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Kaelan Forbes

Kaelan Forbes

Talent Management Associate (she/her/hers)

“I gravitated towards embedding equity-based work in my career aspirations through my experience working with a local nonprofit in Chapel Hill, NC. Through working with an organization whose primary mission is to alleviate homelessness and poverty in the Chapel Hill and Durham communities I witnessed the rippling effect of inadequate systems and barriers for marginalized folks. I also observed the power of community and support having a transformative impact on those searching for affordable housing, healthcare, employment, and shelters/mental health resources. From this experience, I knew I wanted to support and empower folks who are also making a difference in their own communities, and to contribute to justice-based solutions for people working to make a difference.”


  • As a Business Analyst and Director of Social Outreach for a local candle-making supplier, Kaelan leveraged analytical skills and launched the first candle-making workshop in partnership with the Women’s Business Center under the Institute for Minority Economic Development
  • Kaelan worked with the Rockefeller Foundation over the summer of 2021 on their Economic and Equity Opportunity Team to assist grantmaking investment efforts for equitable vaccination initiatives and capital expansion access to BIPOC small business owners 
  • She is currently an MBA candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will graduate in May of 2022 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Double 


Kaelan lives in Durham, North Carolina with two housemates and three house plants. She enjoys developing new recipes and cooking alongside her housemates interspersed with making ceramics, journaling, and playing tennis/volleyball. Kaelan also loves to travel and will be spending a portion of early 2022 in Carcavelos, Portugal! Hurra! 

Our team

Allison Wyatt

Co-Founder and Partner (she/her/hers)

Angelica Molero

Principal (she/her/ella)

Ben Crosby

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Brett Kunsch

Senior Recruitment Consultant (he/him/his)

BriAnn Gibson

Recruitment Consultant (she/her/hers)

Celena Jenkins

Recruitment Consultant (she/her/hers)

Christina Greenberg

Co-Founder and Partner (she/her/hers)

Christina Pfeiffer

Strategy & Operations Manager (she/her/hers)

Clair Clauson

Senior Manager of HR and Operations (she/her/hers)

Corina Ramos

Recruitment Associate (she/her/hers)

Danielle Tate

Talent Equity Consulting Associate (she/her/hers)

Dayne Castillo

Marketing Associate (she/her/hers)

Elise Austin

Staff Accountant (she/her/hers)

Emma Chow

Special Assistant (she/her/hers)

Floricet Diaz

Recruitment Associate (she/her/hers)

Hadley Kornacki

Senior Recruitment Consultant (she/her/hers)

Ila Shah

Associate Partner, (she/her/hers)

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Principal (she/her/hers)

Joanna Norko

Special Projects Associate (she/her/hers)

Jonathan Howard

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Julie Wargo - Senior Compensation Consultant

Julie Wargo

Senior Compensation Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kaelan Forbes

Talent Management Associate (she/her/hers)

Kara Patrovic - Analyst

Kara Patrovic

Analyst (she/they)

Karl Stuebe - Special Assistant

Karl Stuebe

Special Assistant (he/him/his)

Kevin Bryant

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Kevin Haroldo Ramirez

Talent Equity Consultant (he/him)

Marissa McNeil - Analyst

Marissa McNeil

Analyst (she/her/hers)

Mary Joan Evans

Recruitment Operations Manager (she/her/hers)

Nathaniel Browning

Talent Equity Consulting Associate (he/him/his)

Nautrie Jones

Nautrie Jones

Principal (she/her/hers)

Nina Bhatia - Principal

Nina Bhatia

Principal (she/her/hers)

Ron Rapatalo

Associate Partner (he/siya)

Serena Moy

Principal (she/her/hers)

Toren Triepke - Special Assistant

Toren Triepke

Special Assistant (she/her/hers)

Travonnie Mackey

Travonnie Mackey

Associate Partner (she/her/hers)

Zachary Harr

Senior Recruitment Consultant (he/him/his)


Put your values to work. Act on equity.

We believe equity isn’t a box to check. It’s a daily action. Someone’s unique identity isn’t something to overcome–when paired with the right opportunity, it becomes one of their greatest professional assets. We exist to empower social impact organizations to recognize and overcome unconscious bias, racism and sexism so they can build a workforce that reflects and strengthens the communities they serve.