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 Coordinator DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS   Zander is a current student at Vanderbilt University studying Human and Organizational Development. His research interests center on organizational communication, unconscious bias, and diversity and inclusion best practices for recruiting and hiring. Zander uses an equity-oriented, social justice lens to analyze challenges faced by diverse organizations and communities.

Zander Alley | Research Coordinator
DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS

Zander is a current student at Vanderbilt University studying Human and Organizational Development. His research interests center on organizational communication, unconscious bias, and diversity and inclusion best practices for recruiting and hiring. Zander uses an equity-oriented, social justice lens to analyze challenges faced by diverse organizations and communities.

Michael Payne | Communications Coordinator DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMUNICATION   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. Through podcasting and social media, he brings interesting and fun content to people3’s followers.

Michael Payne | Communications Coordinator
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMUNICATION

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. Through podcasting and social media, he brings interesting and fun content to people3’s followers.


 
Sherri Marquez | 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 | 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.

Dilman Yasin | 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.

Dilman Yasin | 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.

Cecelia Johnson | Consultant INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION   Cecelia has a professional career that spans over 43 years, from public school educator to college professor, counselor, and college vice-president. Her areas of expertise include government, leadership, diversity and inclusion, stress management, professionalism, and communication.

Cecelia Johnson | Consultant
INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION

Cecelia has a professional career that spans over 43 years, from public school educator to college professor, counselor, and college vice-president. Her areas of expertise include government, leadership, diversity and inclusion, stress management, professionalism, and communication.

Dylan Platt | 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 | 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.


 
Shawn Bowling | Advisor BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT   Shawn is a business professional with over 20 years experience in the music industry. He has a keen eye for numbers, obsesses over details, and is passionate about work that matters and makes a difference.

Shawn Bowling | Advisor
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Shawn is a business professional with over 20 years experience in the music industry. He has a keen eye for numbers, obsesses over details, and is passionate about work that matters and makes a difference.

Mary Kate Brown | Consultant EDUCATION & DISABILITIES   Mary Kate is passionate about diversity and inclusion, particularly among children, people with disabilities, and within the educational system. Mary Kate is an avid researcher, and is interested in the many layers of organizational communication.

Mary Kate Brown | Consultant
EDUCATION & DISABILITIES


Mary Kate is passionate about diversity and inclusion, particularly among children, people with disabilities, and within the educational system. Mary Kate is an avid researcher, and is interested in the many layers of organizational communication.

Joseph Cook | Consultant 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
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.

Dr. Amy Harris | Advisor WORKFORCE ANALYTICS   Dr. Amy Harris is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Analytics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Harris is an expert in understanding data analytics and workforce population trends in the technology and health care sectors.

Dr. Amy Harris | Advisor
WORKFORCE ANALYTICS

Dr. Amy Harris is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Analytics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Harris is an expert in understanding data analytics and workforce population trends in the technology and health care sectors.

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