Each fellow has a team available to support them in the program. Fellows are assigned a coach to support personal development related to equity-grounded leadership and an advisor to assist the fellow and their assigned group with the collaborative project. In addition, the team includes the program co-facilitators to assist with content expertise and application, a wellness coach to support wellbeing, and the other fellows in the program to serve as peers to co-create the Fellow Program experience.
Program Support Team
Fellows engage in 11 months of guided and self-directed program content. This includes in person and virtual cohort meetings where fellows participate in facilitated dialogue, hear from subject matter experts, and engage in time for self-reflection. They meet with project advisors, receive individualized coaching, and engage in a variety of self-paced learning opportunities tailored to their individual or project goals.
The Program Team
The EGL Project Team models equity-grounded leadership and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the development and implementation of the Fellow Program. Their approach is person-centered, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and acknowledges that individual leaders have different experiences, abilities, and needs.
Curriculum and Facilitation
Ms. Chambers has over 18 years of experience working with issues of social justice, equity, education, mental health and diversity. She is a speaker, educator, and workshop leader who has worked extensively throughout the United States and has served nationally and locally as an advocate and activist for access to care and the elimination of the stigma of mental illness for underserved and unserved communities. Her passion is community engagement and empowerment, equity, and working with leaders to achieve this mission.
Terrell Thomas, MSW
Terrell Thomas is a strategic leader who has nearly 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, the educational system, and the governmental sector. She has helped organizations build capacity to advance their mission and DEI values for the betterment of the community. Her knowledge includes subject matter expertise in the areas of mental and behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice. She brings both professional and personal life experiences to the work, and is extremely passionate about bringing to light disparities to improve outcomes for youth and families.
Aly Feye, MPA
Aly is the Director of Operations for the College for Behavioral Health Leadership. As part of this role, she serves as the Program Manager for the EGL Fellow Program. Aly has seven years of experience working on efforts to improve outcomes for youth and adults with behavioral health needs who may be involved in or at risk of becoming involved in juvenile justice and/or criminal justice systems.
The Evaluation Team
The Equity-Grounded Leadership (EGL) Evaluation Team, through TriWest Group, LLC, have expertise and years of experience operationalizing equity through systems assessments, program improvement, and outcomes and process evaluation. They support program development as an external evaluator and serve as a consultant to the EGL fellows on the quest to take measurable action to create equitable systems.
The Project Advisors
The Equity-Grounded Leadership Fellow Program Project Advisors support subgroups of Fellows by advising on various elements of their collaborative learning projects. Advisors bring diverse backgrounds, professional experiences, and systems level expertise; and have graciously offered time to support fellows in the development and implementation of projects designed to advance equity and anti-racism in their organizations, communities, or regions.
The Equity-Grounded Leadership Fellow Program coaches support Fellows by providing one-on-one coaching tailored to individual leadership goals. We are proud to introduce you to the EGL coaches, who help guide Fellows on their journey to courageous inquiry of personal and professional biases that impact how one views themself and others.