Principal & Founder, Stamey Street Consulting Group
Joanna Shoffner Scott is an experienced management consultant with extensive expertise in racial equity as an organizational practice. She is the founder and principal of Stamey Street Consulting Group, LLC, and is a Senior Consultant with the Race Matters Institute of JustPartners, Inc. Joanna consults with organizations across the country to advance racial equity as a mission-critical goal. She has more than 15 years of experience in research, advocacy, government relations and organizational management. She is an experienced policy analyst in the areas of budget and tax policy, health, and nutrition, with an expertise on the intersection of race and equity in public systems. Joanna is a child advocate. She is passionate about children’s issues and is interested in the ways race show up in educational settings, particularly for young children. Joanna holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Asha Barber Sutton, PhD.
Asha B. Sutton is an experienced researcher and professor. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and approved marriage and family therapist supervisor. She approaches her research, students, and clients using a cultural competency framework. It is through her work that she seeks to conceptualize and analyze presenting challenges in a manner that acknowledges and advances racial equity. She has more than 10 years of experience as a researcher and clinician. She also has a background in analyzing policies that impact children’s health and child welfare/foster care experiences. Much of her research and clinical experience centers on understanding and improving the experiences of African American parents and children in social spaces. Asha holds a PhD. in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University.
Anthony Armstrong provides planning, support, facilitation, engagement, and technical assistance for issues related to equitable development, organizational change, and community revitalization policy, projects, and programs. As Co-Founder and Partner at Make Communities, a mission-driven consulting firm based in Buffalo, NY, he works with non-profits, foundations, governments, coalitions, and multi-sector networks to help create accessible, equitable, and empowered communities. He works with organizations across the country and at home to advance racial equity through an institutional and policy framework. His focus includes building collaboratives and networks with a race explicit lens, elevating community-based voices, and integrating equity with planning and development.
Previously president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children (KAC), Annie McKay now serves in an independent supporting role to organizations and networks seeking to center equity and inclusion in their internal operations as they pursue strengthening their commitments to racial justice. Annie is a former Rockwood Leadership Fellow, Sunflower Foundation Advocacy Fellow, University of Kansas Women of Distinction honoree, and KHSA Kansas Children’s Champion. Annie’s leadership roles also included serving as an appointed member of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and the Governor’s Education Council. They earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and an MA from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.
Raedell Wallace is the co-founder of As Good as Goal’d, a boutique strategic services consulting firm. The most important part of getting from ideation to actualization is not having all the answers but being able to ask all the right questions. Raedell credits her foundation in Philosophy — the study of general and fundamental questions — with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that make her a solid strategic thought partner and effective project manager. With over ten years of experience in nonprofit project management and more than two decades working in public policy, higher education, early childhood education, and law, Raedell has honed the skills of harnessing abstract thoughts and turning them into productive, action-oriented plans. At the core of her work has always been a passion for amplifying the impact of individuals and organizations committed to social justice, equity, and affecting meaningful change.
Strategic Consulting Partner
Led by Lacey McNary, the vision of the McNary Group is to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through equitable systems. The McNary Group is driven by the values of equity, compassion, social and economic justice, integrity, and ethics. McNary Group has worked with over 50 local, state, and national organizations to create positive social change for children, youth, and families. The McNary Group and the Stamey Street Consulting Group partner to advance equity for our clients in ways that utilize our respective areas of expertise.