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

Duy Pham


Brandon Williams


Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Shanize Byrd


Joanna Carrasco

Senior Communications Associate

Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Tracey Ross


James Bui

Senior Consultant

Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Ricky Hurtado

Senior Consultant

Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Claire Downing


Helly Lee


Jouapag Lee


Chenelle Rollins


Aisha-Alexander Young

Lead, Consulting

Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Relando Thompkins-Jones

Senior Consultant

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Marion Johnson


Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement

Ashley Jones

Associate Consultant

Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Monique A. Gamble


Hafizah Omar