#changeindustries

Directory of Anti-Racist Trainers, Coaches, Evaluators & Consultants

Resources for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This is a directory of firms vetted by Color Of Change that can help large organizations identify biased practices, advise on updating workplace policies, provide coaching and training, and take other proactive measures to ensure equity — especially racial equity — in hiring, management and the creative process.

A

  • Alabi Community Consulting
  • Alliance Theatre
  • Aurora Commons

B

  • Bandwagon Fan Club
  • Be the Change Consulting
  • Bettina Love
  • Betty’s Daughter Art Collabortive
  • Blue Sky Strategies & Company
  • Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
  • Brigham Consulting

C

  • Catalysts for Change Consulting LLC
  • Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training
  • The Center for Healing Racial Trauma
  • The Conciliation Project

D

  • Dara Silverman Consulting
  • Davis Bozeman Law
  • DAYLIGHT
  • Derute Consulting Cooperative

E

  • EduSAGE Companion Consulting
  • Equity & Results
  • Every Level Leadership

F G H

  • Freedom Lifted
  • Gilded Knight Consulting
  • Hard Reset Inclusion Advisors
  • HipHopEd (Christopher Emdin)

I

  • Inca A. Mohamed
  • Intelligent Mischief
  • Interaction Institute for Social Change

J

  • Jeana E. Dunlap
  • Jordan Curry Carter LLC
  • Joyful Muse Coaching

K

  • Kaja Dunn
  • Kelly Macías
  • Kimberly Freeman Brown

L

  • LeAja Consulting

M

  • Maggie Potapchuk
  • Marcelius Braxton
  • Matthew Reynolds Consulting LLC
  • Mom’s Against Racism
  • The Moriah Group

N

  • National Black Justice Coalition
  • National League of Cities – Race
  • NYU

O

  • OpenSource Leadership Strategies

P

  • Partners for Collaborative Change
  • Pat Shiu
  • Perception Institute
  • Perspicacity Labs
  • PolicyLink
  • Promise54
  • Public Welfare Foundation
  • Pure Jeanius Consulting
  • The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Q

  • QualOne Research

R

  • RACE for Equity
  • Raymond Whittaker Design

S

  • S2A Solutions
  • Strategic Community Partners
  • The Still Center

T U V

  • Taja WIll
  • Third Eye Consulting Group
  • US2
  • Vision Change Win

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Community Engagement
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Racial Healing + Dialogue
Speaking + Events
Training, Workshops, Coaching

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Alabi Community Consulting

Greater Orange County and L.A.County areas

A Black woman-led consulting firm that specializes in educational training, community development projects, cultural competency training, and creating local corporate responsibility partnership projects to empower and create lasting change.

A Black woman-led consulting firm that specializes in educational training, community development projects, cultural competency training, and creating local corporate responsibility partnership projects to empower and create lasting change.

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta, GA

A women-led group that offers anti-bias trainings rooted in theater to help challenge assumptions, acknowledge biases, and establish a culture of equity, inclusion, and justice in our workplaces and lives.

A women-led group that offers anti-bias trainings rooted in theater to help challenge assumptions, acknowledge biases, and establish a culture of equity, inclusion, and justice in our workplaces and lives.

Aurora Commons

Bronx, NY, National

Aurora Commons nurtures a society that embodies a Whole Planet – Whole People – Whole Power approach. We believe that liberation, justice, and equity will come when our social norms, policies, worldviews, structural incentives, and relationships enable all of us to be both different and whole together. How can we transform society so that people prioritize the planet, biota, and humans as much as they prioritize their own self-interest? How can this society realistically account for human and group differences rather than forcing one utopian ideal?

Aurora Commons nurtures a society that embodies a Whole Planet – Whole People – Whole Power approach. We believe that liberation, justice, and equity will come when our social norms, policies, worldviews, structural incentives, and relationships enable all of us to be both different and whole together. How can we transform society so that people prioritize the planet, biota, and humans as much as they prioritize their own self-interest? How can this society realistically account for human and group differences rather than forcing one utopian ideal?

Bandwagon Fan Club

Remote

Bärí A. Williams is COO of Bandwagon Fan Club. Inc., a data and identity analytics tech company focused on the sports and entertainment space, and a diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility consultant. Prior to Bandwagon, she was VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles, an AI startup studio, and the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub. Prior to StubHub, Bärí was lead counsel at Facebook, where she successfully took on the passion project of creating and implementing Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, launched in October 2016. Bärí is a published author with bylines in the New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, and Fast Company. Her book, “Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-Opening Interviews to Jumpstart Conversations About Identity, Privilege, and Bias,” was released on March 31, 2020. Bärí has served as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space, including Blavity (and AfroTech), Owl (acquired by Amazon), and Telepath. She recently gave congressional testimony on racial bias in AI in financial services in Feb. 2020.

Bärí A. Williams is COO of Bandwagon Fan Club. Inc., a data and identity analytics tech company focused on the sports and entertainment space, and a diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility consultant. Prior to Bandwagon, she was VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles, an AI startup studio, and the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub. Prior to StubHub, Bärí was lead counsel at Facebook, where she successfully took on the passion project of creating and implementing Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, launched in October 2016. Bärí is a published author with bylines in the New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, and Fast Company. Her book, “Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-Opening Interviews to Jumpstart Conversations About Identity, Privilege, and Bias,” was released on March 31, 2020. Bärí has served as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space, including Blavity (and AfroTech), Owl (acquired by Amazon), and Telepath. She recently gave congressional testimony on racial bias in AI in financial services in Feb. 2020.

Be the Change Consulting

Oakland, CA

A one-stop shop for anti-racism trainings for organizations of all sizes. They work with organizations to shift culture and practices through experiential learning, hands-on coaching, curriculum development, and dynamic facilitation.

A one-stop shop for anti-racism trainings for organizations of all sizes. They work with organizations to shift culture and practices through experiential learning, hands-on coaching, curriculum development, and dynamic facilitation.

Bettina Love

Atlanta, GA, National

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council.

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council.

Betty’s Daughter Art Collabortive

Harlem, NY

A Black woman-led arts collaboration focused on art in the service of liberation in Harlem NY. Founded by a poet, choreographer and ritual performance artist, BDAC focuses on using arts and culture to support organizational transformation and elevates Black diasporic performance traditions.

A Black woman-led arts collaboration focused on art in the service of liberation in Harlem NY. Founded by a poet, choreographer and ritual performance artist, BDAC focuses on using arts and culture to support organizational transformation and elevates Black diasporic performance traditions.

Blue Sky Strategies & Company

Chicago, IL, National

Mike Simmons is an entrepreneur, public policy expert, and activist working at the intersection of policy, equity, and structural change. Blue Sky Strategies gives ordinary people a stronger voice in shaping public policy. We specialize in equitable urban planning, youth empowerment, government accountability, and anti-racist public policy.

Mike Simmons is an entrepreneur, public policy expert, and activist working at the intersection of policy, equity, and structural change. Blue Sky Strategies gives ordinary people a stronger voice in shaping public policy. We specialize in equitable urban planning, youth empowerment, government accountability, and anti-racist public policy.

Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Boston, MA

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

Brigham Consulting, LLC

National

Brigham Consulting, LLC, exists to support leaders, organizations and companies in productively and profitably aligning their human capital and organizational culture in ways that advance racial equity and community justice with systems transformation as the focus. As such, human capital is maximized and missions are more powerfully accomplished.
Under the leadership of Nadia Brigham, former Program Officer of Racial Equity and Leadership Development for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is poised to support leaders, teams and organizations in advancing diversity, racial equity and inclusion. Brigham Consulting, LLC brings a team with over 75 years of collective experience in moving leaders, teams, organizations and companies, including start-ups from concept to action related to a range of equity issues. Nadia, herself, has been responsible for building the racial equity and leadership capacity of individuals, organizations, and companies, large, small and international, for much of her career, with the most recent stent of over 14 years at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Brigham Consulting, LLC offers a full range of services in strategic advising and capacity building; strategy development and program design; racial equity analysis and evaluation; cultural and curriculum development; and facilitation and public speaking. With a national portfolio, Brigham Consulting’s team is a collective of strategists, organizers, systems thinkers, disrupters, coaches, fund developers, speakers, and passionate players who believe in the power of human beings to effect change in their own lives, but also in the equitable functioning of institutions and systems. The portfolio of work spans grassroots to grasstops within singular communities, to major national policy organizations that are influencing racially equitable policy change across Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and White communities.

