Given the increasingly multicultural nature of our community, nonprofit agencies and civic commissions need seasoned leaders with experience navigating complex challenges.

As a result, MLP considers Inclusive Excellence a core competency of leadership. As leaders, it is our duty to set the standard by example because that’s what leaders do. Embracing these principles enables leaders to foster creation of equitable and inclusive environments, policies and practices as they do their important work for our community.

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Driven by our values, MLP committed to creating change with the goal of justice for all. We recognized that no one person or organization can solve all of these complex issues. We conducted an Inclusive Excellence survey to obtain feedback from all our graduates. We organized a diverse group of staff members, board members, and MLP graduates to begin listening to and understanding the voices of the victims of injustice. Together, they are helping MLP stay true to the commitment to bring about the cultural and tactical changes necessary.

Inclusive Excellence Organizational Integration Team

Otis "Scotty" Scott

Class XVI (2020)


Committee Members

Lisa Bombin
Vaness J-Douglas
Susan Mustacchio

MLP Marketing Team

Lisa Bombin

Class XVIII (2022)


Committee Members

Kris Kieswetter
Sylvia Renya
Ann Stevens
Lynn Thompon
Melinda Wickley

MLP Inclusive Excellence Training Team

Vanessa J. Douglas

Class XV (2019)


Committee Members

Arturo Burgueno
Michelle Harper
Sherri King
Pia Lomax
Hamid Mangalji
Cynthia Rocha

MLP Recruiting, Application and Selection Team

Committee Members

Jo Ann Andera
Sandra Banks Dance
Mike Gilliam
Paul Hoskins
Sylvia Reyna
Valerie Wilson