The Consortium in January appointed Lillian Grate to its Board. She currently serves as Shadyside Academy’s Director of Inclusion, Equity & Community Relations.
Grate brings a background not just in diversity, equity, and inclusion, but also in mental health. She is a state Licensed Professional Counselor and, immediately prior to joining Shadyside, served as a Community Trauma Fellow at Neighborhood Allies. Before that, she spent five years as a Mental Health Therapist with Renewal Treatment, Inc., a nonprofit, community-based outpatient mental health clinic.
“We are excited to welcome Lillian to the Consortium’s board,” said the Consortium’s Executive Director, Mary Kay Babyak. “Her specific background in diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health will make a significant contribution to the Consortium’s mission and work. We look forward to having her share her valuable insights and knowledge through her role on the board.”