Yavilah McCoy, DIMENSIONS CEO and Executive Director
Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of DIMENSIONS Inc. in Boston. She has spent the past 20 years working extensively in multi-faith communities and partnering specifically with the Jewish community to engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Yavilah is an educator, activist and spiritual teacher. She is a Jewish woman and a person of color and has designed numerous tools and methods that enable students and educators to be better citizens of the world through exploring differences and reaching for tangible solutions in allied engagement. Yavilah brings a wealth of wisdom and experience in DEI consulting, non-profit management, philanthropy and engagement to this project and has worked with numerous partners to build strong, healthy organizations with measurable commitments to racial justice, equity and anti-oppression strategies. Yavilah is a certified trainer for ADL’s World of Difference Institute, National Conference for Community and Justice, and the National Coalition Building Institute. She is a certified coach for the Auburn Theological Seminary Pastoral Training program and is a renowned speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner.
Camille recently graduated Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in African and Afro-American Studies and a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. While studying at Brandeis, Camille was honored to be selected as a fellow for the Brandeis Bridges Program and held several cultural leadership positions addressing racism and youth empowerment. Camille holds additional interests in farming and has a range of experience in informal Jewish education.
Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and has been an activist and mentor for the empowerment of Jews of Color for most of her life. Yavilah utilizes tools she has learned for enhancing the participation of people of color and their allies in broader diversity and equity circles to explore deeper opportunities within Jewish institutions for the equitable inclusion of Jews of Color. In celebration of the musical traditions passed down to her from three generations of her African-American Jewish family, Yavilah is also the writer, producer and performer for the Jewish Gospel theatrical production “The Colors of Water.”