We envision that the norm for all communities, specifically those of color is wellness--where all members' needs are met and resources are plentiful and sustainable. We see CWI as one of the premier catalysts for bringing about this change.
Our mission is to generate scholarly social science research and use other external data that answers questions pertaining to factors and indicators that support resilient communities. We seek to synthesize our research, other datasets and pivotal findings into best practices, principles and models to inform academia, practice and policy, and partner with other community builders seeking to promote resiliency, strengthen, and heal communities, with a focus on communities of color.
Geraldine Palmer, Ph.D., Cofounder/Managing Director earned her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from National Louis University, Chicago and M.S. in Human Services Administration from Spertus College., Chicago. In addition to helping to build CWI, she is an adjunct faculty member at Adler University, teaching community psychology, social psychology and diversity and individual differences courses.
Todd Rogers, M.S., Cofounder/Operations Director Todd earned his M.S. in Organization Psychology from Adler University, Chicago. He is currently the Senior Change Manager for Takeda Pharmaceuticals and has over 10 years of experience in project and change management, communication design and systems development.
Partners In addition to our leadership team, we partner with a number of other community psychologists and leaders, scholars, facilitators, community activists and advocates, medical professionals, and more to help us carry out our work in all areas.