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Herna Cruz-Louie (she/her/siya) Joins the Team as the VP of Operations

Herna Cruz-Louie (she/her/siya) Joins the Team as the VP of Operations

Herna (pronounced “Er-Na”) Cruz-Louie (she/her/siya) has over 15 years of experience working as a nonprofit administrator, community organizer, and youth development practitioner, over 10 years of HR Management experience, and 7 years working for tech startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Herna was awarded one of Filipina Women’s Network’s 100 most influential Filipinas in 2011, and currently serves as the Volunteer Director for the American Center of Philippine Arts.

Meet Seana (she/her), EiC Data Analysis and Evaluation Associate

Meet Seana (she/her), EiC Data Analysis and Evaluation Associate

Seana Kellman (she/her) is a child of immigrants, an avid researcher, and a crochet and knitting enthusiast currently residing on Wappinger, Schaghticoke, and Munsee Lenape lands. She has worked at EiC since October 2020 and has worked on social media and content development, training coordination, and most notably the development of the codebook and scoring for the Race Equity Cycle Pulse Check™.

Race Equity Cycle Pulse Check™: How We Started

Race Equity Cycle Pulse Check™: How We Started

Achieving race equity — the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society — is a fundamental element of social change across every issue area in the social sector. Building a Race Equity Culture™ is the foundational work when organizations seek to advance race equity; it creates the conditions that help us to adopt anti-racist mindsets and actions as individuals and to center race.

Meet Niki Jagpal (she/her), Executive Consultant at EiC

Meet Niki Jagpal (she/her), Executive Consultant at EiC

Niki Jagpal has been the Executive Consultant at Equity in the Center since January, helping with vision, strategy, research, and more. She is a seasoned leader, researcher, and facilitator with over 15 years of progressive organization- and field-building experience. She tries to lead with compassion, intention, humility, and inclusion and her work is informed by her practice of Buddhism.