Our bench includes experienced professionals committed to the “inside out” work of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations, and they have a cadre of tools and approaches to build the capacity and agency for all to lead for equity from wherever they are positioned. Our collaborative and constructivist approach helps clients attend to the complexities of the delicate issues that prevent organizations from becoming more just and equitable, while also providing robust tools and plans that assist organizations with strategies and tactics necessary to accomplish the end goal. As trusted advisors and guides, Brigham Consulting, LLC aims to assist leaders in navigating the complicated, and often unconscious racial biases which limit potential, inhibit productivity, discourage community engagement, and ultimately inhibit transformational change.

Brigham Consulting, LLC, exists to support leaders, organizations and companies in productively and profitably aligning their human capital and organizational culture in ways that advance racial equity and community justice with systems transformation as the focus. As such, human capital is maximized and missions are more powerfully accomplished.
Under the leadership of Nadia Brigham, former Program Officer of Racial Equity and Leadership Development for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is poised to support leaders, teams and organizations in advancing diversity, racial equity and inclusion. Brigham Consulting, LLC brings a team with over 75 years of collective experience in moving leaders, teams, organizations and companies, including start-ups from concept to action related to a range of equity issues. Nadia, herself, has been responsible for building the racial equity and leadership capacity of individuals, organizations, and companies, large, small and international, for much of her career, with the most recent stent of over 14 years at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Brigham Consulting, LLC offers a full range of services in strategic advising and capacity building; strategy development and program design; racial equity analysis and evaluation; cultural and curriculum development; and facilitation and public speaking. With a national portfolio, Brigham Consulting’s team is a collective of strategists, organizers, systems thinkers, disrupters, coaches, fund developers, speakers, and passionate players who believe in the power of human beings to effect change in their own lives, but also in the equitable functioning of institutions and systems. The portfolio of work spans grassroots to grasstops within singular communities, to major national policy organizations that are influencing racially equitable policy change across Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and White communities.

Our bench includes experienced professionals committed to the “inside out” work of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations, and they have a cadre of tools and approaches to build the capacity and agency for all to lead for equity from wherever they are positioned. Our collaborative and constructivist approach helps clients attend to the complexities of the delicate issues that prevent organizations from becoming more just and equitable, while also providing robust tools and plans that assist organizations with strategies and tactics necessary to accomplish the end goal. As trusted advisors and guides, Brigham Consulting, LLC aims to assist leaders in navigating the complicated, and often unconscious racial biases which limit potential, inhibit productivity, discourage community engagement, and ultimately inhibit transformational change.

Catalysts for Change Consulting LLC

Richmond, VA

A Black-led consulting group created to fill gaps that often go overlooked in professional circles. They focus on professional development, facilitating challenging conversations and comms support, rooted in the values of innovation, integrity, and community.

A Black-led consulting group created to fill gaps that often go overlooked in professional circles. They focus on professional development, facilitating challenging conversations and comms support, rooted in the values of innovation, integrity, and community.

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training

Chicago, IL, National

Crossroads’ mission is to equip institutions with shared language, frameworks, practices and tools that will assist them in: diagnosing how their institutions are structured to uphold white supremacy culture and systemic racism and; deploying strategies aimed at animating antiracist ways of being that result in racially equitable institutional culture and practices. In recognition that white supremacy dehumanizes people and objectifies the natural world, Crossroads’ antiracist vision is no less than the restoration of all creation.

Crossroads’ mission is to equip institutions with shared language, frameworks, practices and tools that will assist them in: diagnosing how their institutions are structured to uphold white supremacy culture and systemic racism and; deploying strategies aimed at animating antiracist ways of being that result in racially equitable institutional culture and practices. In recognition that white supremacy dehumanizes people and objectifies the natural world, Crossroads’ antiracist vision is no less than the restoration of all creation.

Dara Silverman Consulting

Beacon, NY, National

Dara Silverman is a consultant, somatic coach and trainer with 20 years in with organizations and movements for social, racial, economic and gender justice. Dara founded Mutual Aid Beacon, which supports directly impacted communities in Beacon, Fishkill and Wappingers Falls in the Hudson Valley. In other work time, Dara partners with trainers of color to lead organizational change and leadership development initiatives centering racial justice, equity and liberation. She leads embodied leadership trainings for white racial justice organizers. Previously, she was the founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) in New York City. Dara has been studying Somatics with the Strozzi Institute and Generative Somatics since 2011. She became a Somatic Coach in 2013 and has been in the Strozzi Institute Teacher since 2017. She is based in Beacon, NY where she grows eight kinds of berries.

Dara Silverman is a consultant, somatic coach and trainer with 20 years in with organizations and movements for social, racial, economic and gender justice. Dara founded Mutual Aid Beacon, which supports directly impacted communities in Beacon, Fishkill and Wappingers Falls in the Hudson Valley. In other work time, Dara partners with trainers of color to lead organizational change and leadership development initiatives centering racial justice, equity and liberation. She leads embodied leadership trainings for white racial justice organizers. Previously, she was the founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) in New York City. Dara has been studying Somatics with the Strozzi Institute and Generative Somatics since 2011. She became a Somatic Coach in 2013 and has been in the Strozzi Institute Teacher since 2017. She is based in Beacon, NY where she grows eight kinds of berries.

Davis Bozeman Law

Decatur, GA, National

We provide access to experienced attorneys when you need them most. With a combination of more than 70 years of experience practicing law, we are a community based institution created to provide the highest quality of legal services in the areas of auto accidents, civil rights, wrongful death, and premises liability.

We provide access to experienced attorneys when you need them most. With a combination of more than 70 years of experience practicing law, we are a community based institution created to provide the highest quality of legal services in the areas of auto accidents, civil rights, wrongful death, and premises liability.

DAYLIGHT

New York, New York

Dominique Day is a human rights attorney and the executive director of DAYLIGHT | Rule of Law • Access to Justice • Advocacy. The DAYLIGHT Collective conducts assessment and strategic planning, interdisciplinary advocacy and policy recommendations, capacity-building for individuals and organizations, and technical assistance on diversity and inclusion and leadership development relating to a wide range of rule of law and access to justice issues. The DAYLIGHT team has worked on the ground in conflict, post-conflict, transitional, and community-based interventions and projects in the United States, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. Ms. Day is a member of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. Internationally, her litigation, public policy, research, teaching, and capacity-building work over the past two decades has focused heavily on racial justice, non-discrimination, and human rights advocacy. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a juris doctor from Stanford Law School.

Dominique Day is a human rights attorney and the executive director of DAYLIGHT | Rule of Law • Access to Justice • Advocacy. The DAYLIGHT Collective conducts assessment and strategic planning, interdisciplinary advocacy and policy recommendations, capacity-building for individuals and organizations, and technical assistance on diversity and inclusion and leadership development relating to a wide range of rule of law and access to justice issues. The DAYLIGHT team has worked on the ground in conflict, post-conflict, transitional, and community-based interventions and projects in the United States, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. Ms. Day is a member of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. Internationally, her litigation, public policy, research, teaching, and capacity-building work over the past two decades has focused heavily on racial justice, non-discrimination, and human rights advocacy. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a juris doctor from Stanford Law School.

Derute Consulting Cooperative

Milwaukee, WI, National

We support organizations committed to racial justice as they advance their work with Black and other communities of color. We accomplish this by providing equity and justice-oriented organizational and leadership development; training and workshops; participatory research, assessment and evaluation; and program design and implementation support services in local and global contexts.

We support organizations committed to racial justice as they advance their work with Black and other communities of color. We accomplish this by providing equity and justice-oriented organizational and leadership development; training and workshops; participatory research, assessment and evaluation; and program design and implementation support services in local and global contexts.

