We Are

Black-founded and led, we’re a diverse team of activists, scholars, advocates, coaches, strategists, and artists. We draw on these multifaceted perspectives and lived experiences to engage with organizations in the journey toward their boldest, most expansive visions.

We have deep experience with organizations like yours, and the opportunities and challenges you’re facing

We’ve worked with organizations ranging from the largest foundations in the country to movement organizations having deep impact in a city or neighborhood. Our team members have experiences leading organizations, canvassing neighborhoods, and designing solutions from grantmaking to public policy.

We show up as our full selves

Real change requires real people. We bring the influence of our ancestors, families, and homies with us. When we connect to our clients, partners, and allies as human beings, we do our work together. Better. Let's Connect
We show up as our full selves

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Our People

Andrea Foggy Paxton

Senior Director

Tracey Ross


Chenelle Rollins


Napoleon Wallace

Senior Fellow, Mission Aligned Investing

Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Marwa Moaz

Senior Consultant

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Aiko D. Bethea

Senior Director

Helly Lee


Duy Pham


Amber Banks

Senior Director

Relando Thompkins-Jones

Senior Consultant

Brandon Williams

Senior Consultant

Monique A. Gamble


Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Ricky Hurtado

Senior Consultant

Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Claire Downing


Shanize Byrd


Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Jourden Martin

Operations Manager

Eli Washington, Jr.

Advancement Manager

Hafizah Omar


Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Jouapag Lee


Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Jessica Barron

Senior Consultant

James Bui

Senior Consultant

Ryan Bowers

Senior Partner

Marion Johnson

Senior Consultant