About Me

My professional and personal journey has been a crazy quilt of experiences and geographies stitched together to form a unique tapestry.

I am a philosopher/ craft and textile artist/ educator, who has worked in the non-profit sector, higher education, and philanthropy for over 15 years. I am now working as an independent non-profit consultant. 

I am originally from Detroit, MI and my academic journey led me to Atlanta, GA, where I studied Philosophy at Spelman College before going on to receive a PhD from Emory University.  My professional journey has taken me to Philadelphia, New York, and now Oakland, CA where my amazing husband will hold down home base while I explore where life might take me next. Check out my LinkedIn Page if you would like to know more about my professional journey.

Non-profit management


My Skills


Higher Education

I am an Experienced and results-driven Program Officer, Executive Director, and Consultant with 15+ years of experience leading strategic planning and organizational development efforts for mission-centered nonprofits and institutions of higher learning. 13+ years of college-level teaching and curriculum development experience. Unwavering passion for social justice issues, equity, and philanthropy, especially with respect to youth and young people of color. Motivated by a belief that organizations that work well can be healing.
My Business
Innovate Consulting helps non-profit organizations:
  • Discover their unique capacities for amplifying diversity in their organization.
  • Map out a strategic plan of action that engages their leadership and staff in meaningful ways.
  • Activate their innovative spirt in the implementation of that plan.
With the ultimate goal of dentifying and implementing creative solutions that amplify their missions.
My Projects
I believe strongly in experimentation and creative process in my life so I am always working on something new. Check out my latest endeavors!