Associates

David is proud to work closely with a number of highly respected associates, whose skills compliment his own. Our associates work with David to provide training, education, and thought leadership on a variety of issues, and they act as facilitators and advisors when required.

May Louie

Organizer, Coalition-Builder, Educator

May has spent her adult life working for social justice. This work has primarily been in four main arenas of; learning and leadership development, comprehensive urban community change efforts, multi-racial electoral coalition building and the Asian American Movement. 

May has more than 30 years of experience in progressive and community organizing and comprehensive community building. She spent 20 years (1994-2014) as a senior staffer of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), a community planning and organizing group that led the revitalization of their Boston neighborhood. At DSNI, she managed the Resident Development Institute, oversaw civic engagement, coordinated the Boston Promise Initiative, and was most recently Director of Leadership and Capacity Building. Louie has authored a number of articles on DSNI’s change strategies. As a long-time social justice organizer, Ms. Louie has her roots in the Asian American movement and is a founder of the Chinese Progressive Association.

David S. Haiman

Community Organizing, Strategic Planning & Facilitation

David ‘s expertise includes visioning and strategic planning for new program areas, Board development, deepening organizational capacity for community organizing, developing and refining leadership curricula, and direct skills training of staff. 

David trains on a variety of topics related to community organizing and social justice, and he has brought his expertise to a variety of projects particularly in the education sector, anti-gentrification, and community labor sectors including designing and facilitating a community engagement process for the DC Public School system.
David is also an adjunct faculty member at the Catholic University School of Social Work, where he teaches community organizing and provides site supervision for students doing their field study in community organizing. 

David’s two decades of experience in community organizing, strategic planning, facilitation, and non-profit management has helped Movement Matters (of which he is a principal and co-founder) to develop into an effective and dynamic capacity building organization.

Kweli Kitwana

Graphic Facilitation Specialist

Kweli Kitwana is a professional with over 35 years of experience in the community and political engagement field and the arts as a facilitation and healing tool.  

Kweli is the Founder and president of Kweli Consulting & Associates, currently contracting with Planned Parenthood, as National Talent Direct; and Leadership for Change as a Lead Trainer.
As an artist, she incorporated graphic facilitation into small and large group training and planning sessions, a skilled method of documenting visual “meetings” immersed in applying visual language to group processes..

Alyson Parham Small

Management and Training Consultant

Alyson Parham Small is the founder and president of Partec Consulting Group, a management consulting and training firm established in 1994. 

For over 25 years Alyson has delivered strategy and business development solutions to help client’s triumph over their competitive challenges. Armed with both masters and bachelor’s degrees in economics, Alyson has provided project management, consulting, and training services to a range of entities across the country including small businesses, faith and community-based organizations, foundations, universities and government agencies. She has trained hundreds of nonprofit executives on topics including proposal writing, community engagement, sustainability strategies, strategic planning, and fundraising.

D Virgil Hunt

Entrepreneurship, Collaboration, Technological Innovation and Branding

He serves as the Chief Strategist of SPOR – a startup in the clean-tech industry – and consults to companies on growth while working to encourage collaboration amongst humanity. A graduate of Drexel University where he was awarded “Freshman of the Year” for Service in 2010 and “Peer Leader of the Year” in 2011, D Virgil majored in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing. David has deep project experience from technological innovation to brand building. In 2013 he received first place awards in the Baiada Institute Incubator and Architech Competitions. 

Deborah Weiner

Historian, Archivist, Curator, Writer and Presenter

Deborah Weiner is a historian and author with a goal to make history relevant and accessible to public audiences. 

For many years she worked at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, where she helped hundreds of individuals to uncover their family histories and also conducted workshops on how to conduct historical research. She received a Ph.D. in history from West Virginia University and has taught classes on public history and American Jewish history as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, and the University of Baltimore.

Dana Hughes, DrPH, MSUP

Evaluation Design, Execution, Interpretation & Dissemination

Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  

Dr Hughes’ current research focus includes access to healthcare among low income children, families, the disabled, and other underserved populations; analyses of systems, organizations and organizational behavior; and evaluations of programs addressing social and economic inequalities that contribute to health disparities. With over 30 years of experience evaluating and studying programs and policies affecting low income children and families, she has a tested ability to design and manage complex, multi-site, mixed method projects, applying her considerable content knowledge along with her technical skills in quantitative and qualitative study design and analysis.

Army Lester III

Genetics and Biology

During his tenure at Kennesaw State University (KSU), Army focused his energies on excellence in teaching and service. 

For twenty years, Army’s students often could be found working with him on a number of externally funded community outreach projects where the college students learned through practical experiences. He served as director of several student success programs such as the KSU Peach State LSAMP program and the KSU NASA Fellows program.  His work has been cited in publications such as the Chronicles of Higher EducationBlack Enterprise, and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Awards include the Citizen of the Year, Living the Dream Award, KSU Preston Community Leadership Award and Distinguished Service Award, Omega Man of the Year, and Outstanding Young Americans Award.

Tyra L. Banks, B.S., MPA

Non-Profit Management & Leadership Development

Tyra L. Banks is a native of Marrero, Louisiana. Since completing her degree in Family & Consumer Science with a concentration in Marriage and Family Studies from Southeastern Louisiana University, Tyra has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Louisiana State University. 

In response to her community’s need for strategy and organizing services, Tyra opened Banks Consulting in 2010. Banks Consulting offers consulting, training, and coaching services to non-profit entities and meeting facilitation as well as strategic planning to government agencies, school systems, and merchants associations. Tyra continues to work as President of Banks Consulting while working as Legislative Assistant to Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards.

Jim Strickler B.A., M.A.T.

Historical Researcher, Writer, Presenter

Jim Strickler has 32 years of experience as a writer and editor of history and social studies books for students. 

He is currently the Executive Editor for Social Studies for an educational publishing company. He holds a B.A. in History from Grinnell College and an M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) in Social Studies from the University of Chicago

Gené Auxila Moreno

Since 2002, Gené has focused on coalition building, electoral campaigns (issues based and candidate support) and legislative policy advocacy in Illinois and Federally. Gené has extensive political and leadership training experience in various areas including, organizational and board development, Collective impact, grassroots organizing and community stakeholder engagement.

Gené’s long standing experience as a project consultant and her focus on social justice issues affecting underserved and vulnerable populations has resulted in increased public and private resource access for underserved communities. 

Robin Semple

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for Development at Rutgers University-Newark.

Robin chairs the Rutgers University Foundation Task Force on Race, Philanthropy and Enhancing the Engagement of Alumni and Donors of Color. With over 30 years non-profit and development experience working in international, arts, and higher education fundraising, Robin has held positions with Fordham University, Columbia University, Aaron Davis Hall at City College/Harlem Stage, The African-American Institute. Robin has a B.A. in Middle East and Black Studies from Fordham University 

A professional Genealogist, who holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, Robin spends much of her time researching, writing and helping others discover their family stories.  She is the Co-President of the Richard B. Dickenson Chapter of the Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society (AAHGS) Robin is a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and The International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISSOG).

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