Here is information on consultants and consulting groups that we have worked with in the past. MCN had contact with all listed professionals at some point. This webpage is not meant to be an inclusive list of all available consultants, but rather a starting point for organizations interested in looking for a diversity and inclusion consultant.

Phyllis Braxton (PINK Consulting, LLC)

Phyllis is the founder of PINK Consulting, LLC, whose mission is to assist individuals and organizations develop cross cultural relationships among their employees and their customers for greater effectiveness. Phyllis has vast experience bridging organizations to communities of color through networking and serving as a change agent to advocate for traditionally marginalized groups. 

Nerita Hughes (JG Consulting and Ramsey County Workforce)

Nerita has extensive knowledge in the areas of business administration, planning, policies and procedures, researching, scheduling, productive operations and training and staff development. Nerita possesses in-depth knowledge of mentoring and coaching at all skill levels, enhanced knowledge of implementing and identifying training needs, effective execution of associate development programs, excellent oral and written communication skills to interface with associates at all levels effectively, knowledge of multi-faceted activities, ability to analyze successes and opportunities for development, and implement productive corrective actions.

  • Strengths Finder certified


Pamela Hoopes (Legal Director at Minnesota Disability Law Center)

The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) for Minnesota and addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities. All individuals with disabilities are eligible to receive help, regardless of age or income level.


Hackman Consulting Group

Founded in 2005 by Dr. Heather W. Hackman, Hackman Consulting Group is a cadre of highly experienced teachers, leaders and experts in their fields who are also highly skilled trainers. They have a passionate and unyielding commitment to bringing about equitable and empowering change to organizations, their communities and society as a whole.


Culture Brokers LLC

Since 2005, CultureBrokers® LLC has offered comprehensive, results-oriented products and services to help clients develop, leverage and sustain critical intercultural relationships. They offer a range of practical off-the-shelf and customized services delivered by experienced professionals. Their signature activities emphasize intercultural inclusion, results-oriented accountability, collaborative leadership, competency development, social capital building and sustainability. Culture Brokers LLC are a CERT certified minority, woman-owned small business enterprise.


Legend Consulting Services

Legend Consulting Services is an independent consulting practice specializing in organizational effectiveness, leadership development and inclusion initiatives.


Racial Equity Minnesota Network

Racial Equity Minnesota is a network of community-based leaders that offers comprehensive, one-stop shopping for high-quality services, useful resources and tools, and ongoing support to address racial equity in the workplace and in educational and community settings.


Side by Side Associates

Side by Side Associates works in partnership with groups and organizations who want to build community and inclusion, or strengthen their capacity to work for equity and social change. Side by Side Associates provides consulting services in IDI and DIA.


Do you know of other consultants that should be on this page? If you know of an individual or an organization that we should include here, please send the contact information and a brief description of what services the individual or organization provides to Paul Vliem at

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