Our Team

Core Team

Afua Addo

Deputy Director of Programs and Training

Dr. Sandra (“Chap”) Chapman

Deputy Director of Programs and Curriculum

Rebecca Willett

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah T. Graves

Chief Development Officer

Fahima Islam

Director of Assessment and Research

Jakita Miller

Director of Operations

Aya Taveras

Director of Story and Representation

Jason Craige Harris

Senior Advisor

Zalika Coleman

Administrative Manager

Sidra Shabbir

Administrative & Program Manager

Kerry O’Brien

Research & Data Analyst, Research and Assessment

Dewanna Cuthbert

Administrative & Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Rachel D. Godsil

Secretary, Co-Founder and Senior Research Advisor

Michelle J. DePass


Perception Partners

Jennifer Dworkin

Perception Partner

Rachel Perry

Project Manager

Shantel Palacio

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

Jerry Kang

Perception Partner

Jessica MacFarlane

Race Equity Consultant and Facilitator

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

Sheila Foster

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

William Snowden

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

Devon Carbado

Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law