Amalia Alarcón Morris
Amalia has partnered with WMFDP for over 14 years as a senior consultant, working with government jurisdictions across the west region to dismantle institutional racism. She spent over 35 years working with underserved and under-engaged communities to improve access to community services, healthcare and the political process. Amalia became invested in diversity and inclusion efforts after witnessing poignant discrimination against her mother while applying for disability assistance, and she has become a strong advocate for justice and Latinx culture. During her schooling, Amalia studied theater and communications at the University of Miami.
Jacki is focuses on the intersection of race and gender and has worked with organizations to increase communication and diversity. As an African-American woman, psychologist, and experienced counselor, Jacki uses her unique insight to support WMFDP consultants, as needed, during their facilitations. She is trained in individual counseling from humanistic, behavioral, and cognitive points of view as well as being experienced in group facilitation and consultation. Jacki was formerly director of the Counseling Center at Amherst College. She graduated from Merrimack College and has her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
Anita brings a global mindset to her work which reflects her extensive international experience. Originally from London, England, Anita has 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and HR in Europe, India, and the US. As an organization development consultant, she has worked with clients ranging from The Nature Conservancy to Microsoft. She graduated from the Pepperdine MSOD program with the Graziadio Leadership Award where her thesis topic was Adaptive Leadership. Her other certifications focus on group process work and include Case in Point, T-Groups, Action Learning and NeuroLeadership. Anita now lives and works between Bend, Oregon and Seattle, where along with her husband and son she enjoys nature and travel.
Claire’s passion for the WMFDP mission is evident in her relentless and enthusiastic support of our clients. Her expertise in project management and technology serve her well in supporting our clients.
Jim began working with WMFDP in 2018, bringing 25 years of experience in facilitating workshops in organizations, and 15 years of working in the leadership development space. He was inspired to work with WMFDP so that he can contribute here and learn to an effective community builder in his own world. Jim has a master’s degree in applied behavioral science from Bastyr University in Seattle and became a certified leadership coach through The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is particularly passionate about using rhythm as a tool for group development and ignition of the human spirit.
Diversity coach, economist, former manager in US gov’t agencies and a university educator-researcher. Co-founder of NTL Institute’s Diversity Leadership Cert. Program. MA in organization & HR development from American Univ., PhD economics from Tulane.
Merrilee joined WMFDP in January 2008. She supports our consultants, who deliver the work, and our clients, who desire to move ahead on their D&I journey. Merrilee became involved in our diversity and inclusion efforts after realizing she wanted to make a difference and contribute to the work that WMFDP does. In addition to improving workplace diversity, Merrilee is passionate about taking care of the environment and being kind to one another. She graduated from Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA.
Moe Carrick partners with organizations who seek an active, engaging and thought-provoking approach to improving work and the workplace. With 25+ years of experience as an internal leader and external consultants to organizations of all types, Moe has found that rigorous self-awareness, honest dialogue, active involvement, and empathy are fundamentals to improving individual and team effectiveness. A frequent contributor to Conscious Company Media on topics of Diversity and Inclusion, Moe is also author of best-selling book (Maven House Press) FIT Matters: How to Love Your Job, Moe holds a master’s degree in Organization Development from Antioch New England University, is a Certified Coach, and is a Certified Daring™ Way Facilitator using the work of Dr. Brene´Brown
Michael has over 25 years of experience in business operations, human resources, leadership development and workforce diversity. He has held leadership positions at New York City Transit, City University of New York, American Airlines, Citi and American Express. He has an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and is a proven leader with a unique interdisciplinary background.
Pat is personally and professionally committed to developing healthy organizations –where everyone thrives in an equitable workplace. Through 25 years consulting, coaching, advising, and facilitating around the world, Pat has come to believe that businesses only prosper when their people do. Pat’s unique background includes a B.A. in Educational Psychology; founding a team development practice; coaching senior executives and teams with Korn Ferry International; and leading learning expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro and Everest base camp.
Todd is passionate about tapping the tremendous human potential in organizations and communities, and supporting leaders in building diversity & inclusion. Todd began his career as an organizational consultant, coach and facilitator over 20 years ago, and facilitated public initiatives on diversity as a local government leader, city manager and consultant. Today he focuses on working with executives in the private, non-profit and public sectors to sharpen leadership skills –helping them use their power to help others be seen and heard.
Donna is an organization-change practitioner, committed to ethical leadership, business excellence and personal success. She has international experience and over 20 years in strategic planning, organization-culture change, executive coaching, leadership and team development. Donna has served as executive with Procter & Gamble where she led the organization development and human resource departments for the Latin American Division, as well as Information Systems and Product Development. She completed her master’s degree in organizational development at American University and a certificate in organization development at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.
