As an equity and inclusion facilitator and consultant, with deep experience in community engagement and communications, I help heal the world. My goal is to support all organizations in their growth toward valuing individual contributions and divergent perspectives, which in turn lead to creativity, innovation, and wholeness.
I help people address big, hairy issues. I help people hear each other so they can find their collective solutions. I've worked with Fortune 100 companies to help them connect with their local communities. I've worked with the smallest nonprofit to find its niche in the marketplace. And, I've worked with school districts to pass levies and bonds, and to create equity programs to support historically underutilized contractors. I help clients clarify and then bring to life what it means to be equital, inclusive, and accessible in their organizations and then I help clients discover and deliver the messages that resonate with their audiences.
In partnership with my clients, I bring clarity to complex social, racial, and communications issues through a continuous improvement process. I strive for deep understanding of the client’s current culture. Then, together, we map out clear strategies for the ultimate goal of a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible organization. My iterative process solicits multiple perspectives while honoring adult learners and their needs.
I am a synergist. I am a storyteller. I am a leader who believes everyone should win.
The BCC mission is to make the world a better place by bringing people together to facilitate pure communication for the greater good.
Princeton University, B.A., Sociology
Thesis: TV’s Black Market: Advertising and Marketing for Black Audiences
Trinity College, M.A., Public Policy
Thesis: Lobbying for Student Success
University of Oregon, D. Ed, Educational Leadership for Equity
Doctoral Candidate, June 2022
Certificate: Taking It Up: Building our Will, Skill and Knowledge to Interrupt Racial Inequity in Oregon’s Schools, Oregon Center for Educational Equity
Participant: Mindful Facilitation, Resolutions NW and John Lenssen, OR
Participant: Courageous Conversations on Race, West Hartford Unitarian Universalist Church, CT
Certificate: Nonprofit Executive Director Management Program, Greenlights, Austin, TX
Certified Nonprofit Board Trainer and Developer: United Way of the Capital Region, Hartford, CT
Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist: (200 hours), Sundara, Austin, TX
Certified Master’s Level Trainer: Institute for Inquiry, Exploratorium, San Francisco
Certified Master Naturalist: Capital Area, Austin, TX
Graduate: Holistic Management International’s Whole Farm Planning & Management program for Beginning Women Farmers & Ranchers, TX