As a restorative economics practitioner, Nwamaka Agbo brings a solutions-oriented approach to her project management consulting. With a background in organizing, electoral campaigns, policy and advocacy on racial, social and environmental justice issues, Nwamaka supports projects that build resilient, healthy, and self-determined communities rooted in shared prosperity.
Shilpa Alimchandani is the Founder and Principal of Mookti Consulting. She has more than 20 years of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), leadership development, and intercultural learning. Shilpa is a DEI consultant, leadership coach, and facilitator who partners with clients to develop holistic solutions that lead to transformational change. In her independent consulting practice, Shilpa has conducted DEI assessments, co-created DEI strategies with clients, facilitated high impact workshops, and advised clients on issues of racial equity and justice.
M Jahi Chappell
M. Jahi Chappell is a scholar, organizer, son of social workers, and grandson of Michigan farmers. He is the Director of the Center for Regional Food Systems, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University.
Sihle is the Chief Financial Officer at Tides Advocacy. With over 20 years of finance and operations experience, Sihle is passionate about supporting highly functioning nonprofit infrastructure. Most recently, Sihle worked with Movement Strategy Center, a funder intermediary and fiscal sponsor incubating social justice organizations nationwide.
Flavia Jimenez became Managing Director of Organizational Development & Leadership in 2016. In this newly created role, she is responsible for leading organizational change initiatives and opportunities for professional growth to staff through coordinated training and leadership efforts. Prior to this role, Flavia served as Senior Attorney and Project Director of Immigrant Justice for two years.
Herschelle Milford has 30 years of professional career and personal experience in an ethnically diverse society in South Africa, leading organizations and managing projects. A graduate from the University of the Western where she also completed a Higher Education diploma as a teaching professional, she worked for 8 years in the fields of education, both in a governmental and non-profit setting.
Michelle Reddy is a Fijian feminist activist, and is one of two co-leads of the newly established Pacific Feminist Fund (PFF). Her role is focused on harnessing strategic partnerships and resource mobilization. Prior to joining PFF, for five years, Michelle spearheaded the establishment of the first national women’s fund in Fiji called the Women’s Fund Fiji.
Asad Rehman is the Executive Director of War on Want where he works with frontline communities & social movements to end poverty, inequality & injustice. Prior to that he was head of international climate at Friends of the Earth.
Ruth Sawyer dreams of building healthy, resilient, and community-centered economies that work for everyone. Over the course of a varied career across several disciplines and sectors, they have consistently worked on issues at the intersection of equity, environment, and community and economic development.
Mandy van Deven
Mandy has directed global and regional portfolios for private and family foundations that redistributed $14.5 million in grants and capacity building support to groups in 10 countries that advance gender, racial, economic, and climate justice and build the infrastructure for narrative power.