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(eq·ui·ty) /ekwədē/
– to create the conditions that enable just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper and reach their full potential


(e·qual·i·ty) /əˈkwälədē/
– regarding or affecting
all objects in the same way

See the difference? While equal rights under the law have afforded many of us opportunities that
were denied for so long, an equity agenda works to advance just outcomes that are sensitive to the needs and circumstances of the populations in question – erasing the barriers that stand in the way
for everyone to succeed. The reality is there are groups that have much more support systems and resources that enable their success while others are forced to rely on more uncertain circumstances
in under-resourced communities. PSE stands to address these inequities in our communities so prosperity can be created and shared by all.

Meet Our Team

Vice President of Strategy and Engagement



Michelle Long Spears
Tina Anderson-Smith

Board Consultant

Data, Research and Policy


Gretchen Fuller

Just Energy (Energy Equity/Climate Justice)

Just Energy Director

Blythe Coleman-Mumford

Just Energy Community Organizer

Just Growth (Equitable Development)

Annabella Cockerell
Annabella Cockerell
Teva Needleman
Teva Needleman

Just Growth Associate

Just Health (Health Equity)

Just Opportunity (Economic Inclusion)

Just Solutions and YES! for Equity

Board of Directors

Chris Burke

Board Chair (Director of Community Relations - GA Tech)

Jami Buck-Vance

Board Vice Chair (Founder - Moonfox Consulting)

Brian Gist

Board Secretary (Sr. Attorney - Southern Environmental Law Center)

Kwaku "KC" George

Board Treasurer (Field Director - National Development Council)

Amy Chen

Board Member (Professor - Emory University School of Medicine)

Don Phoenix

Board Member (Southern Regional Vice President - Neighborworks America)

Ryan Gravel

Board Member (Founder - Sixpitch)

Sandra Barnhill

Board Member (National President - Foreverfamily)

Melanie Moore

Board Member (Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion - Cox Automotive)

Chris Marquardt

Board Member (Partner - Alston & Bird)

Melanie Winfield
Melanie Winfield

Board Member (Senior Manager, Contract Compliance - Cox Business)

Elizabeth Swann
Elizabeth Swann

Board Member (Vice President, Retail Sales - Comcast/NBCUniversal)