EduSAGE Companion Consulting

Newark, New Jersey

Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price, Ed.D is a former classroom teacher, teacher-leader, and organizer, who is committed to collectively undoing and unlearning the racist, colonial, patriarchal, and other oppressive systems and structures that hinder us all from being able to access our full human-selves. She is a core trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, co-founder of an organization, MapSO Freedom School, and is a founding steering committee member for the National Black Lives Matter in School, a network of educators and organizers committed to centering Black students, educators, and communities, while advocating for the creation of anti-racist learning environments for all students.

Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price, Ed.D is a former classroom teacher, teacher-leader, and organizer, who is committed to collectively undoing and unlearning the racist, colonial, patriarchal, and other oppressive systems and structures that hinder us all from being able to access our full human-selves. She is a core trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, co-founder of an organization, MapSO Freedom School, and is a founding steering committee member for the National Black Lives Matter in School, a network of educators and organizers committed to centering Black students, educators, and communities, while advocating for the creation of anti-racist learning environments for all students.

Equity & Results

New York, NY, Oakland, CA, National

Equity & Results, the national expert in results-based, systems change using explicit racial equity principles, is an integral part of building organizations’ capacity to move towards and achieve racially equitable impact, both internally and with BIPOC communities. We have powerfully joined Racial Equity Principles with a Results-Based Accountability framework to transform organizations’ culture and actions to deliver racially equitable results.

If organizations are serious about disrupting racial inequity then they need to be disciplined in their approach and ensure that their hard work produces change for Black, Indigenous and all People of Color inside of agencies and in the work externally. But it is very common that groups do not know how to bridge the gap between a commitment to racial equity and their day-to-day work. It requires a deep understanding of racial equity through personal and institutional education and training and using a results driven methodology like Results-Based Accountability to move a group from good intentions to transformation. Results-Based Accountability (RBA) begins with impact and backs into solutions to ensure that the are selected with an eye to root causes of the inequity. It also requires people to ask whether Black, Indigenous and communities of color are better off, as part of a rigorous seven step process to making sure that people and Black, Indigenous and communities of color equitably benefit from our work.

Erika Bernabei, PhD, Principal, Equity & Results

Erika Bernabei’s work connects intentions and critical lived experience to accountability and impact in service of communities of color and the transformation of all communities. Through Equity & Results, Erika leads the strategic design and implementation of whole organization and collaborative work to achieve racially equitable results, working with small and large organizations, philanthropies, collective impact initiatives and public agencies to use results-driven, racial equity principles to build the capacity of leaders and collectives.

Equity & Results uses the antiracist principles, developed by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s in the Undoing Racism Workshop, to dig into how organizations and collaboratives can alter how their systems work to strategically disrupt common practices and replace them with actions that address the root causes of the problem. Erika is an expert in Results Based Accountability (RBA), developed by Mark Friedman, and has worked with groups nationally and internationally to successfully use this tool.

Prior to Equity & Results, Erika served as an Assistant Commissioner in the New York City Department of Homeless Services and nearly a decade at PolicyLink – where she developed and managed a results-driven infrastructure and support system for more than 50 Promise Neighborhood communities to produce holistic and measurable outcomes and advance equity and opportunity.

She holds an MA in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from New York University. She and her partner live in New York City and love travel, community, books and being surrounded by trees. CV available here.

Theodore B. Miller, Esq., Principal, Equity & Results
Theo Miller has over 20 years of experience leading community and neighborhood development solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. An expert facilitator and educator on racial inequality and social change for Equity & Results, Theo has taught in university, criminal justice, corporate and community environments around the world.

Miller is currently a Senior Advisor for the Office of Mayor London N. Breed, and the director of HOPE SF, the nation’s first large-scale partnership aimed at transforming dilapidated and segregated public housing neighborhoods into vibrant, racially equitable mixed-income communities without mass displacement of residents. HOPE SF is a twenty-year human and real estate capital commitment, now spanning three mayoral administrations in San Francisco. Theo’s work aims to create ladders of opportunity for longstanding underserved families, particularly African Americans and Pacific Islanders, through deep investments in mixed-income housing, networks of community leadership and resident voice, and education, health and employment services.

A graduate of Yale University and of Harvard Law School, Theo was inspired in college by the youth residents of New Haven, where he worked as a community organizer and mental health counselor. Throughout his career, he has advised and led businesses, universities, hospitals and elected officials in urban areas across the country to redesign policy, create new models of collaboration, and achieve dramatically better results for low-income communities of color.

Prior to his appointment to the Office by the late Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Theo managed community benefits for the SF Public Utilities Commission, was a corporate attorney at the firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, a commercial broker and real estate developer, and a lecturer and Fellow at the Hutchins Institute at Harvard University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bar Association, and lives in the Western Addition in San Francisco with his wife and two young daughters.

Equity & Results, the national expert in results-based, systems change using explicit racial equity principles, is an integral part of building organizations’ capacity to move towards and achieve racially equitable impact, both internally and with BIPOC communities. We have powerfully joined Racial Equity Principles with a Results-Based Accountability framework to transform organizations’ culture and actions to deliver racially equitable results.

If organizations are serious about disrupting racial inequity then they need to be disciplined in their approach and ensure that their hard work produces change for Black, Indigenous and all People of Color inside of agencies and in the work externally. But it is very common that groups do not know how to bridge the gap between a commitment to racial equity and their day-to-day work. It requires a deep understanding of racial equity through personal and institutional education and training and using a results driven methodology like Results-Based Accountability to move a group from good intentions to transformation. Results-Based Accountability (RBA) begins with impact and backs into solutions to ensure that the are selected with an eye to root causes of the inequity. It also requires people to ask whether Black, Indigenous and communities of color are better off, as part of a rigorous seven step process to making sure that people and Black, Indigenous and communities of color equitably benefit from our work.

Erika Bernabei, PhD, Principal, Equity & Results

Erika Bernabei’s work connects intentions and critical lived experience to accountability and impact in service of communities of color and the transformation of all communities. Through Equity & Results, Erika leads the strategic design and implementation of whole organization and collaborative work to achieve racially equitable results, working with small and large organizations, philanthropies, collective impact initiatives and public agencies to use results-driven, racial equity principles to build the capacity of leaders and collectives.

Equity & Results uses the antiracist principles, developed by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s in the Undoing Racism Workshop, to dig into how organizations and collaboratives can alter how their systems work to strategically disrupt common practices and replace them with actions that address the root causes of the problem. Erika is an expert in Results Based Accountability (RBA), developed by Mark Friedman, and has worked with groups nationally and internationally to successfully use this tool.

Prior to Equity & Results, Erika served as an Assistant Commissioner in the New York City Department of Homeless Services and nearly a decade at PolicyLink – where she developed and managed a results-driven infrastructure and support system for more than 50 Promise Neighborhood communities to produce holistic and measurable outcomes and advance equity and opportunity.

She holds an MA in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from New York University. She and her partner live in New York City and love travel, community, books and being surrounded by trees. CV available here.

Theodore B. Miller, Esq., Principal, Equity & Results
Theo Miller has over 20 years of experience leading community and neighborhood development solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems. An expert facilitator and educator on racial inequality and social change for Equity & Results, Theo has taught in university, criminal justice, corporate and community environments around the world.

Miller is currently a Senior Advisor for the Office of Mayor London N. Breed, and the director of HOPE SF, the nation’s first large-scale partnership aimed at transforming dilapidated and segregated public housing neighborhoods into vibrant, racially equitable mixed-income communities without mass displacement of residents. HOPE SF is a twenty-year human and real estate capital commitment, now spanning three mayoral administrations in San Francisco. Theo’s work aims to create ladders of opportunity for longstanding underserved families, particularly African Americans and Pacific Islanders, through deep investments in mixed-income housing, networks of community leadership and resident voice, and education, health and employment services.

A graduate of Yale University and of Harvard Law School, Theo was inspired in college by the youth residents of New Haven, where he worked as a community organizer and mental health counselor. Throughout his career, he has advised and led businesses, universities, hospitals and elected officials in urban areas across the country to redesign policy, create new models of collaboration, and achieve dramatically better results for low-income communities of color.

