You have something important to say.
I’m here to make space for your voice.
Let’s name what’s uncomfortable in the room.
I see every project and every facilitation as an opportunity to invite people in.
I look through the lens of, “How can I engage the person in the corner who is uninterested or disengaged? “
Often when people are in meetings, they are disengaged and looking down. I make it my challenge to make space for each person to come to the table and be heard.
Often the quietest amongst us have the most to say.
I believe in asking the hard-hitting questions, leaning into the challenges we’re faced with, and making difficult conversations easy to have.
I like to bring humor into places you wouldn’t expect it. To bring out the silliness and the humanity in our experiences, even when we’re in the midst of a challenging discussion.
My magic lies in making difficult conversations easy and uncomfortable discussions accessible.
It doesn’t have to be heavy.
It can be hard, but we can move through it instead of avoiding the very thing we need to face.
Kelechi is a force of nature. She blends lived expertise, justice, and healing to bring change that unites people across identities to practically address mental health and suicide concerns in their communities.
Mad Queer Abolitionist
Much Madness, LLC
Kelechi has become a trusted voice for us in both the mental wellness and cultural humility arenas. Whether she is holding a space for our BIPOC employees or sharing her knowledge and expertise with senior leaders, the authenticity she leads with allows others to come as they are–as learners, as advocates, as change-makers that are reimagining an equitable future.
Director, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action
Kelechi adeptly combines a deep understanding of mental health with strong skills in project management, community engagement, and communications in order to achieve meaningful change.
California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN)
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Kelechi has had the pleasure of working with numerous public and nonprofit agencies during her career:
Alpine Behavioral Health. Asurion. Boston University. California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations. California’s Black Women’s Health Project. California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. CalMHSA. California Pan Ethnic Health Network. Center for Applied Research Solutions. City of Berkeley Mental Health Division. City of San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhood Services. Color of Change. Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services. Cornell University. Family Education Resource Center. Fresno County. Greenlighting Institute. Indigo Project. JASPR. Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Kings County Behavioral Health. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Larta. LifeLong Medical. lululemon. Lyra. Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Menlo School. Mental Health Association of San Francisco. MHA Wisconsin. Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network. Modoc County Behavioral Health. Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies. Oakland Human Services. Orange County Health Care Agency. Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. Purchase College. Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health. Sacred Heart Preparatory. Safe Space. San Francisco Department of Public Health. San Francisco Library. Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness. Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Department. Santa Clara County Housing Authority. Sierra Health Foundation. Sonoma County Department of Behavioral Health Services. Stanford Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Services. St. Mary’s College. Take Action Minnesota. The California Endowment. The Institute of Development of Human Arts. Tehama County Health Services Agency Behavioral Health. Tri-City Mental Health. UC Irvine. Yale University. Yolo Health and Human Services Agency.