Selena Schmidt

Selena Schmidt

Executive Director

Originally from Pittsburgh, Selena is a social, civic and private sector entrepreneurial leader. She is known for high impact start-up scaling, spearheading initiatives, and leading organizations focused on intersectionality, equity, and sustainable growth. Her work builds cross sector partnerships that engage community voices nationally and internationally. Selena’s past work includes National Engagement for PBS KIDS; CEO of Power of 32; Chief of Staff for the Pittsburgh City Council President – and was an early leader at Coro, serving as Fellows Program Director and Leadership Development Director. She was recently recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction in Civic and Community Service and by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a Woman of Influence.

Dr. Armani Davis

Dr. Armani Davis

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Armani Davis invests in emerging leaders to build a better future for all. His current role as Chief Talent Recruitment and Development Officer at Shady Side Academy  uses Armani’s strengths in team development and education to create a community of learning. Armani brings his talents and energy to Coro on a volunteer basis, training across programs to invest in participants from a wide variety of backgrounds. As a native of Homestead, PA Dr. Davis knows the region and its challenges personally. 

Sarah Boal

Sarah Boal

Director of Commonwealth Programs

Leveraging her experience in international crisis communications, global logistics, and decades of program development and curriculum design for youth in underserved communities, Sarah joined the team at Coro as a means to build into the talents of emerging leaders. Sarah’s boutique consulting group SBGlobal provides the strategic analysis social and civic entrepreneurs need to create sustainable solutions. From Pittsburgh startups to global nonprofits, Sarah Boal works with innovators and leaders to uncover opportunities and find pathways through rapidly shifting environments. 

Sarah earned her Master’s in Public Administration in Public & Nonprofit Management from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), where she was a Johnson Leadership Fellow, after a decade leading youth development and cradle to grave educational programs.