Moya M. O’ConnorDiego CarvajalChristelle OnwuJatae DalyKareema (Bee) PartinZoila Del CastilloCarina PatrittiKristen DufauchardMeropi PeponidesQuamid FrancisRudy R. RacineBrian Idehen

Moya M. O’Connor

Moya M. O'Connor is an accomplished trial attorney whose practice focuses on the defense of complex matters in State, Appellate, and Federal Court. More specifically, Moya provides litigation counsel in the fields of premises liability, automobile liability, labor law, property damage, subrogation, personal injury, and other intricate tort matters. Moya also has experience handling workers'…
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Diego Carvajal

Diego Carvajal is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) Educator and Consultant with VallotKarp Consulting. He works with global corporations, law firms, and museums in developing multi-year strategic DEI plans, global culture assessments, and educational seminars focused on anti-racism and unconscious bias. Diego was born in Bolivia and immigrated to the U.S. when he was…
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Christelle Onwu

Christelle N. Onwu is the Director of Social Work Unit, Lead Advisor for African Diaspora Communities, and Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. She was a 2017 graduate of the Coro Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP), and serves as an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal…
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Jatae Daly

Jatae Daly is a proud Bronx native who earned both her BA in Journalism and Business and MA in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from New York University. She currently works as an Associate Director for the College Bound Initiative, a comprehensive college access program of the Student Leadership Network. In her role, she leads…
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Kareema (Bee) Partin

For the past two years, Kareema has served as the Associate Director of the JCC Manhattan's Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival where she manages all aspects of the occasion. The festival provides five days of films and events to spark conversation and activate social change during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. In the…
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Zoila Del Castillo

Zoila Del Castillo is an Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau. In that capacity, Ms. Del Castillo prosecutes and investigates complex financial crimes that cross county lines, including sales tax and insurance fraud cases. In addition to these duties, Attorney General James…
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Carina Patritti

Carina Patritti is a proud New Yorker. She was raised by Uruguayan parents in a bilingual household in New York City. Currently, Carina is an attorney in the Immigrant Youth Representation Project at The Legal Aid Society of New York where she defends immigrant children in immigration court and in family court. She works with…
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Kristen Dufauchard

Kristen Dufauchard is a marketing and communications leader with over ten years of experience designing and delivering campaigns for colleges, universities, and international brands. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Communications for the New York University (NYU) Division of Libraries. Her role is responsible for leading the global division's newly formed Department of…
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Meropi Peponides

Meropi Peponides is a theater maker, artistic producer, dramaturg and podcast producer. Her work explores cross-cultural affinity and seeks to disrupt cultural hierarchies by drawing inspiration from and lifting up BIPOC and nonwestern traditions. She is one of the three Directors of Soho Repertory Theatre in New York City, where she has produced the previous…
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Quamid Francis

Quamid is the Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Veterans' Services. In this role, he provides strategic advice and analysis to the Commissioner to help guide decisions on policy and programs, personnel management, and external affairs. Quamid directly oversees the Budget, Communications, Information Technology, and Intergovernmental…
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Rudy R. Racine

Rudy R. Racine is the Vice President of WeCARE Operations for Equus Workforce Solutions. In this role, he is tasked with leading one of New York City’s largest vocational rehabilitation programs. Under his leadership, Rudy’s team works to address the needs of New Yorkers receiving cash assistance who are also dealing with medical and/or mental…
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Brian Idehen

Brian Idehen is a Senior Associate at BurgherGray LLP a Minority-Owned New York based law firm and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Strategy & Marketing Team. His practice focuses on capital markets/finance and general corporate and commercial transactions where his clients range from sophisticated start-up enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. Brian is an active member…
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