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Since 1976, REACH has provided education and training programs to schools and organizations to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.


Through evidence-based training programs, events, and conferences, we ensure organizations continue to learn, acknowledge, and act to create an inclusive learning environment.




Human Resources



Meet the REACH Team


To assist organizations with their culture development, Michelle brought REACH, a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1976 committed to learning & development around equity standards, to Colorado in 2010. REACH partners with Diverse Talent to ensure inclusive initiatives and equity goals are achieved. 

Michelle earned her engineering degree from Kansas State University, where she was awarded numerous academic honors. Additionally, she has a master’s degree in counseling, where she vowed to utilize her academic success to provide a platform for others to excel. Michelle is committed to continuing her life passion of community engagement, leadership, and providing access and opportunities to those in need. 

Michelle Campbell
Executive Director
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REACH Advisory Board


 Kartiki's professional interests are operationalizing access for quality mental health care, digital and innovative medicine, intersection between strategy and culture and, collaboration between systems, healthcare, and business. She is a strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the community and healthcare


Elianne handles the logistics of trainings and events for REACH. 

If you are interested in learning more about REACH, REACH trainings, or discussing a potential partnership, email Elianne at

Elianne Van Slyke

REACH Program Coordinator

Elianne is the Program Coordinator for REACH. She also works with REACH's sister-organization, Diverse Talent, as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. Elianne is responsible for the operations of REACH's programs, marketing, partnerships, events, and workshops. 


Contact Elianne to learn more about REACH!

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Kartiki Churi 

Mental Wellness Expert

 Kartiki's professional interests are operationalizing access for quality mental health care, digital and innovative medicine, intersection between strategy and culture and, collaboration between systems, healthcare, and business. She is a strong advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the community and healthcare

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Dr. John Kennedy

Academician & Practitioner

Dr. Kennedy has devoted his professional talents to constructing racial equity in K-12 public education and developing leaders to become transformational leaders. He views himself as a viable implementer that understands the geo-political, social, and personal responsibility required to become an effective leader that is committed to Diversity and Inclusion in every facet of an organization.

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For Erin, passion is tied to Leadership & Development, and DEI comes from growing up in Southern Indiana as the daughter of a civil rights leader and the experience of seeing how racism and inequality destroyed hopes and dreams of her close friends during high school basketball.  Hearing racist chants targeted towards those that she considered not only friends, but family, not only broke her heart, but built a wall of resistance to ‘status quo’. Erin serves as an HR manager who is passionate about creating a workplace culture fit for everyeone.

Erin Young 

Human Resources Expert

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Lloyd is a combat-tested, results oriented leader possessing a unique blend of leadership, analytic ,and creative skills in both Fortune 500 and combat settings. He possesses dynamic public speaking, presentation, and team building skills. Lloyd works proactively and effectively manages people, projects and time while delivering results and developing dynamic and sustainable teams. He is passionate about the implementation of inclusive practices in organizations across the U.S.

Lloyd Felix 

Regional Director &
DEI Expert


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Maya holds expansive expertise encompassing a passion navigating and leading nonprofit sectors; design and elevate fundraising cadence to reflect long-term results; ensure program effectiveness and recommendations for program enhancement and improvements; build coalitions with organizations and individuals around commons goals and interests

Maya Wheeler

 Health and Equality Expert

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Claudia is a passionate DEI leader working for REACH's close partner, Rocky Mountain Public Media. She believes in finding unique and creative ways to ensure inclusive practices are being implemented within her organization and community. 

Claudia Fernandez

Human Resources Expert

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Caroline Mata

Human Resources & People's Experience Leader

Caroline ignites the potential of all individuals and forges connections that transcend divides, transforming ideas into thriving business ideas. Her strengths include bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, guiding them towards a shared vision. With empathy and strategic foresight, Caroline navigates complex challenges, finding the unique strengths in each team member and weaving them into a tapestry of collective success.

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Kristen is a mission-focused HR leader.

Kristen Martin

Human Resources Expert

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Lauren Schwartz

Community Engagement Expert

Lauren is an award-winning community relations and nonprofit leader who serves as the Director of Investor Relations for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. She works with members to ensure that they are engaged in the Chamber’s work in ways that are meaningful to them by keeping them informed on policy that will affect their business, and by providing members the opportunity to connect with business leaders, lawmakers and key influencers so that the voice of the business community is heard at both the state capitol and the federal level.