Mark is highly skilled at helping clients clarify and align their mission, vision and values. He creates results-driven structures and processes for organizational growth as well as helping companies develop effective strategies and teams. Mark has authored or co-authored several books and articles on experience-based learning and has designed and led leadership and team development courses for clients globally. He has developed and taught graduate level teacher training programs at Boston University, Indiana University, and Portland State University. He recently designed and facilitated a course on leadership at the Singapore Management University (SMU). Mark has a master’s and doctorate degree from Boston University and a bachelor degree from the University of Utah.
Cliff has consulted with a broad range of organizations for over 25 years. His work includes, leadership development, team building, supervision, conflict resolution, group facilitation and nonprofit board development. He’s worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders in building strong effective organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Services and Public Affairs from the University of Oregon with a focus on community education and Social Psychology. Cliff is a recipient of the Nordstrom’s Diversity Award. He has a long standing connection with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and is co-founder and key consultant of their diversity, equity and inclusion capacity building program.
Ethan brings 15+ years of working with businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and schools. His expertise lies in facilitating experiential learning to help leaders address their challenges and opportunities around urgent social issues. He brings an integrated perspective on how our bodies, minds and hearts experience issues of diversity and inclusion. Ethan earned a BS in biology from Bates College and an MSEd in educational leadership from Bank Street Graduate School. He enjoys dancing, gardening, hiking, playing with his daughter and gathering with friends around the fire.
Rachel supports our Client Services and Finances departments and the operation of the office. She first joined our team through a temp agency in February 2018, and in mid-April came aboard full time. Rachel has a BA in visual arts from the University of Chicago and an MBA in finance/risk management and insurance from Georgia State University. Prior to joining WMFDP, she worked with refugees in Atlanta, served as a civilian in the Air Force and volunteered with an AmeriCorps team to support diverse communities throughout the southeastern United States. Outside the office, Rachel enjoys trying out alternate ways to travel the city without her car.
Mary is a business change consultant and executive coach who has been working with executives from Fortune 500 companies in leadership positions for 15 years. In her work Mary draws upon psychology to create effective communication and team development strategies. She works with individuals and teams to open pathways for bringing heart, deeper purpose, passion and true calling into their lives and work. She was involved in groundbreaking research on women and leadership in higher education and was on the faculty at State University of New York at Albany, where she taught psychology, program design, evaluation and research methodology.
Rianna joined WMFDP in 2018, bringing 40+ years’ experience in providing training, education, program design and facilitation and OD consultation in various sectors. Her work focuses on power dynamics in social systems, with a particular focus on undoing racism, sexism and other systems of oppression. She holds a master’s degree in OD and a PhD in human and organization systems from Fielding Graduate University. She is also a Track Champion with WIN Insights, a 20-year member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and an adjunct faculty at Georgetown University.
Jo Ann Morris
Jo Ann is a WMFDP co-founder, today serves as an executive coach and senior organization development consultant, passionate about inspiring courageous leadership, dialogue work and designing transformative learning sessions. She has more than twenty years of experience in executive coaching and development. Her corporate career spanned engineering, information technology and organizational development. Engineering management taught Jo Ann to lead large organizations and maximize gender as a leadership competency. Her Integral Coaching practice focuses on courageous leadership, team development, executive coaching and organizational development. Through teaching thoughtful learning application she produces remarkable enterprise-wide results. Jo Ann is currently working towards a doctorate in Human Development with a concentration in Transformative Learning and Social Justice.
Jim has 30 years of experience working and leading in purpose-driven consulting organizations. At WMFDP, he directs and supports our team of consultants and facilitators, as they deliver one-of-a-kind world-class services to WMFDP clients, globally. He’s also responsible for the integrity and excellence of program delivery, curriculum development and innovation, and instructional design of WMFDP’s programs. Jim began his journey with WMFDP in 2000 when he attended his first White Men’s Caucus and began working with WMFDP in addition to leadership development and coaching practice. The Caucus had a profound impact on Jim; and he began looking for ways to blend his work with WMFDP’s experiential approach to engaging white men in developing their own courageous leadership practices.
He’s been an adjunct faculty at Duke Leadership and Training Associates, Virginia Tech, The Executive Forum and The American Leadership Forum. He is the author of The Five Insights of Enduring Leaders, a book that teaches how to develop leadership traits, to uncover and enhance them in others and to inspire others to changes the world.
