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Bria Cohen

Human Resources Specialist
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

As the Human Resources Specialist at Elevate, Bria is responsible for supporting the Personnel Department by leading efforts related to Talent Strategies, Benefits, and Performance Management. She is very passionate about Employee Engagement/ Recognition and is focused on creating and enhancing employee initiatives.

Before joining Elevate, Bria was an HR Consultant at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, where she managed employee relations for 1600 employees.

Bria has served as a board member of the NAAAHR (National Association of African Americans in HR). She is a University of Pittsburgh graduate, where she received a BA in Corporate Communications. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Carlow University.

You can find Bria enjoying time with her family, going on natural walks with her two huskies, or exercising at the gym.

What is your hidden talent?

I am an artist who enjoys doing oil paintings, drawings, and photography.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

If I were a punctuation mark I would be a comma since there’s always more.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

No punctuation.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

With my huskies and family walking on trails.

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