About the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board

The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory (IDEA) Board is comprised of volunteers charged with creating a vision and strategy for encouraging and supporting a more inclusive, more diverse, and more equitable Brighton community. With input from other residents, the Board is developing an Action Plan that will serve as a roadmap for diversity and inclusion initiatives in Brighton on an ongoing basis.

The members of the IDEA Board are listed below.


Sarah Johnstone, Co-Chair

Dr. Rashid Muhammad, Co-Chair

Felicia Garcia-Hartstein, Former Chair

Mike Boucher

Manish Dixit

Chris Hilderbrant

Amy Hsi

Helen Jones

Mark Kokanovich

Kathryn Kubiak-Rizzone

Chris Ross

Cindy Sobieraj

Laura Weaver

Assistant to the Supervisor

Bridget Monroe

Special Advisor to the Supervisor

Sheila Gaddis, Esq.

Town Council Members:

Robin Wilt (IDEA Board Liaison)

Consulting Team: Gwen, Inc.

Gwen Webber-McLeod, President and CEO

Kathy Adams, Senior Organization Development Consultant

Judi Dixon, COO