"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 Staff

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

Michael Zamora

Michael Zamora

Head of Communications, Marketing and Branding

National Diversity Council

Jacob Tadesse

Jacob Tadesse

Director of Operations and Special Projects

National Diversity Council

Sofia Reed, MS, PHR

Sofia Reed

Director of Training, Development, and Regional Operations

National Diversity Council

Biography

Daniel Juday

Daniel Juday

Director, Indiana Diversity Council & Ohio Diversity Council

National Diversity Council

Biography

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

T.K. Floyd

T.K. Floyd

Director

National Diversity Council

Biography

Coordinators

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

Lanre Ogunbufunmia

Lanre Ogubufumia

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Shalom Gibtsawi

Shalom Gibtsawi

National Programs and Event Coordinator

California Diversity Council

Elana Powell

Elana Powell

Coordinator

Florida Diversity Council

Raphael Parra

Raphael Parra

Coordinator

Florida Diversity Council

Brandy Berry

Brandy Berry

Coordinator

Arizona Diversity Council
Louisiana Diversity Council

Kathryn Hood

Kathryn Hood

Coordinator

Ohio Diversity Council

Alexis Abuhadba

Alexis Abuhadba

Coordinator

Tri-State Diversity Council

Christina Graham

Christina Graham

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Carlos Mavins

Carlos Mavins

Business Development Coordinator

Texas Diversity Council

Danielle Myers

Danielle Myers

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Jole Brown

Jole Brown

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Michael Nguyen

Michael Nguyen

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Miranda Del Bosque

Miranda Del Bosque

Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Communications

Jasmine Mack

Jasmine Mack

Communication Specialist

National Diversity Council

Marisa Richard

Marisa Richard

Magazine Coordinator

National Diversity Council

Jasmine Nelson

Jasmine Nelson

Communications Specialist

National Diversity Council

Creatives

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Front End Web Developer

National Diversity Council

Stephen Sun

Stephen Sun

Web Developer

National Diversity Council

Veena Madhuri Yeruva

Veena Madhuri

Web Developer (Intern)

National Diversity Council


Jackie Williams

Jackie Williams

Senior Graphic Designer

National Diversity Council

Nermeen Marzouk

Nermeen Marzouk

Graphic Designer

National Diversity Council

Samantha Elisa Velasquez

Samantha Elisa Velasquez

Graphic Designer

National Diversity Council

Interns

Emily Weisenberger

Emily Weisenberger

Intern

National Diversity Council

Maysarah Kazia

Maysarah Kazia

Intern

National Diversity Council