Prior to his appointment to the Office by the late Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Theo managed community benefits for the SF Public Utilities Commission, was a corporate attorney at the firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, a commercial broker and real estate developer, and a lecturer and Fellow at the Hutchins Institute at Harvard University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bar Association, and lives in the Western Addition in San Francisco with his wife and two young daughters.

Every Level Leadership

Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill area

Ericka Hines, Principal of Every Level Leadership, is an advisor and strategist who works with organizations to align their commitment to inclusion and equity with their everyday actions and operations. She has worked with government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations across the country to help their staff and stakeholders learn how to create inclusive culture. Ericka has trained over 3,500 individuals in skills that will help them be more equitable leaders for their teams and organizations. Ericka has also served as lead researcher and a contributing author to the national publication: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture published in 2018 by Equity in the Center. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University Of Georgia School Of Law and a B.A. Political Science from Wright State University.

Ericka Hines, Principal of Every Level Leadership, is an advisor and strategist who works with organizations to align their commitment to inclusion and equity with their everyday actions and operations. She has worked with government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations across the country to help their staff and stakeholders learn how to create inclusive culture. Ericka has trained over 3,500 individuals in skills that will help them be more equitable leaders for their teams and organizations. Ericka has also served as lead researcher and a contributing author to the national publication: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture published in 2018 by Equity in the Center. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University Of Georgia School Of Law and a B.A. Political Science from Wright State University.

Freedom Lifted

Chicago, IL, National

At Freedom Lifted, we use history as a starting place to help people build strategies for social change. At the center of our work is leadership development grounded in historical learning and a commitment to building a just world.

We believe that to advance justice, leaders must commit time to:
1) Deep reflection and analysis
2) Radical imagination
3) Disciplined practice

To this end, we offer:

DESIGN AND FACILITATION – Unique gatherings that take groups to the next level in work and relationships.

THE LEARNING LAB – Online social justice courses for youth, adults and groups. Our courses feature political education with a historical and anti-oppressive lens.

CIVIL RIGHTS TOURS – Curated trips to the U.S. South that honor Black-led work and resistance.

At Freedom Lifted, we use history as a starting place to help people build strategies for social change. At the center of our work is leadership development grounded in historical learning and a commitment to building a just world.

We believe that to advance justice, leaders must commit time to:
1) Deep reflection and analysis
2) Radical imagination
3) Disciplined practice

To this end, we offer:

DESIGN AND FACILITATION – Unique gatherings that take groups to the next level in work and relationships.

THE LEARNING LAB – Online social justice courses for youth, adults and groups. Our courses feature political education with a historical and anti-oppressive lens.

CIVIL RIGHTS TOURS – Curated trips to the U.S. South that honor Black-led work and resistance.

Gilded Knight Consulting

Washington, D.C., National

Burnell Holland is Founder & CEO of Gilded Knight Consulting, a social impact and management consulting agency that is focused on helping organizations and leaders reach their full potential. Burnell has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, education, consulting, and state & local government. Before transitioning into entrepreneurship, Burnell served as Deputy Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of The Obama Foundation designed to improve life outcomes for our nation’s boys and young men of color. In this role, he was primarily responsible for managing the development and implementation of a national grant competition focused on community investment in the areas of youth violence prevention and effective mentoring practices.

Burnell Holland is Founder & CEO of Gilded Knight Consulting, a social impact and management consulting agency that is focused on helping organizations and leaders reach their full potential. Burnell has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, education, consulting, and state & local government. Before transitioning into entrepreneurship, Burnell served as Deputy Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of The Obama Foundation designed to improve life outcomes for our nation’s boys and young men of color. In this role, he was primarily responsible for managing the development and implementation of a national grant competition focused on community investment in the areas of youth violence prevention and effective mentoring practices.

Hard Reset Inclusion Advisors

Detroit, MI, National

The primary consultants for Hard Reset Inclusion Advisors have decades of experience in diversity and inclusion at high growth companies. They are Marlin Williams (@marlingwilliams) – 2x Chief Diversity Officer at Fortune 500 companies, Tech Evangelist with Microsoft, Founder of Sisters Code, Award-Winning Speaker on Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, and Transformation and Marlo Rencher, PhD, CDE – (@marlorencher) Entrepreneur, Anthropologist, MBA, Social Scientist,
Certified Diversity Executive, Design Thinker, Culturally Supportive Entrepreneurial Programs Expert

The primary consultants for Hard Reset Inclusion Advisors have decades of experience in diversity and inclusion at high growth companies. They are Marlin Williams (@marlingwilliams) – 2x Chief Diversity Officer at Fortune 500 companies, Tech Evangelist with Microsoft, Founder of Sisters Code, Award-Winning Speaker on Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, and Transformation and Marlo Rencher, PhD, CDE – (@marlorencher) Entrepreneur, Anthropologist, MBA, Social Scientist,
Certified Diversity Executive, Design Thinker, Culturally Supportive Entrepreneurial Programs Expert

HipHopEd (Christopher Emdin)

New York, NY, National

HipHopEd is a non profit that works at the intersections of Hip-hop and Education

HipHopEd is a non profit that works at the intersections of Hip-hop and Education

Inca A. Mohamed

Brooklyn, NY, National

Internationally recognized for her group facilitation and training skills, Inca A. Mohamed has many years of experience managing and working with nonprofit organizations addressing youth development, sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, gender equity, and, Equity, Diversity and inclusion (EDI). Inca has helped hundreds of organizations create effective and powerful management and strategies for change. Inca’s previous experience includes her role as the Executive Director for Management Assistance Group (MAG) (Change Elemental) where she spearheaded the organization’s initiative to go beyond one-on-one consulting with single organizations to providing leadership coaching as a stand-alone service, facilitating high-stakes meetings, and working with coalitions and other multi-organization groups. Inca’s approach to consulting is rooted in her experience as a Caribbean immigrant from a multi-ethnic family, “I had to develop ‘border-crossing’ skills to survive and thrive, and I know the power of cross-cultural learning. My experience taught me to listen deeply, honor what is distinct about each environment, and, when appropriate, translate experiences from one place to another.” Inca’s EDI work is informed by the understanding that an organization’s willingness and commitment to consistently and systematically address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to its health and its capacity for sustained impact. Before joining MAG, Inca was a Program Officer for human development and reproductive health at the Ford Foundation where she oversaw a $60 million dollar portfolio aimed at strengthening youth development domestically and internationally. Working as consulting philanthropic advisor to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inca engaged in grantmaking and capacity building for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Trinidad and Tobago for 7 years. Inca also works as a coach, supporting social justice leaders to fully express their leadership strengths and vision. She has held leadership positions at a diverse range of organizations including the YWCA of the USA, Hawaii Department of Health, The Door (comprehensive youth development center) and Northern California Planned Parenthood (formerly Alameda-San Francisco Planned Parenthood in San Francisco.)
Inca’s clients have included: ColorOfChange.org, National Civil Rights Museum, Race Forward, SAGE, SisterSong, The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, The LGBT ED Institute, The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, The National LGBTQ Task Force, The National Women’s Health Network, The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity, Arcus Foundation, Counsel of New Jersey Grantmakers, Open Society Foundations, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Meyer Foundation, NEO Philanthropy, The North Star Fund, The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and many more.
Inca has completed training through Visions, Inc., The Social Transformation Project (Robert Gass), the Interaction Institute for Social Change’s “Conversation about Racism” course and is certified in Community Coaching through Leadership That Works.

