Commission on Human Relations


Carlos Torres, Executive Director

Carlos Torres is the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations. He brings over 10 years of professional experience working in the nonprofit sector, particularly in the area of public health, working with marginalized individuals and communities. His expertise includes: advocacy, education, program design, implementation and evaluation. He currently serves as the Secretary for the National Latino AIDS Action Network. Carlos holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Arizona.


SarahSarah Kinter, Deputy Director

 Sarah D. Kinter began as a Commission Representative
 in June 2011 and has served as the Commission's Deputy Director since January 2017. Ms. Kinter received her Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and undergraduate degrees 
in Political Science and International Studies from Wilkes University. Ms. Kinter is a Commissioner of the City’s Youth Policy Commission, and serves as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) for the United Way during tax season. Ms. Kinter has co-authored research with a focus on urban affairs and development.


Sheron ClarkSheron D. Clark, Commission Representative

Sheron D. Clark has been employed by the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations as a Commission Representative since February 1993. In this position she investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and civil rights. Ms. Clark attended the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs where she obtained a Masters of Public Administration.



Leanne Davis, Commission Representative






Richard D. Rogow, Commission Representative

Richard D. Rogow, Esq. is an attorney with 25 years’ experience as an EEOC mediator with a focus on employment and civil rights disputes, family law conflicts, and construction disputes. Most recently, Mr. Rogow was Principal Director of the Pittsburgh Mediation Group, an affiliation of professional mediators, facilitators and trainers resolving conflict in areas of employment law, family law, and elder law.  Mr. Rogow is an approved mediator for the US Federal Court, Western District of PA, the EEOC, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Transportation and Safety Administration; and is a certified Elder Care Mediator. Mr. Rogow received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.


Emily F. Costello, Commission Representative

Emily F. Costello joined the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations as an Investigator in March of 2017. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology from Shippensburg University. 


Cheryl San MironCheryl San Miron, Administrative Assistant

Cheryl San Miron has been employed with the City of Pittsburgh since 1998, initially in the Department of Innovation & Performance (then known as City Information System), followed by the Department of Finance. In 2011, Ms. San Miron transferred to the Commission on Human Relations, where she functions as an Administrative Assistant. 


Rachel Salem, Secretary to the Director

Rachel Salem joined the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in June of 2016.  Prior to joining the commission Rachel worked as a paralegal for various local law firms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Global Cultural Studies from Point Park University. 

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414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2464
Phone: 412-255-2600 | Fax: 412-255-2288 | Email:

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