Lee Mun Wah, M.S. M.A.
Founder of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, 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.
Taiwanese, Chinese American, and immigrant
Yi-Li Godfrey is a certified Radical Aliveness/Core Energetics practitioner. She works in private practice with her husband at Radical Aliveness Philadelphia. Before becoming a body-based psychotherapy practitioner, she was an accomplished musician and educator. She was the founding director of the Hoboken School of Music and The Hudson Symphony.
Aviva Wilcox, Psy.D
White, European-American, of German and Lithuanian descent, Jewish
Aviva Wilcox is a licensed clinical psychologist and school psychologist with experience in college counseling, primary care behavioral health, school-based work, teaching and supervision. Currently, Aviva is a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Supervision at Palo Alto University. Prior to her faculty position, Aviva worked as the Assistant Vice President of Counseling, Health and Wellness at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she was also the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and Training Director. Aviva identifies as an educator committed to anti-racist practice with a focus on engaging other white people in disrupting systems of oppression.
Pete Erschen, M.S.
White, European-American; German, Irish, Swiss ancestry
Pete has worked for nearly 20 years in Oregon with college students, mostly at Pacific University where he has served roles in student activities, student housing, and services for students with disabilities. He was recognized by the National Association of Campus Activities for his professional work and volunteer efforts in the association with a Legacy Award in 2018.
Michael Eatman is a Certified Diversity Professional and Founder of Culture7Coaching. His work focuses on building leadership capacity and organizational culture to develop more just and inclusive workplaces. As an Inclusion Strategist and graduate of StirFry’s training program, Michael utilizes Mindful Facilitation techniques to help leaders and organizations navigate difficult conversations around issues of difference, emphasizing compassionate engagement. Michael’s passion for dialogue has matured over the past two decades as he has worked in K-20 learning environments.
David C. Lee, Ph.D.
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..
Laura Mui, M.A., Ed.M
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, aptly named to underscore the necessity of uncovering the unconscious material or “roots” of both external and internalized oppression and bringing them to our conscious awareness towards lasting healing and transformation of self and community.
Donna J. Harris, M.A., MSW, LCSW, CGP
Donna is an African American licensed clinical social worker and is the Clinical Director of Intercultural Counselling, LLC, a private practice located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. She also an instructor at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Service and Social Research, where she teaches classes in Power Privilege & Oppression, Mindful Facilitation and Clinical Practice. For over 30 years, Donna has provided psychotherapy to adolescents and adults who have felt marginalized at work, school and in their relationships.
White, European-American, Italian, Irish, and Spanish Ancestry
Kendra engages clients interested in exploring the impact of racial whiteness and how systems of oppression and privilege impact their lives—both personally and professionally—through a personalized, problem solving approach.
Dr. Elavie Ndura
First Generation Immigrant African American
Dr. Elavie Ndura brings more than 30 years of leadership, scholarship, and practice, blending passion and policy to create and implement effective programming and innovative diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in diverse and complex academic settings. She currently serves as Associate Vice president and Campus Diversity Officer at California State Polytechnic University Humboldt (Cal Poly Humboldt).
Interns & Graduates
4th generation Japanese American
Erin Yoshimura is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Empowerful Changes, LLC, and empowers clients through diversity and leadership training and executive coaching. Her clients for the creation and provision of leadership and diversity training courses include KUSA-9News, Raytheon, IBM, Comcast-NBC Universal, Toyota Motor Corporation, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado State University-Global, University of Colorado Denver, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, The Art Students League of Denver and Metro Caring. Erin trains and coaches executives for Los Angeles-based Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP).
Jana Sládková, Ph.D.
Intern Program Graduate
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…
Juliet Velarde Betita
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.
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.
LGBTQ+ Jewish, white woman (her, hers)
Simma Lieberman is internationally known as “The Inclusionist,” because she creates inclusive workplaces where employees love to do their best work, and customers love to do business. She received the Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award from the World HRD Congress in Mumbai in 2017.
Brett Kuwada, Psy.D.
Dr. Brett Kuwada is known for his ability to facilitate the creation of wonderful spaces for insight and personal growth. He is a passionate leader with many years of experience in both private and public sectors. He has a strong ability to make the complex simple and understandable, while not losing the depth and importance of the topic at hand. He has been described as being very warm and caring, with a keen ability to bring calm in the face of chaos.
Jim Peal, Ph.D.
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.
Camille Fisher & Deb Brill
Camille Fisher and Deb Brill create a brave space where participants gain a strong foundation on intersectional communication. This work can be applied to schools or to businesses and organizations. Camille identifies as a black queer cisgender woman and Deb identifies as a white Jewish heterosexual cisgender woman. Together they create a dynamic that supports reflection, growth, and ultimately an environment where relationships are genuine and real and inclusive of the intersectional identities that exist there.
Consultant and Facilitator
Norwegian, Swedish, German, and Welsh (He, Him, His)
Jimmi Langemo brings a simple, holistic approach to diversity, equity and inclusion. Since 2004, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, schools, churches, and chiefs of police. His focus is on the transformation of leaders, weaving DEI seamlessly into business rhythms and decision-making processes, and creating meaningful and measurable improvements in the employee experience, the customer experience, and an organization’s performance.
African American and Cherokee
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.
Julie Garza-Withers, M.A.
Working Class; Cherokee, Mexican, Scottish Mix
Julie Garza-Withers is an award-winning community college Sociology instructor and organizational consultant. Her work on diversity focuses on the everyday experience of inequality with an emphasis on social class, ethnicity, and gender in educational and workplace settings.
Director of Operations
First Generation Iranian Immigrant
Sayeh is a first-generation immigrant from Iran. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Engineering, but soon transitioned to a career more in line with her people skills and love of travel, and started working for an international airline. Having worked at different international airports for over ten years, Sayeh experienced a number of rather unusual encounters with people from all over the world.
Ellen Richman Muhammad
White, Eastern European, Jewish American
Ellen Richman Muhammad is a project manager and administrative specialist with deep roots in graphic communications, most of those years spent in magazine and book publishing. More recently, she transitioned from managing products to coordinating employment and training services for a diverse population of low-income seniors at the City of Oakland.
Liberty Miller (They/Them)
Online Event Support Team Coordinator
Genderqueer Pagan Jew of British, Germanic, Slavic and Nordic descent
Liberty Miller (They/Them) is a Genderqueer Pagan Jew of British, Germanic, Slavic and Nordic descent. They started attending trainings with Stir Fry Seminars & Consulting in 2017 and completed the Mindful Facilitator Certification Program in 2020. They then joined the StirFry team as the Online Event Support Team Coordinator (AKA the Spaceship Operator) to make sure that online trainings run smoothly.
Web and Graphic Designer
Mixed Anglo Ancestry
Allison is a web designer and developer and graphic designer based in the SF Bay Area. She has worked with StirFry since 2006, seeing them through several versions of their website, and helping to expand the offerings to include streaming video rentals, and online registrations for workshops. She worked for many years in public radio and in arts administration, and does much of her work with non-profits, environmental and music-related organizations, as well as artists, musicians and solopreneurs.