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Council on Anti-racism and Equity

The Council on Anti-racism and Equity (CARE) is currently in its third term and continues to play a pivotal role within the school community. Comprised of representatives from faculty, students, alumni, and staff, CARE advises the dean and provides a mechanism for communication of needs and issues to the school’s senior leadership.  

This year, CARE remains steadfast in its commitment to the action areas of inclusive community, academics and classroom culture, and representation. Key focus areas include advancing supplier diversity, internal community, and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles into the curriculum.

The council engages with and provides direction on CARE’s ongoing programs hosted by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) which include:

  • The Donald H. Ogilvie ’78 Colloquium: A high-impact speaker series that brings underrepresented professionals of color regularly to campus to visit and engage with the SOM community.
  • Who CARES About That?: A video podcast series with episodes focused on issues of anti-racism and equity, created and run by all members of all segments of the SOM community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Questions or suggestions for the council can be directed to

Ogilvie Colloquium Highlights

Three panel speakers sitting in chairs and smiling
May 13, 2024

Alumni Share Their Paths to Yale SOM and Beyond at Third Ogilvie Colloquium

Mark Walton ’79 and Anna Blanding ’09 discussed the personal values and the Yale SOM experiences that have guided them through careers in media and impact investing.

Speakers at the second annual Ogilvie Colloquium
May 18, 2023

Alumni Discuss ‘Breaking Barriers’ During Second Donald H. Ogilvie ’78 Colloquium

Funmi Akinlawon Haastrup ’03, Beanie Barnes ’08, and Corey Harrison ’11 sat down for a candid conversation about their experiences as underrepresented leaders in their respective industries.

Ogilvie Colloquium panelists
December 05, 2022

Community Gathers for Inaugural Ogilvie Colloquium

Three alumni leaders of color sat down for a wide-ranging conversation on topics related to advancing anti-racism in the workplace and in society at large.

CARE Members

Nicholas Barberis

Nicholas Barberis

Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Finance

Nicholas Barberis is a faculty member in the finance group at SOM; he joined the school in 2004. His area of research is behavioral finance, which tries to make sense of financial markets and the financial decisions of households using ideas from the field of psychology. Nicholas teaches the subject to students in the full-time MBA program; the MBA for Executives program; the Master’s in Asset Management program; and the PhD program. Over the years, in addition to teaching and research, he has taken on a number of administrative roles, including: senior faculty hiring; junior faculty hiring; PhD admissions; Dean Search committee; curriculum review; finance group’s representative to the school’s Appointments, Curriculum, and Strategy (ACS) committee; and numerous promotion committees.

Nicholas accepted the dean’s invitation to join the council because it is trying to make progress on issues that are important to the school and to society at large. He will do his best to help, drawing on his experiences at SOM in the past 15 years.

Teresa Chahine

Teresa Chahine

Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship

Teresa Chahine is the inaugural Sheila and Ron ’92 Marcelo Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management. She is the author of "Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship," a twelve step framework for building impactful ventures in new and existing organizations. Dr. Chahine's research focuses on developing tools to characterize and advance social and environmental determinants of health. She launched the first social entrepreneurship program in the context of public health, at Harvard University. She was also responsible for launching the first venture philanthropy organization in her home country of Lebanon, providing tailored financing and critical management support to social enterprises serving marginalized populations through education and job creation for youth and women.

Dr. Chahine has published widely on financing, measuring, and scaling social impact. She has worked on social innovation and sustainable development within corporate, governmental, academic and non-profit organizations. Among these are the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Populations Fund, Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, Malaysian Directors Academy, Sichuan University, Kazakhstan School of Public Health, and Amani Institute in Brazil. She was the recipient of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's inaugural Elizabeth T. Weintz humanitarian research award in 2016 and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's emerging leader in public health award in 2017.

Dean Blackman

Dean Blackman

Founder and Principal of Forenoon Ventures, LLC.,

Dean is Founder and Principal of Forenoon Ventures, LLC., focusing on social impact investing. He scales startups, advises social impact fund managers, and guides institutional and private investors in finding mission related investments. He has 25 years institutional investments experience including the Yale Investments Office and the Private Equity Team at The Church Pension Fund.

Dean has an MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He has been an entrepreneurship teacher and judge at the Queens (NYC) Economic Development Corporation StartUP! Business Plan Competition and a judge at the Columbia University Venture Competition Tech Challenge. He is a speaker and advisor for the BAJ Accelerator at Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute in NYC and was recently a member of the Product Development Committee of The Board of Directors for Oikocredit US. He is also a Board Member of the St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation in Patterson, NJ. He resides in New Jersey.

