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

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Adeola Oredola

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Alia Lahlou

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

alicia nance

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Amy Casso

Senior Associate

Amy Tan

Training Coordinator

Anandi Somasundaram

Affiliate Project Manager

Anastacia Thomas

Systems & Operations Manager

Andrea Nagel

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

C. Payal Sharma

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Charlie Jones

Project Coordinator

Curtis Ogden

Senior Associate

Cynthia Silva Parker

Senior Associate

Emily Eckland

Affiliate Tech Facilitator

Erika Strong

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Eugenia (Kena) Acuña

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Glenna Gerard

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Jae Spells

Affiliate Project Manager

Jasmine Williams

People & Culture Manager

Jeremy Phillips

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

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

Monica Rajan

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator

Nandita Batheja

Affiliate Project Manager

Nayantara Sen

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

nisha purushotham

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

P. Stewart Lanier

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Rosita Choy

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Samantha Pearl

Affiliate Tech Facilitator

Sara Oaklander

Business Development & Communications Manager

Shatila D. Sago-Hart

Director of Finance & Operations

Simone John

Senior Associate

Stephanie Ghoston Paul

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Susan Mooney

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Susan Naimark

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Support Team

Board

Amy Hosford-Swan

Board Treasurer

Barry Rosen

President and CEO, Interaction Associates

christian perry

Board Member

Daunasia Yancey

Board Member

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow

Board Vice-Chair

Miriam Messinger

Director of Practice

Sanjiv Rao

Board Member

Zenub Kakli

Board Chair

Past Presidents

Ceasar McDowell

President 2012 – 2016

Marianne Hughes

First Executive Director (1993-2012)

Founders