ADI is led by a dedicated group of individuals. The current Core Team consists of our staff, and several representatives from our affiliate organizations. In addition to the core team, ADI is served by an equally talented and robust Advisory Board.
Melanie Reding, ADI Communications
Pete Nelson, ADI Co-Founder, North Country Community College
Martha Swan, John Brown Lives!
Rocci Aguirre, Adirondack Council
Jen Kretser, The Wild Center
Paul Hai, SUNY ESF
Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation
Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council
Jacob Vennie- Vollrath, ANCA
Kim Irland, North Country Community College
James McKenna, ROOST
Kate Fish, Adirondack North Country Association
Shaun Kittle, ROOST
Dr. J.W. Wiley
Author, Chief Diversity Officer, Lecturer and Consultant at SUNY Plattsburgh, founder and President of Xamining Diversity.
Nationally- recognized leader in the fields of anti-bias education and cultural diversity, 17 years as National Director Training and Resources for the Anti-Defamation League
Upper Saranac/New Hampshire
Dr. Donathan Brown
Associate Professor at Ithaca College and 2017 United States Fulbright Scholar in Race and Public Policy
Award-winning travel writer and diversity advocate, founder of GirlGoneTravel.com and ambassador for The American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF) of the National Park Foundation.
NYC ... and the whole world!
Kathleen Scottie Ginn
Retired Vice-President of Engineering at IBM, co-chair of the IBM Executive GLBT Task Force for 16 years
The world's leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in the workplace. Best-selling author of four watershed books on gay issues, all of which are used as college texts.
Staff Assistant at SUNY Plattsburgh's Center for Diversity Pluralism and Inclusion