Dean’s participation in diversity initiatives at SOM began in 1997, while a first-year student, when he worked under the leadership of Richard Silverman, the former Director of Admissions. He was co-chair of the Minority Student Group and also a member of the mixed SOM Soccer team that won the Yale Intramural Championship Cup.

Sharicca Boldon

Sharicca Boldon

Director of Strategy and Compliance for Operations at Baltimore City Public Schools

Sharicca Boldon helps organizations disrupt inequity by elevating their focus on people, processes, and purpose. She currently serves as the Director of Strategy and Compliance for Operations at Baltimore City Public Schools and leverages improvement science to address complex, stubborn issues across the social sector. She began her career as a manufacturing engineer for Procter and Gamble and has enjoyed roles in the private, nonprofit, and education sectors. Her work has taken her around the world, but it is the deep challenges in the US education system that have captured her heart and her devotion.

Self-dubbed the "education engineer", Sharicca combines her corporate experience and her commitment to justice to help students, families, and communities achieve their desired outcomes. She is a member of the inaugural cohort of the master's in public education management program with the Broad Center at Yale and a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Sharicca resides with her husband and three children in Baltimore where she serves as a board member for the United Way of Central Maryland Region United Network.

Monique Rainford

Dr. Monique Rainford, M.D.

Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Author, Public Speaker and Expert in Health Disparities Affecting Black Women in America

MBA '24

Dr. Monique Rainford, M.D. is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Author, Public Speaker and Expert in Health Disparities Affecting Black Women in America.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School where she has been recognized for her outstanding academic performance having been awarded the John Russwarm Award for Academic excellence and the Robert H. Ebert Award in Primary Care Medicine from each University respectively. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has served as the Center Medical Director for the Baltimore Medical System locations on the campus of St. Agnes Hospital and the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale Health. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School on Medical in addition to women’s health consulting through her company WWELL INC. She will complete her MBA from Yale University in 2024.

She was a columnist for the Daily Gleaner, Jamaica’s largest daily newspaper and has been a relationship columnist for the South Florida Times. She has also published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine and Menopause. She has had numerous public speaking appearances discussing the health disparities experienced by African American and other Black women in America and topics related to general women’s health and wellness. Her writing has appeared in multiple publications including the Hartford Courant, the Baltimore Sun, Afro, elephant journal, Medscape and Kevin MD. She has appeared in the media on multiple occasions both internationally and nationally including CBS Baltimore, ABC 2 Baltimore, Fox 5 DC and WTNH News 8. She is a speaker for the Lifestyle Medicine Speakers Bureau and was a speaker at TEDxWilmington.

Dr. Rainford is the author of The Maternal Glow - A Jamaican Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy, Please God Send Me A Husband, and most recently Pregnant While Black.

Malcolm Cardona Spence

Malcolm Cardona Spence

MBA '24

A South Florida native, born to immigrant parents from Colombia and Jamaica, Malcolm has developed a career with years of corporate, small business, and finance experience. Malcolm aims to bridge the access gaps for small businesses and underserved communities. Malcolm has garnered experience in the private sector dealing with corporate credit risk assessments for small and medium-sized businesses. Over time, scaling down to various small business roles helped shape his desire to assist small businesses on a local and global level, especially during times of economic uncertainty. Having attained a B.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Florida International University’s Honors College; Malcolm is currently a second-year MBA candidate at Yale University’s School of Management.

Trisha Chaudhary

Trisha Chaudhary (she/her)


Trisha is a 2nd-year joint MBA/MPH candidate at Yale School of Management and Yale School of Public Health. She previously worked in Corporate Strategy at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chicago, IL. At Yale, Trisha serves as both the Vice President and Community & Inclusion chair of Student Government. She is also an Admissions Fellow and the co-leader of the Digital Health Group. Outside of school, Trisha is an Innovation Lab Intern with Connecticut Innovations, where she facilitates relationships between portfolio companies and CT state agencies.

Trisha is originally from Columbia, MO, and received her BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Trisha enjoys biking on the Farmington Canal Trail and exploring Connecticut vineyards and breweries.

Brittany King

Brittany King (She, Her, Hers)

Senior Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs & Student Life

Brittany serves as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Academic Affairs and Student Life Office. In this role, Brittany has a unique dual responsibility. As a part of the Academic Affairs team, Brittany works to provide students with the services, resources and information necessary to navigate SOM and achieve a successful academic tenure at the Yale School of Management. As a part of the student life team, Brittany aims to empower students through intentional programming and activities that will aid in enhancing the student experience.

Brittany, a SOM 2023 Community Spirit Honoree, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Albertus Magnus College where she also earned a M.B.A. As a member of C.A.R.E., Brittany plans to create opportunities for honest and meaningful conversations regarding racial equity and she is excited about contributing to C.A.R.E’s initiatives and supporting its outcomes.

