Economic justice

Gender, racial and economic justice advocate Morgan Overton joins Gainey administration

Morgan Overton, a longtime advocate for gender, racial and economic justice, is joining the administration of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, officials said Thursday.

Overton will join the Office of Management and Budget, working under chiefs Kyle Chintalapalli and Lisa Frank.

“Morgan brings a decade of public service and leadership experience to our team and her guidance will be invaluable,” Gainey said. “I am confident that she will serve the people of Pittsburgh honorably.”

A fifth-generation Pittsburgher, Overton began her public service career as a 2012 Obama for America Scholar, mobilizing students across the city and working to register young voters and educate them about political issues.

Previously, she worked as a community engagement and policy associate for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and also held positions at the Women and Girls Foundation as a program associate and at Boston Children’s Hospital as an assistant. clinical research.

Overton currently serves on several boards and committees, including Pennsylvania Young Democrats, Black Equity Coalition, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission, Black Women’s Policy Agenda, and Young Democrats of Allegheny County, of which she is chair.

She holds a Masters of Social Work with a major in Community Organizing and Social Action from the University of Pittsburgh.

She will start working for the administration immediately.

Julia Felton is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Julia at 724-226-7724, [email protected] or via Twitter .