Who
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

Come Build
With Us...

Our People

Jouapag Lee

Consultant

Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Hafizah Omar

Consultant

Andrea Foggy Paxton

Senior Director

Ricky Hurtado

Senior Consultant

Aiko D. Bethea

Senior Director

Amber Banks

Senior Director

Ashley Jones

Associate Consultant

Chenelle Rollins

Consultant

Duy Pham

Consultant

Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Marion Johnson

Senior Consultant

Tracey Ross

Director

Brandon Williams

Senior Consultant

Eli Washington, Jr.

Advancement Manager

Claire Downing

Consultant

Relando Thompkins-Jones

Senior Consultant

Napoleon Wallace

Senior Fellow, Mission Aligned Investing

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Helly Lee

Director

Jessica Barron

Senior Consultant

Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Monique A. Gamble

Consultant

Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Ryan Bowers

Senior Partner

James Bui

Senior Consultant

Shanize Byrd

Consultant

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Jourden Martin

Operations Manager

Marwa Moaz

Senior Consultant

Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement