Robin Reese (she/her/per)
Robin is an expert EDI curriculum creator and trainer. She specializes in organizational change, board development, LGBTQIA2S+, systemic and organizational oppression, microaggressions, implicit bias, executive leadership coaching, inclusion and belonging, and cultural competency. She utilizes traditional training methods as well as scenario-based, education-based, Playback Theatre techniques, Theatre for Social Change, and role playing in her presentations and workshops. Her salient identities are Queer, anti-racist, and single-mother-by-choice through adoption.
Robin comes to CLI with over two decades of nonprofit experience, including higher education. Most recently, she worked as an Associate Professor of theater and African American Studies at Penn State Altoona, while also serving as director of her own consulting firm, Reese Diversity (RD). At RD, per's clients include small, medium, and large corporate (and Fortune 100 companies), non-profits, quasi-government groups, and media outlets.
Robin’s enthusiasm for this work is contagious: "The most fulfilling parts of my work are in my discussions of race, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented and underserved clients, advising and engaging with humans seeking to belong and engage. I am committed to creating safe spaces for all with joy and compassion. We all deserve to live our most fulfilling lives."
Robin is a published and award-winning playwright and author. Per holds a B.A. in Journalism Honors from Temple University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School/New School University. Most recently she earned an M.A. in Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion from The University of Kansas. Robin comes to CLI from central PA (most recently). She has lived in Grand Rapids, MI, New York City, Los Angeles, and grew up outside of Philadelphia. She loves cheering her daughter (11) in volleyball and figure skating, listening to Podcasts and audiobooks, as well as photographing her 3 very fluffy cats: Callie, Christophe and Stitch.
Meghan Bush (she/her/hers)
Meghan's role as CLI’s Associate Director affords her the opportunity to work directly with the Executive Director in all aspects of operations, while focusing on providing the highest level of programming for CLI members. Meghan believes when you have a diverse and inclusive work environment employees will gain trust and commitment to the organization which will promote innovation in the workplace and retain employees.
Prior to joining CLI, Meghan moved from Kansas City to Denver and accepted a position as an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer in Denver Public Schools. After the one year commitment, she fell in love with the city and decided to make it her home. She has worked at several Denver based non profits, from Summer Scholars to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. Worked at the Colorado Bar Association in their Public Legal Education Department as a Program Manager. Her time at the CBA allowed her to market and promote legal education programs to both the public and K-12 schools across the state. She has a passion for working with others and providing superb customer service.
When Meghan isn't working to change the world during the day, she spends most of her off hours as a wife and #boymom to Finley (11) and Hendrix (8). They both keep her busy with their sports schedules. She enjoys volunteering as the Parker Hawks Football team mom organizing schedules and fundraising for the team.
Meghan received her Bachelor’s in Science in Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University, go Wildcats.