Caitlin Hawkins, Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
As a community social worker, Caitlin is passionate about creative, authentic engagement in workplaces and communities. Her educational and professional experiences in community development and higher education lead her to the understanding that relationships matter, and that relationships with people who are different from ourselves provide opportunities for immense growth and collaboration, as long as we know how to harness those connections. At The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, she works alongside businesses and organizations through every step of the consulting process and engages staff in customized workshops around the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Caitlin works with the express intention of facilitating the growth of inclusive and equitable workplaces.
Kaila “KJ” Johnson, Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
At The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, KJ researches and designs diversity and inclusion programming for the Higher Education & Young Adults (HEYA) division of The Diversity Center. HEYA offers a variety of services and opportunities that emphasize young adult leadership development based in promoting multiculturalism, anti-racism, and accessibility in learning communities. Additionally, KJ organizes and facilitates diversity education programming for middle and high school conferences, summits, and retreats to equip students to be agents of change. KJ is dedicated to eliminating bias, racism, and bigotry through education, networking and establishing community partnerships between higher education institutions and the communities they reside in.