diversity & inclusion specialists

We're passionate about helping people understand people. 


Dr. Candace Warner

Founder/CEO

LEADERSHIP

Dr. Candace Warner started people3 because she is passionate about helping people learn about people. As a sociologist, academic researcher, trainer, and curriculum designer, Warner has almost two decades of experience in understanding diversity and cultural demographics and over a decade of experience coordinating diversity training sessions, cultural competency efforts, research, and consulting initiatives to improve workplace and organization interactions.

Candace has worked with health care agencies, manufacturing companies, technology firms, non-profit organizations, as well as public works, government, and police departments to develop diversity and inclusion training content, organize training initiatives, and develop inclusive consulting plans.

Dr. Warner holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and completed her Ph.D. in Public Administration & Policy with a dissertation focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives in government. She believes in the power of people and data to influence change.


 
Zander Alley | Research  DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS   Zander studies Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. His research interests center on organizational communication, unconscious bias, and diversity and inclusion best practices for recruiting and hiring.

Zander Alley | Research
DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS

Zander studies Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. His research interests center on organizational communication, unconscious bias, and diversity and inclusion best practices for recruiting and hiring.

Dilman Yasin | Content Consultant CULTURAL COMPETENCY   Dilman Yasin is a leader in the Nashville Kurdish community and an advocate for using technology to improve the world and help others learn about culture. Dilman is an expert on Middle Eastern and Muslim populations and assists with cultural competency projects.

Dilman Yasin | Content Consultant
CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Dilman Yasin is a leader in the Nashville Kurdish community and an advocate for using technology to improve the world and help others learn about culture. Dilman is an expert on Middle Eastern and Muslim populations and assists with cultural competency projects.

Michael Payne | Communications  PUBLIC RELATIONS   Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Belmont University, Michael is interested in using media outlets to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion across all sectors.

Michael Payne | Communications
PUBLIC RELATIONS

Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Belmont University, Michael is interested in using media outlets to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion across all sectors.


 
Cecelia Johnson | Facilitator & Coach INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION   Cecelia has a professional career that spans over 43 years, from public school educator to college professor, counselor, and college vice-president. She is an expert on leadership, diversity and inclusion, professionalism, and inclusive communication.

Cecelia Johnson | Facilitator & Coach
INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION

Cecelia has a professional career that spans over 43 years, from public school educator to college professor, counselor, and college vice-president. She is an expert on leadership, diversity and inclusion, professionalism, and inclusive communication.

Sherri Marquez | Content Consultant CULTURAL COMPETENCY   Sherri is a bilingual facilitator with expertise in Latin-American, immigrant, and aging populations. She is a sociologist who believes in the power of data, people, and the joys of culture.

Sherri Marquez | Content Consultant
CULTURAL COMPETENCY

Sherri is a bilingual facilitator with expertise in Latin-American, immigrant, and aging populations. She is a sociologist who believes in the power of data, people, and the joys of culture.

Joseph Cook | Consultant & Facilitator INTERSECTIONALITY & RACE   Joseph has delivered training workshops focused on cultural competency, micro aggressions, and intersectionality to a broad group of sectors. He is a also a published author with work centered on social justice, inclusion, and equality.

Joseph Cook | Consultant & Facilitator
INTERSECTIONALITY & RACE

Joseph has delivered training workshops focused on cultural competency, micro aggressions, and intersectionality to a broad group of sectors. He is a also a published author with work centered on social justice, inclusion, and equality.


 
Tony Peterson | Facilitator & Coach RACE & IDENTITY & RELIGION   Tony Peterson is a professor and master facilitator. Tony’s expertise lies within the topics of race, culture, identity, religion, and how children navigate racial identity. He has navigated conversations about race and civility to athletes, Harvard University, and multiple community and academic institutions. Tony’s  TedX Talk about race and identity  has been viewed over 1.5 million times.

Tony Peterson | Facilitator & Coach
RACE & IDENTITY & RELIGION

Tony Peterson is a professor and master facilitator. Tony’s expertise lies within the topics of race, culture, identity, religion, and how children navigate racial identity. He has navigated conversations about race and civility to athletes, Harvard University, and multiple community and academic institutions. Tony’s TedX Talk about race and identity has been viewed over 1.5 million times.

Dylan Platt | Content Consultant LGBT+ & GENDER IDENTITY   Dylan brings a creative edge and scientific approach to his endeavors. His primary focus is on spreading the ideas of fairness and equity, with an emphasis on inclusion of LGBTQ+ populations in corporate, higher education, and non-profit sectors.

Dylan Platt | Content Consultant
LGBT+ & GENDER IDENTITY

Dylan brings a creative edge and scientific approach to his endeavors. His primary focus is on spreading the ideas of fairness and equity, with an emphasis on inclusion of LGBTQ+ populations in corporate, higher education, and non-profit sectors.

Yolanda James | Recruiting Consultant COMMUNICATIONS & RECRUITING   Yolanda is a wiz with words and a recruiting ninja. She works with people3 clients to drive D&I leadership strategy to develop and manage a pipeline of diverse candidates by establishing partnerships with industry networks and professional organizations. With her wealth of health care and public relations knowledge, she currently oversees an internship program that matches minority students with C-suite level opportunities in hospitals.

Yolanda James | Recruiting Consultant
COMMUNICATIONS & RECRUITING

Yolanda is a wiz with words and a recruiting ninja. She works with people3 clients to drive D&I leadership strategy to develop and manage a pipeline of diverse candidates by establishing partnerships with industry networks and professional organizations. With her wealth of health care and public relations knowledge, she currently oversees an internship program that matches minority students with C-suite level opportunities in hospitals.


All pictures courtesy of Danielle Shields Photography