About Our Founder
Erika Bernabei is a leader in the strategic design and implementation of racial equity focused whole organization and collaborative transformation to achieve results for people and communities of color. Through Equity & Results, she works with small and large scale nonprofit, philanthropic and public agencies to use a results-driven, racial equity lens to build the capacity of leaders and communities for impact.
Equity & Results uses an antiracist lens, developed by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, to look at how organizations and collaboratives can work differently to do systems change work and strategically disrupt business as usual. Erika is an expert in Results Based Accountability (RBA) and has worked with groups nationally and internationally to use this tool to transform their work. Erika’s deep knowledge of community-based participatory processes embeds ownership and accountability at all levels in the work.
Prior to Equity & Results, Erika served as an Assistant Commissioner in the New York City Department of Homeless Services, working on family homelessness, and as a Senior Program Associate at PolicyLink. At PolicyLink she developed and managed a results-driven infrastructure and support system for more than 50 diverse Promise Neighborhood communities to produce holistic and measurable outcomes and advance equity and opportunity.
She holds an MA in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in Education from New York University.