Nataly Robalino

Nataly Robalino (she/her/hers)

Career Coach in the Career Development Office

Nataly has over 10 years of work experience in career education & coaching. She joined Yale SOM in 2011 where she worked in the Career Development Office (CDO) managing on-campus recruitment and developing new employer relationships. Prior to transitioning back to the CDO in 2018, Nataly spent a year in the Office of Community & Inclusion (now the Office of Inclusion and Diversity) supporting diversity strategies and initiatives across student services, recruitment, enrollment and alumni engagement. As a Career Coach, Nataly works with all SOM students to define and articulate career goals, provide strategic resources for their job search and guide students from the preparation stage through offer negotiations.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Justice & Law Administration and got her MBA from a neighboring school, Albertus Magnus College. When not at Yale SOM, she enjoys cooking, dancing salsa, true crime podcasts and spending time with her family.

As an Ecuadorian-born, first-generation college student, Nataly hopes to use this council as a platform to encourage more conversations around racial and socio-economic status inequalities in education and in the workplace.


Kristen Beyers

Kristen Beyers (she/her/hers)

Director of Learning Success, Executive Education

Kristen is a mission-driven leader passionate about enabling others to succeed. Kristen brings 20+ years of experience driving organizational strategies to attract, engage, and develop talent across industries. Her subject matter expertise includes leadership development, relationship management and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Currently Kristen serves as the Senior Director of Learning Success for Executive Education at the Yale School of Management. Most recently, Kristen served as the school’s inaugural Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity, and previously held leadership roles in career development and admissions functions during her tenure at Yale. Outside of higher education, Kristen worked as an HR leader at The Hartford specializing in diversity and talent management. Earlier in her career, Kristen was a recruiter and organizational development associate at Cambridge Associates and Boston Medical Center.

Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a B.A. in Psychology and holds a M.Ed. in Human Resource Education from Boston University. In addition to her career, Kristen enjoys her other roles as a wife, mom, soccer coach, and small business owner. Kristen loves travels and adventures with her family, enjoys food and wine, and living on the coastline of Connecticut.

Rasanah Goss

Rasanah Goss, MBA '11

Head of Diversity Recruiting Strategy & Partnerships, Citizens Bank

Rasanah Goss joined Citizens Bank as the Head of Diversity Recruiting Strategy and Partnerships in January 2021. In the beginning of 2022, Rasanah expanded her responsibilities to include campus recruiting. Additionally in 2022, she also served as the Interim Head of DE&I. Prior to joining Citizens, Rasanah was a Manager at Accenture focusing on diversity recruiting for talent acquisition teams operating in the US, Canada, LATAM, Europe and Africa.

Rasanah has also worked in the media & entertainment and nonprofit sectors. As a marketing manager she worked on award winning multicultural and multigenerational consumer marketing campaigns as well as drove retail and subscriber revenue for some of the most popular magazines including People, Fortune and Food & Wine. In the nonprofit sector her work focused on the arts and diversity.

Rasanah lives in Brooklyn. She currently serves as co-chair of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Ailey Ambassadors Scholarship Fundraising Committee and was previously on the Young Patrons Circle Steering Committee. Rasanah graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She stays connected to Yale SOM by serving on the NYC Alumni Board.

Rasanah joined the council because it is an opportunity to apply her years of professional DE&I experience to remove barriers to access and opportunity as well as ensure equity is woven into the culture at Yale SOM.

Project Manager

Zanaiya Leon

Zanaiya Léon (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director for Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Currently, Zanaiya is the Assistant Director for the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at the Yale School of Management. Prior to this, she served as the Assistant Director of the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of New Haven. A graduate of the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Business Management and an MBA in Strategic Leadership, she has pursued professional opportunities that align with her dynamic interests – which has landed her at Yale SOM where she enjoys working with staff, students, faculty, and the SOM community. Zanaiya is happy to assist the council as it executes the ideas created by the inaugural group and is excited to see the progress that is made at SOM.

Executive Sponsor

Kerwin Charles

Kerwin K. Charles

Indra K. Nooyi Dean & Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management

Kerwin K. Charles is the Indra K. Nooyi Dean and Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management.

During his scholarly career, Dean Charles has studied and published on topics including earnings and wealth inequality, conspicuous consumption, race and gender labor market discrimination, the intergenerational transmission of economic status, worker and family adjustment to job loss and health shocks, non-work among prime-aged persons, and the labor market consequences of housing bubbles and sectoral change. He is the Vice President of the American Economics Association, the Vice Chair of NORC at the University of Chicago, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an elected Fellow of the Society of Labor Economics. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, is a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Labor Economics.