“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to
recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
— Audre Lorde
Evangeline is a social change designer with over 20 years of community building and organizational development experience. From Tech companies to food justice coalitions, co-housing communities and universities, she has worked with numerous forward-thinking clients to create systems that are healthier and more just. Evangeline got her start at the New York City Department of Health training social workers and emergency responders to give HIV pre and post-test counseling. She has worked in human resources and spent 5 years as the Director of Diversity & Equity for Duke University’s Office for Institutional Equity. Evangeline serves as the leadership program director at the National LGBTQ Task Force. Working internationally, she has a great deal of experience collaborating with interpreters and is also fluent in Spanish and French. Whether she’s facilitating a year-long change process or a 1-day workshop, Evangeline’s enthusiasm and passion for her work are evident. “I love sustaining leaders on a path towards purpose and impact.” She turned her television off in 1984 and occupies her time cooking, walking, making art.
After a decade managing turnarounds in the restaurant industry, Cheryl launched a successful pain relief practice, facilitating healing and personal growth for thousands of clients over 20 years. Cheryl’s dedication to working with people now focuses on coaching, where she brings her depth of business expertise and emotional intelligence to helping people get unstuck.
Grounded in social justice values, Cheryl challenges and supports clients to take an honest look at themselves, while deepening compassion for themselves and others. In 1994, Cheryl discovered the life affirming changes that good boundaries can have on every relationship. She coaches clients on the importance of healthy boundaries for a successful, balanced life.
Shemariah identifies as an educator and an organizer. An instructor in the Department of Pan African Studies at Kent State University, Shemariah is also the founder of the Ellipsis Institute for Women of Color in the Academy at Case Western Reserve University. An interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated skills designing curricula to promote institutional equity, she is a passionate facilitator dedicated to improving access to education for traditionally marginalized students and families. Shemariah also serves outside the academy as the Founder and Lead Experience Curator for Sankofa Circle Studios, where she engages creative entrepreneurs through a variety of channels with one goal: lift as you climb. In her most recent publication, Ruminations From A #BlackMommyActivist, Shemariah focuses on the joy, trauma and drama of raising two Black sons in today’s rapidly changing global society. To learn more, please visit www.shemariaharki.com.
Dolores Chandler is a radical community based social worker with over 10 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, performer, writer, and angelic troublemaker. Dolores works with organizations to achieve their missions by centering racial and gender equity and building compassionate community. They have a soft spot in their heart for youth leadership development and often sits with the question: When we become the ancestors what will our descendants thank us for?
Internationally recognized for her group facilitation and training skills, Inca A. Mohamed has many years of experience managing gender equity and diversity + inclusion projects. Inca has helped hundreds of organizations create effective and powerful management strategies for change. Inca’s approach to consulting is rooted in her experience as a Caribbean immigrant from a multi-ethnic family, “I had to develop ‘border-crossing’ skills to survive and thrive, and I know the power of cross-cultural learning. My experience taught me to listen deeply, honor what is distinct about each environment, and, when appropriate, translate experiences from one place to another.” From the Ford Foundation, to the YMCA, Inca is passionate about developing leaders who leverage diversity and work from their values. Her work on equity is informed by the understanding that an organization’s commitment to consistently address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to its health and its capacity for sustained impact. https://www.linkedin.com/in/incaamohamed
Causten E. Rodriguez-Wollerman is passionate about strategy and people. With his ten plus years of social change work he has worked at the local, state and national level leading campaigns and managing leadership training programs. Causten went from being a political fellow with the Center for Progressive Leadership (CPL) to managing their national youth leadership development program. While with CPL, Causten worked with hundreds of young leaders in DC as they started their careers in the progressive movement. His focus in this work was recruiting and investing in the leadership of young people from marginalized backgrounds including; people of color, LGBT people, immigrants, first generation people, low-income people and people from underserved regions of the US. As an expert trainer and group facilitator, Causten has worked in community organizations, national political campaigns and local change efforts for over 15 years.