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Rhonda Chandler, CEO/ Founder

A wife, mother and Social Worker for over twenty years, Rhonda obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and her Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.

Early on Rhonda knew she wanted to work with children in some capacity. During her career she has worked in various employment settings advocating for the voiceless and working with individuals birth to 90+ years of age.

She has experience in crisis intervention, psychosocial assessments, individual/family therapy, problem solving, serving on multidisciplinary teams, collaborating and connecting with families and organizations. She has been a member of the Service League of Green Bay, served in her churches’ marriage ministry and volunteered in the local community.

Tia Sirmans

Tia Sirmans has more than 15 years of Human Resources professional experience.  Specializing as Generalist, she has a Master’s Degree in Organization Development. She has worked in the telecommunication industry, financial, manufacturing and government contracts. She has also supported organizations in leading through Organization Change and HR Transformation (becoming less tactical and more strategic) through centers of influence.

Tia has worked across five states including international footprint in Europe/Middle East. She has specialized in strategic management, succession planning, employee relations, designing and delivering training programs, change management, performance management and high volume recruiting.

Tia has also collaborated with leadership team on establishing process time (calendar year in advance), establish Talent Profiles, Assess Potential with organization definitions, library of resources to manage high potential and Korn Ferry Seven Sign Post to align with development goals.

In today’s diverse workforce, Tia continues to collaborate with leadership on current HR trends that impact the present state of business.

Ingrid Parker-Hill

eeIngrid Parker-Hill is affectionately known as Ms. Ingrid. Her personal and professional journey has been to help families while seeking opportunities that support them. She is often seen inspiring, influencing, and igniting others to be their best self.

Ms. Ingrid serves as the Director of Engagement and Inclusion for the Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPS). In her professional role, the goal is to serve as a liaison between community, government agencies and other external and internal partners. She has supported families who are navigating the educational system, partnered with educators to increase knowledge of cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and helped to increase positive relationships between all stakeholders.

She created the GBAPS i3 initiative which is designed to increase optimistic cultural identity in the world of academics so student scholars are seen as positive contributing members within our community, and not the negative label society tries to impress upon them. Ingrid has also led the GBAPS district in creating a new district-wide learning group, Courageous Conversation Confabs, available to all staff. The goal is to learn together as staff understands how the topic of race and diversity intersects and impacts our daily work.

Her hope is to widen everyone’s cultural lens to help better serve our student population. 

Amy Woods

Wife, mother of four, and entrepreneur. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in business while working for Schneider in operations and recruiting. She then went on to start a custom apparel business. In 2021 she and her husband launched an all natural beard, hair, and skin care company called FAVORYT Brand. They invented an all-in-one hair styling tool and decided that 5% of the proceeds will be donated to Lovin’ the Skin I’m In.

Amy grew up in the Green Bay area and is extremely passionate about providing black, brown and biracial girls a space to find sisterhood and self awareness. Aside from spending time with her family, she likes to travel and spend time outside.

Amy is also passionate about black maternal health and bringing awareness to that crisis.

Kamala Alexandra Mischler (She/Her/Hers)

From orphanage to immigration- adoptee growing through a transracial lens, who is grounded in her devotion to self-admired identity. Kamala is a higher education professional with an emphasis on equity, accessibility, racial justice, and inclusion. Kamala’s higher education journey is rooted in the technical college system with a commitment to bridging K12 youth and community partnerships.

Kamala understands the need for EDIB in our K12 schools and seeks to be a pillar for our youth. Kamala believes every young person deserves a support system of representation who meet them where they are. Kamala’s lived experiences through childhood trauma, domestic violence, and educational journey has brought her to value and support mental health as an active ally and advocate. Kamala’s desire to comprehend human behavior, development, and societal structures in correlation with the BIPOC community has propelled Kamala for her next degree in psychology. With completion of her psychology degree, Kamala will continue to trailblaze challenges into opportunities for underserved populations to increase cultural acceptance and equitable access.

Kamala’s highest devotion is her family and the success of our communities through multiculturalism. Through this belief system, Kamala holds firm to her responsibility for building strong relationships founded-on values of trust, integrity, mutual benefit, and empowerment. Land is sacred to Kamala, and recognizes land is the space upon which we learn, live, and experience life.

Kamala lives on the land of (Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) Myaamia Menominee).

Ciara Hill

Ciara Hill has experience in victim advocacy and programming. She served children and adults who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives. She provided legal, medical, and personal advocacy, referrals to other service providers and community resources, outreach in the Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties.

Ciara is passionate about advocacy and anti-oppression/violence work. She serves on Parent Connection, Lovin The Skin I’m In, People of Progression boards. She is also active in the Black Lives Matter Wisconsin movement. Ciara is a Big Sister through the Big Brother Big Sister Program. She was recently awarded 2023 Insight Publications 40 under 40.

In Ciara’s free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughters. She also enjoys modeling, hiking, exercising and spending time with her friends.