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Our Team

Core Members

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Elli Nagai-Rothe

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Founder, Consultant & Facilitator

I am a community-builder, a holder-of-intentional space, a restorative justice and conflict transformation practitioner with deeply rooted social justice values, and a mama to a 8 year-old. I love authentic heart-connected conversations, especially over a cup of tea.

I have over 20 years of facilitation experience, specializing in inclusive and collaborative group processes, restorative justice, inter-group dialogue and Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. I delight in creating inclusive spaces where people are able to bring their full and whole selves forward. As a conflict transformation practitioner I bring an equity and racial justice lens to my work, supporting individuals and organizations to move through conflict in healthy and generative ways, creating space for more effective and meaningful conversations and engaging in the self-reflective work required to transform ourselves and the world around us in service to our collective healing and liberation. I have an MA degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. I am a Restorative Justice practitioner, and also a certified mediator through the Social Justice Mediation Institute and SEEDS Community Resolution Center. 

Among other professional contexts, I have served as the principal of a rural start-up school in southern India, the Managing Director of a social justice arts nonprofit in Washington DC, a Fulbright researcher on institutional racism with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, and the Director of a school-based Restorative Justice program in California.

I love community potlucks, outdoor adventures, and live with my partner and energetic trampoline-jumping kiddo in a multi-generational family village in the San Francisco Bay Area (unceded Lisjan Ohlone land). 

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Sheherazade Jafari

she/her
Co-Founder, Consultant & Facilitator

I am deeply passionate about building inclusive and equitable processes and communities in which everyone knows they belong. 

I am a peacebuilding and conflict resolution practitioner and scholar, and my work has focused on gender inclusivity and women’s rights advocacy, the role of religious actors and communities, and cultivating an anti-racist and decolonizing approach within the conflict resolution field.  I work at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, where I teach and serve as Director of the Point of View International Retreat and Research Center as well as the school’s co-Diversity Advisor and co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. 

My previous experiences include working in the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia with civil society organizations, overseeing an interfaith youth peace initiative with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the U.S. Institute of Peace, and running a program for religious peacemakers from armed conflict zones around the world. I am proud to serve on the boards of One Common Unity, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and Feminist.com.

My highest joy is being with my three-year old, who is my greatest teacher, and re-discovering the world through his endless curiosity!

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Kimi Mojica

they/she
Co-Founder, Consultant & Facilitator

I am a process strategist, mindfulness coach, conflict transformation and restorative practices facilitator, and community teacher of the Buddha Dharma with over twenty years of experience stewarding cultural and organizational transformation. I work at the nexus of conflict literacy, leadership and organizational development, and cultural change, applying the principles of conflict transformation and Just Transitions to facilitate dynamic collaborations across a broad range of industry leaders. I ground my work in an equity lens that intentionally addresses how systems of power impact connection, relationships and quality of life. 

In addition to my coaching and consulting practice, I currently serves as the Senior Director of Consulting at Justice Funders where I guide and support philanthropic institutions in aligning grantmaking practices with the political framework of Just Transitions. Prior to Justice Funders, I worked as the Director of Programs at the International House at UC Berkeley; the Dean of Diversity, Education, and Support Services at the University of Oregon;  the Membership Services Manager at Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP); and served as a board member of the Astarea Foundation. 
 

Born on the unceded Ohlone lands of Yelamu (San Francisco, CA) I'm currently based in unceded Ohlone Territory in Huchiun (Oakland, CA). I can be found seeking refuge on the water, learning from plant allies medicine, and building ecosystems of community care with their Kajukenbo martial arts community.

Collaborators

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Nina Everflow

she/her
Consultant & Facilitator

For over nearly twelve years, I have played in the spaces between instructional design, innovative technology and human-centric learning for professionals around the world. A writer, speaker, and published author, I have spent the last few years curating the best from learning specialists around the globe, examining the platforms, processes and practices that create valuable online experiences.

I've worked with various agencies across the United Nations system, U.S. government, Fortune 200 companies, and in the legal and academic fields. I have led teams of designers and developers to produce innovative digital learning tools and orchestrated engaging virtual events for hundreds of participants.

Inspired by MLK's vision of a beloved community, my peace practice is central to how I show up in the world. I live in suburban Virginia within a large multi-generational and muti-cultural blended family, am a real-life geek (Wakanda forever) and feel most alive singing along to musical theater soundtracks with my two boys.

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Tomi Nagai-Rothe

she/her
Consultant

To me, peace means fostering deep connections and I strive to model and practice this every day. In my professional life I co-create and facilitate meetings, using visuals to capture and communicate the heart of conversations. I use a holistic organization development (OD) frame when facilitating groups or coaching leaders.

 

In the past I worked as director of a public affairs fellowship for a leadership development non-profit. I was also a senior consultant, trainer and workshop director for an internationally-recognized OD consulting firm known for facilitating with live-capture and designed graphics to help groups envision the future. In the past 25 years I have taught 700 people to be visual facilitators −a skill that involves facilitation as well as deep listening to capture a group’s big picture.

 

I am a mother, grandmother, Quaker, social justice activist in my city, a blogger and − I hope − a good friend to my friends. I live in a multi-generational household with my daughter’s family in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are busy developing a majority People of Color cohousing community in Northern California.

 

I love sharing vegan food, being with my grandkids, watching a great tv series online and going on outdoor adventures with my family and our dog.

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Love Odih Kumuyi

she/her
Consultant & Facilitator

As an attorney, Equity, Inclusion and Justice scholar-practitioner, I am committed to helping organizations make psychological safety and human-rights part of everyday culture, for everyone. As a two-time immigrant I understand first hand the challenges of being ‘othered’ and is keen on using creating spaces that feel accessible. Formerly the Associate Dean at Cornell University, I've worked in dynamic capacities with corporate organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), U.S. Peace Corps, law firms, and universities across the globe. With 15 years of interdisciplinary experience utilizing law, policy, education, and research to help organizations engineer inclusion, I believe with 100% certainty: When we create workplaces where it’s not too expensive for employees to be themselves, innovation abounds and everyone wins. My superpowers are peacebuilding and conflict transformation. I'm passionate about driving systemic change with empathy, fostering learning and facilitating dialogue — all in an effort to redefine human relations, promotes inclusion, and build psychologically safe workplaces where people can thrive. I am also an adjunct professor at New York University, certified Psychological safety trainer and coach, mediator and restorative justice practitioner.

 

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Kit Hadlund

he/him
Consultant & Facilitator

I am a trainer, consultant, and process facilitator in the ways of Restorative Justice and Conflict Transformation. I am also a connected father to 2 little humans, and descended from Nordic and Irish traditions. I hold a B.A. from DePaul University in International Studies, an M.A. from SIT in Peace and Justice Leadership, and Professional Certificates in Advanced Youth Development, and Social Justice Mediation. I use these gifts and experiences to facilitate processes of repair, healing, and accountability within schools, organizations, and communities. I have a wealth of experience in K-12 settings. I have also facilitated processes of healing in the midst of racial conflict; and processes of male accountability in cases of intimate partner violence. My core belief in this work is to listen to the personal while challenging the structural. I have been called to do this work by my ancestors, and I always look forward to bringing people together in the hope of healing, justice, and compassion.

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