Our Team

Staff & Consultants

Miriam Abrams
She/her
Consultant
Oakland, CA
Hideko Akashi
She/her
Consultant
San Francisco, CA
Leena Akhtar
She/her
Consultant
Northampton, MA
Lawrence Alexander
He/him
Innovations Manager
South Dartmouth, MA
Kyara T. Andrade-Howell
She/her
Consultant
Boston, MA
Jane Ariel
She/her
Consultant
San Francisco, CA
Toyin Augustus
She/her
Consultant
Exeter, NH
Valerie A. Batts
She/her
VP Consulting (Founding Director)
Boston, MA & Edenton, NC
Terry Berman
She/her
consultant
Oakland, CA
Michael Jacoby Brown
He/him
consultant
Arlington, MA
Jabari Brown
He/him
Consultant
New Orleans, LA
Angela R. Bryant
She/her
Consultant
Rocky Mount, NC
Cassandria Campbell
She/her
Consultant
Boston, MA
Jamila Capitman
She/her
Consultant
Boston, MA
John Capitman
He/him
Consultant
Fresno, CA
Rasheda Carroll
She/her
Consultant
Los Angeles, CA
John E. Colon
He/him
Consultant
New Hampton, NY
Dana N. Courtney
She/her
Consultant
Graham, NC
Soerny Cruz
She/her
Consultant
Roxbury, MA
Elika Dadsetan-Foley
She/her
Executive Director
Duxbury, MA
Barbara J. Davis
She/her
Consultant
Rocky Mount, NC
Zan Ehly
She/them
Consultant
Borrego Springs, CA
Lisa Fagerstrom
She/her
Contracts Director
Boston, MA
J. Elena Featherston
She/her
Consultant
San Francisco, CA
Jeanne Firth
She/her
Consultant
New Orleans, LA
Ariana Gil
She/her
Consultant
Oakland, CA
Nikki Glass
She/her
VP of Admin
Baltimore, MD
Tokunbo T. Green
She/her
Consultant
New Haven,CT
Thomas Shelden Griggs
He/him
Consultant
Seattle, WA
Wendy Brown Helmkamp
She/her
Consultant
Simsbury, CT
Michelle Holmes
She/her
Consultant
Cambridge, MA
Derrick Z. Jackson
He/him
Consultant
Cambridge, MA
Vincent O. Johnson
He/him
Consultant
Pittsburgh, PA
Cassandra Joubert
She/her
Consultant
Fresno, CA
Jessie Justin
They/them
Consultant
Providence, RI
William (Bill) Kondrath
He/him
Consultant
Boston, MA
Yoojin Janice Lee
She/her
Consultant
Cambridge, MA
Sue Lowcock
She/her
Director of Development
Newton, MA
Gary R. Lyon EdD, MPA
He/him
Consultant
Boston, MA
Alec MacLeod
He/him
Consultant
Oakland, CA
Teletha McJunkin
She/her
Systems Coordinator
Chattanooga, TN
Ellen Morrison
She/her
Consultant
Berkeley, CA
Emily Mutanda
She/her
Program Manager
Los Angeles, CA
Rebeca Oliveira
She/her
Office Manager
Boston, MA
Stella Panzarella
She/her
Consultant
Boston, MA
Sejal Patel
She/her
Consultant
Cambridge, MA
Ana Cecilia Perez
She/her
Consultant
Oakland, CA
Rick Pinderhughes
He/him
Deputy VP of Consulting
Milton, MA
Lisa Puzon
She/her
Consultant
Atlanta, GA
Kaitlin Robinson
She/her
Program Assistant
Boston, MA
Mayra Rodriguez-Howard
She/her
Consultant
Winchester, MA
Isaac Ruelas
They/them
Consultant
Los Angeles, CA
Emily Schatzow
She/her
Consultant
Cambridge, MA
Joan Schoenhals
She/her
Consultant
Rowe, MA
David Schwartz
He/him
Consultant
Boston, MA
Erika Sheldon
She/her
Contracts Asst.
Boston, MA
Adelaide Simpson
She/her
Consultant
Richmond, VA
Julian Sonn
He/him
Consultant
Goodwood, South Africa
Sarah M. Stearns
She/her
Consultant
Berkeley, CA
Joe Steele
He/him
Consultant
Hudson, NY
Amy Cipolla Stickles-Wynen
She/her
Consultant
Oakland, CA
Cooper Thompson
He/him
Consultant
Nürnberg, Germany
Melinda Tsapatsaris
She/her
Consultant
Los Angeles, CA
Jim Turner
He/him
Consultant
Oakland, CA
Ellen Tuzzolo
She/her
Consultant
Providence, RI
Deborah Walker
She/her
Consultant
Charlotte, NC
S. Gene Washington
He/him
Consultant
Dallas, TX
Doug Weinstock
He/him
Consultant
Cambridge, MA
Sarah Werkman
She/her
Consultant
Belfast, ME
Jen Willsea
She/her
Consultant
Atlanta, GA
Mark Wise
He/him
Consultant
Atlanta, GA

Our Board

Board of Directors
Louise Weeks Coggins, LCSW
Melissa Agudelo
​Stephanie Blount, MBA
​Shannon Chapman
Patricia Davis-Penn
​Chris Dickerson
Jude Goldman
Thomas Shelden Griggs, Ph.D.
Louise Howlett, M.Div., LMFT
Vincent O. Johnson
Melissa Lukin, MBA
Elisa Lurkis
Gwendalynn L Morris
Wadye Morton
C. L. Max Nikias, Ph.D.
Prabha Sankaranaray, MS
Tiveeda Stovall, Ed.D.

Advisory Board of Directors
Aaron Amado
John Capitman, Ph.D.
​Meg Coward Baesmith
James W. Crow, PhD
Ida Dew Hickerson
Vlada Georgieva
Susan E. Gravely
Rev. Robert Griffin
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare
Sheryl Howard, Esq.
Jovonna Jones
Carlene Larsson
Howard Lee, M.S.W.
Harriet W. Martin
Jarrow Merenivitch
​Viet Thanh Nguyen, PhD
The Rev. Haywood Parker
Gail Perry
Susan M. Perry Cole, Esq
Frank Phoenix
Bereket Habte Selassie, Ph.D.
Linnea Smith, M.D.
Joseph Steele, M.B.A.
​Gloria Steinem ​
Ann B. Sye, Ed.S
Fredrica H. Thompsett, Ph.D.
Timothy Tyson, Ph.D.
Lamont Wiggins, Esq.