• Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam

    Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam

    National Diversity Committee - Vice Chair

    Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam is an Oromo American Women who was born in Cedar-Riverside, Minneapolis, MN.

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  • Brandon Alfred

    Brandon Alfred

    National Diversity Committee - Alumni

    Brandon began his teaching career in Miami after graduating from Yale University in 2012.

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  • Candace Stanciel

    Candace Stanciel

    NLC Board Secretary and National Diversity Committee Chair

    Candace Stanciel founded The Common Good Agency (CGA), a consulting firm focused on capacity building for nonprofits and Higher Education institutions, in 2003.

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  • Danielle Groves

    Danielle Groves

    National Diversity Committee - Advancement

    Danielle Groves grew up in a small suburban town outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Evan Wright

    Evan Wright

    National Diversity Committee - Vice Chair

    Evan Wright is a DEI educator with more than a decade of experience and has worked with people of all ages from a variety of backgrounds in educational and professional environments.

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  • Farah Ahmad

    Farah Ahmad

    National Diversity Committee - Advancement

    Farah is a Bangladeshi American, midwesterner, vegetarian, public servant, and parent.

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  • Jamarr Akins

    Jamarr Akins

    National Diversity Committee - Capstone/Mentorship

    My name is Jamarr Sanchez Akins and I am a Magna cum Laude graduate of Florida A&M University with a baccalaureate degree in Public Relations.

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  • Katherine MacHolmes

    Katherine MacHolmes

    National Diversity Committee - Curriculum

    Katherine MacHolmes currently serves as the Program Partner for Community Outreach and Business Programming for Inclusive Communities, an affiliate of the National Federation for Just Communities.

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  • Katherine Pantangco

    Katherine Pantangco

    National Diversity Committee - Curriculum; Selections Co-Chair, NLC San Francisco

    After Katherine completed the NLC Institute in 2019 with the San Francisco Chapter, she joined the Chapter Board as a Recruitment and Selections Co-Chair.

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  • Kelly Capatosto

    Kelly Capatosto

    National Diversity Committee - Recruitment

    Kelly Capatosto is a researcher, author, and public speaker from Ohio. She graduated from the Columbus NLC chapter in 2020. 

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  • Kimberly Hess

    Kimberly Hess

    National Diversity Committee - Communications

    Kim Hess is an anthropologist and DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) senior consultant who has worked with companies, non-profits, and organizations such as the Democratic Congressional Caucus Committee, VMWare, the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Development, and Black Girls Code.

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  • Maaso Kalema

    Maaso Kalema

    National Diversity Committee - Capstone/Mentorship

    Maaso Kalema, M.S.Ed is a DEI strategist and practitioner, community and institutional organizer and the Founder of AYA Consulting Firm, a firm committed to actualizing equity and justice at a foundational and institutional level.

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  • Madaline Edison

    Madaline Edison

    National Diversity Committee - Member-At-Large

    Madaline Edison is an educator, nonprofit executive, South Dakotan, and mama.

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  • Nekpen Osuan

    Nekpen Osuan

    National Diversity Committee - Alumni

    Nekpen Osuan is a Manager of Strategy & Analytics at Deloitte Consulting and an Adjunct at Columbia University.

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  • Reda Taleb

    Reda Taleb

    Chair, NLC MENASA Caucus; National Diversity Committee - Advancement & Alumni

    A trailblazer, Reda Taleb is a first generation college graduate, first female attorney, and first Founder and CEO in her family. 

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  • Richard Leong

    Richard Leong

    National Diversity Committee - Selections

    Richard Leong is a diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) consultant and leadership/identity development coach. He identifies proudly as an Asian American, the son of immigrants, and uses he/him/his pronouns.

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  • Sean Anderson

    Sean Anderson

    National Diversity Committee - Caucus Support

    A 2017 alum, Sean entered NLC leadership immediately after his fellowship and is serving his second year as NLC Chicago’s co-director.

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  • Shenee Simon

    Shenée Simon

    Chair, NLC Women's Caucus; National Diversity Committee - Selections

    Shenée L. Simon, is an independent researcher, committed advocate for girls and women.

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  • Stephanie Brown

    Stephanie Brown

    National Diversity Committee - Communications; Chapter Director - New Jersey

    Stephanie Brown currently serves as associate counsel in the Governor’s Authorities Unit, which provides oversight of the governance and operations of more than 50 independent state and bi-state agencies on behalf of Governor Phil Murphy.

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  • Zakhar Berkovich

    Zakhar Berkovich

    National Diversity Committee - Alumni

    Zakhar Berkovich currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Student Services at the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

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