Leadership

Chauncia Willis

Chief Executive Officer

Antoine Richards

Chief of Staff

Executive Board

Oliver Greene, Jr.

Jose Alfaro, Jr.

Chris Walker

Chauncia Willis

Curtis Brown

Advisory Board

David J. Kaufman

Sindy Benavides

Ellis M. Stanley

Kay C. Goss

Adam Thiel

Chairman of the Board

Henry Comas

DeeDee Bennett-Gayle

Kellie Bentz

Andrea Davis

Alexander Diaz

James Joseph

Vincent B. Davis

I-DIEM Staff

Michael Antoine

Senior Advisor

Ronald Campbell

Training Development

Tennissia Gaines

Program Coordinator

Past Advisory Board Members

Marcus Coleman

Ruha Devanesan

Co-Founders


I-DIEM was co-founded by Chauncia Willis and Curtis Brown, emergency management practitioners with many years of experience at all levels of government and the private sector. They have experienced the damaging impacts caused by a lack of diversity and inclusion first-hand, and they have been privy to many of the disproportionately biased policy and funding decisions that have negatively affected underserved communities. I-DIEM was established out of a defined need, validated by scientific research, for professional parity for women and people of color and other marginalized groups in the field of emergency management.

Chauncia Willis

CEO & Co-Founder

Curtis Brown

Co-Founder