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.

Steve Davis:

  • Alumni Relations

  • Character Education

  • Admissions

Joan Edwards:

  • Facilitator Training

  • Adult Community Building

  • SEED

  • Admissions – 9-12 and International Students

Amanda Friedman:

  • Schoolwide Programming and Logistics

  • LGBT Issues and Support

  • Global Education

  • Transracial Adoption

  • Interviewing and 7-12 Admissions

Dale Griffa:

  • Social Justice Education

  • LGBT Student Groups

  • ADL “Names” Program

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

Yassine Talhaoui:

  • 9-12 Admissions at Boarding School

  • Multicultural Recruitment

Kevin Thompson:

  • Motivational Speaker

  • Public and Private Partnerships (Horizons)

  • K – 12th Social Justice Education