Sebastian Lacy

Sebastian brings an extensive Nonprofit Management, Human Resources and DEI experience to YWCAs’ executive team. Sebastian will lead the development, implementation and oversight of the Center of Race and Gender Equity and Human Resources services and programs.


Prior to his role at YWCA, Lacy most recently served as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Carnegie Mellon University for the Mellon College of Science Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Earned his Human Resources Management degree from Point Park University and a Business Administration and Leadership from Holy Cross College at Notre Dame.

Sebastian expansive 27 years career in Human Resources Management, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility encompasses nonprofit management, social services, healthcare and higher education. Over a decade of experience in developing and managing progressive and innovated human resources business services, staff engagement, professional development and learning initiatives, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility programming.


A champion for eradicating racism, adverse policies, biases, inequities and discriminatory practices. A passionate advocate for social determinants of health for women, underrepresented, marginalized, socioeconomic and LGBTQIA+ community. A Change agent for addressing inequities in gender pay, housing, employment, education, social justice and public accommodations.


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