PWN Advisory Board
CEO and Executive Director for the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health
As the CEO and Executive Director for the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, she leverages education, advocacy, and partnerships to best serve our business members and their greater communities. Every day, her team tackles challenges head-on to improve employee health, reduce employer health care costs, and secure a brighter future for health care.
Investigating shortfalls within the health benefits ecosystem has led her to recognize the enormous potential in employer collaboration to make large-scale decisions and ultimately transform the reality of health care. This potential is why she values deliberate, intentional, and empathetic relationships on both a local and national level. These relationships support my proactive efforts to address the impacts of accelerated consolidation and heightened competition in the health sector.
PBGH is a case study and benchmark for coalitions across the country. With a business model that allows others to leverage PBGH’s innovative infrastructure, they strive to be a resource for other coalitions as health care continues to evolve.
Blayre Holmes Davis
Director of Community Relations at Pittsburgh Steelers
In her current role Blayre is charged with increasing and promoting community engagement opportunities for the team. In addition she oversees charitable initiatives coming from the team, the individual players and the NFL, addressing issues ranging from food security and student literacy rates to helping veterans and children’s health.
Prior to her role with at Pittsburgh Steelers she served as Director of Partnerships and Program Development at Adagio Health. She was in charge of working collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders to create strategic partnerships in communities throughout Western PA.
Blayre was born and raised in Donora, PA and graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a degree in Communication. During September of 2010, she joined AmeriCorps through the Center for Civic Engagement at Cal U.
Assistant Vice President and Certified Scrum Product Owner for Retail Lending & Strategy focusing on the Customer Experience for PNC Financial Services
In this role she is the owner of the end to end customer experience for retail lending payment capabilities. She utilizes human-centered design to understand the customer’s needs, identify opportunities and create solutions for an improved customer experience. Kenya received her Bachelor of Science degree from Point Park University in Information Technology and Network Security. She continued her education at Robert Morris University and earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Change Management.
Her passion for community engagement, giving back, and motivating others to succeed led her to become the President of the PNC Pittsburgh & Virtual chapters of The African American Employee Business Resource Group. In this role, she is responsible for planning and executing professional development workshops, panel discussions, events and creating opportunities for the Pittsburgh and virtual chapters of over 800 members. Kenya is also a board member of Gwen’s Girls, an organization that empowers girls and young women in Allegheny County with skillsets, opportunities, and relationships to succeed.
Workplace Management and Solutions Lead, Accenture
As the Pittsburgh Workplace Solutions Lead, her role focuses on delivering all workplace operations and executive support services across 3 locations. She not only defines performance metrics and monitor performance, she also sets the strategic direction and vision for the team. While establishing and overseeing operating and capital budgets, she influences relevant leadership and stakeholders and manage facility-related construction projects. She also manages relationships with all external and internal customers/vendors.
As the Location Corporate Citizenship Liaison, she drives employee engagement for volunteer programs across several non-profit partners. In this role, she not only manages the relationships she also volunteers by conducting workshops on a variety of topics. She has also worked closely with high school students, teaching them how to network, interview and build their personal brands.