Project Leadership

The Centers for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation project team will be led by Lynn Pasquerella, AAC&U President and Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Student Success.

TRHT Advisory Committee

  • Carlotta M. Arthur, Director, Clare Boothe Luce Program, The Henry Luce Foundation
  • Gail Christopher, Founder Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature
  • Victoria Christgau, Connecticut Center for Nonviolence
  • Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation
  • Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Civil Rights Activist
  • Honorable Deval Patrick, Former Massachusetts Governor 
  • Bruce Goldstein, President, Farmworker Justice
  • Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations
  • Charles King, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MACRO 
  • Congressman Richard Neal, House of Representatives, District 1 (D-MA)
  • Reilly Morse, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Kavita Ramdas, Senior Advisor, Ford Foundation       
  • Jennifer Smith Turner, Board of Directors, Newman's Own Foundation
  • Honorable William Winter, Former Mississippi Governor 

TRHT Institute Faculty

  • Carol Bebelle, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ashé Cultural Arts Center
  • Monica Haslip, Founder and Executive Director, Little Black Pearl
  • Dushaw Hockett, Founder and Executive Director, Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity (SPACEs)
  • Jeanné Isler, Vice President for Learning and Engagement, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • Liz Medicine Crow, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Alaskans Institute
  •  Mee Moua, Racial Healing Practictioner and Consultant, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Héctor Sánchez-Flores, Executive Director, National Compadres Network
  • Mike Wenger, Senior Consultant on Race Relations, W.K. Kellogg Foundation


  • Jessica Estevez, Vice President, Estrategia Group
  • Edwin Estevez, President, Estrategia Group