Team Forward Together
Team Forward Together

Mission Statement:

“To strengthen the fabric of our club through the celebration, promotion, and empowerment of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce.”

Pillars & Goals

Equality

Foster an inclusive and diverse office environment in which each employee is respected equally to their peers.

Equality Pillar Representative – JASON GRIFFIN

Tenure - Second year

Why did you join the TFT Board?

“I joined the TFT Board because I wanted to continue my work in shaping the diversity and equity policies for the Quakes front office that will continue to strengthen and grow the Quakes Culture.”

List the 2022 DEI cause that your pillar wants to support (as part of membership on the board, each member is given the chance to have a donation in their name provided to the cause of their choice)

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Providing more resources for employees

Members

  • Peggy O' Halloran
  • Paul Dewhurst

Platform

Provide a safe platform for Quakes employees to share their stories and experiences of diversity, equity and inclusion challenges.

Platform Pillar Representative: ALYSSA VILLARUZ

Tenure - Second year

Why did you join the TFT Board?

“I joined the TFT Board because I wanted to continue my education on DEI work and help to provide a safe space for members of the Quakes front office to do the same and share their own personal stories.”

List the 2022 DEI cause that your pillar wants to support

  • Stop Asian Hate

Members

  • Chris MacDougall
  • McKenna Musket
  • Paul Dewhurst
  • Katie Hoyt

Education

Celebrate the cultures represented in our community and offer fun and educational opportunities for the Quakes front office staff.

Education Pillar Representative: ROHAN DORAIRAJ

Tenure - Second Year

A sentence on why you joined the board

“My whole life I’ve sort of hidden how much of a diverse background I’ve come from because I’ve never felt totally comfortable sharing it, but Team Forward Together gave me a platform to celebrate that Diversity as an advocate and I wanted to continue that growth to help others share their stories by joining the board.”

List the 2022 DEI cause that your pillar wants to support

  • Stop AAPI Hate

Members

  • James Wilkerson
  • Brooke Menesini

Advocacy

Guide the Quakes front office staff in diversity, equity and inclusion and advocate for policies and programs that support those initiatives.

Advocacy Pillar Representative: AUDIE AMIRKIAI

Tenure - First Year

A sentence on why you joined the board

“I joined the TFT Board because I feel that my personal and professional role within the Quakes aligned with the objectives of TFT. I also wanted to be a part of a team that created and provided a positive, productive space for our front office to expand their horizon on DEI related events and topics.”

List the 2022 DEI cause that your pillar wants to support

  • Voting Rights – Local Level
  • LGBTQ+

Members

  • Madison Bernstein
  • Neylene Leon
  • Pedro Ortiz
  • Tazio Thompson

Accountability

Constantly strive to positively impact our Quakes front office through the eyes of diversity, equity and inclusion. Ensure consistency in these efforts and practice accountability and self-evaluation.

Accountability Pillar Representative – ROBERT DAVIS

Tenue - Second Year

A sentence on why you joined the board

“I joined the board so I could help be a part of the solution regarding how our club moves forward together in the DEI space.”

List the 2022 DEI cause that your pillar wants to support (as part of membership on the board, each member is given the chance to have a donation in their name provided to the cause of their choice)

  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Members

  • Jennifer Breede
  • Khang Nguyen
  • Grant Wenzinger

BOARD CHAIR- CHARLOTTE

Tenure - Second Year

 A sentence on why you joined the board

“I wanted to try to help make a difference in our office and increase my own cultural awareness”