Internationally recognized for her group facilitation and training skills, Inca A. Mohamed has many years of experience managing and working with nonprofit organizations addressing youth development, sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, gender equity, and, Equity, Diversity and inclusion (EDI). Inca has helped hundreds of organizations create effective and powerful management and strategies for change. Inca’s previous experience includes her role as the Executive Director for Management Assistance Group (MAG) (Change Elemental) where she spearheaded the organization’s initiative to go beyond one-on-one consulting with single organizations to providing leadership coaching as a stand-alone service, facilitating high-stakes meetings, and working with coalitions and other multi-organization groups. Inca’s approach to consulting is rooted in her experience as a Caribbean immigrant from a multi-ethnic family, “I had to develop ‘border-crossing’ skills to survive and thrive, and I know the power of cross-cultural learning. My experience taught me to listen deeply, honor what is distinct about each environment, and, when appropriate, translate experiences from one place to another.” Inca’s EDI work is informed by the understanding that an organization’s willingness and commitment to consistently and systematically address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to its health and its capacity for sustained impact. Before joining MAG, Inca was a Program Officer for human development and reproductive health at the Ford Foundation where she oversaw a $60 million dollar portfolio aimed at strengthening youth development domestically and internationally. Working as consulting philanthropic advisor to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inca engaged in grantmaking and capacity building for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Trinidad and Tobago for 7 years. Inca also works as a coach, supporting social justice leaders to fully express their leadership strengths and vision. She has held leadership positions at a diverse range of organizations including the YWCA of the USA, Hawaii Department of Health, The Door (comprehensive youth development center) and Northern California Planned Parenthood (formerly Alameda-San Francisco Planned Parenthood in San Francisco.)
Inca’s clients have included: ColorOfChange.org, National Civil Rights Museum, Race Forward, SAGE, SisterSong, The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, The LGBT ED Institute, The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, The National LGBTQ Task Force, The National Women’s Health Network, The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity, Arcus Foundation, Counsel of New Jersey Grantmakers, Open Society Foundations, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Meyer Foundation, NEO Philanthropy, The North Star Fund, The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and many more.
Inca has completed training through Visions, Inc., The Social Transformation Project (Robert Gass), the Interaction Institute for Social Change’s “Conversation about Racism” course and is certified in Community Coaching through Leadership That Works.

Intelligent Mischief

Brooklyn, NY, National

Intelligent Mischief is a creative studio and futures design lab unleashing Black imagination to shape the future. We boost invention & imagination, realign action logic, and experiment with new forms of culture and civil society to create atmospheres of change. We create spaces where Black folks can imagine beautiful futures grounded in a vision of Black utopias.

Intelligent Mischief is a creative studio and futures design lab unleashing Black imagination to shape the future. We boost invention & imagination, realign action logic, and experiment with new forms of culture and civil society to create atmospheres of change. We create spaces where Black folks can imagine beautiful futures grounded in a vision of Black utopias.

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Boston, MA, National

We envision a healthy planet where people are thriving, valuing their differences, and working together for peace and justice.

Our mission is to build collaborative capacity in individuals, organizations, and networks working for social justice and racial equity.

We envision a healthy planet where people are thriving, valuing their differences, and working together for peace and justice.

Our mission is to build collaborative capacity in individuals, organizations, and networks working for social justice and racial equity.

Jeana E. Dunlap

Louisville, KY, National

Jeana Dunlap is an urbanist, strategist, recovering economist, advisor and facilitator born, reared and currently based in Louisville, Kentucky. Jeana believes that changing mindsets and facilitating change through the cultural preservation and the built environment are paramount to achieving vibrant lifestyles and communities. Her efforts ultimately seek to instill confidence and build greater capacity among those residing within and committed to serving marginalized peoples and places. Jeana is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and a member of the 2020 Bingham Fellows cohort. She holds Masters degrees in both Economics and Public Administration from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Louisville.

Jeana Dunlap is an urbanist, strategist, recovering economist, advisor and facilitator born, reared and currently based in Louisville, Kentucky. Jeana believes that changing mindsets and facilitating change through the cultural preservation and the built environment are paramount to achieving vibrant lifestyles and communities. Her efforts ultimately seek to instill confidence and build greater capacity among those residing within and committed to serving marginalized peoples and places. Jeana is a Harvard Loeb Fellow and a member of the 2020 Bingham Fellows cohort. She holds Masters degrees in both Economics and Public Administration from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Louisville.

Jordan Curry Carter LLC

Washington, D.C., National

Jordan Curry Carter is an antiracist practitioner working with individuals, groups, and organizations on antiracism knowledge through an intersectional lens. Jordan comes to this work with over 5 years of experience in the government, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. Examples of work include DC Central Kitchen, DC Greens, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National League of Cities, and Diverse City Fund. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences from Whittier College and a Master of Public Health degree from the Milken Institute at George Washington University.

Jordan Curry Carter is an antiracist practitioner working with individuals, groups, and organizations on antiracism knowledge through an intersectional lens. Jordan comes to this work with over 5 years of experience in the government, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. Examples of work include DC Central Kitchen, DC Greens, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National League of Cities, and Diverse City Fund. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences from Whittier College and a Master of Public Health degree from the Milken Institute at George Washington University.

Joyful Muse Coaching

Richmond, VA and Washington D.C

A company founded by Black life and energy coach Lucretia Marie Anderson. They provide artist and anti-racist coaching, and offer workshops that inspire, motivate, and encourage all people to thrive.

A company founded by Black life and energy coach Lucretia Marie Anderson. They provide artist and anti-racist coaching, and offer workshops that inspire, motivate, and encourage all people to thrive.

Kaja Dunn

Charlotte, N.C

An actor, director, activist and theater professor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She has consulted on DEIA for Blumenthal Performing Arts, Actor’s Equity Assoc., Spelman College, Emory University, for schools and private corporations — and frequently presents her work on anti-racism and decolonizing theater.

An actor, director, activist and theater professor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She has consulted on DEIA for Blumenthal Performing Arts, Actor’s Equity Assoc., Spelman College, Emory University, for schools and private corporations — and frequently presents her work on anti-racism and decolonizing theater.

Kelly Macías, Ph.D.

Washington, D.C., National

Kelly Macías, Ph.D. is a consultant, storyteller and catalyst for change who works with individuals and organizations to increase their effectiveness and further equity, racial and social justice in the world. She has spent more than 20 years working with non-profit, educational, government, and international organizations around the world as a coach, facilitator, trainer and cultural competence expert. Her creative nonfiction writing on race, gender, politics, equity and inclusion and her work has appeared in various newspapers, academic journals and blogs and she is a regular contributor on television, radio and podcasts. She has also interviewed several notable figures including: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner Delores Huerta and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. When she isn’t somewhere in the world dancing Argentine tango, she can be found at home being bossed around by her stubborn beagle pup, Clinton.

Kelly Macías, Ph.D. is a consultant, storyteller and catalyst for change who works with individuals and organizations to increase their effectiveness and further equity, racial and social justice in the world. She has spent more than 20 years working with non-profit, educational, government, and international organizations around the world as a coach, facilitator, trainer and cultural competence expert. Her creative nonfiction writing on race, gender, politics, equity and inclusion and her work has appeared in various newspapers, academic journals and blogs and she is a regular contributor on television, radio and podcasts. She has also interviewed several notable figures including: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner Delores Huerta and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. When she isn’t somewhere in the world dancing Argentine tango, she can be found at home being bossed around by her stubborn beagle pup, Clinton.

Kimberly Freeman Brown

Ellicott City, MD, Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., National

Kimberly Freeman Brown supports some of the foremost social justice leaders and advocacy, organizing, faith-based, philanthropic and political organizations and labor unions in the nation. Clients have utilized her expertise on racial and gender equity and inclusion initiatives; communications and leadership development programs; crisis management and conflict resolution; and as an executive coach and facilitator. Prior to launching the consulting practice, she served as executive director of American Rights at Work, a national labor policy organization. An outspoken advocate for racial and gender justice and workers’ rights, Brown has been quoted, published editorials, or had her work featured in major daily newspapers and national news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico and The Hill, and on the websites of Ebony, Teen Vogue, NBC News, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on TV One’s NewsOne, Fox Business, and CNBC.

Kimberly Freeman Brown supports some of the foremost social justice leaders and advocacy, organizing, faith-based, philanthropic and political organizations and labor unions in the nation. Clients have utilized her expertise on racial and gender equity and inclusion initiatives; communications and leadership development programs; crisis management and conflict resolution; and as an executive coach and facilitator. Prior to launching the consulting practice, she served as executive director of American Rights at Work, a national labor policy organization. An outspoken advocate for racial and gender justice and workers’ rights, Brown has been quoted, published editorials, or had her work featured in major daily newspapers and national news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico and The Hill, and on the websites of Ebony, Teen Vogue, NBC News, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on TV One’s NewsOne, Fox Business, and CNBC.

