Cultural Competency/Diversity Education

For those who can share programming/resources related to this topic
Robert Riesmeyer
Suitcase of Dreams/Off to Anyland Travel
Founder & Adventure Architect
Robert Riesmeyer founded Travel Unrivaled to help his clients experience the world with custom curated, hand selected travel experiences from across the globe.  Robert started traveling at an early age, taking time away from the family farm to go on road trips with his parents.  He received his first taste of international travel while attending college and the love of travel was set.  After spending 25 years designing employee benefit plans for companies, he decided to change course and follow his passion and opened Travel Unrivaled.  After successfully establishing the travel agency, he along with his best friend developed Traveling Aware, a company focused on teaching people how to travel safely and securely, utilizing material developed by the military and other organizations.
Laura Janusik
Listening to Change, LLC
I help individuals and teams better align their communication through the Power of Listening. Aligned communication creates more harmonious and fulfilling relationships. I help in a number of different ways, including coaching, training, and consulting. 
Tracy White, MHA, ICF-ACC
Tracy White, Coaching
Transformational Coach
Peter Cajina
Population Health Engagement Owner, HealtheIntent
James Maiden
McCownGordon Construction
Internal Communications Specialist
Bryce Reeves
Clinton Shane Bradley
BSG Consulting
Chief People Whisperer
Whether you’re just starting off and have one employee, or you’re running an HR team of many, there are two things you don’t compromise on — infrastructure and tactical market branding. From building a scalable HR infrastructure to assessing and redesigning programs to solve your talent acquisition and retention problems, we have senior human resources consultants who are experts in the field of many HR disciplines.
Micha Mims
Valued LLC
Heath Chancey
IMA Financial Group
IT Support Technician
Michael Henry
Point-Productions, LLC
eLearning Producer
Chelsi Flores
Job One Careers
Director of Community-Based Day Services
Brett Salsbury
Just Food of Douglas County, KS
Director of Finance & Development
Theresa "Tess" Garcia, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM
Garcia Family Medicine- A Direct Primary Care Practice
Physician/Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tess attend the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). She graduated on May 15, 1999, with the degree of Medical Doctor. She completed her residency training at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Family Practice Residency Program. In July 2002, she became a Board-Certified Family Physician.

In July 2007, Dr. Tess opened a solo practice, Garcia Family Medicine & Women’s Health, in Grain Valley, Missouri. She continued doing obstetrics and hospital work until the middle of 2012, then proceeded to do ambulatory care. Dr. Tess was called to medicine to serve her patients, particularly the underserved and underrepresented. To further her purpose, she opened a new Garcia Family Medicine in Blue Springs, Missouri, a Direct Primary Care practice, in April of 2019 to provide excellent care and healing at an affordable price, all without insurance.

Kathy Pratt
Lockton Companies, LLC
Claims Service Specialist
Josh Selig-Votaw
iFocus Marketing
VP/Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Fontes
Dimensional Innovations
Talent Manager
Michelle Isabell
MI Homes | Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc

My wife Maegan and I have three children, Kalam, 15, Landan, 14, and Nichole, 11. Before becoming an agent I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2016. I handled business accounts at Sprint for four years prior to becoming an agent. 

I have been a Realtor for over five years now. It has been an amazing opportunity to help people be empowered to find their next home, sell the home they raised their family in, start a rental business, and many other life changes. 

I am the founding President of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Kansas City Metro Chapter (mouthful, huh). We help advocate policy change for discrimination against those in our community in relation to housing.

Jessica Oliver
Centriq Training
VP Operations
AJ Gentry
AJ Gentry of Chartwell Realty
Brad Ozias
Ozias Homes LLC
A career in real estate has helped me to fulfill my main goal and driving factor which is the satisfaction of my clients. My expansive network of not only the Thrive Real Estate Team, but also Keller Williams Key Partners enables me to open doors for my clients on all sides of the property equation. I make it a point to be involved and stay involved throughout all stages of the real estate process. I’ll guide you every step of the way, whether you’re looking to buy or sell. 
Brent Simmons
Lockton Companies, LLC
SVP - Unit Leader
Sydney Slavin
Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc.
Grants and Donor Communications Manager
Michael Cotlar
All Cuisine Catering
Taylor Brungardt
US Bank
Business Banking Consultant
Chris Holder
Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City
Stacey Felker
American Century Investments
Learning & Development Consultant
Tanner Lee
HJM Architects Inc
Greg Bemboom
Greg Bemboom - Element Sotheby's International Realty
I am a realtor with Element Sotheby's International Realty.  Our mission "By holding space for extraordinary moments to unfold, we forge deeper connections with ourselves, others and the world in which we live" and that being said,  my  goal is to provide the ultimate real estate experience.   I have been selling real estate since 2015 but have a long construction background and experience.  My husband and I live in Prairie Village and enjoy all that Kansas City has to offer. 
Michael Patch
Choral Spectrum
Artistic Director

Choral Spectrum

A mixed chorus (SATB) for the LGBTQIA and Supporting community.

Our Mission:  To provide a safe place of inclusion and expression to all LGBTQIA and Allies in our community using the power of music to enrich lives and influence our acceptance by all who listen.

Our Vision:  To use Music to Change Lives, Strengthen our Community and Transform the Perception of LGBTQIA in the World.

Matthew Briggs
Children's Mercy Hospital
Program Manager, Annual Giving
Michael Franklin
Words Normalize Behavior LLC
Founder and Chief Thought Leadership Officer
Michael Franklin is the Founder and Chief Thought Leadership Officer of Words Normalize
Behavior LLC, a Black and Queer-owned communications and strategic engagement firm,
dedicated to ensuring your language, strategy, and executive communications meet the moment.
Serving as the Executive Director of Speechwriters of Color, a proud graduate of Howard
University, and a member of Gen Z, Michael has established himself as a credible leader in
executive communications and strategic engagement. 

Michael has worked alongside leaders and organizations, including The Collective PAC, Black
Futures Lab, Black to the Future Action Fund, Global Black Economic Forum (in partnership
with/ Day One), the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (in partnership with
Leverette Weekes), Native Son, National Black Pre-Law Conference and Initiatives, and more.
Jessica Pickering
UMB Financial Corporation
Chairperson PRIDE Business Resource Groups