Facilitators & Sessions Descriptions

Dr. Suzette Walden Cole

Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D. | Co-Founder and Team Lead | Dr. Suzette Walden Cole (she/her) is an equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) speaker, and consultant through her company Social Responsibility Speaks, LLC. Dr. Suzette believes everyone has a social responsibility to care for one another, work towards a more just society, and endeavor to educate […]

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Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams is an author, creator, mental health advocate, and entrepreneur. Born in Detroit, MI, but raised in rural Mount Pleasant, MI, Brittany struggled to find her identity. She suffered from anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation for several years, which ultimately led her to alcoholism and other unhealthy coping mechanisms. After reaching a point where […]

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Dellareese Cofield- Martinez

Dellareese Cofield- Martinez (she/her/hers) is currently serving as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Vanguard University, a doctoral student in the Cultural Foundations of Education program at Syracuse University, and a DEI training consultant. Dellareese has served as an instructor, trainer, and trainer of Intergroup Dialogue and uses a multimethod approach in studying the […]

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Nicki Rowlett

Nicki Rowlett (she/her) was born and raised in Michigan but has lived in eight states since graduating from college. She’s earned two degrees and three certificates in relevant fields and is a graduate of both Central Michigan University and Ball State University. She’s a seasoned facilitator, an award-winning entrepreneur, a dog-mom, and most importantly, a […]

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Sydney Robinson

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Sydney Robinson graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in 2019 with a degree in English Literature with a  concentration in Creative Writing. Her interest in intersectional feminism, storytelling, and leadership development was highlighted in her various leadership roles on campus, including serving two terms as the Vice President and […]

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Brooke Richardson

Brooke Richardson (She/Her/Hers) is the Assistant Director of Parent and Family and Transition Programs at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. Brooke earned a B.A. in Journalism from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a M.S. in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Texas A&M University (TAMU). Brooke has worked at TAMU, […]

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Crystal Harden-Lindsey is an Executive Leadership Coach. The Baltimore native is a graduate of Morgan State University, where she earned a degree in Social Work and Mental Health. She then furthered her education at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Elementary Education. Lindsey completed her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership in August of 2019. In addition […]

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Dedra S. Williams

Dedra S. Williams – Associate Dean for Student Engagement Leads in planning and executing key strategic initiatives, including managing specific student engagement projects. Ensures effective planning and execution of all student engagement programs and initiatives. Establishes and maintains strong relationships within Student Affairs as well as with senior officers of the University, faculty and other […]

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Marshea Pratt

Marshea Pratt is truly living her best life. She has the honor and privilege of connecting people together to uplift, empower, unify, and serve our collective community. Ms. Pratt earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from University of the Pacific and her Master’s in Public Administration from Stanislaus State. After a lengthy career in public […]

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Margaret Thompson

Dr. Margaret A. Thompson, Ph.D. *Professional Goal To facilitate sustainable, positive changes in people, teams, and organizations through education, collaboration, and mobilization toward shared goals.Over 25 years of academic research/teaching experience in diverse university environments including the University of Georgia, Georgia State, Kennesaw, Clark Atlanta, and Clayton State* Corporate consulting experience as internal and external […]

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