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Our People

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson

Our Team

Mike Dixon

Fundraiser and Facilitator

Mike started with Kindred as a parent in dialogue where he came to this realization,…

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Azeb Kinder

PARENT ORGANIZER AND FACILITATOR

Azeb Kinder (she/her) was a classroom teacher, administrator, and consultant in public and charter schools…

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Trisha Leon Guerrero

NETWORK AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Trisha (she/her) has been a senior leader in nonprofit organizations for over 15 years. Her…

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Meredith Morelle

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Meredith (she/her) became a teacher in 2002 to work toward racial justice through education. She…

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Sangeeta Prasad

SENIOR ADVISOR AND FACILITATOR

Sangeeta Prasad (she/her) is a trauma-focused psychologist who is part of a mixed income practice. …

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Yesenia Regalado

PARENT ORGANIZER AND FACILITATOR

Before joining Kindred as a race and equity facilitator and organizer, Yesenia Regalado (she/her) spent…

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Savannah Keith Gress

DIRECTOR, SYSTEMIC IMPACT

Savannah has over ten years of experience using data to drive learning and strategy in…

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Laura Wilson Phelan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

For over 20 years, Laura (she/her) has led social change efforts at grassroots and management…

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Jason Andrean

GOVERNING BOARD

Jason Andrean (he/him) is a Vice President of the Government Contractor Banking Group for Capital…

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Cathy Daniels

GOVERNING BOARD

Cathy (she/her) serves as the chief operating officer for The Education Trust, a national nonprofit…

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Alejandro Gibes de Gac

GOVERNING BOARD

When Alejandro Gibes de Gac (he/him) was 7, his family immigrated to the US escaping…

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LeKisha Jordan

GOVERNING BOARD

LeKisha Jordan (she/her) currently serves as the Legislative Policy Advisor for the DC Council, specifically…

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Traci L. Higgins

GOVERNING BOARD

Traci Higgins (she/her) has been the director of human resources of the Legal Services Corporation…

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Melissa Luce

GOVERNING BOARD

Melissa Luce (she/her) is a communications and public relations professional who has spent the majority…

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Andre Perry

GOVERNING BOARD

Andre Perry (he/him) is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at…

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Victor Reinoso

ADVISORY BOARD

Victor Reinoso (he/him) is the chief operating officer of Independent Sector and an entrepreneur with…

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