Diversity Awareness Partnership

Staff

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.

Antionette Carroll

Antionette Carroll

MA, Marketing and Communications Manager

acarroll@dapstl.org • 314-246-3145

Antionette manages the marketing and visual communications of Diversity Awareness Partnership. As the leader of Communications, Antionette is responsible for the organization’s awareness campaigns, social media and content strategy development and implementation, organization and market research, public relations, social impact design and building community partnerships. Antionette was recently named the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design. At the local level, she is currently serving as the Vice President and Creator & Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives of the AIGA – St. Louis Chapter, a Grants Panelist for the Regional Arts Commission, and Chair of Connect With Young Professionals Board through FOCUS St. Louis.  

Antionette earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies and a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2014, Antionette was accepted in the inaugural class of the School of Visual Arts’ Business of Social Design Intensive. In 2013, Antionette was recognized by the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life its Amethyst Honoree, and she graduated from the Focus St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program. She was also named the inaugural Katherine Dunham Fellow in Arts Administration by the Regional Arts Commission in 2011.

Natalie Clay

Natalie Clay

MSW, Education and Training Manager

nclay@dapstl.org • 314-246-3142

Natalie conducts organizational research and facilitates for DAP’s diversity trainings and youth programs. Natalie received a bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in English and Social Justice, with a concentration in Black American Studies, and a Masters in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University. Natalie’s chief academic and research interests are around the training, assessment and demonstration of cultural competency in undergraduate and graduate student populations. Her research on this topic has been featured at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and in the book Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution.

Natalie is a graduate of the CoroTM Fellows Program in Public Affairs, and was a member of the inaugural class of FOCUS’ Emerging Leaders.  Outside of work, Natalie is a member of the CoroTM Advisory Board, a member of the fundraising committee for InvestSTL and was a founding member of GoodMap, an easy-to-use online tool that helps organizations find resources, connect to partners, and collaborate for collective impact.

Justin Raymundo

Justin Raymundo

Program Manager

jraymundo@dapstl.org • 314-246-3143

Justin manages all youth engagement efforts of Diversity Awareness Partnership, including the EXPLORE Career Immersion Program, Diverse-City Art Competition and the Give Respect, Get Respect Program. 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.