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

Ellis M. Stanley

Kay C. Goss

Adam Thiel

Chairman of the Board

DeeDee Bennett-Gayle

Kellie Bentz

Andrea Davis

Alexander Diaz

James Joseph

Vincent B. Davis

John Little

I-DIEM Staff

Michael Antoine

Senior Advisor

Marcus Martin

Program Manager

Jada Thomas

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist (Intern)

Mia Sanati

Grants and Research Program Manager

David Park

Marketing and Public Relations Specialist (Intern)

Program Coordinator

Tennissia Gaines

Past Advisory Board Members

Marcus Coleman

Ruha Devanesan

Sindy Benavides

Henry Comas


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