Joe Jenkins, JPI’s founding President, has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations management and management consulting in the federal and corporate sectors.  He has managed public and private sector work in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.  Joe holds an MBA degree in International Business from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University and has completed executive leadership training at JHU as well.

Vice President

Paula Dressel, JPI’s founding Vice President, has been a professor and an administrator at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta as well as Director of Planning, Research and Development at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Paula previously promoted educational collaborations between GSU and higher education institutions in the Ivory Coast and Egypt.  With a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia, she is a widely published author on social issues and co-creator of the Race Matters Toolkit.

Contributing Consultants

The work of JustPartners, Inc. and its Race Matters Institute is conducted with a diverse team of talented consultants in different regions of the U.S. whose expertise and experience are mapped specifically to each client’s needs. Together and individually, they embrace a commitment to the promotion of a more just world where everyone’s well-being counts, our interdependence is nurtured, and our success is shared.

JPI/RMI consultant credentials include expertise in social work, community planning, public health, sociology, law, and more. Within and beyond their consulting work, our consultants are engaged to ensure that social services, education, philanthropy, financial institutions, community organizations, criminal justice systems, government, and the media operate more equitably and inclusively.

Beyond their work and advocacy, JPI/RMI consultants find joy and stress relief in travel, sports, performance art, and cats, to name a few personal interests, and of course their children and families and home place.

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