CORE CONFERENCE TEAM
Program Officer, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
Marjona, a native of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a Program Officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock since 2014, focusing on racial justice and economic equity.
Director of National Community Strategies, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Amoretta leads the foundation’s place-based investments which support a two-generation approach to improving academic and economic well-being for children and their families. She is a visionary leader with over a decade of experience shaping policies and programs to improve the lives of youth and families.
Vice President of Operations, Neighborhood Funders Group
Sarita has worked at the intersection of philanthropy and diverse communities engaged in social justice work for over 20 years. Her skills include fundraising, program design, grantmaking, research and evaluation, and organizational development.
Vice President of Programs, Neighborhood Funders Group
Adriana has worked in social justice for more than 20 years, bringing deep expertise in grantmaking, organizational and network capacity building, and non-profit management.
President of Neighborhood Funders Group
Dennis has led an extensive organizational change process that has resulted in doubling the programming and membership of NFG. Dennis comes to this position with two decades of experience as an activist, organizer, fundraiser, and grantmaker working for social change.
Program Associate, Neighborhood Funders Group
Angelica joined NFG as Program Associate in March 2016. As a professional multi-hat wearer at NFG, Angelica provides administrative and programmatic assistance for NFG’s National Convenings, Funders for Justice, Funders for a Just Economy, membership, finance, and operations.
Moxy Group LLC
Moxy is a people of color-led agency that is comprised of activists, designers, fundraisers, and communication strategists. Moxy utilizes an integrated approach to communications, fundraising, and technology. With this approach, the agency collaborates with organizations that are fighting for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice and supports them to tell their stories, build technology, and raise resources.
Girl Friday Events
Girl Friday Events orchestrates events with moxie for nonprofit people. We do the heavy lifting for seamless soup-to-nuts production of event logistics, while ensuring that your values and voice are loud and clear. And we do it while laughing more than a little.
Maranda Witherspoon Richardson
Principal & CEO, MWR Consulting
Maranda Richardson earned her master of public policy with a concentration on nonprofit management and leadership from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor of science in healthcare administration and planning from Tennessee State University. Mrs. Richardson brings over a decade of experience working in the social service, philanthropic, and community health field.
Disability Capacity Builder
Sebastian Margaret is an anti-ableism/ disability community educator. A Disabled TGNC queer first gen-immigrant they are kept deliciously exhausted and hopeful parenting a pair of gorgeous kids - both of which are now taller than them! They are passionate about the validity and glory of imperfect body/minds and eroding the exclusion and segregation faced by disabled folks in all progressive spaces. Sebastian has been inserting and revealing disability justice issues into progressive movements, while supporting multi–issue capacity and vibrancy in disability communities for decades.