CHR: Staff

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 Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona.

Megan Stanley, Deputy Director


Megan Stanley joined the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in April of 2018. She has over 10 years of progressive experience in social policy and advocacy, ranging from direct service to policy research and analysis, with a focus on low-income and vulnerable populations. Her areas of expertise include program design, technical assistance, and evaluation. Megan holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Northwestern University.

Sheron D. Clark, Commission Representative

Sheron D. Clark joined the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in February 1993, and recently completed 25 years of service. 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.

Richard D. Rogow, Commission Representative

Richard D. Rogow, Esq., who joined the Pittsbugh Commission on Human Relations in 2016, 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 in March of 2017. Prior to joining the PghCHR, Emily served for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Office of Sustainability under the Department of Innovation and Performance. Emily has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology from Shippensburg University. 

Candace G. Ragin, Commission Representative

Candace G. Ragin, Esq. joined the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in June 2018. Ms. Ragin is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney with diverse background in civil and criminal matters including consumer finance and protection, civil rights, criminal and juvenile defense, employment, and landlord-tenant. Outside of the legal profession, Ms. Ragin is an intermittent adjunct professor in the Sociology and Law Department at Saint Vincent College and volunteers with local mentoring programs for disadvantaged youth. Ms. Ragin holds Bachelor's degree in English and Political Science from Saint Vincent College, and a law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.

Cheryl 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 Systems), followed by the Department of Finance. In 2011, Ms. San Miron transferred to the Pittsburgh 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 PghCHR, Rachel worked as a paralegal for various Pittsburgh law firms, as a executive assistant in the AMPCO-Pittsburgh corporate office, and as an assistant to the Zoning Administrator in the Department of City Planning. Rachel has a BA in Psychology from Point Park University with specialties in Global Cultural Studies and Forensics.