Under Richard’s direction, Full Circle offers a unique, culturally competent, holistic approach to its professional enrichment services and the implementation of restorative practice values for high-performance teams and organizations. Richard brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in professional training, facilitation, strategic planning, and leadership development to corporate, sports, and entertainment, as well as nonprofit entities.
Under Richard’s leadership, the Full Circle professional development team specializes in helping leaders and organizations address problems and challenges using a culturally-sensitive, restorative lens, i.e., applying root cause analysis, leveraging the power of relationships, cultivating empathy & self-reflection, and identifying restoratively oriented, strategic solutions that holistically address predicaments & critical incidents, stimulate innovation & creativity, improve communication & collaboration–thereby helping organizations amplify overall team synergy and enhance the workplace culture.
In addition to serving as the organizational development and restorative practice lead for Full Circle over two decades, Richard is also a senior, cultural competency facilitator on race conversations for the New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows Program at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. He also teaches “Participatory Practices and Race Conversations” in the co-lab with New York University (NYU), Wagner School of Public Service, and is a senior facilitator for the College of Staten Island, Equity and Belonging Conversation for Change Project.
Richard has been invited to lead numerous race equity conversations with large nonprofit organizations, including the Guttmacher Institute, the Rochester Foundation, and Housing Works. He has also provided organizational change, technical assistance, and strategic planning consultation to Verizon, Bellevue Hospital, Montefiore Hospital, Big Brothers and Big Sisters National, and the Hispanic Federation.
Richard received his M.S.W. degree from Columbia University, School of Social Work.