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

Aiko D. Bethea

Senior Director

Ricky Hurtado

Senior Consultant

James Bui

Senior Consultant

Hafizah Omar

Consultant

Melissa DeShields

CEO and Partner

Napoleon Wallace

Senior Fellow, Mission Aligned Investing

Nadia Owusu

Director of Storytelling

Duy Pham

Consultant

Helly Lee

Director

Jourden Martin

Operations Manager

Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Kisha Bird

Senior Director

Marwa Moaz

Senior Consultant

Marion Johnson

Senior Consultant

Ryan Bowers

Senior Partner

Chenelle Rollins

Consultant

Andrea Foggy Paxton

Senior Director

Colin de Paor

Director of Advancement

Shanize Byrd

Consultant

Jouapag Lee

Consultant

Relando Thompkins-Jones

Senior Consultant

Marcus Littles

Founder and Senior Partner

Micah Gilmer

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Eli Washington, Jr.

Advancement Manager

Jessica Barron

Senior Consultant

Amber Banks

Senior Director

Tracey Ross

Director

Miriam Richardson

Finance Manager

Ashley Jones

Associate Consultant

Brandon Williams

Senior Consultant

Lucecita Castillo

Lead People and Culture

Claire Downing

Consultant

Monique A. Gamble

Consultant