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Antonio Cortes, PhD HeadshotDr. Antonio Cortes has been selected to lead Nonprofit HR’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice practice (formerly DEI) as the new Managing Director! His first day is July 1st! Antonio has over a decade of experience as an applied industrial/organizational and business psychologist in the nonprofit sector. In his immediate past role, he functioned as a senior advisor on methodologies to assess, plan and improve approaches to incorporating DEI into organizational operations.

Antonio worked very closely with former Managing Director, DEI, Emily Holthaus, in prior roles before joining the firm and during her tenure at Nonprofit HR. Antonio’s commitment to research and organizational psychology is essential for the growth of practice and for leading his team. Antonio will join our Leadership Team and work alongside other HR and operational executives in the firm.

Renaming of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Practice  

There’s more great news. Effective July 1, 2022, Nonprofit HR’s DEI practice will be referred to as Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice (EDIJ). This new name accurately reflects where we believe mission-driven organizations are and emphasizes our philosophy, approach and current practices. Nonprofit HR has made considerable investments in our commitment to studying equity. We officially launched our DEI practice in 2020 after several years of determining where and how we would focus these specialized consulting services. And just this past month, we launched our third consecutive Nonprofit DEIJ Practices Survey for 2022. Our continued investment in Knowledge and Research allows us to collect and share data about DEI progress and challenges organizations face.  See more about our EDIJ practice!

Dr. Tracye Weeks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP HeadshotMore Leaders on the Move!

Nonprofit HR celebrates Dr. Tracye Weeks to her new role as Managing Director, Strategy & Advisory! Tracye, formerly Team Leader and Senior Consultant for Nonprofit HR, is a resourceful and results-oriented HR professional who provides daily value to clients in the areas of thought partnership, HR, leadership coaching and training and implementing best practices for creating high-performing organizations. In prior roles, she often served as the Interim HR Leader for clients who value her unique approach and creative solutions to solving organizational challenges. See more about our Strategy & Advisory practice!

Nonprofit HR also congratulates Bert Ruiz on his new role as Managing Director of Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR. Bert’s professionalism, thoroughness and search expertise have been invaluable since joining the firm. Not only is Bert’s 20-plus year career supporting Bert Ruiz Headshot - Nonprofit HRnonprofits a major asset to Nonprofit HR, but we also benefit from his passion in his current role as he leads executive search engagements nationally and oversees the successful closure of search assignments at the executive level. Bert’s first official day was Monday, June 27.  See more about Impact Search Advisors!

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