Say hello to our newest board members, Divya Rao Heffley and Kheir Mugwaneza.
Divya Rao Heffley, Associate Director, Office of Public Art
Divya Rao Heffley is an arts professional with twenty years of experience in museums, public art, and art and architectural history. As Associate Director for the Office of Public Art, Divya works with artists and communities on residencies and commissions that address a range of contemporary issues, seeking to foster social justice and cultural equity in public spaces.
Prior to joining OPA, Divya managed the Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art from 2013-18. She has served as guest critic for Carnegie Mellon University School of Art as well as on juries and panels for artist selections, grants, and portfolio reviews. Divya holds a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University and a BA in the History of Art from Yale University.
As an Indian-American immigrant and member of a multicultural family, Divya is a committed advocate of equity in arts and culture and beyond. She grew up in Pittsburgh and has three energetic children as well as a dedicated practice in martial arts.
Kheir Mugwaneza, Senior Program Manager, Center for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network
Kheir Mugwaneza has served immigrants and refugees from many countries for more than 10 years in his role as a Case Manager at Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, and a Program Director at Northern Area Multi Service Center (NAMS).
Since July 2017, Kheir has taken on a new role to continue to serve immigrants and refugees as a Senior Program Manager at the Center for Inclusion Health/Allegheny Health Network. In this role, Kheir serves as a subject matter expert in training and education to AHN providers, connecting the network to resources, and a liaison between the growing immigrant community and Allegheny Health Network. His role also includes the establishment and implementation of the Immigrant Health Program.
Kheir graduated from La Roche College with a BS in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration, and received a Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Kheir is married and has two sons, 10 and 7 years old.