Equity Consultants

Equity Institute Team

Tiffany McDowell

Equity Institute Director (she/her/hers)

Tiffany brings years of expertise in using an equity lens to inform policy and advocacy. A trained psychologist, she is co-founder of the Chicagoland Equity Network and former director of the Institute on Social Exclusion at Adler University.

Eileen Hogan Heineman

Manager, Equity Institute Community Outreach (she/her/hers)

Eileen has been a racial equity facilitator and trainer for 20 years. In nine years at YWCA, she has developed workshops and institutional training modules, and consulted with education, community and faith-based organizations, and civic groups.

LeAnn Jenkins

Equity Institute Coordinator (she/her/hers)

LeAnn has eleven years of experience in the non-profit sector, where she has developed a focus on helping communities and organizations integrate equity and justice into their mission, identity, and core commitments.

Heather Sweeney

Equity Institute Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Heather has over 30 years of experience working with adults, children, and families as a social worker, teacher, and community activist. She has led organizational transformation by partnering with groups to build relationships and policy change.

Rachel Sax

YWCA Impact Measurement Manager (she/her/hers)

Rachel Sax uses data to understand the impact of the organization’s work on participants. Prior to YWCA, she was a research project coordinator at Northwestern University Department of Psychiatry.

Consulting Partners

rebecca brown

(she/they)

rebecca brown is a facilitator, trainer, organizational consultant, project manager and poet. She brings 15+ years of nonprofit leadership--rooted in reflective dialogue and engaging facilitation--to her organization development consultation.

Rina Campbell

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Rina creates comfortable environments for open dialogue in interactive workshops for your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion mission. She has over 20 years of experience consulting and customizing curricula to meet the needs of professionals and students.

Sarah E. Dennis, Ph.D.

(she/her/hers)

Sarah is an anti-bias/anti-racism coach, educator and organizer, a co-founder of New Roots. Dr. Dennis is also an adjunct professor of education at UIC and a co-facilitator for the Woods' Fund's Truth, Racial Healing Transformation Initiative.

Dr. Ivette Dubiel

(she/her/ella)

Dr. Dubiel is considered a subject matter expert in equity. She currently serves as Chief Equity Officer for Systemic Educational Equity, LLC, where she guides and supports school districts in their efforts to advance systemic equity.

Yvonnie DuBose

(she/her/hers)

Yvonnie DuBose, MSNM is a mom, educator, student of life, Racial Equity Coach & Practitioner, co-Founder of New Roots: Growing Anti-Racist & Anti-Bias Communities & a TRHT Certified Racial Healer.

Jerome' Holston

(he/him/his)

Jerome’ Holston is the Founder of J.R. Holston Consulting where he focuses on board training and development, with a focus on supporting organizations in implementing better practices to identify, recruit, and onboard talent from diverse communities.

Adria Husband

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Adria has almost 20 years of experience in educational leadership, operations management, and organizational development and has served as an advocate for racial and social justice throughout her professional career.

Carol Jungman

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Carol Jungman, MSOD, is an organization development consultant, specializing in team development, relational leadership, strategic planning, and multicultural & diversity awareness.

Dr. Gilo Kwesi Logan

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Dr. Logan combines over 10 years of experience as an internationally recognized leadership and diversity consultant and speaker having worked and lived in 23 countries with 15+ years experience as an adjunct professor of diversity and social justice.

Tracy Olasimbo

(she/her/hers)

Tracy is an advocate for equity in education, a master facilitator, and a curriculum developer. She has developed and implemented professional development for educators and community partners, and supported under-resourced schools.

Geri Palmer

(she/her/hers)

Geri is the co-founder of Community Wellness Institute (CWI) Evanston whose teaching, research, and practice are centered on advancing social and racial justice.

Wendy Yanow, Ed.D.

(she/her/hers)

Wendy is an adult educator with more than 25 years’ experience. She works with adult university students, trains faculty educators and serves as a a facilitator for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation racial healing circles.

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