Our Team

 

Recognizing that People of Color and Whites each have anti-racism work to do separately and together, we purposefully and strategically confront the internalized and institutionalized power of race and racism from a cross-racial lens. We understand that internalized racial superiority is mirrored in the intertwining dynamic of internalized racial inferiority.

 
 
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Kyana Wheeler

Co-Founder

Rooted in the belief that relationships and community are central to our liberation, Kyana Wheeler is a Black woman with extensive experience in anti-racism change efforts. An accomplished race relations trainer skilled in systems analysis, group facilitation, anti-racist leadership development, and policy impact analysis, Kyana is practiced in implementing systemic change within large complex structures. With an M.Ed in Organizational Leadership and a MPA in Policy Development, Kyana has actively engaged in moving the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative forward over the last 14 years. 

A board member of the Non-Profit Anti-Racist Coalition (NPARC) and co-founder of Racial Equity Consultants, Kyana works with organizations to embed institutional practices that create sustainable change and develop infrastructure that supports conversations about systems of oppression through the lens of race. A proven consensus builder adept in developing partnerships between leadership and staff, Kyana is experienced in coaching and motivating people to build skill and create capacity in increasing their effectiveness in challenging racial inequity within their organizations. 

Kyana wears many hats in her personal life – wife, mother, and spoken word artist, using her art as a platform to connect with community and generate discussions that imagine a world more humane, just and free. 

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Fran Partridge

Co-FOUNDER / PRIMARY Consultant

Fran Partridge is a white woman with 20 years of racial equity experience, specifically in instructional leadership, educational practices and educational policy change.  Most of Fran’s work has been within the educational system, as a teacher, instructional coach and mentor, as well as, most recently, an equity and race relations specialist. She has facilitated over 150 professional development sessions focused on implicit bias, racial identity, micro-aggressions and culturally responsive instruction. Fran also has experience co-developing strategic planning for racial equity work; analyzing data, developing assessment tools, providing guidance, and designing and facilitating high quality culturally responsive professional development based on adult learning principles.  She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Policy and Administration (M.Ed).


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