Commssion Members' Areas of Expertise

The Commission on Diversity at Independent Schools (CODIS) is here to support the work that you do at your schools and would like to offer our assistance. Below is a list of the areas in which each Commissioner has experience or expertise. Please contact us if you would like to connect.


Joan Edwards:

  • Facilitator Training
  • Adult Community Building
  • SEED
  • Admissions – 9-12 and International Students

Amanda Friedman:

  • LGBT Issues and Support
  • Global Education
  • Transracial Adoption
  • Inclusive Drama/Theater

Becky Harper:

  • Social Justice Art
  • Programming
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Curriculum/Lesson Planning Development

Susan Martell Jenkin:

  • Student Alliances and Affinity Groups
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Faculty Affinity Groups
  • Facilitator Training

Elizabeth Parada:

  • Climate Assessment and Implementation
  • External Presentations & Partnerships
  • SEED
  • Mindfulness
  • Curriculum Development