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 a youth development professional, political activist, and 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 using the Equity Centered Community Design process. This 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 a youth development professional, political activist, and 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 using the Equity Centered Community Design process. This 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 social work professional specialized in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs that promote equitable community outcomes through systems change. She earned a graduate degree focused on management and social entrepreneurship from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. A systems thinker and self-proclaimed evaluation geek, Hilary is forever contemplating interconnectedness, process, leverage points, outcomes, access, empowerment, and equity, 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, early childhood development, infant mortality reduction, and elementary STEAM education along with the provision of consulting services for non-profit 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.

 

Jonathan neal
design associate

Jonathan Neal is a graphic designer driven by curiosity, imagination, and big ideas. Currently, pursuing his BFA in Graphic Design at University of Missouri-St. Louis, he has a love for illustration, color, and music. Born and raised in South Florida, it wasn’t until he moved to St. Louis in 2013 that he discovered a growing passion for activism, inclusion, and diversity. He has worked with several community organizations heavily focused in minority health, HIV/AIDS awareness, and diversity, such as Williams & Associates and Black Pride St. Louis. Jonathan is functioning as Design Associate for Creative Reaction Lab.

Jonathan Neal is a graphic designer driven by curiosity, imagination, and big ideas. Currently, pursuing his BFA in Graphic Design at University of Missouri-St. Louis, he has a love for illustration, color, and music. Born and raised in South Florida, it wasn’t until he moved to St. Louis in 2013 that he discovered a growing passion for activism, inclusion, and diversity. He has worked with several community organizations heavily focused in minority health, HIV/AIDS awareness, and diversity, such as Williams & Associates and Black Pride St. Louis. Jonathan is functioning as Design Associate for Creative Reaction Lab.

Isaiah jiron
lead mentor (YLCC DENVER)

Isaiah has had a quick start in community work showing his ability to become a young leader. He is highly motivated to get higher youth engagement in organizations that outreach to help communities. Isaiah has been driven on the development of youth positions in the city via avenues such as social media, events and community centers.

Isaiah is also finishing a Certificate of Entrepreneurship at the Community College of Denver

Jamar HOlmes
lead mentor (YLCC DENVER)

Born at Saint Joseph Hospital on April 7th, Jamar Holmes-Moore was born in Denver but would start to travel the country at an early age. Jamar would also attend a range of schools from public to private to military school. Having been in student council since elementary, Jamar would soon become Student Body Vice President at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College while there, he won city championship for policy debate 2 years in a row in the Denver Urban Debate League. In 2017, Jamar started his own tech and marketing company called Students @ Your Service, LLC. He also has worked alongside non-profits in the Denver Area including YAALL ( Young African-American Latinx Leaders), Steps To Success, IEG inc, GripTape in NYC, and Montebello Organizing Committee. Jamar is a member of True Light Baptist Church. He is also currently attending University of Colorado Denver majoring in Human Development & Family Relations. His overall goal is to one day be featured by Forbes 30 under 30.

Born at Saint Joseph Hospital on April 7th, Jamar Holmes-Moore was born in Denver but would start to travel the country at an early age. Jamar would also attend a range of schools from public to private to military school. Having been in student council since elementary, Jamar would soon become Student Body Vice President at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College while there, he won city championship for policy debate 2 years in a row in the Denver Urban Debate League. In 2017, Jamar started his own tech and marketing company called Students @ Your Service, LLC. He also has worked alongside non-profits in the Denver Area including YAALL ( Young African-American Latinx Leaders), Steps To Success, IEG inc, GripTape in NYC, and Montebello Organizing Committee. Jamar is a member of True Light Baptist Church. He is also currently attending University of Colorado Denver majoring in Human Development & Family Relations. His overall goal is to one day be featured by Forbes 30 under 30.