Who We Are
Reagen Price is an anti-racism strategist, facilitator, and advocate distinctly focused on organizing within institutions. She has built a career translating the theory of racial justice into practice with community organizers, elected officials, campaign managers, educators, funders, and government employees at a national political training institute, national education equity network, and local government agency. Reagen served as the Anti-Racism Initiative Manager at Solid Ground. Reagen currently serves as the Race & Social Justice Initiative Program Manager for Seattle City Light and as one of seven collaborative organizers of the Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition.
Hiram Rivera is an organizer and former director of the Philadelphia Student Union. He is a native of New Haven, CT and has spent the past two decades working on issues of Juvenile & Education Justice and Police Reform in Connecticut, New York City and now Philadelphia.
Patrice knows first-hand that we rebuild neighborhoods with neighbors-hand in hand with the people who know these places best and call them home. For more than 10 years in both the nonprofit and government sectors, she has worked passionately to transform economically distressed, but culturally rich communities, by building innovative cross-sector partnerships. Not only has her work benefited individuals in the community she serves, Patrice has led the way on reimagining what it means for federal staff to engage in place-based community partnerships. Now as Program Officer for Strong Local Economies at the Surdna Foundation, Patrice turns her skill and expertise to grantmaking through an equity lens that targets the wealth creation vehicles of business development and acceleration and equitable economic development.
Kai Chandler is a black, queer, non-binary, and disabled poet, essayist, and activist. With over a decade of experience in government and non-profit administration, Kai is committed to the development and deployment of geospatial tools required to use data effectively. Sci-fi tech geek by day, aspiring writer by night, their primary interests include the elusive search for solidarity and art as a manifestation of collective resistance. Kai has been a facilitator with Corajus since 2013, focusing mostly on gender and displacement.
Michaela Pommells believes that in order to end racism, patriarchy, and all forms of oppression, we must cull together creative energy to build new, resilient, anti-capitalist, community-controlled institutions that achieve revolutionary justice. She is passionate about eradicating development-induced-displacement, achieving gender equity, and educating towards collective transformation and radical healing. In her free time, she enjoys woodworking, reading, and spending time with her three children and partner.