Core Faculty:

Matthew Freeman, president and senior consultant with TMI, specializes in designing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies for business, government, and community organizations. He has over 10 years’ experience working on race and diversity issues, civic engagement, and organizational development.





Jeanne IslerJeanné Isler is dedicated to building bridges between groups to find new ways to build just and empowered communities. As Vice President for Learning and Engagement at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, DC, Jeanné leads the team that designs and implements strategies for engaging progressive social justice nonprofit organizations and more than 80 foundation supporters. In 2006 Jeanné was a Caux Scholar.




Tee Turner is Director of Reconciliation Programs for Hope in the Cities/Initiatives of Change. A native of Richmond, VA, he is a pastor and activist with more than 25 years of experience designing programs, mobilizing people, and training community leaders. He serves on the City of Richmond Slave Trail Commission and was instrumental in establishing the Reconciliation Triangle between Richmond, Liverpool, UK, and Benin, West Africa.





Rob Corcoran is founder of Hope in the Cities, Initiatives of Change's national flagship program. Rob has conducted trustbuilding workshops in Australia, India, Europe, South Africa, and Brazil, and convened numerous national and international forums. He collaborated on a dialogue guide for President Clinton's Initiative on Race. He is the author of Trustbuilding: an honest conversation on race, reconciliation and responsibility.





Elnora Allen has been a community facilitator and consultant in Richmond for more than 20 years. She is a founding member of Healing History and Hope, an organization dedicated to honestly examining and clarifying the Civil War history, to grieve the profound loss and suffering endured by North and South, enslaved and free, and to celebrate and build upon the progress toward reconciliation and healing. She is serving as the manager of the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship.