Christina Bonne-Annee Donat is a judge, an educator, and a speaker. She is the co-founder of Progressive Education Consulting Group (PECG), an education consulting firm devoted to supporting elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school leadership by facilitating professional development workshops regarding community engagement, restorative justice, and culturally competent curricula. PECG also provides consulting services to not-for-profit and for-profit corporations seeking to foster diverse, equitable, inclusive, community driven, and professional work environments.
Mrs. Donat has facilitated workshops for executives at fortune 500 companies and administrators and students at some of the most prestigious schools and universities in the country including The Newark Public School System, The New York City Department of Education, New York University and the City University of New York. She also served as an advisor to the Dean of Penn State Dickinson School of Law on diversity and inclusion.
As a civil rights litigator, Mrs. Donat successfully argued matters of discrimination and police brutality in the N.Y.S. Supreme Court, the Second Department Appellate Division, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In 2013, she became an Administrative Law Judge, an overseer of the Department of Health, the Human Resources Administration and the Administration for Children Services.
In 2018, Mrs. Donat founded Mentoring Up, a social initiative designed to empower women by tapping into their inner excellence, and to align women with mentors who support, encourage and advance them towards their goals.
Fatiah Touray has experience in a diverse range of disciplines with a focus on justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Throughout her career, Fatiah has shown that she can master multiple fields including law, and has a commitment to diversity and education. She has vast experience in devising and implementing strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion, and equity. Her data-informed approach for diversity, equity, and inclusion work has produced results for her institution. She has created and implemented training for faculty and staff on diversity, inclusive instruction, and topics in human resources such as bias mitigation in hiring and promotions. She has expertise in various fields of higher education including diversity, social justice, international affairs, student success, student affairs, 1st generation college students, pipeline programs, community college pathways, and research to name a few.
She has published in the area of financial justice, written on social issues abroad, and was enrolled in Howard’s Civil Rights Clinic. Her practical experience has been vast, drafting opinions and briefs, memos, and client alerts on diverse issues including civil rights, securities law, civil procedure, constitutional law, Title IX, and Affirmative Action plans.
Fatiah, now based out of New York and The United Arab Emirates, works as the Senior Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at NYU Abu Dhabi. Prior to this role, she served as the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/ Chief Diversity Officer Sarah Lawrence College where she successfully launched its first campus climate survey, implemented a Belonging at SLC course for all incoming students and led inclusive hiring for faculty and staff.
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