The Collective brings together individuals and organizations across a range of sectors, communities, and racial identities to create tangible opportunities to increase equitable access to capital. Through cross-racial and multi-sector partnerships and relationships, the Collective creates pathways for capital to flow from wealthy, white communities with the specific aim to close the racial wealth gap. 
As a grassroots organization, our mission depends on individuals and organizations coming together to collectively create impact. We are grateful for our growing network of advisors, partners, and workshop facilitators and alumni. 
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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far,
go together.”
—African Proverb

Core Team

Julia Johannsen


Amara Donovan

Executive Operations

Kelly Sherman

Strategy & Operations

Emily Chau

& Design

Cai Lewis-Jayms

Data & Impact

Zykera Steward


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Extended Team

Erica Rotman

Human Resources

Ethan Kerr

Strategy & Engagement

Hillary Babick


Janese Murray


Janine Hill

Leadership Coach

Jerrell A. Cox

Board Member

Kimberly Formisano


LaKenya Kopf

IT & Operations 

Liz Aeschlimann


Sara Narva


Susan Naimark


Michelle Chalmers


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Advisors & Guest Speakers

Janine Firpo

Deborah Frieze

Ellen Remmer

Garrett Neiman

Kathleen McQuiggan

Katya Smyth

Ken Rogers

Lori Smith Britton

Maya Grevatt

Maicharia Weir Lytle

Nicole Obi

Tammy Tai


We printed our sweatshirts here!

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We're Hiring!

The Impact Collective is building our team as we enter our third year of programming. We are a small but ambitious and growing team of people who are committed to changing the world. Positions are all contract-based, primarily remote, and offer significant growth opportunities.
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We are open to define roles together with extraordinary candidates. Are you interested in working with us but don't see a defined role listed above? Reach out to Julia Johannsen at for inquiries or potential candidate recommendations.
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“The future is not an escapist place to occupy. All of it is the inevitable result of what we do today and the more we take it in our hands, imagine it as a place of justice and pleasure, the more the future knows we want it and that we aren't letting go.”

—adrienne maree brown