Core Faculty:

Matthew Freeman specializes in facilitating challenging conversations so that groups can find new solutions to intractable problems like poverty, racism, or immigration issues. He has over 15 years' experience working on race and diversity issues, equity, civic engagement, and organizational development. As a graduate of CTF, he is passionate about continuing this program's individual and community transfromation impact!





Jeanne IslerEbony Walden has over a decade of community development experience working with a diversity of practitioners and residents to transform communities. At Ebony Walden consulting, she leverages her experience as an urban planner and community builder to design and faciltate community workshops, trainings and engagement processes that explore race, equity and the creation of more just and inclusive communities.





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.





Dr. David Campt With more than 25 years of professional experience, Dr. David Campt (@thedialogueguy) is considered a national expert in the areas of inclusion and equity, cultural competence, intergroup dialogue, and civic engagement. His insights about the keys to more inclusive and effective institutions and communities have been sought by small executive boards of fewer than a dozen to large-scale summits involving thousands of people.