Hines-Gaither Consulting, LLC

Meeting all of your diversity, equity and inclusion needs

Hines-Gaither Consulting Team

Meeting all of your diversity, equity and inclusion needs

Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Ph.D.

HGC Owner

Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither (she/her) is the owner of Hines-Gaither Consulting, LLC. Krishauna holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from UNC-Greensboro. She also serves as the Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. For almost 20 years, Krishauna was a college professor of Spanish. She has spearheaded diversity & inclusion initiatives for for almost two decades with schools and top-rated companies across the United States. Krishauna and Cécile (below) are under contract with Routledge Press to author the forthcoming book, The Antiracist World Language Classroom. Ella habla español. 

Julian Gaither, M.A.

HGC Co-Owner

Pastor Julian Gaither (he/him) is a graduate of Impact University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. Julian has conducted ministry in Kenya, Africa, Pakistan, Montreal, Canada, Toronto, Canada and across the United States. He works with a number of faith-based organizations helping them to reach their diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Julian also directed a camp for underserved youth, and actively works with incarceration rehabilitation.

Meagan McNeely, M.Div.

HGC Consultant

Meagan McNeely (she/her) served as the LGBTQ+ Coordinator at Guilford College as well as the Coordinator for the Bonner Center for Service Learning. Before coming to Guilford, Meagan worked at Wake Forest University’s Anna Julia Cooper Center as the Freedom School Project Director. Meagan holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University. Meagan currently serves as the Director of the Bonner Center for Service Learning at High Point University.

Hines-Gaither Consulting Team

Meeting all of your diversity, equity and inclusion needs

Robert Canida, II, Ph.D.

HGC Consultant

Dr. Robert Canida (he/him) has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, both in academic and student affairs, and 16 years in diversity and inclusion. He has a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and is a highly respected academic, administrator, and advocate for individuals who feel unheard, cultural competency, diversity, and equity. Robert is the CEO of the CANOX Group, which specializes in strategic inclusive excellence and personalized interview development. Currently, he serves as the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Lynchburg.

Christen Campbell, M.A. 

HGC Consultant

Christen Campbell (she/her) is a French teacher at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina. She holds a M.A. in French from Middlebury College and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She was finalist for her district Teacher of the Year and was the 2015 AATF North Carolina Teacher of the Year. She has consulted for College Board, Vista Higher Learning, Barron’s and presents annually at ACTFL’s national convention. She and Krishauna (above) are contributing authors in How We Take Action: Social Justice in K-16 Language Classrooms, to be published in 2021. Christen actively seeks out opportunities to improve equity at her school. Elle parle français.

Sydney Richardson, Ph.D.

HGC Consultant
Dr. Sydney Richardson (she/her) is an experienced professional in college teaching, higher education administration, volunteer/crisis management, and leadership development. With over 15 years in higher education, Sydney coaches career transitioners and leaders looking to enhance their skills. Sydney also serves as the Chair of Leadership Studies and Adult Education at NCA&T State University. She holds a Ph.D. from UNC-Greensboro in Educational Studies/Cultural Studies. Sydney is the owner of R.o.K. Leader Consulting.

Hines-Gaither Consulting Team

Meeting all of your diversity, equity and inclusion needs

Tamara Akinbo, MA.Ed

HGC Consultant
Tamara Akinbo (she/her) is a Spanish teacher at the North Carolina School of the Arts High School. She is also a North Carolina Board Certified Teacher. Each summer Tamara teachers on social justice topics to the Governor School of North Carolina. Tamara has taught English in China, and studied in Mexico. Tamara has conducted a number of K-12 workshops on educational equity, antiracism and more. She has also conducted DEI assessments with Hines Gaither Consulting for companies across the United States. Ella habla español. 

Andrea Muñiz-Alvarado, B.A.

HGC Consultant

Andrea Muñiz-Alvarado (she/her) holds a BA from Guilford College in Forensic Biology and a minor in Criminal Justice. Andrea served as a Teaching Assistant in the Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program of Guilford College. MLSP prepared college students to engage in difficult dialogues across differences. Of Colombian descent, she is the first person in her family to be born in the United States. Andrea celebrates her heritage, and she honors the richness that diversity brings to all environments. Ella habla español. 

Shana LeGrant, Ed.D.

HGC Consultant
Dr. Shana LeGrant (she/her) is a Technical Assistance Associate at the University of North Carolina Early Learning Network, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Dr. LeGrant has been an educator since 2000. She has experience as a special education teacher in elementary and middle school. For two decades she has provided support and training to preschool through fifth grade teachers across the state of North Carolina. Her research revolves around teacher self-efficacy for delivering literacy instruction to students in early childhood classrooms, grades preschool through second grade. 

Hines-Gaither Consulting Team

Meeting all of your diversity, equity and inclusion needs

Cécile Accilien, Ph.D.

HGC Consultant
Dr. Cécile Accilien (she/her) is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Caribbean and African Studies. She is the author, co-author and/or co-editor of Francophone Cultures Through Film (2013); Kreyòl Modèn (2020); Teaching Haiti: Strategies for Creating New Narratives (2021); and more. She is chair of the Editorial Board of Women, Gender and Families of Color and a board member of the Haitian Studies Association. She is originally from Haiti and has lived in Burkina Faso, France, Senegal, Spain and Belgium. Click for full bio. Cécile (above) and Krishauna are under contract with Routledge Press to author the forthcoming book, The Antiracist World Language Classroom. Elle parle français. Li pale kreyòl.

Meredeth Summers, EJD

HGC Consultant
Dr. Meredeth Summers (she/they) is an accomplished attorney who specializes in business law and estate planning. Meredeth received her BA in English from Wake Forest University and her Executive JD in Business Law from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. She has conducted training on LGBTQIA support as well as race relations within LGBTQIA communities. Meredeth currently serves as the Executive Administrator to the President and CEO of Guilford College. She and her partner Venus have two daughters and one grandson.

Juan Tuset, MSW

HGC Consultant
Juan Tuset (he/him) is a seasoned diversity, equity and inclusion trainer who is committed to social justice. Juan is also a Retention Specialist and Graduation Coach. He works for the University of North Carolina’s Family Medical Center as a Program Coordinator for the Formerly Incarcerated Transition Program. Juan is also a noted podcaster who uses his platform to promote positive social change. Juan holds a Master of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. Él habla español.