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Christina currently serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and teaches Spanish at Regis Jesuit High School. She is passionate about teaching our younger generations the importance of inclusivity in our world.

Christine Vela

 Education & DEI Expert

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Jessica is an attorney and journalist with a passion for helping her community. She was most recently an anchor and reporter at KAKE in Wichita, KS where she launched the “Know Your Rights” segment. Jessica was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 2023 & current works at Jones Law Firm, P.C., where she practices family law. She is also a news anchor for Denver 7 News.

Jessica Crawford
Denver 7 News Anchor & Attorney

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SJ Snyder

Marketing and Diversity Specialist

SJ believes that equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) is the pathway to equality. Her role as Fairfield and Wood's Marketing and Diversity Specialist affords her the opportunity to work directly with the administration team in all aspects of firm EDI operations. SJ is an anti-racist in the Black Lives Matter movement and an active ally for diverse legal professionals. Prior to joining Fairfield and Woods, SJ served as a the Associate Director for CLI. SJ has a strong passion to create an atmosphere of inclusion and equity for law students and lawyers entering the legal community.

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Daniel Butler

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expert

Daniel chose his career path at the Denver City Attorney's Office to be a voice for crime victims and to make communities safer. Daniel recognizes the need to pursue just—and sometimes unique—solutions within the criminal justice system and has worked as part of the Neighborhood Prosecution Team (NPT). NPT resolves issues affecting Denver residents outside of the typical arrest-and-prosecute model that is too often not the tool best-suited for the problems communities face. 

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Theresa Bailey

Human Resources & DEI Expert

Theresa is a solutions-driven, Innovative, HR Business Partner/Diversity & Inclusion Leader with proven abilities to partner with CDO, diversity champions, executives and their staff to provide strategic direction that helps to achieve organizational goals. She is an award-winning diversity professional with a passion for fostering a learning culture.

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Venita is an experienced Loyalty Program Manager at HP Inc. (retired). Currently, Venita is driving the establishment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in an Educational Non-Profit and leading fund-raising initiatives for a Ballet company. 

Venita Hawkins-Bird

DEI advocate, corporate program manager, & nonprofit education leader.

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Jennifer Gremmert is the CEO & Executive Director of Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC), a non-profit organization empowering people through energy security. Ms. Gremmert has worked for numerous nonprofit organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition and as Chair of both the Governor’s Commission on Low-Income Energy Assistance and the Colorado Utility Consumer Board. She is currently the Chair of the Colorado Clean Energy Fund, Colorado’s Green Bank.

Jennifer Gremmert

Energy Accessibility Advocate & CEO

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Mason Jasuta

Accountant & REACH 


Carey Hicks is a seasoned Human Resources executive and consultant. She is an expert in HR Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions integrations, Change Management, Organizational Effectiveness, and Talent Management. She has spent her career partnering with top-level executives, providing insights on critical talent issues and guidance on inspiring engagement that drives performance in the most pressured environments

Carey Hicks

Human Resources Consultant

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Quinn is the president and co-owner of Total Solutions 1st, LLC, established over 15 years ago. Quinn’s focus is supporting organizations to leverage their human capital to create and sustain bottom-line growth. Throughout her career, as a global leader, mentor and coach, Quinn has developed a deep passion for helping others be the best they can be. Her favorite times are with her husband of 40+ years, their children, grandchildren, and extended family. 

Quinn Slaughter

Global HR & DEI Leader

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Cate has successfully managed business that included hiring, managing and evaluating a staff of up to 34 individuals resulting in a positive profit margins and positive customer reviews. Additionally, as a representative, she has successfully applied and has been rewarded grants to assist government and non-profit programs. Cate completed a Masters of Education in Leadership in 2013 strengthening her hiring and management skills. 

Cate Vermeer

 Non Profit Operations & Education Management Leader

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Laura Brooks

Human Resources Expert

Laura is inspired by human connection and making workplaces better: more equitable and more empathy driven. She is a social activist, feminist, constant life learner, and mental health advocate. For Laura, she is constantly inspired by people, their stories, their resilience, and excited to learn what gifts each person brings. When she is not at work, Laura is a mother, a lover of travel, and working on writing a novel.

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