Zersha Munir joined LEAD Pittsburgh on January 5, 2016 to focus on public relations for the organization. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and current employee of UPMC.
Devoted to promoting mental health wellness, Zersha aims to diminish the negative stigma associated with depression by increasing awareness and treatment of mental health conditions.
Her published writing includes articles discussing depression and other neurological concepts, featured in university and medical entities like UPMC’s HealthBeat blog and the University of Pittsburgh’s The Pitt Pulse magazine.
She hopes to use her knowledge of the Pittsburgh area, gained through her college experience and work as a Communications Intern with the Allegheny Conference’s ImaginePittsburgh.com, to integrate mental wellness information into educational institutions and community organizations.
Nathan started volunteering with LEAD in 2015. His contributions have included updating the LEAD Pittsburgh website, attending LEAD events, researching topics for site posts, and other in-house administrative support activities. Nathan is a high school junior whose interests include computer science, math, science, and self-improvement.
Zach Wein, a Pittsburgh native, is committed to growing the outreach of Lead in the city of Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania. Zach is dedicated to ending the stigma around depression and anxiety as it effects him and so many of his family & friends on a daily basis.