Team of Consultants

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Kori Hamilton Biagas is the founder of Just Educators, a consulting firm that provides technical assistance and professional development to organizations nationally. Ms. Hamilton Biagas has over 15 years of experience in professional development, instruction, policy, and strategic planning. Kori has a unique and broad perspective addressing inequity on the basis of religion, race, gender, national origin, and socioeconomic status; the implications of implicit & explicit bias on organizational culture and climate; organizational transformation from a culturally responsive lens; and using data to interrupt manifestations of racial injustice and systemic oppression.

She has worked as a secondary teacher in Los Angeles, a dissemination coordinator, technical assistance provider, and trainer serving nationwide. Her experiences have provided her with an understanding of the impact policy can have on outcomes for marginalized groups within our communities. Currently, she uses that expertise to provide support to corporations, nonprofits, schools, districts, and state education agencies across the country as a trainer, thought partner, and advocate for equity and racial justice. Kori holds a M.A. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, Center X and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Kori Hamilton Biagas, M.A.

Chianti Blackmon (she/her) has over 15 years of experience facilitating, training, and teaching on issues of equity, inclusion, and justice in higher education, non-profits, and organizations nationally. She serves as a college administrator with experience in both private and public colleges and universities. Her tenure of experience includes climate transformation and change, diversity strategic planning, policy review and development, supporting historically underrepresented groups, and program planning.

She serves as Co-Chair of the Washington Regional Task Force-Against Campus Prejudice (WRTF.org) and a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Her work compromises, but is not limited to, racial climate assessment, understanding non-inclusive language, communication and conflict across difference, addressing implicit bias in leadership and hiring, as well as ally/accomplice and co-conspirator work.

 

Chianti earned her undergraduate degree in interpersonal/public and business/organizational communication from the University of Akron (OH) and her master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Loyola University, Maryland. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education at Morgan State University. She maintains a commitment to promote and sustain equity, inclusion, justice and transformation with an uncompromising commitment to inspire individuals to take an active role in developing a more just society. 

Chianti Blackmon, M.S.

Kimberly Humphrey, Esq.

Kimberly R. Humphrey, Esq., is the founder of Community Intelligence, LLC, a consulting service that provides public policy and organizational change support using racial equity, inclusivity, and trust-building strategies. Kimberly is a federal and state legislative affairs expert with over a decade of experience. An attorney by trade and activist at heart, Kimberly is committed to unlocking opportunity in workplaces and public policy spaces. She works with government and organizational leaders to ensure that policies have a positive practical impact on every person. Her commitment to representation and elevating marginalized voices, especially those of historically under-served Black Americans, has opened doors to deeper community influence and lasting systemic change. 

 

In 2017, Kimberly served on the Maryland Commission on the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Restorative Practices, a body charged with understanding the impact of police in schools and providing culture and climate recommendations for school leaders and law enforcement. She also advocated for and won a distinct racial equity review of Maryland’s long-awaited public education funding formula recommendations. Kimberly is a sought-after strategist who has presented at numerous conferences, panels, and legislative briefings, including before the Maryland Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  

Stephanie Durr is a higher education administrator and diversity educator with a solid history of achievement on college and university campuses. Her tenure consists of managing a portfolio of special interest groups and co-curricular programs that foster inclusion, community engagement, self-exploration, and encourage open discourse on race, power, and privilege. 

Stephanie’s workshops and curriculum-building experiences are designed for college students committed to dismantling racism and other -isms on their respective campuses and abroad. She’s skillful in connecting with students wherever they are on the college student development spectrum. She's led and served on diverse campuses, including Kentucky State University, Spalding University, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Howard Community College. Additionally, Stephanie trained and presented internationally at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. 

Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree in public administration from Kentucky State University and her master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Louisville. 

Stephanie Durr, M.A.

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