Diversity Awareness Partnership


Reena Hajat Carroll - DAP - Diversity Awareness Partnership

Reena Hajat Carroll

MSW, Executive Director

rhajat@dapstl.org • 314-246-3141

Prior to working with the Diversity Awareness Partnership, Reena was the Interim Executive Director of the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls.  Carroll holds a Masters Degree in social work from Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work with an emphasis on social and economic development.  Currently, she serves on several boards in the St. Louis community including the Incarnate Word Foundation, Women’s Society of Washington University, Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Board, and the ALIVE Magazine Editorial Board. She was also recently appointed by Governor Nixon to the Missouri Community Service Commission.

In addition to her formal board involvement, she serves on a host of task forces and awards committees.  Prior to moving to St. Louis more than ten years ago, she lived in Los Angeles and Chicago where she gained valuable experience working with youth and community organizations.  Reena is the recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Inclusive Leader Award, Bank of America’s Local Hero Award and the Brown School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, she is a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership Program and the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiatives Fellows Program.

Justin Raymundo

Justin Raymundo

Community Engagement Manager

jraymundo@dapstl.org • 314-246-3143

Justin leads the organization’s community engagement through the development of partnerships and communications that cultivate positive and collaborative relationships throughout the community. Justin oversees DAP’s youth engagement including the EXPLORE Career Immersion Program, Diverse-City Art Competition and the Give Respect, Get Respect Program. Additionally, he is responsible for the organization’s awareness campaigns, social media and content strategy development and implementation, organization and market research, public relations, and social impact design.

With extensive experience in sustainable development, Justin has worked across the private, public, and non-profit sectors to promote healthy and inclusive communities.  Most recently, Justin served as a program manager at Monsanto, implementing public-private partnerships to improve the lives of farmers around the world.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in International Human Rights and Speech Communications Studies from Webster University.

Justin actively serves in the St. Louis community.  He volunteers as a coach and mentor for Webster University’s nationally-recognized Forensics and Debate Team. He also contributes his time to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Association to support the organization’s education initiatives. As a member of HateBrakers, Justin speaks frequently on inclusion and anti-discrimination to students and educators around St. Louis.

Tina Mahtani

Tina Mahtani

Development Coordinator

tmahtani@dapstl.org • 314-246-3146

Tina serves as the Development Coordinator for Diversity Awareness Partnership.  She assists in generating financial resources to support major programs of Diversity Awareness Partnership.  Her primary responsibilities are assisting with development and fundraising functions of DAP through managing the DAP Connect Program, event registration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, database management, and general office management.

Prior to working at DAP, Tina worked as a business entrepreneur in the hospitality industry for over fifteen years.  She is currently on the race committee with Girls on the Run and enjoys reading the newest novels.