Lee Mun Wah


Lee Mun Wah, M.S. M.A.  Chinese American
Founder of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folkteller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer. For more than 25 years he was a resource specialist and counselor in the San Francisco Unified School District. He later became a consultant to private schools, working with students that had severe learning and behavioral issues.
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Rainbow Markell

Rainbow Jane Markell  European American, Big Beautiful Lesbian
Master Facilitator

Rainbow Markell is a consultant, trainer, and mediator working with groups and individuals to heal what divides us.  She learned much about human needs and interactions working in early childhood education for 18 years.  As a teacher and administrator in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children, Rainbow focused on communication, conflict resolution and anti-bias curriculum.  She has trained hundreds of staff how to interact and actively listen to young children.
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Donna J. Harris, M.A., MSW, LCSW  African American

Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Clinical Director of Intercultural Counseling, LLC; she is also Clinical Faculty at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Service and Social Research, where she teaches classes in Power Privilege & Oppression and Clinical Practice. For over 25 years, Donna has provided psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who have felt marginalized at work, school and in their relationships. (read more)



Laura Mui, M.A., Ed.M   Chinese American

Laura Mui is currently a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oakland and Dublin, CA. She is also a parent, daughter, sister, partner, teacher, activist, poet and public speaker. In 2012, Laura launched her psychotherapy practice, Conscious Roots, (read more)


david lee

David C. Lee, Ph.D.  Asian American

David is a licensed psychologist and attorney who has been performing diversity trainings across the country since 1992. He received graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  David provides expertise in  multicultural sensitivity, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues, cultural issues in psychological interventions, and communications and listening skills. (read more)

Internship Graduates of StirFry Seminars'
Mindful Facilitation Program


Donna J. Harris, M.A., MSW, LCSW  African American

Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Clinical Director of Intercultural Counseling, LLC; she is also Clinical Faculty at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Service and Social Research, where she teaches classes in Power Privilege & Oppression and Clinical Practice. For over 25 years, Donna has provided psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who have felt marginalized at work, school and in their relationships. (read more)




Karla D. Scott, Ph.D.   African American

Karla Scott is a Professor of Communication at Saint Louis University where her Black feminist teaching and research focuses on race, language and communication across contexts and social identity in dialogue across divisions. (read more)



Juliet Velarde Betita   Pilipina

Juliet Velarde Betita is a Pilipina elder. Her personal roots as a bi-lingual, bi-cultural, first born and daughter of immigrant parents are the foundations of her professional identity as a Marriage Family Therapist, a college professor and facilitator in diversity trainings. (read more)



Christine Gindi   North African

Christine Gindi is a feminist North African woman of color committed to social justice. She is training to become a licensed somatic psychotherapist and certified diversity facilitator. Her educational background is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of somatic psychology, ecotherapy, theology and ethnic studies. (read more)



Michael Eatman  African American Man

At a higher level of thinking there’s always a solution.

Joining the internship program with StirFry Seminars and Consulting is the culmination of Michael’s ten-year relationship with the StirFry Family. The opportunity to have one-on-one mentoring, guidance, and support from master facilitators inspired him to take the next step in developing his craft as a race dialogue facilitator.

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jana sladkova

Jana Sládková, Ph.D.  Czech Immigrant

Jana Sládková is a white female immigrant from the Czech Republic. She has degrees in Economics, Linguistics and Critical Social Psychology and is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She teaches courses on racism, immigration issues, social (in)justice, and psychology of diversity...

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jim langemo

Jim Langemo   Norwegian, Swedish, Lakota, German and Welsh
Business Consultant

Jim Langemo brings a simple, holistic approach for improving performance through diversity to corporations, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. He is currently working on creating a leadership development program for the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. (read more)



Jim Peal, Ph.D.   African American
Business/Communications Consultant

Jim Peal is a Senior Facilitator for StirFry Seminars with a strong background in diversity training and organizational development. He has a doctoral degree in psychology from Union Institute and is a certified NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Elite Master Practitioner. (read more)


daniel cohen

Daniel Cohen, M. Ed.  White, Eastern European, Jewish American
Educational Consultant

Daniel is an educator and facilitator who believes in the power of an individual’s story and the need for communities to be purposefully challenged by these stories. As a white man dedicated to anti-racist, anti-sexist work, Daniel works to recognize his own assumptions and biases.  Raised and educated in predominately all-white, wealthy communities he was, as Peggy McIntosh states, “taught to see racism [and sexism] only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group. (read more)



Julie Garza-Withers, M.A.  Working Class; Mixed Race—Mexican and European
Diversity Consultant

Julie Garza-Withers is a former award-winning community college Sociology instructor. She was co-facilitator in the Stirfry Seminars documentary film, If These Halls Could Talk. She is currently using Sociology as a community organizer and researcher for racial justice in rural northern California. She has published at Working Class Studies and (read more)


linda compton

Linda Compton   African American and Cherokee
Diversity Consultant

Linda is a Personal Life Consultant, Coach, Teacher, Therapist, Diversity Trainer, Facilitator, Mediator, Arbitrator, Retreat Facilitator and Planner.  Creativity, Spirituality, Psychology and Travel are her primary interests and foundations of her life. As a Diversity Trainer and Facilitator, she has worked with Lee Mun Wah since 1994 and is the lead facilitator in his film, Last Chance for Eden (read more)


roberto almanzan

In Loving Memory of our dear friend and colleague, Roberto Almanzan, who passed from this life on January 7, 2017.  
Diversity Consultant

Roberto was a multicultural consultant, trainer, and coach with a special emphasis on developing cultural competency, cross-cultural communication skills, conflict management, and team building in diverse environments. Roberto was a participant in the award winning documentaries, The Color of Fear, and its sequel, Walking Each Other Home: The Color of Fear 2.



melissa sweeney

Melissa Sweeney, M.A.   White, of Irish/Scottish & Mixed Ancestry

Melissa is a freedom fighter and credits her mother for modeling the importance of political activism. From a very young age, she became involved in social justice issues as a result of the racial inequalities she bore witness to; in such circumstances, she found it impossible to close her eyes and not take responsibility for fostering change. (read more)



Ellen Richman MuhammadWhite, Eastern European, Jewish American
Office Manager

Ellen Richman Muhammad is a administrative specialist and project manager with deep roots in graphic communications, most of those years spent in print publishing. A few years ago she transitioned from managing products to coordinating employment and training services for low-income seniors at the City of Oakland. There she headed a digital literacy program, and became sharply aware of the detrimental impact on those on the wrong side of the Digital Divide. (read more)



Kathryn Crawford, BFA, MA, PhD studiesWhite US American
Community Liaison

Kathryn’s draw to this work is rooted in growing up as a white child in the violent, racially segregated ‘deep south’ of the U.S. This prompted her ongoing exploration of the larger world through opportunities for traveling, living, and working internationally as well as studying and practicing ways of social change through peace education and cooperative conflict resolution. (read more)


joan nelson

Joan Nelson  White, of Irish, French & Mixed Ancestry

Joan brings a wealth of accounting and administrative experience to Stirfry, having worked in management positions in accounting, IT and client services for small businesses, large corporations and a variety of non-profit organizations. (read more)


allison rolls

Allison Rolls   Mixed Anglo Ancestry
Web and Graphic Designer

Allison was born and raised in the Bay Area with a strong sense of the beauty and diversity of the region. She holds an B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and Master's degrees in Literature and Anglo-Irish Literature from the University of Michigan and the Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (read more)