Maria Monica (she/they) is a passionate and dedicated consultant, facilitator, and coach with a decade of experience in the fields of education, non-profit, and wellness. Their focus is working with individuals and organizations as they engage in generative dialogue to imagine & re-imagine creative solutions, and cultivate practices that cocreate inclusive environments designed for everyone to thrive. Maria Monica specializes in supporting communities by amplifying and strengthening their commitments to and practices of working with diverse populations. Maria Monica has a MSW with a focus in Clinical Social Work.
Kameisha (she/her) has spent her career focused on health, race, gender and social justice. She has taken on the role of student, teacher, trainer, researcher, analyst, writer, advocate, and leader. Her experience includes research, development, training, and technical assistance. One of her greatest strengths is guiding organizations in addressing challenges and working to implement sustainable and effective solutions. She has vast experience in social and health equity, conflict analysis and dispute resolution, mental health, substance abuse, and misuse, sexual health, and health disparities. Kameisha has an M.A. in Sociology.
Zewud (she/her) brings 25+ years of expertise in Human Capital Management and Development and Corporate Culture Change. She has worked with start-ups experiencing early-stage to rapid growth and those under organizational change and restructuring. Her experience extends to supporting international organizations, as she has served as a change agent for cultural integration and management. Her portfolio includes due diligence and compliance, integration of acquisitions, and mergers. She’s conducted numerous pay equity analyses, designed, and developed employee classifications and grading systems to ensure companies are closing inequitable gaps. Zewud has a M.A. in General Administration & Human Resources.
Betsy (she/her) is a historian who teaches the past to improve the future. She was a nonprofit executive at Monticello, the Phillips Collection, and National Public Radio; dean of the MBA Evening Program at Georgetown University; and a partner at Venture Philanthropy Partners. She has an MBA from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. She has previously taught history for adult learners at Georgetown’s Liberal Studies program, the Smithsonian, and on shipboard with Viking. Betsy has a Ph.D in Liberal Studies
Felicia (she/her) is a founder and Executive Director of a Seattle nonprofit organization called Sankofa Impact. The mission of Sankofa Impact is to confront our shared history of racism and resistance by bringing people together for place-based learning experiences. Felicia has an extensive background in education policy, student development and anti-racism facilitation. She has over 20 years of experience in Seattle area K-12, higher learning institutions, and nonprofits. She holds degrees in English and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, both from the University of Washington. In Felicia’s free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with her children, and finding inspiration in the teachings and writings of Toni Morrison and adrienne maree brown
Robyn (she/her) provides finance and administrative support to Equity Through Action’s leadership team. Robyn is a native Hoosier from the great state of Indiana and has worked in the nonprofit community for several years. She received a BS and an MS in Human Development and Family Studies and Housing, respectively, from Iowa State University. Robyn developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector and believes this work serves a greater purpose.
Jackie (she/her) is the founder of Kindall Evolve Consulting LLC where she helps driven, committed executives build cohesive teams that thrive. A born go-getter, Jackie’s greatest satisfaction is witnessing the transformation that takes place as her clients and their teams enjoy the accomplishments and accolades of working as one to surpass their goals. Jackie has an M.S. in Organization Development & Leadership.
Taylor (she/her) is a devoted student, leader, and creative who has a passion for global media, marketing, and entertainment management. Taylor is a junior at Pace University (NYC), majoring in Arts & Entertainment Management with a minor in Digital Media Studies. Taylor has a great passion for DEI work!
Essence (she/her) is a passionate advocate for under-valued populations and has devoted her healthcare career to advancing a culture where all are valued, included, and afforded the high-quality care they deserve. For over a decade, Essence has been empowering organizations to create and sustain fulfilled teams through igniting engaging and inclusive workplaces. Her ability to effectively coach is rooted in her value for service excellence and her deep understanding and appreciation of the learning and development process. Specifically, Essence’s strength lies in her ability to guide stakeholders in articulating their equity aspirations, as well as identifying and recommending strategic solutions to sustain organizational transformation. Essence has an M.B.S. in health equity.
C. Marie (she/her) is a race equity consultant who works with companies interested in changing their work environment to become a safe, inclusive, and people-focused space.
C. Marie believes we can re-imagine a workplace that sees the full value of Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian, other people of color. She knows when this intentional work is done, innovation ignites, authentic personal relationships are formed, and productivity and morale rise. Recently, C. Marie created a new leadership training program that increased civic engagement and increased revenues by thirty-five percent. C.Marie has M.B.A., Non-Profit Management.
Juan (he/him) has been involved in administrative programming and community-based work for over a decade. He joins the team with experience in program development and building partnerships. Born in Honduras, raised in Maryland, and with a studio art and art history education, he brings a cross-cultural and creative lens to the table. He understands the importance of equity, making space, and being open to different approaches. Juan invests his time and efforts in work that is inclusive, meaningful, and promotes connections. Juan has a B.A., Art History & Studio Art.
Brittney (she/her) is a fearless educator with a commanding presence and is passionate about motivating individuals to identify their purpose. She comes to our team with over a decade of professional experience in K-12 and post-secondary education. Her work in diversity, equity, inclusion, and achievement is focused around changing systems and culture through counseling, teaching and storytelling. Brittney values quality time with loved ones, spending majority of her time with her two daughters and immediate family. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, painting and reading. Brittney has a M.S. in Counseling.