LeAja Consulting, LLC (Tiana Batiste-Waddell, CEO and Founder)

South Bend, IN

Riveting, outspoken, and bold, born in Dover, Delaware, Tiana Batiste-Waddell lived in Europe prior to moving stateside to Texas before calling South Bend, Indiana her home. Tiana completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from IU-South Bend, along with several certifications in the scope of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her passion for providing equitable learning environments for all led her to start LeAja Consulting, LLC, a consulting business focused on improving intercultural competence among individuals to produce equitable results through the primary use of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Tiana has been in education for over 20 years, more recently serving as a middle school principal.

Riveting, outspoken, and bold, born in Dover, Delaware, Tiana Batiste-Waddell lived in Europe prior to moving stateside to Texas before calling South Bend, Indiana her home. Tiana completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from IU-South Bend, along with several certifications in the scope of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her passion for providing equitable learning environments for all led her to start LeAja Consulting, LLC, a consulting business focused on improving intercultural competence among individuals to produce equitable results through the primary use of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Tiana has been in education for over 20 years, more recently serving as a middle school principal.

Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates

Baltimore, MD, National

Maggie Potapchuk is the founder of MP Associates, a national consulting practice that works in partnership with individuals, organizations, and communities to work collectively to achieve racial justice and reimagine a liberated future. Potapchuk works with organizations to operationalize racial justice in their policies, programs, and culture; engages whites to learn about white privilege and white dominant culture through facilitating caucuses; provides racial equity individual and group coaching; develops racial equity curricula and tools; conducts research and curates resources and best practices of racial equity work; and builds networks and communities of practice to increase individual learning and collective action for racial justice.

Maggie Potapchuk is the founder of MP Associates, a national consulting practice that works in partnership with individuals, organizations, and communities to work collectively to achieve racial justice and reimagine a liberated future. Potapchuk works with organizations to operationalize racial justice in their policies, programs, and culture; engages whites to learn about white privilege and white dominant culture through facilitating caucuses; provides racial equity individual and group coaching; develops racial equity curricula and tools; conducts research and curates resources and best practices of racial equity work; and builds networks and communities of practice to increase individual learning and collective action for racial justice.

Marcelius Braxton

Columbus, Ohio

Marcelius (pronounced Mar-sell-us) is a student affairs professional, instructor, speaker, consultant. His passion is diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice. His goal is to educate, train, and empower people to pursue anti-racist goals. Marcelius is currently located in Columbus, OH, and he is a UNC Tar Heel fan surrounded by Ohio State Buckeyes. Marcelius is available for consultations, trainings, lectures, keynotes, workshops, or other formats. He provides these services for individuals, companies, organizations, and institutions of higher education who want to improve their practices in equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues.

Marcelius (pronounced Mar-sell-us) is a student affairs professional, instructor, speaker, consultant. His passion is diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice. His goal is to educate, train, and empower people to pursue anti-racist goals. Marcelius is currently located in Columbus, OH, and he is a UNC Tar Heel fan surrounded by Ohio State Buckeyes. Marcelius is available for consultations, trainings, lectures, keynotes, workshops, or other formats. He provides these services for individuals, companies, organizations, and institutions of higher education who want to improve their practices in equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues.

Matthew Reynolds Consulting LLC

Tualatin, OR

A Black-led consulting firm focused on improving community relations and intra-organizational communications. They lead workshops and presentations like Culturally Responsive Teaching with Southern Oregon Univ., Equity Building with Live Arts theater, and Building Equity through Community with S. Oregon Education District.

A Black-led consulting firm focused on improving community relations and intra-organizational communications. They lead workshops and presentations like Culturally Responsive Teaching with Southern Oregon Univ., Equity Building with Live Arts theater, and Building Equity through Community with S. Oregon Education District.

Mom’s Against Racism

Remote

A countrywide member-based non-profit working to unify our parenting skills while teaching anti-racism. They work with education systems, workplaces and youth by advocating for anti-racist practices emphasizing diversity and inclusion.

A countrywide member-based non-profit working to unify our parenting skills while teaching anti-racism. They work with education systems, workplaces and youth by advocating for anti-racist practices emphasizing diversity and inclusion.

National Black Justice Coalition

Washington, D.C., National

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma. As America’s leading national Black LGBTQ/SGL civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ/SGL equality.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma. As America’s leading national Black LGBTQ/SGL civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ/SGL equality.

National League of Cities – Race, Equity And Leadership

Washington, D.C., National

To strengthen knowledge and capacity of local leaders to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions and build more equitable communities

To strengthen knowledge and capacity of local leaders to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions and build more equitable communities

NYU

New York, New York

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at NYU Stern School of Business. Passionate about the human development of others through education with a particular focus on increasing diversity in higher education and eliminating the gap of low income students attending selective institutions. Areas of expertise include Strategic Management and Leadership of Higher Education Institutions, IDBE (Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity), Student Affairs and Success, Personal Leadership and Career Development.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at NYU Stern School of Business. Passionate about the human development of others through education with a particular focus on increasing diversity in higher education and eliminating the gap of low income students attending selective institutions. Areas of expertise include Strategic Management and Leadership of Higher Education Institutions, IDBE (Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity), Student Affairs and Success, Personal Leadership and Career Development.

OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc.

Durham, NC, National

We help turn equity commitment and analysis into practical and actionable change in an organization’s work, operations, and culture. Our team researches, designs, and evaluates racial and social justice efforts, as well as builds capacity of racial and social justice organizations, movements, and leaders to transform their work and the world. OpenSource Founder and Principal Gita Gulati-Partee has published and presented extensively on racial equity, advocacy, and philanthropy. Check out Gita’s TEDx talk, “Death by Racism… Leading for Equity.”

We help turn equity commitment and analysis into practical and actionable change in an organization’s work, operations, and culture. Our team researches, designs, and evaluates racial and social justice efforts, as well as builds capacity of racial and social justice organizations, movements, and leaders to transform their work and the world. OpenSource Founder and Principal Gita Gulati-Partee has published and presented extensively on racial equity, advocacy, and philanthropy. Check out Gita’s TEDx talk, “Death by Racism… Leading for Equity.”

Partners for Collaborative Change

Oakland, CA

An Oakland-based group that helps organizations become more equitable by leading anti-oppression workshops and coaching, and encouraging them to democratize their research planning and design. Follows in the path of bell hooks, Myles Horton, Kimberlé Crenshaw and uses “theater of the oppressed” techniques.

An Oakland-based group that helps organizations become more equitable by leading anti-oppression workshops and coaching, and encouraging them to democratize their research planning and design. Follows in the path of bell hooks, Myles Horton, Kimberlé Crenshaw and uses “theater of the oppressed” techniques.

Pat Shiu

San Francisco, Ca

Pat is a consultant on diversity and inclusion policies to help organization’s stay aligned with their mission, culture and brand. She served as the Director of Federal Contract Compliance at the Department of Labor under President Obama and also worked at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco.

Pat is a consultant on diversity and inclusion policies to help organization’s stay aligned with their mission, culture and brand. She served as the Director of Federal Contract Compliance at the Department of Labor under President Obama and also worked at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco.

Perception Institute

New York, NY, National

Perception Institute engages in and translates the best mind science research on identity differences into solutions that can be applied to everyday individual and institutional interactions. We design research, workshops, and cultural products that advocate for systemic and societal remedies to discrimination.

We recognize areas in our lives where bias based on identity differences has the most power to create harm or affect opportunity—our schools, our jobs, our hospitals, our justice system—as well as the media content that creates or disrupts stereotypes. We design specific interventions to mitigate discriminatory effects.

