Staff.

 

Antionette D. Carroll
founder, President & CEO

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth leadership to challenge racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. Within this capacity, Antionette has pioneered a new, award-winning form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (named a Fast Company World Changing Idea Finalist in General Excellence and Urban Design). Through this capacity, Antionette has received several recognitions and awards including being named a 2018 Echoing Green Global Fellow, TED Fellow, and Camelback Ventures Fellow.

Additionally, in 2014, Antionette was named the Founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design. Currently, she’s an AIGA National Board Director and Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Design for Inclusivity Summit with Microsoft. She’s the co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference and Fellowship.

Antionette also is an international speaker and facilitator, previously speaking at TED, Capital One, Harvard, Stanford University, Microsoft, NASA, TEDxHerndon and TEDxGatewayArch, AIGA National Conference, The Ohio State University, and more.

TED GATLIN, JR.
PROGRAM MANAGER  

 Ted Gatlin Jr. is youth development professional, political activist, highly sought after public speaker and radio personality. Growing up in St. Louis taught him the importance of being authentically aware of what’s happening from within his own neighborhood as well as the global community. He has worked in the community with youth and also in radio for over 7 years using his voice as an instrument to incite change necessary in our society. A passionate content creator and producer, he uses music, interviews and current events to elevate the conversation around equity in the Black Community, Politics, economics and youth development.  As Program Manager at Creative Reaction Lab, Ted is charged with educating and supporting youth leadership to address racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations through an equity-centered form of creative problem solving called Equity Centered Community Design. This, in turn, creates a youth-led, community-centered movement and professional pipeline challenging racial inequities in the education, media, health, and government sectors. This work is central to Ted's core as a community leadership developer.

Ted Gatlin Jr. is youth development professional, political activist, highly sought after public speaker and radio personality. Growing up in St. Louis taught him the importance of being authentically aware of what’s happening from within his own neighborhood as well as the global community. He has worked in the community with youth and also in radio for over 7 years using his voice as an instrument to incite change necessary in our society. A passionate content creator and producer, he uses music, interviews and current events to elevate the conversation around equity in the Black Community, Politics, economics and youth development.

As Program Manager at Creative Reaction Lab, Ted is charged with educating and supporting youth leadership to address racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations through an equity-centered form of creative problem solving called Equity Centered Community Design. This, in turn, creates a youth-led, community-centered movement and professional pipeline challenging racial inequities in the education, media, health, and government sectors. This work is central to Ted's core as a community leadership developer.

Hilary sedovic, lmsw
Learning + education manager  

Hilary Sedovic is a graduate of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a graduate degree in Social Work that focused on management and social entrepreneurship. A Licensed Master of Social Work and self-proclaimed evaluation geek, Hilary is forever thinking in terms of systems and leverage points, interconnectedness, empowerment, equity, and access and is a founding member of the Evaluation Association of St. Louis. In 2018, she delivered a presentation at the annual Rise Float Gathering that prompted discussion around social impact and meaningful evaluation in a for-profit industry. 

Hilary's background includes work in refugee and immigration services, civic leadership, acute behavioral health (adolescent, adult, and geriatric), early childhood development, infant mortality reduction, and elementary STEAM education along with the provision of consulting services for various non-profit and faith-based organizations. She also supports her local community as a lead facilitator of the Witnessing Whiteness program through YWCA Metro St. Louis, guiding racially-caucused white groups of community participants through facilitated discussion and activities to support positive racial identity development that will spur action toward dismantling racism and promoting racial equity.