We come from many backgrounds, united in our belief in equity and our vision for a world where difference is celebrated and the richness of diversity is cultivated.

Leonard Medlock, Lead Designer

Analytical, conceptual, contradictory, and provocative, Leonard nudges people and ideas from thought to action.

Juliet Silveira, Resident Artist

An artist, writer and educator, Juliet Silveira supports adults and children in finding creative, sustainable and empowering ways to learn and grow together.

Jonathan Salazar, Associate

A community organizer, educator and advocate, Jonathan works with communities to transform culture, institutions, policies, and practices through strategy, project management and organization as an Associate in the Transformation & Culture team at Onward/BerlinRosen.

Colin Angevine, Designer & Facilitator

Colin's work toward equity begins and ends with relationships, and focuses on design, learning, and collaboration in between.

Veronica Benavides, Program Architect

Driven by a commitment to her community, Veronica is an experienced educator, researcher, facilitator, change management strategist, and leadership development specialist.

Mariam Shahab, Senior Vice President

Mariam Shahab has more than 12 years of experience developing innovative and creative social and digital campaigns to help clients achieve their goals.

Janine Chen, Facilitator & Designer

Leading from her values of empathy, courageous authenticity, and hope, Janine moves others toward people-centered, collaborative leadership in practical ways.

Brittany Erickson, Consultant & Designer

An experienced educator, learning designer & strategist, Britt helps teams realize greater authenticity and impact in all they do.

Tamar Lawrence-Samuel, Lead Program Designer

An activist and strategist, Tamar has organized large-scale change for social justice across continents, from climate justice at the United Nations to integrated DEI and strategic planning with organizations in the US.

Candace Stanciel, Lead Consultant

An equity implementor focused on systems change, Candace has worked to build the capacity of leaders and organizations, from Southeast D.C. to the Bay Area to South Africa.

Caitlin McCorkle, Project Architect

With an eye for detail, a curious mind, and a knack for technology, Caitlin manages strategy, projects, and information to further our movement.

Janna Pea, Executive Vice President

Combining her years of PR work in women’s rights, entertainment, labor and politics, Janna has deep experience advising high-profile clients and is known for her calm navigation of crisis communications situations.

Thaly Germain, CEO

An entrepreneur, change agent, and activist, Thaly has worked to build the capacity of leaders and organizations internationally.

Our Board

Todd Asher

An expert in communications and media, Todd acts as a resource and advocate for cities to help them improve their engagement and delivery of service to residents.

Elise Darwish

As a leader and teacher, Elise’s work focuses on providing all students a school with rigorous caring and caring rigor.

Lyn Freundlich

A specialist in human resources and organizational development, Lyn partners with social justice organizations to design and operationalize values-based systems and practices that support leadership development at all levels.

Roshi Givechi

A designer, storyteller, optimist, and empath, Roshi crystallizes narratives and experiences to enhance mindsets, ideas and outcomes.

Bryant Weinberg-Jones

A dreamer and a doer, Bryant helps make big ideas real and sustainable.

Jasmine-Simone Morgan

Through her work as an attorney, Jasmine is committed to challenging economic inequality and empowering marginalized communities.