Staff

Yavilah McCoy

CEO

Yavilah is the CEO of the Diversity consulting group DIMENSIONS Inc. Through Dimensions, Yavilah services an international portfolio of clients in the areas of Education, Philanthropy, and Social Justice. As an anti-racism activist with an international platform, Yavilah provides training and consulting to numerous social justice projects that span multiple identities and communities. 

Yavilah serves on the steering committee of the national Women’s March and has been a core part of many …

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Atarah McCoy

Executive Assistant
As someone whose intersectional identity as an African American Jewish Woman has influenced much of her life’s experiences, Atarah finds herself seeking out ways to ensure that opportunity is allocated to individuals regardless of racial, ethnic, or socio-economic status. Having earned her bachelors in Public Policy from Princeton University, she aspires to promote and protect civic values amongst programs and systems.

Samiah Fulcher

Projects & Media Coordinator
As a black multidisciplinary artist and jewish woman, Samiah has developed her passion for intersectional change-making with a keen aesthetic sense. She has spent the last 5+ years of her work at the intersection of the arts, education, and community development, facilitating programs centered on collective building and social consciousness. Having studied philosophy and political science at Howard University her perspective on organizing for creative impact has been informed at both a local and global level supporting her leadership in programs like…

Tikvah Womack

JOC & Allies Project Director

Tikvah (Nadia) Womack is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Expressive Arts Therapist, specializing in trauma and cultural sensitivity. Utilizing arts and with a 20-year span of experience in the mental health field her clinical experience expands over mental health clinical and community settings ranging in modalities and population. She develops, facilitates, and consults groups across the developmental spectrum, professional trainings, and community and affinity conversations. 

Emilia Diamant

JOC & Allies Project Director
Emilia Diamant is a teen educator, social worker, reluctant organizer, Beyhive member, and dog mom. She has taught for 15 years across the country (and the world) on power and justice, whiteness, pop culture, feminism, and the arts. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Informal Urban Education and has a Master’s in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Sasha Joseph

JWOC Project Director

Sasha is passionate about creating radically welcoming spaces. In her seven years as a Jewish professional, she has been dedicated to promoting the diversity of Jewish life into all the programming and experiences she creates. Living as an immigrant and a Jewish Woman of Color in Oklahoma, sparked her passion for social justice. Sasha was part of the JWOC Resilience Circle II which transformed the way she approached her activism. 

Yavilah McCoy

CEO
Yaviah is the CEO of the Diversity consulting group DIMENSIONS Inc. Through Dimensions, Yavilah services an international portfolio of clients in the areas of Education, Philanthropy, and Social Justice. As an anti-racism activist with an international platform, Yavilah provides training and consulting to numerous social justice projects that span multiple identities and communities.  
Yavilah serves on the steering committee of the national Women’s March and has been a core part of many large-scale national movement teams, bringing a uniquely intersectional perspective to the ongoing work of racial justice and collective liberation.  Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and is an advocate and mentor for the empowerment of a transglobal community of Jews of Color. Yavilah was an inaugural recipient of the Spielberg Foundation’s Joshua Venture Fellowship and directed the launch of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Yavilah also directed the Bronfman Philanthropy’s Curriculum Initiative in Boston, where she provided educational consultancy to 600 prep schools across the nation.  Yavilah was voted one of “16 Faith Leaders to Watch” by the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, is a certified coach for the Auburn Theological Seminary’s Pastoral Coach Training Program, and an inaugural fellow of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle.  
Yavilah is a renowned national speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner. In celebration of the musical traditions passed down to her from three generations of her African-American Jewish family, she is also the writer, producer and performer of the Jewish Gospel theatrical production “The Colors of Water.”

ATARAH MCCOY

Executive Assistant
As someone whose intersectional identity as an African American Jewish Woman has influenced much of her life’s experiences, Atarah finds herself seeking out ways to ensure that opportunity is allocated to individuals regardless of racial, ethnic, or socio-economic status. Having earned her bachelors in Public Policy from Princeton University, she aspires to promote and protect civic values amongst programs and systems.
During her time with Dimensions, she aspires to deepen her interests in the direction of program development and social advocacy for tangible reform and the improvement of human rights. 

