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Our Vision

Equity In The Center® envisions a future where nonprofit and philanthropic organizations adopt a Race Equity Culture™ focused on proactive counteraction of social inequities.

We must build a future where white dominant culture is dismantled within all social sector organizations, institutional and structural racism have been eliminated at all levels of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and race equity has been achieved within organizations, across the social sector, and in communities.

Meet Our Team

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Mara Brennan-Magidson
Training Coordinator

Herna Cruz Louie

Herna Cruz-Louie
VP of Operations

Sandra Herrera

Dr. Raquel Gutierrez
Practitioner Community of Practice Facilitator

Sandra Herrera

Pawan Haulkory
Resource Development & Curation Consultant

Sandra Herrera

Sandra Herrera
Communications Associate

Seana Jean, Race Equity Culture Associate of Equity in the Center

Ericka Hines
Managing Director

Niki Jagpal

Niki Jagpal
Executive Vice President

Andrew Plumley

Andrew Plumley
Managing Director

Maggie Potapchuk

Maggie Potapchuk
Racial Equity Tools Managing Editor

Sonya Robin

Sonya Robin
Project Manager Consultant

Juan Serrano

Juan Serrano
Director of Training

Kerrien Suarez

Kerrien Suarez
President & CEO

Why Equity In The Center?

Meet Our Board

Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness

Amanda Andere
CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness

Holly Delany Cole, Director, Flexible Leadership Awards, The Haas Leadership Initiatives, Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund

Holly Delany Cole
Advisor, The Leaders Trust

Jara Dean Coffey, Director and Founder, Equitable Evaluation Initiative and Founder, Luminare Group

Jara Dean Coffey
Founder & CEO, Luminare Group, Equitable Evaluation Initiative

Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy

Carly Hare
Portfolio Director, The Colorado Health Foundation

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Ericka Hines
Principal, Every Level Leadership

Andrew Plumley, Director of Inclusion, American Alliance of Museums

Maggie Potapchuk
Founder, MP Associates, Co-Founder, RacialEquityTools.org

Andrew Plumley, Director of Inclusion, American Alliance of Museums

Andrew Plumley
Chief People and Equity Officer, Arabella Advisors

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director, Building Movement Project

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld
Co-Director, Building Movement Project

EIC Partners sitting down on a couch during the EIC Summit of 2019

Our History

In 2015, participants in Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Social Sector Talent Pipelines Strategy & Learning Lab cohort program grappled with the question “Why are there so few people of color in the non-profit and social service sector?” It became clear that the vision for improving leadership in the sector needed to look beyond merely diversity to addressing structural racism. With that shift, Equity In The Center was formed.

In 2020, EIC became an independent 501c3. For a full timeline of our history, click the button below.