director, Garden of Peace Project; Jan Glick, Chief Executive Officer Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh; Seth Corbin, Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP;James Daniels, Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University, Tom Fallon, Member, Pittsburgh East Rotary Club;Maggie I. Withrow, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh; Barbara Johnson, Director, Diversity Initiatives, Carlow University; Jessie B. Ramey, PhD Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh; Penny Semaia, Assistant Athletic Director/ Student Life, University of Pittsburgh; Jennifer Staley McCrady, Esq, Program and Policy Coordinator, KidsVoice; Erin Baker, Vice President and Manager PNC Financial Services Group, Inc; Lynn Banaszak Brusco, Executive Director, Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Dominique Chamely, Graduate Student, H. John Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University; Hon. Phyllis Comey, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education; La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM Founder and Executive Director, New Voices Pittsburgh; Alexis Miller, president, Polish Hill Civic Association; Quincy Kofi Swatson, Founder, The Door Campaign; Wadria Taylor, CEO, Style & Steel Event Planning, LLC