Ricardhy Grandoit has been a long-time supporter of JDI, from his past roles at Northeastern University to his current position as the Senior Manager of Player Programs-, Baseball Operations & Economics at Major League Baseball. Grandoit has deep roots in designing and implementing prevention education and awareness efforts around domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, diversity, inclusion and equity efforts as well as more generally in the areas of organizational and leadership development. He served on an advisory board for Gique, a non-profit promoting STEAM in under-served urban communities and recently founded a creative arts program called Artplus.

Celia Richa has spent her career advocating for human rights and championing equity with vast experience building coalitions to drive meaningful change across every sector, including the federal government, businesses, and non-profits. She currently leads programming, economic opportunity, and leadership and talent development at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Richa previously worked on the International Violence Against Women Act among other efforts during her tenure at Futures Without Violence and on staff with Former Congressman Bill Delahunt. She also volunteers her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts and serves on the DEI Advisory Council for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives..

Harry Shipps contacted JDI after the #MeToo explosion to get involved and donate his time and talent. Over the past few years, he has assisted with media advocacy and training, joined the Young Philanthropist Giving ImPACT Group, and facilitated creation of JDI’s Strategic Messaging Toolkit. As a communications, policy and political consultant at 90 West, Shipps advises a range of clients in the non-profit and advocacy arena as well as elected officials. Shipps also serves on the board of Generation Citizen.