Richard specializes in helping leaders in applying root cause analysis and leveraging the power of relationships as they seek practical and strategic solutions to the challenges they face. As a master facilitator, Richard has a gift for moving groups through “stuck” places and introducing people-centered restorative practices to create a relational field that supports cultures of resilience, repair, and engagement. As a compassionate strategist, Richard excels in helping teams to co-design processes that lead to strategic thinking, shared visioning, and action planning.
As a leadership developer, Rich focuses on building the capacity of leaders to adapt to changing environments. In addition to serving as a lead consultant for Full Circle for over two decades, Rich currently serves as cultural competency, facilitator/coach 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” at the co-lab, New York University (NYU) Wagner School of Public Service. Richard currently serves as a senior facilitator and coach for the College of Staten Island, Equity and Belonging Conversation for Change Project.
As the President of Renew & Redesign Consulting, Richard has led numerous race equity conversations with large nonprofit organizations, including the Guttmacher Institute, the Rochester Foundation, Housing Works, Good Shepherd Services, Phipps Neighborhood, and with smaller nonprofits such as the Women Against Abuse, and CORA in Philadelphia. Richard has also provided organizational change, technical assistance, and strategy services to larger organizations, including Montefiore and Bellevue Hospitals, Verizon, Big Brothers and Big Sisters National and the Hispanic Federation. Richard received his M.S.W. degree from Columbia University, School of Social Work.