We work with institutional stakeholders who bring a strong commitment to change, who value innovation, and who can help us test solutions and bring them to scale, thereby transforming the lives of those most affected faster and more efficiently. We bring our tested solutions back to culture makers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Perception Institute engages in and translates the best mind science research on identity differences into solutions that can be applied to everyday individual and institutional interactions. We design research, workshops, and cultural products that advocate for systemic and societal remedies to discrimination.

We recognize areas in our lives where bias based on identity differences has the most power to create harm or affect opportunity—our schools, our jobs, our hospitals, our justice system—as well as the media content that creates or disrupts stereotypes. We design specific interventions to mitigate discriminatory effects.

We work with institutional stakeholders who bring a strong commitment to change, who value innovation, and who can help us test solutions and bring them to scale, thereby transforming the lives of those most affected faster and more efficiently. We bring our tested solutions back to culture makers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Perspicacity Labs

Baltimore, Maryland, Washington D.C

Perspicacity Labs is led by Asha Parham, a moderator, researcher and facilitator with a passion for connecting with audiences. Asha has over 18 years of experience working in consumer research, social science research, marketing, new product development and human-centered design strategy and research. She uses her experience and expertise with both qualitative and quantitative research and usability testing to help serve her clients. She has worked with a variety of clients ranging from education to technology, for- profit and non-profit organizations. Asha holds a degree in Marketing from University of Maryland, College Park and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing Research from the A.C Nielsen Center at University of Wisconsin, at Madison. She is a RIVA Institute trained moderator and facilitator and a member of QRCA.

Perspicacity Labs is led by Asha Parham, a moderator, researcher and facilitator with a passion for connecting with audiences. Asha has over 18 years of experience working in consumer research, social science research, marketing, new product development and human-centered design strategy and research. She uses her experience and expertise with both qualitative and quantitative research and usability testing to help serve her clients. She has worked with a variety of clients ranging from education to technology, for- profit and non-profit organizations. Asha holds a degree in Marketing from University of Maryland, College Park and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing Research from the A.C Nielsen Center at University of Wisconsin, at Madison. She is a RIVA Institute trained moderator and facilitator and a member of QRCA.

PolicyLink

Oakland, CA, National

PolicyLink ensures all people in America—particularly those who face the burdens of structural racism—participate in a just society, live in a healthy community of opportunity, and prosper in an equitable economy. We focus on advancing liberating policies for the 100 million people living in or near poverty, the majority of whom are people of color.

PolicyLink ensures all people in America—particularly those who face the burdens of structural racism—participate in a just society, live in a healthy community of opportunity, and prosper in an equitable economy. We focus on advancing liberating policies for the 100 million people living in or near poverty, the majority of whom are people of color.

Promise54

National

We know that people will best maximize their impact and truly thrive when they can bring their full selves to work, belong to diverse teams, experience inclusive organizational cultures, and when those organizations model the equity they wish to see in the world.

We know that people will best maximize their impact and truly thrive when they can bring their full selves to work, belong to diverse teams, experience inclusive organizational cultures, and when those organizations model the equity they wish to see in the world.

Public Welfare Foundation

Washington, D.C., National

Public Welfare Foundation aims to catalyze a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just.

Public Welfare Foundation aims to catalyze a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just.

Pure Jeanius Consulting

Sacramento, CA

April Michelle Jean is a racial justice trainer, consultant, community organizer, and systems change strategist whose 18-year career has focused on illuminating the impacts of race and racism on systems, institutions, organizations, communities, and individuals; with a specific focus on mitigating disparate outcomes for individuals who identify as Black/African American. In her training and consulting, she examines the impact of race in systemic outcomes to promote liberation and justice for historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities. Her specific niche is in training organizational leaders on Cultural Competency/Responsiveness, Equity, Racial Justice, and Systems Thinking Approaches. Ms. Jean is also the owner of Pure Jeanius Consulting; and co-founder of Racial Justice Advocates, a newly formed women-led consulting effort focused on reimagining a comprehensive systems approach to improve outcomes for communities of color in the Sacramento region and beyond.

April Michelle Jean is a racial justice trainer, consultant, community organizer, and systems change strategist whose 18-year career has focused on illuminating the impacts of race and racism on systems, institutions, organizations, communities, and individuals; with a specific focus on mitigating disparate outcomes for individuals who identify as Black/African American. In her training and consulting, she examines the impact of race in systemic outcomes to promote liberation and justice for historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities. Her specific niche is in training organizational leaders on Cultural Competency/Responsiveness, Equity, Racial Justice, and Systems Thinking Approaches. Ms. Jean is also the owner of Pure Jeanius Consulting; and co-founder of Racial Justice Advocates, a newly formed women-led consulting effort focused on reimagining a comprehensive systems approach to improve outcomes for communities of color in the Sacramento region and beyond.

QualOne Research

Los Angeles, CA, National

Storytelling is at the heart of what I do. As a qualitative researcher, I understand that data is more than just numbers. It’s the voices, the lives behind those numbers that tell the story.​

I connect deeply with consumers. I go where they live, work and play and connect organically through in-person and online interactions. Whether it’s an in-home interview, a shop-along or a focus group discussion, I use place-based interviews to uncover deeper insight.

I am the Principal and Founder of QualOne Research, a full time research firm specializing in qualitative market research within the African-American, urban and millennial consumer segments. Our services include design and development of qualitative and quantitative research, recruitment, moderating, interpretation and strategic analysis. We offer a full range of qualitative methodologies including telephone, online and in-person interviews, focus groups, online bulletin boards and ethnographies.

I have worked as a project manager and program evaluator for several multimillion dollars projects and bring this experience to the design of every study. I use my experience in the classroom as a professor of psychology and my 20+ years as a researcher to build rapport and trust with respondents. I work to uncover the thoughts and behaviors many have a hard time articulating, knowing when and how to probe for more so my clients learn more.

I have a B.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, both from Michigan State University, and I am a member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association.

Storytelling is at the heart of what I do. As a qualitative researcher, I understand that data is more than just numbers. It’s the voices, the lives behind those numbers that tell the story.​

I connect deeply with consumers. I go where they live, work and play and connect organically through in-person and online interactions. Whether it’s an in-home interview, a shop-along or a focus group discussion, I use place-based interviews to uncover deeper insight.

I am the Principal and Founder of QualOne Research, a full time research firm specializing in qualitative market research within the African-American, urban and millennial consumer segments. Our services include design and development of qualitative and quantitative research, recruitment, moderating, interpretation and strategic analysis. We offer a full range of qualitative methodologies including telephone, online and in-person interviews, focus groups, online bulletin boards and ethnographies.

I have worked as a project manager and program evaluator for several multimillion dollars projects and bring this experience to the design of every study. I use my experience in the classroom as a professor of psychology and my 20+ years as a researcher to build rapport and trust with respondents. I work to uncover the thoughts and behaviors many have a hard time articulating, knowing when and how to probe for more so my clients learn more.

I have a B.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, both from Michigan State University, and I am a member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association.

RACE for Equity

North Carolina, National

At RACE for Equity we advocate for equity to play a central role in the work of every organization, agency, institution, and system dedicated to improving the quality of life of the populations they serve. Through technical training, facilitation, and application of the Results Based Accountability™ framework, we emphasize the use of data-driven decision making to achieve outcomes that center upon the lived experiences of community members. Developing the leadership capacity and cultural responsiveness of our clients is essential to creating mutually enriching collaborations.

At RACE for Equity we advocate for equity to play a central role in the work of every organization, agency, institution, and system dedicated to improving the quality of life of the populations they serve. Through technical training, facilitation, and application of the Results Based Accountability™ framework, we emphasize the use of data-driven decision making to achieve outcomes that center upon the lived experiences of community members. Developing the leadership capacity and cultural responsiveness of our clients is essential to creating mutually enriching collaborations.

Raymond Whittaker Design, LLC

Detroit, MI; National

Our goal is to build a more just and equitable world one individual, team, and institution at a time.

Our goal is to build a more just and equitable world one individual, team, and institution at a time.

