The Equiticity Team

National Board of Directors

  • Olatunji Oboi Reed, President & CEO, Equiticity
  • Dr. Beverly Scott, CEO, Beverly Scott Assoc., LLC
  • Carniesha Kwashie, Director, Job Opportunity Investment Network, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Charles Brown, Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President, Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Naomi Doerner, Transportation Equity Program Manager, Department of Transportation, City of Seattle
  • Stephanie Gidigbi, SPARCC Policy, Capacity and Systems Change Director & Senior Adviser, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Caronina Grimble, Program Officer, Woods Fund Chicago
  • Dr. Richard Benson, Assistant Professor, Education Department, Spelman College
  • Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs, National Main Street Center, Inc.

Chicago Advisory Council

  • Dr. Amara Enyia, Founder and CEO, ACE Municipal Partners
  • Anton Seals, Co-Founder and President, Grow Greater Englewood
  • Toni Anderson, Founding Executive Director, Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab
  • Tiffany Ford, Senior Policy Analyst for Health Reform and Health Equity, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group
  • Dr. Tiffany McDowell, Co-Convener, Chicagoland Equity Network
  • Niketa Brar, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Chicago United for Equity


  • Olatunji Oboi Reed, President & CEO