Our Team


Our Staff, Board Members, Diversity Catalysts and Advisors represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and skills. All are passionate about building inclusive and equitable communities, and have all been impacted by the stories that have challenged and inspired our work.

CO-FOUNDERS

DIVERSITY CATALYSTS

  • LAURA BOYKINS
    Diversity Catalyst Fellow

  • Nandi Mgwaba
    Diversity Catalyst Fellow

  • Jackie Navarro
    Diversity Catalyst Fellow

  • Leslie Omeeboh
    Program Coordinator
    leslie@interactioninc.org

  • Emily Penaflorida
    Diversity Catalyst Fellow

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Udochi Esomonu
    Writer, Activist & Student

  • LUCAS GARCIA
    Marketing Associate, League of Chicago Theaters

  • CHRISTIAN MURPHY
    Co-founder & CEO of Catharsis Productions

  • Pamela Young
    Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion University of Notre Dame

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Margie Andreason
    Diversity Equity Inclusion Manager

  • Deborah Campbell
    C-Level Nonprofit Executive and Strategy Consultant

  • Dr. Dina Okamoto
    Director of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity

  • Arienne Thompson Plourde
    Director of Public Relations for Moki Media

  • Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore
    President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

  • Dr. Sahar Ullah
    Performance Artist, Playwright, Scholar of Literature

VOLUNTEERS

  • Chris ChoGlueck

  • Alex La

  • Chamara Moore

  • Jamie Morgan

  • Lauren Morisseau

  • Dania Straughan

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

Thank you to our previous board members.

  • Jordan Brown

  • RENEE FLEMING

  • MARIA GIBBS

  • Leana Jonassaint

  • Cecilia Lucero

  • Melissa Paulsen

  • PETER WOO


If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us.