S2A Solutions

Remote

S2A is a results-driven leadership and organizational development firm with deep expertise in the areas of culture, strategic storytelling, innovation, design thinking, change leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Our team of experts have delivered highly rated leadership training to a wide range of organizations, including the Naval Postgraduate School, Harvard Business School, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Coca-Cola, Dover Corporation and the NCAA. In addition, we’ve built an incredibly strong network of industry leaders in the areas of skills assessment, executive coaching, human-centered design, simulation-based learning, and team building.

S2A is a results-driven leadership and organizational development firm with deep expertise in the areas of culture, strategic storytelling, innovation, design thinking, change leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Our team of experts have delivered highly rated leadership training to a wide range of organizations, including the Naval Postgraduate School, Harvard Business School, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Coca-Cola, Dover Corporation and the NCAA. In addition, we’ve built an incredibly strong network of industry leaders in the areas of skills assessment, executive coaching, human-centered design, simulation-based learning, and team building.

Strategic Community Partners

Detroit, MI, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, MO, National

SCP is a national firm that works with organizations by advising, designing, and managing projects and initiatives that advance equity with and for communities. We partner with organizations to build capacity by pairing strategy with community and cultural context to drive forward powerful and equitable missions. We are passionate about and focus on capacity building in the following areas: community-grounded research and evaluation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; education; project management and systems building; talent management; strategic planning; and youth- and community-based initiatives and events.

SCP is a national firm that works with organizations by advising, designing, and managing projects and initiatives that advance equity with and for communities. We partner with organizations to build capacity by pairing strategy with community and cultural context to drive forward powerful and equitable missions. We are passionate about and focus on capacity building in the following areas: community-grounded research and evaluation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; education; project management and systems building; talent management; strategic planning; and youth- and community-based initiatives and events.

Taja WIll

Twin Cities

A queer, Chilean adoptee, performer, choreographer, somatic therapist and healing justice practitioner based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities on stolen Dakota lands. Taja is also the Equity & Justice Coordinator at Earthdance Creative Living. Their approach blends improvisation, somatic modalities, text and vocals to explore socio-cultural realities.

A queer, Chilean adoptee, performer, choreographer, somatic therapist and healing justice practitioner based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities on stolen Dakota lands. Taja is also the Equity & Justice Coordinator at Earthdance Creative Living. Their approach blends improvisation, somatic modalities, text and vocals to explore socio-cultural realities.

The Center for Healing Racial Trauma

Remote

The Center for Healing Racial Trauma is dedicated to using love, liberation, equity, and creativity informed therapeutic interventions to help racially/ethnically marginalized people heal from racism. The Center for Healing Racial Trauma additionally provides continuing education and training for mental health, education, business, religious, and medical professionals, and we engage in and support activist work, to create an anti-racist world.

The Center for Healing Racial Trauma is dedicated to using love, liberation, equity, and creativity informed therapeutic interventions to help racially/ethnically marginalized people heal from racism. The Center for Healing Racial Trauma additionally provides continuing education and training for mental health, education, business, religious, and medical professionals, and we engage in and support activist work, to create an anti-racist world.

The Conciliation Project

Richmond, VA

A Black-led group that works with businesses, schools and communities to help in the process of eliminating racial and cultural stereotypes and moving towards justice. They use dramatic work to open an honest dialogue about racism and systems of oppression in America and to repair that legacy.

A Black-led group that works with businesses, schools and communities to help in the process of eliminating racial and cultural stereotypes and moving towards justice. They use dramatic work to open an honest dialogue about racism and systems of oppression in America and to repair that legacy.

The Moriah Group

Huntsville, AL, National

The Moriah Group is an international consulting firm that works with leaders in philanthropy, government, and nonprofit organizations to fix inequities and create new opportunities for children, youth, and their families. We help our partners to deepen their understanding about the complex social issues negatively impacting people of color so they can plan, prioritize, and implement sustainable and equitable solutions. We approach our work through the lens of social justice to ensure that solutions for children and their families truly benefit people of color and the communities where they live.

The Moriah Group is an international consulting firm that works with leaders in philanthropy, government, and nonprofit organizations to fix inequities and create new opportunities for children, youth, and their families. We help our partners to deepen their understanding about the complex social issues negatively impacting people of color so they can plan, prioritize, and implement sustainable and equitable solutions. We approach our work through the lens of social justice to ensure that solutions for children and their families truly benefit people of color and the communities where they live.

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Remote

Founded in 1980, PISAB has impacted the lives of nearly 2,000,000 people, both nationally and internationally. Today, they are recognized as one of the foremost anti-racism training and organizing institutions in the nation. They’ve trained and supported many of the leading racial justice organizers and organizations. The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist collective of organizers and educators, is dedicated to building a movement for social transformation. Their aim is to undo racism and other forms of oppression. Their analysis is grounded in the Black experience in this country and are intentionally led by people of color. The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and systemic racism. Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical/human assistance and partnerships, The People’s Institute supports individuals, communities, organizations and institutions to move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism towards undoing the causes of racism.

Founded in 1980, PISAB has impacted the lives of nearly 2,000,000 people, both nationally and internationally. Today, they are recognized as one of the foremost anti-racism training and organizing institutions in the nation. They’ve trained and supported many of the leading racial justice organizers and organizations. The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist collective of organizers and educators, is dedicated to building a movement for social transformation. Their aim is to undo racism and other forms of oppression. Their analysis is grounded in the Black experience in this country and are intentionally led by people of color. The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and systemic racism. Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical/human assistance and partnerships, The People’s Institute supports individuals, communities, organizations and institutions to move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism towards undoing the causes of racism.

The Still Center

Washington DC-Baltimore Area

After counseling clients on a variety of labor & employment matters as a law firm associate, Denise pursued a career building diverse and inclusive institutions, including as a law school and college admissions officer focused on multicultural recruitment for Georgetown University. She continued this pursuit at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she was promoted through a series of roles to serve as the firm’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion. Subsequently, Denise served as the Diversity Officer for the International Monetary Fund. Denise is also a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, which is the foundation of her work in mindfulness, meditation, and other contemplative practices. Denise is the Founding Principal of The Still Center LLC which focuses on facilitating personal well-being, meaningful interpersonal connections, and organizational diversity & inclusion.

After counseling clients on a variety of labor & employment matters as a law firm associate, Denise pursued a career building diverse and inclusive institutions, including as a law school and college admissions officer focused on multicultural recruitment for Georgetown University. She continued this pursuit at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she was promoted through a series of roles to serve as the firm’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion. Subsequently, Denise served as the Diversity Officer for the International Monetary Fund. Denise is also a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, which is the foundation of her work in mindfulness, meditation, and other contemplative practices. Denise is the Founding Principal of The Still Center LLC which focuses on facilitating personal well-being, meaningful interpersonal connections, and organizational diversity & inclusion.

Third Eye Consulting Group, LLC

Indianapolis, Indiana

National diversity and inclusion thought leader with demonstrated success working in the higher education industry. Strong finance professional skilled in People Management, Nonprofit Organizations, External Engagement, Community-University Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, and Fundraising.

National diversity and inclusion thought leader with demonstrated success working in the higher education industry. Strong finance professional skilled in People Management, Nonprofit Organizations, External Engagement, Community-University Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, and Fundraising.

US2, Inc.

Farmington Hills, MI, National

The premise of our work is simple: we must understand ourselves, as well as those around us, in order to have a more powerful impact on society. US² is devoted to building more equitable and inclusive businesses and schools leading to a better society for us all.

The premise of our work is simple: we must understand ourselves, as well as those around us, in order to have a more powerful impact on society. US² is devoted to building more equitable and inclusive businesses and schools leading to a better society for us all.

Vision Change Win

Brooklyn, NY, National

Founded by Ejeris Dixon, Vision Change Win is a team of experienced social justice consultants who support organizations in fully manifesting their missions, visions, and values. We deliver practical and effective solutions to social justice organizations working in policy advocacy, community organizing, art, culture and direct services.

Founded by Ejeris Dixon, Vision Change Win is a team of experienced social justice consultants who support organizations in fully manifesting their missions, visions, and values. We deliver practical and effective solutions to social justice organizations working in policy advocacy, community organizing, art, culture and direct services.

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