Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Mission Statement

Our mission is to embrace Diversity, achieve Equity and foster Inclusion at ONE Southwest Solutions regardless of our identities. Our council is committed to modeling the behavior, envisioned for all, through mutual respect, transparency, and empathy. We will foster a culturally diverse and compassionate environment that empowers our team to continue to learn and grow as we undertake this never-ending DEI journey. We believe our team and the community we serve will benefit from our efforts.

DEI Council Responsibilities

  • Help to foster change
  • Disseminate information
  • Be a conduit for incoming information
  • Be champions for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Model anti-racist behaviors
  • Be an ally
  • Assist with the development of the DEI Strategic Plan
  • Implement the DEI Strategic Plan

DEI Council Members

  • Claudia Bravo-Sanchez, Translator  |  Southwest Counseling Solutions
  • Decondi Cole, Customer Service & Policy Specialist  | Southwest Counseling Solutions
  • Ibrahem Elabed, Senior Manager Workforce and Federal Projects | Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Ali Khater, Case Manager | Southwest Counseling Solutions
  • Laura LeBlanc, Executive Director of Philanthropy & Communication | Southwest Solutions
  • Alexandra Makohn, Homeownership Assistance Program Manager | Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Cynthia McCreary, Housing Stability Counselor | Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Amanda Moore, Human Resources Generalist – Training | Southwest Solutions 
  • Karen Pugh, Director of Human Resources | Southwest Solutions
  • Bindi Shah, Development Operations Manager | Southwest Solutions
  • Michelle Sherman, COO / CFO (and Executive Sponsor of the Council) | Southwest Solutions
  • Timothy Sprowl, Clinician / Case Manager | Southwest Counseling Solutions
  • Claudia Stephens, Career Center Manager | Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Jennifer Tuma, Executive Assistant | Southwest Solutions
  • Patricia Vineyard, Clinical Manager | Southwest Counseling Solutions 
  • Tiffany White, Human Resources Generalist-Recruiter | Southwest Solutions

DEI Calendar

2023 Calendar Coming Soon!

DEI Materials

About Martin Luther King, Jr. Day