THE COLLECTIVE

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

Founder

Amara Donovan

Executive Operations

Kelly Sherman

Strategy & Operations

Emily Chau

Communication
& Design

Cai Lewis-Jayms

Internship

Zykera Steward

Internship

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Extended Team

Erica Rotman

Human Resources

Ethan Kerr

Strategy & Engagement

Hillary Babick

Advancement

Janese Murray

Programs

Janine Hill

Leadership Coach

Jerrell A. Cox

Board Member

Kimberly Formisano

Programs

LaKenya Kopf

IT & Operations 

Liz Aeschlimann

Programs

Sara Narva

Programs

Susan Naimark

Programs

Michelle Chalmers

Programs

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Advisors & Guest Speakers

Chris White

Janine Firpo

Tiffany Hawkins

Anthony S. Kendall

Deborah Frieze

Dune Thorne,

CTFA, CWS

Ellen Remmer

Garrett Neiman

Imari Paris Jeffries

Kathleen McQuiggan

Katya Smyth

Ken Rogers

Lori Smith Britton

Maya Grevatt

Mercy Bell

Maicharia Weir Lytle