People

IISC’s team will help you reach the social justice goals you want to achieve.

Our staff, affiliates and board have experience working in communities, progressive organizations and social justice movements around the world. We understand the challenges you are facing to create lasting change. We bring our skill, experience and passion to your project to help you move forward. We put together the best team for each project to help you maximize results.

Staff

Aba Taylor

Racial Equity and Training Practice Lead

Anastacia Thomas

Training Coordinator

Ayesha Sohaib

Senior Accountant

Charlie Jones

Project Coordinator

Christina Savage

Director of Operations

Curtis Ogden

Senior Associate

Cynthia Silva Parker

Senior Associate

Fernanda Oliveira Costa

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator

Kelly Bates

President

Miriam Messinger

Director of Practice

Robert Marquart

Chief Financial Officer

Sara Oaklander

Client Projects/Business Development

Stevie Johnston

Senior Associate

Board

Amy Hosford-Swan

Board Treasurer

Andrew Grant-Thomas

Co-Developer, Embrace Race

Barry Rosen

President and CEO, Interaction Associates

Christina Savage

Director of Operations

Christopher Harris

Senior Philanthropy Consultant, Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace Network

Filiz Bikmen

Social Investment and Philanthropy Adviser

Frank Robinson, Ph.D.

Board Chair, IISC; Vice President, Community Relations & Public Health, Baystate Health

Jamil Simon

Founder and President, Spectrum Media

Affiliates

Adeola Oredola

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Alia Lahlou

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Ana Perez

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Andrea Nagel

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Bruce Truitt

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Eugenia (Kena) Acuña

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Glenn Johnson

Affiliate Project Manager

Glenna Gerard

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Gregory Pehrson

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Ivy Steele

Affiliate Content Manager

Jen Willsea

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Kiara Nagel

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer/Content Manager

Louise DeIasi

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Madison (Matt) Thompson

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Marianne Hughes

Affiliate - Senior Consultant (current) / Founding Executive Director (1993-2012)

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Michael Premo

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Nancy Brodsky

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Nijmie Dzurinko

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Nisha Purushotham

Affiliate Content Manager

Paul Cello

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Susan Mooney

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Susan Naimark

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Past Presidents

Ceasar McDowell

President 2012 – 2016

Marianne Hughes

Affiliate - Senior Consultant (current) / Founding Executive Director (1993-2012)

Founders

Barry Rosen

Founder

David Straus

Founder

Marianne Hughes

Affiliate - Senior Consultant (current) / Founding Executive Director (1993-2012)

Peter Gibb

Founder

Thomas Rice

Founder