We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
Kori Hamilton Biagas
Founder, Principal Consultant
Kori Hamilton Biagas has over 15 years of experience in professional development, instruction, policy, strategic planning, and technical assistance. She specializes in addressing and resolving inequitable policies, practices, and processes in organizations related to racial inequity and social injustice.
Kori has a unique and broad perspective addressing inequity; the implications of implicit & explicit bias on organizational culture and climate; organizational transformation from a culturally responsive lens; and using data to interrupt manifestations of racial injustice and systemic oppression. Her experiences have provided her with an understanding of the impact policy can have on outcomes for marginalized groups within our communities. She uses that expertise to provide support to corporations, nonprofits, schools, districts, and state education agencies across the country as a trainer, thought partner, and advocate for racial equity and social justice.
Tirrany Thurmond is a college administrator, licensed graduate professional counselor, and diversity and inclusion leader with a resume that spans over nearly a decade in large and small organizational settings. Her professional tenure consists of assisting university leadership on matters of diversity and inclusion, creating equitable programs and access for historically underserved populations, and consulting organizations on matters of cultural climate.
As a diversity and inclusion consultant, she uses a multitude of approaches to assist organizations strategically develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Tirrany is an expert in minority recruitment and retention, the creation of welcoming inclusive spaces, and helping leaders mitigate bias in the workplace. She’s a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory, a Safe Zone facilitator, and culturally responsive teaching instructor. Her areas of interest include navigating family challenges, academic concerns, social justice fatigue, leadership issues, Superwoman Syndrome and impostor syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
April L. Terrell is the founder of Authentic U, an educational consulting firm that helps adults shape the future by teaching our children to live authentically, with empathy and kindness. She is dedicated to supporting the advancement of social and emotional learning, character development, and positive culture in the school, work and home setting.
April spent ten years’ in Baltimore City Public School System as an Early Childhood educator and Administrator. As an Administrator in City Schools, April was an instructional leader of an Early Learning Center; coached teachers and created professional development for all content areas with a focus on Common Core State Standards, high yield instructional strategies, and pedagogy. Moreover, April spearheaded the construction of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten curriculum for the school district. April maintains teaching certifications in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education.
Elaine Mulligan, is an education dissemination specialist who previously served as Dissemination Director for the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center), Project Director for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY), and Dissemination Lead for the Equity Alliance at Arizona State University. Elaine is an expert in dissemination planning for education projects, website management, and social media. She also served as the Assistant Director for NIUSI-LeadScape, planning and delivering professional learning and culturally responsive coaching to principals of inclusive schools. Prior to her dissemination work, Elaine was a career special educator with classroom experience from preschool through high school.
Elaine has a long history with our founder, beginning with their work together at the Equity Alliance at ASU and continuing through their work at NICHCY. Elaine’s experience in developing professional learning materials and managing dissemination meshes perfectly with Kori’s passion for and experience in providing technical assistance and professional learning around social justice and culturally responsive practices.