Peggy excels at team building, communication, strategic planning, cultural competence, always finding ways to invoke the human spirit at work. Her work is collaborative, values-based and results-oriented. The work often begins on a personal level with executives and cascades to other leaders and people managers. Peggy ensures that clients realize the highest impact from their investment in creating inclusive organizations. She is former board member of both the Asian American Justice Center and the Center for Asian Pacific American Women, and is co-chair of the Leadership Advisory. Peggy received a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and her doctorate in law from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. In addition to holding a J.D. degree with honors from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Peggy has a M.A in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and a M.A. in Illumination Sciences from the Jwalan Muktikã School for Illumination Sciences.
She was recently awarded the American Bar Association’s ABA 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award for her work on diversity and inclusion within the profession. Peggy was the lead attorney for Minoru Yasui in reopening his WWII Japanese American incarceration case, Yasui v. United States and was recognized for for for her work on this case by the the National Japanese American Citizen’s League Redress Committee. Peggy is also an appointee to Civil Liberties Public Education Fund by President Bill Clinton.
Cynthia draws from her deep experience in marketing & communications, conflict resolution, and facilitation to support WMFDP’s mission and deliver value to its clients.
Sarah manages the organization’s online presence through social media and our monthly newsletter. She contributes to the business development’s efforts to respond to client needs, nurture relationships and build awareness. She joined WMFDP in September 2018, bringing a strong background in digital marketing, content development and client relations. Her goal of diversity and inclusion is to ensure everyone has a voice, and she is especially passionate about creating a more inclusive conversation around gender equality. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in English from BYU-Idaho, and enjoys creative writing, painting and scary movies.
Noah brought to WMFDP a top-tier, recognized talent in helping business and organizational leaders consider culture, relationships and personal growth, with a focus on employee equity. He specializes in working with Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, education groups, nonprofits and individual clients, and has 15+ years of experience as a leader in equity, inclusion and leadership development work. Noah has a B.A. in black feminist and an M.Ed. in urban education. He is highly passionate about advocating for Black Lives Matter, Me Too and children, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Steve is an experiential consultant and dynamic facilitator. His humanistic approach uses strategies that combine the head and heart in a participative process focused on individual growth. He has more than 25 years experience in organizational development and teaching. Steve serves as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Executive MBA Program. Steve received a MS in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an avid cyclist and travels internationally to gain greater appreciation for diversity. Steve is active with the Shivas Irons Society and gratefully supports the All Burma Monks Alliance.
Bo uses training and consultant work as a lever for changing the culture and systems in organizations. His belief is that the usual focus on training individuals is insufficient for creating a sustained inclusive work environment. Bo became involved in diversity and inclusion efforts as a natural extension to his early work in international relations and addressing social issues, such as drug abuse, in US communities. He has been a consultant for 45 years, and has worked with multinational and US corporations, US and other governments and private and nonprofit organizations. Bo studied organization psychology at American University.
Rich has been leading organizational and personal change work for over thirty years as an executive leadership coach; an experiential facilitator for individual and team development; a culture change specialist; a mediator and conflict resolution facilitator; and a trainer for transformational curriculum. Clients appreciate Rich’s approach of combining humor, authenticity and assertiveness to create environments that allow others to hold the real tensions of difference while embracing diverse voices for genuine growth. His international work has included small groups in board rooms, hundreds in auditoriums, dozens in ropes courses, and one on one. While the curriculum may differ by group and size, Rich’s aligned approach remains the same: everyone wants their true selves to be seen and heard.
Rick brings a pragmatic approach to the development and implementation of sustainable diversity and inclusion strategies for global organizations. With more than 18-years of experience in the field in organizations like Shell Oil, Campbell Soup and GlaxoSmithKline, Rick has gained a breadth of techniques for implementing organizational change. Rick is an avid supporter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Out & Equal, and PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays). He currently serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN).
Thirty-four years in public education. Principal of magnet urban and rural schools, affiliating with experiential methodology. Additionally, loves math.
Chad has extensive experience in organizational development with organizations that promote diversity, awareness and inclusion. He brings a wide range of experience having dedicated most of his time to integration and community engagement through his work in HR. He is a veteran human resource professional holding posts with Kraft Foods, Amoco Corp, Citicorp Diners Club and the University of Iowa Healthcare. He graduated from Morehouse College, holds an MBA from the University of Iowa, and has his SPHR and GPHR from the HR Certification Institute.
Mark partnered with WMFDP in 2018, and is known for his unique ability to integrate conceptual frameworks, research and diagnostics with web-based tools and multimedia in his facilitation work with organizations, teams and small groups. He is the founder and co-creator of WIN Insights and has conducted over 200 diversity training presentations. Mark is a highly regarded thought leader, consultant, coach, public speaker and author of five books, including the best-selling book entitled “The 10 Lenses, Their Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World.” He has conducted extensive research in the field of identity and diversity with leading firms such as Gallup, Zogby, Harris and Survey USA. Mark holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the American University.