We bring a fresh, lively and humble approach to equity and inclusion training and education, executive coaching, and expert testimony. Our unique approach is made possible because our team shares the common values and goals of making the world a more equitable, inclusive and just place. We genuinely enjoy working with each other and thrive on helping the clients we serve. We convene more than three decades of experience building evidence-based strategy and implementing feasibility studies and evaluations to improve equity and inclusion outcomes across business, education, health care, legal, and non-profit settings. We keep the work fresh and lively with real world examples from popular culture, news media, history, finance and law, and through ongoing reflexivity and growth practices including active certification in restorative justice and mediation. Collectively, our work has been featured on ABC News, BBC, Breitbart, Campus Reform, Canada AM Television, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, Elle, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, etc.
Amy Bonomi, PhD, MPH
FOUNDER AND ASSOCIATE
Dr. Amy Bonomi is founder of Social Justice Associates, award winning professor and founding director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Michigan State University, and author of more than 150 articles/essays on bias, gender, equity and violence prevention. Dr. Bonomi co-edited the award winning book, Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper, which addresses equity and inclusion barriers women leaders face and strategies to remove those barriers. Her current research examines how women experience the Queen Bee Syndrome at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, and positionality. Dr. Bonomi served as chair of MSU's Sexual Violence Advisory Committee and is currently serving the Biden administration as co-chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A strategic leader certified in restorative justice and mediation, Dr. Bonomi has guided thousands of individuals and teams in DEI quality improvement, within in business, education, health, legal and non-profit settings. She also regularly serves as an expert witness in domestic and sexual violence-related cases. Dr. Bonomi's work has been featured on ABC News, BBC, Breitbart, Campus Reform, Canada AM Television, CNN, The College Fix, Fox News, Great Day Houston, MSNBC, NPR, etc. Outside the work world, Dr. Bonomi is a lifelong yogi (YRT 200) and mountaineer.
Dionne Stephens, PhD
Dr. Dionne Stephens (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. Dr. Stephens is widely recognized for her professional development workshops that center inclusion and equity across diverse contexts. As a multiple-award winning mentor and teacher and highly sought after speaker, Dr. Stephens has been an invited presenter on inclusion and equity at the National Institutes for Health, American Psychological Association, University of Houston, Affirming Youth Foundation, Miami- Dade Economic Trust, and numerous other organizations. She has written seminal articles on the experiences of women leaders with intersectional identities in higher education, and the importance of networks in the academy. Dr. Stephens has won multiple awards for mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has experience working with multiple campus constituencies (e.g., sororities) and community-based organizations. A national expert in Hip Hop culture and health equity, her research has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Ebony, Elle Magazine, the Miami Herald, National Public Radio, and Slate: https://www.dionnestephens.com/.
Finneran K. Muzzey, MA
Mx. Finneran K. Muzzey (they/them) is the Executive Director of Uncaged Minds Detroit. Mx. Muzzey is trained in the social experience of identity development, particularly among LGBTQ+ individuals. They are leading innovative research focused on bias in virtual settings. They have extensive experience consulting with and providing coaching for non-profits and governmental organizations to help them better understand and serve their minoritized populations. With advanced doctoral-level training in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Mx. Muzzey designs and implements DEI-related feasibility studies and evaluations for organizations. Mx. Muzzey has robust university level teaching experience and have been nominated for student teacher of the year.
Margaret Dimond, PhD
Margaret Dimond, PhD, is President and CEO of McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac MI. Dr. Dimond is an accomplished and well-respected health care leader with extensive experience in acute care, ambulatory and physician group environments within leading health care systems throughout Southeast Michigan. An intuitive and dynamic leader, she has achieved success in organizational integration with a focus on strategic growth as well as leading diverse stakeholders to common goals. Dr. Dimond has a proven track record of increasing employee/patient satisfaction, combined with improving quality metrics and financial performance. She is an advocate for female leaders and is a sought-after speaker regarding women and business. Dr. Dimond proudly sits on the D &I executive committee for the McLaren Health System. Dr. Dimond has also served as President and CEO of the Karmanos Cancer Hospital and President and CEO of the McLaren Medical Group, both within the McLaren Health System. She has held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Henry Ford Hospital Warren campus, and Vice President of Ambulatory Services for Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She also served in the position of Assistant Dean for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Physician Practice Plan. Dr. Dimond's leadership extends beyond the walls of the hospital to several academic and community organization boards. She serves on the Oakland University Board of Advocacy and Resource Development, and is a trustee of Olivet College and Mercy High School, and is a board member Dearborn Federal Credit Union, Michigan Humane Society, and Leader Dogs for the Blind.