Our Team

Our Team

Bithiah Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer

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 the business, public, private, and media sectors to achieve impact. Contact Bithiah at bcarter@nebip.org.

Bridgit Brown, Chief Advancement Officer

Bridgitte Brown has more than 15 years of communications, operations, and nonprofit development experience. Before joining NEBiP, she was the Chief Speech Writer for Boston Mayor Kim Janey. Among her accomplishments are a Fulbright Lecturing and Research Award, dozens of publications, and several writing communication awards. Contact Bridgit at bbrown@nebip.org.

Amanda Roberts, CPA, Director of Finance

Amanda oversees the organization’s financial operations, including budget and cash flow projections.  As a senior team member, 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 adhering 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.

Tanesha Crivella, Administrative Assistant

Tanesha manages the day-to-day administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the organization. She received her Anthropology and International Studies undergraduate degree from Texas State University in San Marcos. Contact Tanesha at tcrivella@nebip.org.


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