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

  • Emily Penaflorida
    Diversity Catalyst Fellow

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Udochi Esomonu
    Writer, Activist & Student

  • RENEE FLEMING
    Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

  • LUCAS GARCIA
    Marketing Associate, League of Chicago Theaters

  • MARIA GIBBS
    Co-founder of INVANTI

  • CHRISTIAN MURPHY
    Co-founder & CEO of Catharsis Productions

  • PETER WOO
    Associate at Riverside Partners

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • 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
    Creative Director and Head Writer of Hijabi Monologues & Scholar of Arabic and Comparative Literature

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

VOLUNTEERS

  • Chris ChoGlueck

  • Chamara Moore

  • Lauren Morisseau

  • Dania Straughan

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

Thank you to our previous board members.

  • Jordan Brown

  • Leana Jonassaint

  • Cecilia Lucero

  • Melissa Paulsen


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