Our Team

Core Team

Afua Addo

Deputy Director of Programs and Training

Dr. Sandra (“Chap”) Chapman

Deputy Director of Programs and Curriculum

Crislin Christian

Operations Coordinator

Zalika Coleman

Administrative Manager

Jason Craige Harris

Senior Advisor

Fahima Islam

Director of Assessment and Research

Jakita Miller

Director of Operations

Kerry O’Brien

Research & Data Analyst, Research and Assessment

Sidra Shabbir

Administrative & Program Manager

Aya Taveras

Director of Story and Representation

Rebecca Willett

Deputy Director of Programs and Operations

Board of Directors

Michelle J. DePass


Rachel D. Godsil

Secretary, Co-Founder and Senior Research Advisor

Perception Partners

Anurima Bhargava

President, Anthem of Us

Richard Buery

Public Service Fellow, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Yasmin Cader

Founder, Cader Adams Trial Lawyers

Devon Carbado

Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law

Sheila Foster

Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown

Yolonda P. Harrison

Founder and CEO of YPH Consulting LLC

Jerry Kang

Perception Partner

Leah Landerman

Project Manager

Jessica MacFarlane

Race Equity Consultant and Facilitator

Shantel Palacio

Education Policy Analyst, DE&I Consultant, Founder of Brownsvillain LLC

Rachel Perry

Project Manager

William Snowden

Director of the Vera Institute of Justice’s New Orleans office