Our Team

The Race Equity Leadership Collective is made possible due the technical and staff support provided by Full Circle Strategies, LLC.

If you are interested in working with the RECollective, please join our mailing list. We will enthusiastically share future employment opportunities as they become available.


Donisha Shepherd, MSW

Program Development & Steering Committee Liaison

Donisha is a recent graduate of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) where she received her Master’s degree in Social Work with a Macro concentration. During her time at the GCSW, she became heavily politically engaged.

Nia Buckley, BSW

Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Nia is a disabled veteran of the United States Air Force, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in social work at the University of Houston.

Manuel Soares, BA

Movement & Capacity Building FacilitatorDigital Media Manager

Manuel Soares (he/him), is the Digital Media Manager and the Movement and Capacity Building Facilitator for the RE Collective. He is excited to be continuing his work with the RE Collective and managing the ways the organization navigates media resources.

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