Equity Consulting Network is a team of Professional Development Consultants, Trainers, Community Organizers, Social Workers and Mentor/Life Coaches.
As seasoned trainers, we offer resources to organizations and community based groups that are ready to take a deeper dive into the processes that lead to racial equity and social justice transformation.
We partner with our clients to strategically develop deep learning, engaging strategies, and transformative experiences. We provide tools and resources to help tackle the underlying biases and systemic inequities in the workplace, community, and peoples lives.
We are committed to supporting organizations that are ready to take on the work; to sacrifice, and have the willingness to invest the time, energy, and resources necessary for strategy implementation. Organizations going through these stages move from understanding the underlying condition, to developing genuine concern, to focusing on correcting problems.
The question now is to confront whether you are willing and/or able to do the hard work necessary to change widespread attitudes, assumptions, policies, and practices.
MEET OUR CONSULTANTS
Founder & Senior Consultant,
Equity Consulting Network
Trainer, C-Integral - Latinx Challenges Toward Racial Justice
Annie Rodriguez, is founder, Manager, and Senior Consultant of Equity Consulting Network, a multiracial, multicultural team of Professional Development Consultants, Trainers, Community Organizers, Social Workers, Mentors, and Life Coaches.
With over 20 years of experience as an anti-racism trainer, Annie has been offering resources to organizations, community-based groups, and individuals that are ready to take a deeper dive into the processes that lead to racial equity and social justice transformation.
Her work with institutions across the U.S. is to influence racial consciousness, social justice and anti-racism change to work toward the elimination of racial & social inequities. Over the past 10 years, her work has mainly focused on racial identity development, racially equitable organizational development transformational solutions, racial/ethnic identity development and empowerment, and building authentic personal/community relationships that lead to systemic change.
Annie holds a Master of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the proud mother of three daughters and grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren. She currently resides in Jacksonville, FL.
Co-developer and Trainer,
Latinx Challenges Toward Racial Justice
Founder and Director, Colectivo Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action
María Reinat-Pumarejo is Founder and Director of Colectivo Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action, an organization committed to anti-oppression organizing in Puerto Rico and the United States. Along with Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, she co-founded and co-directed the Institute for Latino Empowerment (ILE) and established the Undoing Racism Organizing Committee in Western Massachusetts.
María teaches Race, Ethnicity and Human Rights at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón graduate program in Justice Systems. She is a Core Trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, an international anti-racist organization based in New Orleans, widely known for their Undoing Racism/Community Organizing workshop. An anti-racist educator, organizer and a women’s advocate, she works closely with women’s organizations in Puerto Rico and internationally to support and join the leadership of other women of color.
She is a member of the International Women Against Militarism Network and has represented Puerto Rico at gatherings in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Okinawa, South Korea, Guam, The Philippines, Hawai’i, Northern Ireland and South Africa. María was one of the 1000 Women for Peace, nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize and awarded the City of Guernica 2006 Award for Peace and Reconciliation. For her two decades of anti-racism leadership and solidarity work in Puerto Rico, she was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Roundtable 2016 Medal of Honor.
With an academic background in education, counseling and history, María Reinat-Pumarejo is co-author of Arrancando mitos de raíz: Guía para la enseñanza antirracista de la herencia africana en Puerto Rico, Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, and Palenque: Antología puertorriqueña de temática negrista, antirracista, africanistas y afrodescendiente, and has published numerous articles. María is also creator and director of África en mi piel, África en mi ser, a cultural organizing and integral leadership development process for afro-descendant women in Puerto Rico. Since 2000, several hundred women have engaged in this in-depth life transforming, antiracism organizing process.
Rev. Lane Cobb
Ordained Interfaith Inter-Spiritual Minister
Author, Coach & Educator
Reverend Lane Cobb is an author, coach and ordained interfaith inter-spiritual minister committed to educating and uplifting those seeking to live a more authentic, spirit-filled life. With over 25 years of coaching experience, she is an expert in the fields of transformation, motivation, and healing, and provides a safe space for people to envision, create and fulfill on individual and collaborative projects.
A life-long student of human behavior, Rev. Cobb understands that at their core, all people need and want the same things: 1. To be loved and appreciated for who they are and not for what they have; 2. To express themselves freely and have their voices heard; and 3. To make a meaningful contribution to the world and have it be acknowledged.
Through coaching, speaking and group facilitation, she helps individuals transcend perceived limitation for creating a more vibrant future, and teaches community and business leaders how to speak and listen with love, compassion, and a commitment to bringing people together to achieve a common goal.
Known for her accepting, inclusive leadership style, Lane inspires people to speak their truth and empower themselves without disempowering others. Her virtual platform – Race Talk Revolution – provides a courageous and loving space for people of all backgrounds to discuss the nuances of systemic racism, share their experiences, and promote anti-racist ideals and actions. Committed to elevating the social conscience, her goal is to provide a safe space where every voice is heard, every voice is appreciated and every voice matters.
