Our Team

Miriam Abrams
She/her
Consultant
Hideko Akashi
She/her
Consultant
Leena Akhtar
She/her
Director of Programs & Consultant
Lawrence Alexander
He/him
Associate Director, Impact Development
Jane Ariel
She/her
Consultant
Toyin Augustus
She/her
Consultant
Amy Baker
She/her
Director of Operations
Amy Bank
She/her
Consultant
Valerie A. Batts
She/her
VP Consulting (Founding Director)
Terry Berman
She/her
Consultant
Lou Brindell
He/him
Tech Consultant
Jabari Brown
He/him
Consultant
Michael Jacoby Brown
He/him
Consultant
John Capitman
He/him
Consultant
Jamila Capitman
She/her
Program Associate - Youth Innovations
Rasheda Carroll
She/her
Consultant
John E. Colon
He/him
Consultant
Soerny Cruz
They/them and she/her
Consultant
Elika Dadsetan
She/her
Executive Director
Barbara J. Davis
She/her
Consultant
Ian Douglas
He/him
Consultant
Zan Ehly
She/her and they/them
Consultant
Sarita Evans
She/her
Tech Consultant
Jeanne Firth
She/her
Consultant
Greg Gale
He/him
Consultant
Josy Gallagher
She/her
Resource Consultant
Ariana Gil
She/her
Consultant
Luba Gilpatric
She/her
Tech Consultant
Nikki Glass
She/her
VP of Admin
Tokunbo T. Green
She/her
Consultant
Wendy Brown Helmkamp
She/her
Consultant
Dr. Michelle Holmes
She/her
Consultant
Clarissa Holmes
She/her
Office Manager
Derrick Z. Jackson
He/him
Consultant
Vincent O. Johnson
He/him
Consultant
Cassandra Joubert
She/her
Consultant
Jessie Justin
They/them
Consultant
Kisha Freeman
She/her
Consultant
William (Bill) Kondrath
He/him
Consultant
Yoojin Janice Lee
She/her
Consultant
Gary R. Lyon EdD, MPA
He/him
Consultant
Alec MacLeod
He/him
Consultant
John Maudlin
He/him
Consultant / Communication and Marketing Consultant
Austyn Ellese Mayfield
She/her
Communication and Marketing Consultant
Atiya McGhee
They/them
Tech Consultant
Sarah Montes
She/her
Consultant
Ellen Morrison
She/her
Consultant
Noah Morton
He/him
Tech Consultant
Paul Nijaranond
He/him
Tech Consultant
Stella Panzarella
She/her
Consultant & Programs Assistant
Sejal Patel
She/her
Consultant
Amate Cecilia Perez
She/her
Consultant
Rick Pinderhughes
He/him
Deputy VP of Consulting
Maria Fernanda (Mafer) Reyes
Contracts Assistant
Kaitlin Robinson
She/her
Contracts Manager
Isaac Ruelas
They/them
Consultant
Emily Schatzow
She/her
Consultant
Joan Schoenhals
She/her
Consultant
David Schwartz
He/him
Consultant
Erika Sheldon
She/her
Contracts Administrator
Jeyanthy Siva
She/her
Consultant
Haley Sparks
She/her
Mental Health Program Director
Sarah M. Stearns
She/her
Consultant
Joe Steele
He/him
Consultant
Nakayla Templeman
She/her
Social Media Intern
Jeremy Thompson
He/him
Consulting Intern
Jim Turner
He/him
Consultant
Ellen Tuzzolo
They/them and she/her
Consultant
Deborah Walker
She/her
Consultant
S. Gene Washington
He/him
Consultant
Doug Weinstock
He/him
Consultant
Jen Willsea
She/her
Consultant
Jennifer Rose Wilson Heifferon
She/her
Consultant
Mark Wise
He/him
Consultant

Our Board

Board of Directors
Louise Weeks Coggins, LCSW
​Stephanie Blount, MBA
Pierce J. Brooks
​Shannon Chapman
Patricia Davis-Penn
Thomas Shelden Griggs, Ph.D.
Vincent O. Johnson
Melissa Lukin, MBA
Elisa Lurkis
Gwendalynn L Morris
Wadye Morton
C. L. Max Nikias, Ph.D.
Prabha Sankaranaray, MS

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
​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.