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Staff

Yavilah McCoy
DIMENSIONS CEO and Executive Director

Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of DIMENSIONS Inc. in Boston.  She has spent the past 20 years working extensively in multi-faith communities and partnering specifically with the Jewish community to engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.  Yavilah is an educator, activist and spiritual teacher.  She is a Jewish woman and a person of color and has designed numerous tools and methods that enable students and educators to be better citizens of the world through exploring differences and reaching for tangible solutions in allied engagement.  Yavilah brings a wealth of wisdom and experience in DEI consulting, non-profit management, philanthropy and engagement to this project and has worked with numerous partners to build strong, healthy organizations with measurable commitments to racial justice, equity and anti-oppression strategies.  Yavilah is a certified trainer for ADL’s World of Difference Institute, National Conference for Community and Justice, and the National Coalition Building Institute. She is a certified coach for the Auburn Theological Seminary Pastoral Training program and is a renowned speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner.

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Keyanna Silverman-Maddox
Executive Assistant

Keyanna  identifies as a disruptive peace-maker and racial equity advocate.  She comes to Dimensions from her position as Diversity Initiatives and Research Manager for the Mayors Office of Boston.  Keyanna is a passionate and innovative program developer, facilitator, and evaluator.  She is intuitive and data driven to create win-win solutions. Keyanna is experienced in creating pathways for historically marginalized groups and connecting individuals and organizations with resources for collective growth.

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Camille Brenner
Dimensions Program Assistant

Camille recently graduated Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in African and Afro-American Studies and a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.  While studying at Brandeis, Camille was honored to be selected as a fellow for the Brandeis Bridges Program and held several cultural leadership positions addressing racism and youth empowerment. Camille holds additional interests in farming and has a range of experience in informal Jewish education.

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Samiah Fulcher
Dimensions Program Assistant

Inspired by the likes of Kathleen Cleaver, Betye Saar, and Adrian Piper, Samiah Fulcher is an artist at heart with the ideals of a revolutionary. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised as a North Carolinian, Samiah has spent the past 5 years cultivating a passion for community service through her roles as program coordinator event organizer in the Matthews-Mint Hill National Art Society and Outward Bound. Her interests are in the humanities with an emphasis on philosophy, literature, and the arts. Samiah takes pride in her works as a part-time poet and aspires to be a worthy example of what it means to be a “citizen of the world.” Samiah is currently completing a gap year internship as theHey Dimensions Office Manager and Program Assistant.

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Tonda Case, MBA
JWOC Resilience Circle, Project Director

Tonda is an Afro-American Jewish Woman. She is a strategist, thinker, student, leader, mother, daughter, healer, teacher, lover, sister, confidant and friend. Tonda’s experience includes managing complex takeholder/customer relationships, developing training and assessment protocols and building knowledge in leadership development, process management and family and human services. Tonda is an intuitive, creative and customer-obsessed professional who works well independently and as a supportive member of a progressive team. Tonda is a Warrior: Midwest born, Oakland raised. She lives with her ancestors and walks with two spirits.

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Rebecca Porath-Katz
JOC-ALLIES Cohort, Project Director

Rebecca Katz is the former Director of Education at Repair the World. Prior to Repair, Rebecca spent two years as the Director of Social Justice Initiatives at Texas University in Austin, Texas, engaging UT students in different modes of social justice through a Jewish lens. However, before the heat of Austin, she learned to organize in the bitterly cold city of Chicago. Rebecca led the Or Tzedek program at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, teaching Jewish teens to create systemic change in partnership with directly impacted communities.

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Andrea Jacobs
JOC-Allies Project Consultant

Dr. Andrea Jacobs is a feminist educator, researcher, and organizational consultant with over 25 years of experience working for change. She has developed resources and training for support organizational change to address gender equity and LGBTQ inclusion and racial justice within a variety of educational and communal organizations in the U.S., Israel and the UK. Andrea holds a doctorate in sociolinguistics with a research focus on language as a tool for social and cultural change among Jewish American and Israeli feminists. She is co-founder of Rally Point for Collaborative Change, a consulting practice that focuses on working across difference to facilitate transformative change. Prior to founding Rally Point, she was the first national director of education and training for Keshet. She draws on her experience and training to develop interactive workshops that explore issues of identity, privilege, and power for adults and youth. Andrea is also trained in Theater of the Oppressed and Playback Theater and strongly believes that art is a critical tool for creating social change.

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Rachel Faulkner
#JWOCMARCHING National Organizer

has spent her career creating social justice through educational equity. As a City Year AmeriCorps Member and Manager, then as Founding Site Director for Match Education, she piloted programs that combined academic and socio-emotional supports to support underserved students in staying on track to graduate. From 2014-2017, Rachel lead Citizens of the World, a diverse-by-design school in L.A. that uses mindfulness, socio-emotional curriculums, and constructivism to build students to be courageous and compassionate. Now, Rachel is the Program Director at Reading Partners, where she oversees volunteer-lead literacy interventions at 19 schools in D.C. Rachel is always on the hunt for new books, recipes, and cities to explore!

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