Founder & Principal,
Social justice Educator
Author, Leadership Coach,
Dr. Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, Founder & Principal of c-INTEGRAL, is a liberation psychologist, social justice educator, author, and leadership coach for integral change. Through the consciousness-in-action approach, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado supports personal development, authentic leadership and cultural transformation.
For more than thirty-five years, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado has been committed to personal and social change, work that has focused on social identity development, psychosocial liberation (from internalized oppression), multiracial antiracist community organizing, and cultural transformation for integral well-being (buenvivir). Currently, he teaches, trains and coaches social justice workers, helping professionals and others committed to creating positive change in the world. His psycho-educational approach addresses core aspects of integral well-being as one seeks to embody personal vision and purpose toward our shared sustainable development.
Dr. Quiñones-Rosado holds a doctoral degree in Psychology, specializing in integral and liberation psychologies. He is trained in Psychosynthesis counseling and is a Psychosynthesis Life Coach. Certified, as well, in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and the healing art of Reiki, he has longtime interests in consciousness and future studies. His expertise is grounded in a lifetime’s work in communities-of-struggle and in a personal practice that includes meditation, journaling, martial arts, music and photography.
Director of Equity & Social Justice, Institute of Racial Equity & Excellence
Kamau Allen graduated from Howard University in 2017. During his time as a student he participated in Freedom-rides to Ferguson and Baltimore during the 2014-2015 period of civil resistance where he supported community-led efforts to address police brutality. Since then, he has dedicated his life to transforming our Nation’s criminal legal system.
Shortly after graduating from Howard, Kamau pursued his career as a professional community organizer where he has worked to help communities achieve police accountability and criminal legal reform. Through his work with Together Colorado, a faith based community organization, Kamau helped to lead a local organizing effort that began with the wrongful arrest of one of Together Colorado’s members. After nearly two years he was able to help secure that member’s freedom, organized public actions, and worked with legislators to sponsor a bill (HB-1142) that would address the identification procedure that was used to misidentify that member. At the end of the 2021 legislative session that bill was signed into law.
From his position as a Community Organizer in Together Colorado, Kamau led the steering committee of the 2018 ballot measure initiative that abolished the loophole for slavery and involuntary servitude from Colorado’s constitution. This grassroots effort was successful and made Colorado the first state in the nation to accomplish this. Shortly after, Kamau left Together Colorado to be a Co-Founder and Lead Organizer of the Abolish Slavery National Network (ASNN), a national organization whose mission is to abolish involuntary servitude from every state constitution and the constitution of the United States. Since 2020, ASNN supported local campaigns that abolished slavery from the Utah and Nebraska state constitutions. ASNN is currently leading a federal campaign with over 70 national partners to establish the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment would negate the pro-slavery loophole that is currently present in the 13th Amendment.
Lastly, Kamau serves as the Director of Equity and Social Justice at the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence (IREE). Through this position, Kamau is supporting IREE’s goal to end the preschool to prison pipeline by pursuing meaningful reform of school disciplinary methods.
Director, Community Engagement & Partnerships President,
Founder, Mind Body Aquatics Blue-Mindfulness Training
Thaddeus Gamory is Diversity in Aquatics' Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, President of the SWIMS Foundation, Head Coach for Diversity in Aquatics Masters Swim & Triathlon Club and leader of the Water SMART Broward & Mind Body Resiliency Coalition of Broward. He is a faculty member at the Center for Mind Body Medicine and Founder of Mind Body Aquatics and Blue-Mindfulness Training - a trauma informed-anxiety sensitive, culturally-competent, historically-accurate approach to gaining wellness through water for BIPOC Communities. He has been a strong advocate for increasing equitable participation in aquatic sports, professions and activates, for underserved, underrepresented and vulnerable populations.
Thaddeus retired from the New York City Police Department in 2002 in the rank of Lieutenant and is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public & Governmental Administration. He was a Certified New York State Police Instructor and Chaired the Social Sciences Department - NYC Police Academy. He is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. It was during his tenure with the NYPD that he began his development of a racial equity community advocate; speaking out about the mistreatment of BIPOC people in vulnerable communities, as well as within the NYPD.
Thaddeus moved to Broward County Florida in 2003, seeking to first heal and then to be of service once again. He has been certified in Wholistic Health Educator, Broward Schools Substitute Teacher, High School & Adult Swimming Coach, Lifeguard Supervisor, Youth & Adult Triathlon/Running/ Cycling Coach/ Instructor, Qigong Instructor, Advanced Scuba Diver and Lifeguard. He helped to form the proposed “Wellness Council” “Water is OUR Medicine” within the Diversity in Aquatics organization, creating a community of practice engaged in self-care in Mind, Body and Spirit.
