Our Team

Our Team

Bithiah Carter, President and CEO

Bithiah sets the vision and course for our work in changing the landscape of philanthropy for diversity, equity and inclusion and the best use of economic resources in our communities.  She is passionate about connecting the interest of affinity groups and aligning them across business, public, private and media sectors to achieve impact. Contact Bithiah at bcarter@nebip.org.

Aaron Arzu, Director of Operations

An experienced litigator, mediator, and problem solver, Aaron brings two decades of experience in working with enterprises large and small; from the corporate world, to non-profits and small businesses, he excels in helping organizations identify and address their ongoing operational needs and turning them into actionable processes. As a small business owner, Cordon Bleu-trained chef, and licensed professional mediator, Aaron brings a host of diversified expertise in assisting organizations in reaching their fullest potential in achieving their stated missions. Contact him at aarzu@nebip.org.

Amanda Roberts, CPA, Director of Finance

Amanda oversees the financial operations of the organization, including budget and cash flow projections.  As a member of the senior team, she collaborates with management on developing plans for growth, financial strategy, and mission support.  Amanda is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in accounting/finance operations, financial reporting, tax accounting, risk management and compliance, specializing in the not-for-profit industry by providing accounting, federal/state/financial audits, tax returns and consultation on implementing and maintaining efficient and effective internal controls.  As a CPA, she is committed to adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct that requires competence, objectivity and integrity.  Contact Amanda at aroberts@nebip.org.

Kimberly M. James, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer

Kimberly is a seasoned researcher, educator and evaluator with over fifteen years of experience. She is a former Evaluation Officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio and her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since 2007, Dr. James has served on the editorial board of The Journal of Race and Policy. Contact her at kjames@nebip.org.

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