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Jamila's Bio

For over 20 years I have supported mission-based organizations in the non-profit and cooperative business sectors.  I am passionate about supporting individuals and teams through highly participatory processes focused on organizational development. Diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice-seeking strategies are centered in my approach to moving organizations toward transformational change. 

From 2012-2021, I served in governance roles and then as executive director of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA).  At PACA, I partnered with other cooperators, elected officials, movement organizers, and funders to position cooperatively-owned enterprises as a robust and equitable economic development solution to economic and racial injustice in the Philadelphia region.  

I hold a M.S. degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned my B.A. degree in Urban Studies from Connecticut College. I was an inaugural 2020 fellow in Securing the Roots Fellowship and was the 2018 Philadelphia Community Fellow for the Shared Economics in Equitable Development Fellowship. 


Currently, I serve on the board of directors for Independence Public Media Foundation, Movement Alliance Project as well as on the advisory boards of An Economy of Our Own, Quioveo, and All Together Now PA. 

I live in Philadelphia, PA with my partner, daughter and our cat.  Things that bring me joy are writing, televised singing competitions, gardening, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends. 

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