Samiah Fulcher

Projects & Media Coordinator

As a black multidisciplinary artist and jewish woman, Samiah has developed her passion for intersectional change-making with a keen aesthetic sense. She has spent the last 5+ years of her work at the intersection of the arts, education, and community development, facilitating programs centered on collective building and social consciousness. Having studied philosophy and political science at Howard University her perspective on organizing for creative impact has been informed at both a local and global level supporting her leadership in programs like the inaugural Jewish Women of Color Resilience Circle. As a director, writer, and organizer, Samiah has committed to highlighting the importance of artistic expression as a tool for transforming community relationships across cultural, political, and racial lines. 

Alongside Samiah’s work in communications and community project management here at Dimensions, she serves as the founder of the black women-led artist collective and digital archive, ednhaus. She is also a resident creative director with the DMV League of Artists, an organizer with Occupation Free DC, and editor for New York-based Icon Collective Magazine.

Tikvah Womack

JOC & Allies Project Director

Tikvah (Nadia) Womack is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Expressive Arts Therapist, specializing in trauma and cultural sensitivity. Utilizing arts and with a 20-year span of experience in the mental health field her clinical experience expands over mental health clinical and community settings ranging in modalities and population. She develops, facilitates, and consults groups across the developmental spectrum, professional trainings, and community and affinity conversations. 

During Tikvah’s graduate studies at Lesley University in Expressive Arts Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she traveled to South Africa and Guatemala exploring the intersections of music and visual art, cultural identity, and trauma. Tikvah’s thesis entitled A Generational Perspective on the Effects of Community Violence on Mothers of the Africana Diaspora and the Curative Benefits of Soulful Expressive Arts paved a particular focus on community healing with Black women.

Tikvah works full-time at an outpatient community agency in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, she is currently serving as the JOC-Allies Project Coordinator at Dimensions. She has been involved since the first JOC-Allies Cohort in 2016 as a cohort member, as well as a member of the first JWOC Cohort. 

Tikvah and her family are deeply involved and rooted in their local community. She is a part of a vibrant Jewish community and a board member of a diverse and growing modern orthodox synagogue. She is also an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. With all of this, Tikvah spends most of her time generously loving on her husband, young boys, and Kerry Blue Terrier. In addition to her love and devotion to family, identity, work, and community, Tikvah enjoys dancing, music, roller skating, and Valerie Wilson Wesley novels. 

Emilia Diamant

JOC & Allies Project Director

Emilia Diamant is a teen educator, social worker, reluctant organizer, Beyhive member, and dog mom. She has taught for 15 years across the country (and the world) on power and justice, whiteness, pop culture, feminism, and the arts. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Informal Urban Education and has a Master’s in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Emilia has taught in Boston, New York, North Carolina, Costa Rica, Italy, Israel, and Ukraine from pre K to adults. Her passion is engaging teenagers in conversations around their racial, ethnic, and religious identities and how to move their understanding of those identities toward an action plan. She is currently embedded at Temple Israel Boston’s Tent program, teaching classes to 8th-12th graders and providing additional support on overall program direction. She is also the Coordinator for the Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) program at Boston Worker’s Circle. In addition, Emilia is a former JOIN for Justice Organizing Fellow and is a member of the White Allies Leadership Council for Dimensions EDC. She is also a proud 1st generation member of Tzedek Lab, a national multiracial network of political education trainers, organizers, spiritual leaders, and cultural workers. 

Emilia does her work from Boston, on the sovereign land of the Pawtucket and Massachusett people. She is a student of critical race theory, emergent strategy, and seeks to always follow the leadership of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and leaders of Color. Emilia is a white woman with Iranian and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, the descendant of Holocaust survivors, and bad-ass political resisters.

SASHA JOSEPH

JWOC Project Director

Sasha is passionate about creating radically welcoming spaces. In her seven years as a Jewish professional, she has been dedicated to promoting the diversity of Jewish life into all the programming and experiences she creates. Living as an immigrant and a Jewish Woman of Color in Oklahoma, sparked her passion for social justice. Sasha was part of the JWOC Resilience Circle II which transformed the way she approached her activism. 

She brings her experience as a  Jewish Educator and trained facilitator to her work at Dimensions. Sasha is excited to be in service for Jewish Women of Color and to center their belonging. When not creating the next cool Jewish project, you can find Sasha podcasting about her favorite tv shows and on the hunt for her next travel adventure.