Co-creator, Elementary Anti-Racism Curriculum,
Leadership Team, Undoing Racism Organizing Collective
Founding Member, Amherst Racial Equity Organizers (ARE)
Ruth Killough-Hill, MSW an anti-racism consultant, trainer, and community organizer is a School Adjustment counselor working with schools, educators, families and children’s programs using a racial equity lens.
Using a racial equity framework, she co-created an Ethnic Studies course for elementary teachers, reframing social studies content to include forgotten histories, culturally responsive/sustaining teaching, and project based learning This includes challenging educators to examine whether they are helping students to be critical thinkers, embracing non-white cultural values, and identifying the imposition of White Supremacy Cultural Values & Norms in the classroom. In collaboration with the Racial Justice School Leadership Team and Working Group, she developed year long professional development for her school’s staff, asking them to examine their familial and present day definitions of respect and disrespect and how these values manifested in their curriculum, teaching and discipline practices.
Ruth is Co-creator of the Elementary Anti-Racism Curriculum, a member of Leadership Team-Undoing Racism Organizing Collective (UROC) of Western, Ma, Founding Member of Amherst Racial Equity Organizers (ARE), Member of White Educators for Racial Justice, and serves on the Racial Justice School Council, District Racial Equity Team.
She resides in Amherst, MA with her husband and has integrated anti-racism practices in the raising of her two grown sons, one still in the public education system.
Co-creator, Middle School Anti-Oppression Curriculum
Leadership Team & Member, Anti-Racist Alliance of Educators
Corey Pickering lives in Bay Ridge Brooklyn in New York. She is an educator, organizer, mother to two joyous anti-racist kids, and life-partner to a fellow organizer. She holds a BA in Religious Studies and History from Indiana University and a Masters in Social Studies Education from New York University.
Corey is a veteran middle and high school teacher, curriculum designer, civics educator, and teacher-leader. Corey is a white reparationist and abolitionist, rooted in the anti-racist principles of the Peoples’ Institute for Survival and Beyond fighting for our collective liberation. She serves on the Advisory Board of Assemblymember Dr. Mathylde Frontus’ Southern Brooklyn Community Roundtable and as Board President of the Women's Empowerment Coalition of NYC. She is a racial justice educator with deep knowledge of race, class and power analyses and more than a decade of anti-racist organizing experience in schools and community. Working to engage young people and their communities in the movement for racial and climate justice is a particular passion. Youth carry the vision of our possibility as humans and Corey supports their leadership development and coaches educators in following youth leaders. When not training or teaching, Corey can be found on the frontlines of mutual aid, community organizing and other direct actions in southern Brooklyn or hiking in the woods with her family.
Founding Member, Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
Rhonda Soto knows how important and challenging it is to build awareness around issues of race and class, specifically what it can mean to a low income person of color. Being bi-racial, born and raised in Harlem, New York, Rhonda has been exposed to various forms of racism and classism.
As a single parent on welfare, she moved to an all‐white suburban area. She continued her education and earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, where she was inspired by her professor, Dr. Beverley Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? to deeply examine the impact classism and racism have on society. Upon completing her B.A., Rhonda worked with teens in a transitional shelter, then with GED students preparing for college. Rhonda also worked as the Race and Class Intersections Coordinator for Class Action, a National Non‐Profit, where she created The Race and Class Intersections Program. The race and class program explored the ways that class and classism are experienced in communities of color, and to build bridges between low-income communities of color and white low-income communities. Her long‐standing interest in social justice has led her to become a vocal advocate, trainer, and a national consultant around issues of race and class, and one of the proud Founding Members of Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School, located in Chicopee, Massachusetts and the only social justice high school in all of New England. A warm and dynamic speaker, she brings a much-appreciated perspective to trainings, presentations, community dialogues and media interviews.
Co-Founder KiKu Coaching
Coach, Facilitator &
Susie Boyle has been a nurse for over 20 years. During her tenure in the National Health Service of the UK, she realised the importance of personal development, self-awareness and leadership development, and she left to pursue a career in coaching and facilitation.
Susie co-founded KiKu Coaching, trains and mentors experts witnesses for the Law Courts of the UK, and is a Crew Mate at Sea Salt Learning, a global consultancy where she specialises in Social Leadership and Community Development. To integrate a racial equity model into her practice, Susie has joined Equity Consulting Network to bring the anti-racism framework to the United Kingdom.
Her own personal journey includes spiritual healing through several 12 step/12 tradition fellowships, and she sits on the committee for representation, equity, and accessibility for one of those, the membership of which is anonymous at the level of press, tv, films and other public media. She believes that healing comes from the trinity of personal spiritual connection, connection with others, and personal inventory taking and sharing. She is committed to helping to provide safe spaces for doing this with compassion and love, and not judgment and shame, in the knowledge that these principles can be applied to all personal growth.
Susie holds a master’s degree in Leadership from Kings College, London and a Level 7 Certificate in coaching from The Institute for Leadership and Management. Born and brought up in London, UK, she now lives in Gloucestershire with her dog Dufus.