"Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased." -Joe Klein

National Diversity Council Leadership Team

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy

Founder and Chairman

National Diversity Council

Biography

Angeles Valenciano

Angeles Valenciano

Chief Executive Officer

National Diversity Council

Biography

Jason deGroot

Jason deGroot

Chief Financial Officer

National Diversity Council

Biography

Cecilia Orellana-Rojas, Ph.D.

Cecilia Orellana-Rojas, Ph.D.

VP Strategy and Research

Texas Diversity Council

Biography

Armida Mendez

Armida Mendez

VP Training

National Diversity Council

Biography

Neeta Sane

Neeta Sane

VP Youth Outreach

National Diversity Council

Biography

Julia Wai-Yin So, Ph.D.

Julia Wai-Yin So, Ph.D.

VP Business Development

National Diversity Council

Biography

Jim Penny

Jim Penny

Executive Director

National Diversity Council

Biography

Yvonne Harris

Yvonne Harris

Executive Director

Council for Corporate Responsibility

Biography

Laura Alvarado

Laura Alvarado

Sr. Director of Operations & Communications

National Diversity Council

Biography

T.K. Floyd

T.K. Floyd

Director

National Diversity Council

Biography

Daniel Juday

Daniel Juday

Director, Ohio Diversity Council

National Diversity Council

Biography

Sofia Reed, MS, PHR

Sofia Reed

Director of Training, Development, and Regional Operations

National Diversity Council

Biography

Jacob Tadesse

Jacob Tadesse

Director of Operations and Special Projects

National Diversity Council

Mae Marshall

Mae Marshall

Director of Programs, Events and Membership

Texas Diversity Council

Adeola Oduwole, MSc

Adeola Oduwole

Director of Learning and Organizational Development

National Diversity Council

Biography

David Vanek

David Vanek

Business Development

Texas Diversity Council

Matthew D. Gonzalez, Ph.D

Matthew Gonzales

Chief Academic Officer

Advanced Leadership Institute

Biography

Michael Zamora

Michael Zamora

Communications, Graphics, & Web Manager

National Diversity Council

Coordinators

Ameerah Mukayed

Ameerah Mukayed

Sr. Coordinator & Regional Communications Lead

National Diversity Council

Biography

Ashlyn Outler

Ashlyn Outler

National Program Coordinator

Women in Leadership Symposium

Dejoron C. Thorpe, MBA, PHR

Dejoron Thorpe

Research & Development Lead

National Diversity Council

Biography

Kelsea Haught

Kelsea Haught

Senior Coordinator

National Women’s Council

Pacific Northwest Diversity Council

InGirls

Nama Kanate

Nama Kanate

Coordinator

California Diversity Council

Lanre Ogunbufunmia

Lanre Ogubufumia

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Brandy Berry

Brandy Berry

Coordinator

Tri-State Diversity Council

Valeria St.Laurent

Valeria St.Laurent

National Programs Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Lorena Barcenas

Lorena Barcenas

Coordinator

California Diversity Council

Oil & Gas Diversity Council

Brittney Morgan

Brittney Morgan

Coordinator

Shalom Gibtsawi

Shalom Gibtsawi

National Programs and Event Coordinator

California Diversity Council

Raphael Parra

Raphael Parra

Coordinator

Florida Diversity Council

Avauna Walker

Avauna Walker

Coordinator

National Women’s Conference

Brittani Wright

Brittani Wright

Coordinator

Crysta Hernandez

Crysta Hernandez

Business Development Coordinator

Texas Diversity Council

Carlos Mavins

Carlos Mavins

Business Development Coordinator

Texas Diversity Council

Communications

Jasmine Mack

Jasmine Mack

Communication Specialist

National Diversity Council

Emily McDonald

Emily McDonald

Research Assistant/Grant Writer

National Diversity Council

Creatives

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Front End Web Developer

National Diversity Council

Albien Fezga

Albien Fezga

Front End Web Developer

National Diversity Council

Demaria Woods

d_Woods

Front End Web Developer

National Diversity Council

Jackie Williams

Jackie Williams

Senior Graphic Designer

National Diversity Council

Lauren Truong

Lauren Troung

Graphic Designer

National Diversity Council

Nermeen Marzouk

Nermeen Marzouk

Graphic Designer

National Diversity Council

Interns

Kate Padula

Kate Padula

Intern

National Diversity Council