People

We’ve been told that the Interaction Institute for Social Change offers to those who are working for justice a special sense of togetherness and purpose that is often hard to find. Part of our “secret sauce” is our people – capacity builders who have experience in communities, progressive organizations, and social justice movements. And the real magic is something we share and teach so that others can do it as well: create the conditions for each of us to bring our full and authentic selves to solve a social challenge through collaboration, transparency around power and decision making, a focus on multiple dimensions of success, and the space to dream. This is what we mean when we talk about an approach grounded in racial equity, network building, and above all…love.

Staff

Aba Taylor

Racial Equity & Training Practice Lead

Adeola Oredola

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Alia Lahlou

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

alicia nance

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Anastacia Thomas

Training Coordinator

Andrea Nagel

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Ayoka Turner

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Baindu Conté-Harvey

Business Manager

C. Payal Sharma

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Charlie Jones

Project Coordinator

Christina Savage

Director of Operations

Curtis Ogden

Senior Associate

Cynthia Silva Parker

Senior Associate

Deycy Hernandez

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Erika Strong

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Eugenia (Kena) Acuña

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Fernanda Oliveira Costa

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator

Glenn Johnson-Mussad

Affiliate Trainer/Coach/Project Manager

Glenna Gerard

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Hannah Lucal

Affiliate Project Manager

Jeremy Phillips

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Kelly Bates

President

Kiara Nagel

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Madison (Matt) Thompson

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Malcolm Shanks

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Maria Latimore

Affiliate Project/Content Manager

Marie Michael

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Maureen White

Affiliate Consultant & Project/Content Manager

Mel Peterson

Affiliate Project Manager

Mikayla Lytton

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Miriam Messinger

Director of Practice

Nandita Batheja

Affiliate Project Manager

Nayantara Sen

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Nisha Purushotham

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

P. Stewart Lanier

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Paul Cello

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Purvi Shah

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Roberto (Tito) Soto-Carrion

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Rosita Choy

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Sara Oaklander

Client Projects/Business Development

Stephanie Ghoston Paul

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Susan Mooney

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Susan Naimark

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Yuqing Lu

Accountant

Support Team

Communications: lqb2 & co

Lawrence Barriner, Consultant

Human Resources: NonprofitHR

Tamika Hood, Consultant

Technology: Boston IT Services

Bharat Biyani, IT Engineer

Board

Amy Hosford-Swan

Board Treasurer

Barry Rosen

President and CEO, Interaction Associates

Camille Kerr

Board Member

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow

Board Member and Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Miriam Messinger

Director of Practice

Zenub Kakli

Board Chair

Past Presidents

Ceasar McDowell

President 2012 – 2016

Marianne Hughes

First Executive Director (1993-2012)

Founders