LaNelle Alexander has a legacy of leading significant organizational development, culture and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts for nearly 20 years across international non-profits, for profits, and higher education based on her deep commitment to advancing equity and combating the pernicious legacy of systemic racism by leading healthy culture transformation.
LaNelle is a mission-driven leader, workshop facilitator and leadership coach who has a track record of designing and infusing DEIB and Racial Justice strategies to help organizations create healthy cultures, cultivate positive engagement and drive business success by building more resilience and equitable environments, systems, practices and programs so their people and people leaders are empowered with tools and resources to remove systemic barriers to individual and collective success.
Most recently, she served as the inaugural Head of DEI where she was a member of the senior team, responsible for designing and executing a multi-year DEI-AR strategic plan, executing, leadership and team coaching, leadership development workshop, driving organizational alignment and sustainable change impacting teams aligned to Mission, Vision and Values.
Prior, LaNelle was on the executive leadership team at buildOn, an international nonprofit based in Stamford, CT, where she served as their first Vice President of Human Resources and founding Global Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI).
LaNelle holds a BA in Organizational Behavior and Change Management, with a concentration in Diversity and Inclusion from New York University. She is an ICF certified professional coach (CPC) specializing in executive leadership and team coaching from iPEC. She also maintains certifications from both the Society of Human Resources [SHRM-CP] and Society for Diversity [CDP].
LaNelle is also on the board of buildOn NY, a nonprofit focused on youth development in the South Bronx and HOPE Worldwide’s CT Chapter, which delivers sustainable, high impact community-based services to vulnerable local and international communities.