Equity Audit and Strategy Manager
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
“I am South Asian-American woman, social justice advocate, public health professional, lifelong learner, growing leader, daughter, sister, partner, and yogi. I am driven in my mission and passion for tackling the root causes of inequities and creating endless opportunities for all people to thrive. I commit to #LiveInclusively by being intentional and genuine in my actions and goals of bringing equity and improving the health and well-being of our communities.”
Thamara is the Equity Audit and Strategy Manager for The Winters Group. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing and coordinating data collection and analyses activities associated with conducting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) audits for clients. This includes both qualitative and quantitative assessments, such as interviews, focus groups, listening sessions, the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), internal HR data and surveys. She is responsible for uncovering insights in the data to help clients reimagine how their policies, practices and processes either support or impede equity and justice in the organization. She is also a content designer and lead facilitator of The DEI Strategy Academy, our strategy and assessment virtual learning experience.
Thamara is passionate about the intersection between health and social justice and how social determinants of mental health can be addressed through program innovation, behavioral science, and policy. Thamara’s interests include using design and innovation to address minority health disparities, educational opportunity gaps, mental health, and injury and violence prevention.
Before joining The Winters Group, Thamara was a facilitator and designer for a Race and Ethnicity dialogue course through the University of Michigan Program of Intergroup Relations and served as an AmeriCorps diabetes and nutrition educator in Chicago. She was also an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. There, she was also a research fellow with Harvard STRIPED focused on eating disorders and body image as a social justice and public health issue. Most recently, she worked in health communications consulting at Kaiser Permanente and biopharmaceutical research at Boston Consulting Group.
Thamara is a contributing author in Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change (February, 2023) with chapters Neutrality Isn’t Neutral: Whose Values Do We Value in the Workplace?; Make a Difference with Your DEIJ Data: A Four-Step Process; and Disrupting What It Means to Be a Productive and Healthy Workplace.
Thamara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Medical Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a Masters in Public Health Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Health Communications and Public Health Leadership from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Thamara is a certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®).
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