Category Archives: Team

Maureen Benson

Maureen Benson As a proud product of New York City public schools and a teenage idealist, Maureen moved to Atlanta in 1992 with the intention of pursuing law as a doorway to being a public servant in service of those that had not been served by our society and its systems.  However, in her sophomore […]

Mercedes Martin

Mercedes Martin With over two decades of experience with Strategic Business Consulting, Inclusion Coaching, Global Diversity and Leadership Development, Mercedes Martin brings a radically different approach to her work. As a Business and Leadership consultant, she sheds new light on the topics of business transformation, disruption, and innovation. Mercedes believes that jumping on the latest model, theory […]

Michael Rogriguez, PH. D.

As an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Rodriguez’s mission is to enhance school policies, programs, and outcomes by designing testing methods that are more accurate, efficient, and non-discriminatory. Much of his work focuses on assessments for students with disabilities or those who are disadvantaged, with the goal of generating data that can […]

Placida Gallegos

Placida Gallegos Dr. Placida Gallegos has been an organization development consultant and executive coach for the past 30 years engaged in supporting diverse individuals, groups and organizations in thriving and achieving optimal outcomes. Her work spans a wide range of industries including corporations, non-profits, educational institutions and governmental agencies. She has also spent her career in academia and organizations […]

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson Paul is the Founder & CEO of SageTel International LLC is the founder and CEO of SageTel International, a company specializing in wireless location-based networks. He is also the co-founder and chief operating officer of Elite Skills Basketball Academy. Simpson has served on Marin Academy’s Board of Trustees. He earned his Bachelor of […]

Vielka Hoy

Vielka Hoy Vielka has been in education for nearly twenty years as a middle and high school teacher and university instructor. She earned a BS in Social Studies Education from New York University and MA in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and most of her doctorate at UC Berkeley in African Diaspora Studies. Vielka also founded […]

Seth Barad

Seth is a consultant and executive coach dedicated to providing top-notch management consulting to the nonprofit sector. Seth was formerly an executive with Bain & Company and Providian Financial. He also currently teaches classes in consulting and nonprofit management within the MBA program at Mills College, and teaches Management Communications within Wharton’s Executive MBA program […]

Sarah Nuñez

Sarah Nuñez Sarah Nuñez is a 1.5 generation immigrant born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in North Carolina. She’s a cultural worker and healer, weaving storytelling, art, practice, and movement building throughout her work, organizing and activism. She has lived in Louisville for 4 years and works at the University of Louisville as Assistant Director of […]

Maricruz Aldana

Maricruz Aldana Maricruz AldanaCordon is the Workforce Manager for the Child Development Program with Community Action Marin. She has been with the Community Action Marin Child Development Program for 12 years. As Workforce Manager, she coordinates an Early Childhood Education Community Workforce Pilot Project. This project supports an entering workforce into the early childhood field, addressing the critical teacher […]

Henriette Ako-Asare

Henriette Ako-Asare I am an entrepreneur, educator and marketer with the desire to surround myself with those who are committed to eliminating inequities and cultural deficit narratives about people of color in all spaces. I recently completed my Master’s degree in International Multicultural Education with a concentration in Human Rights Education at the University of […]

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