American Conference on Diversity’s Team


The American Conference on Diversity’s team is composed of professionals that bring more than a two decades of nonprofit management skills and expertise the organization. Our team includes extraordinary diversity and inclusion consultants with comprehensive knowledge of diversity matters and organizational development skills to provide quality educational services to our clients.Our team has a proven track record of understanding the needs of our constituents in schools, workplaces, and communities. Our priority is to provide programs and services that value diversity, educate leaders, and promote respect.


Elizabeth Williams-Riley
President & CEO

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Gloria McDonald
Associate Administrator


Bari Katz
Director of Youth/Collegiate Development
­Services Consultant

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Media Relations Consultant



“The American Conference on Diversity’s unwavering commitment and energy for social justice, diversity and inclusion makes them the perfect partner for organizations seriously seeking progress in those areas.  Being on the consulting team is educational and inspirational.”– Gloria McDonald
“Working with the American Conference on Diversity’s youth and collegiate initiatives has allowed me to serve youth and educators throughout the state of NJ through the organization’s powerful social justice programming.  I’ve been able to stay connected to Lead for Diversity, one of the most transformative youth leadership programs I’ve ever had the privilege of running.  ACOD provides opportunities for growth, learning, and liberation, which is increasingly rare and more important than ever.”– Bari L. Katz
“What a rewarding experience it is to work with the American Conference on Diversity because I’m able to help make a social impact on NJ communities through diversity education and awareness. It’s so exciting to be involved with an organization that’s awakening the nation to equality and justice for all!” – Gail Zoppo
“Getze Event Management has been privileged to work with the American Conference on Diversity on their Humanitarian Awards Dinner for the past 17 years.  We have been very impressed to see the outstanding work being done by ACOD on diversity and inclusion.  This organization truly makes as difference in the lives of so many.” – Barbara D’Onofrio Getze, President
DSC_5882a_pp_Portrait“Planning and implementing special events for the American Conference on Diversity, such as their annual Diversity Stride Walkathon, has been rewarding and gratifying, while at the same time educational.  To be able to support the very important initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity by utilizing our vast professional skills as event managers is fulfilling and provides JM Creative Enterprises, LLC with yet another opportunity to give back to communities, including those in which we live and work.” – Patricia Jones JM Creative Enterprises, LLC