Remote DEI Collective

The Remote DEI Collective (RDC) is a community of practice of seven fully and partially virtual education organizations. Launched in the fall of 2019 and led by The Learning Accelerator, the group came together to form the research and development effort, sharing strategies and exploring common challenges at the intersection of DEI and remote culture.

Participating Organizations & Representatives

Mary Ibe, Accounting Operations Manager

Alex Hasselbrink, HR Generalist & Recruiter



Vicki Raines, Community Engagement Lead, and DEI Steering Commitee Lead

Alexius Thomas, Curriculum Specialist



Cam Valentine Braxton, VP of Human Resources

Liz Bola, Knowledge Manager

Kristen Vogt, Knowledge Management Officer

Al Dominguez, Director of DEI, Culture and Org. Learning

Sean Kim, Chief Administrative Officer



Mary Rice-Boothe, Executive Director, Curriculum Development and Equity

Brittany Stewart, Sr. Director, Human Resources & Talent Management



Ashley Fellows, Partner, Practitioner Learning

Shanice Maxwell, Associate Director, Talent & Culture

Stephen Pham, Managing Director, Operations (RDC Lead)

"My experience as an RDC member is invaluable, and the synergy between members and facilitators is unparalleled. The collaboration offered various perspectives regarding building capacity, problem-solving, innovation, and efficacy. The partnership yielded three major takeaways; one, clarity of shared purpose; two, a high level of mutual trust; and three, concise communication."

– Orissa Thompson, Illustrative Mathematics

This community has been supported by various partners, including Catalyst:Ed, Nicole Thomas Consulting, Promise54, and Big Tent Consulting. The project is generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.