R-EVOLUTION | OUR EVOLUTION
Dialogues in the Diaspora
is about creating a new vision for a healed global community.
Meet R People
Cardum Harmon Penn, MA
Co-Founder, CEO & Board President
As co-founder of R-Evolution and consultant for Finding Your Well, Cardum is working with her husband, Dr. Marcus Ade'shima Penn, to restore global wellness to individuals, organizations and peoples of the Diaspora.
Marcus Ade'shima Penn, MD, CYT
Co-Founder & Board Member
As co-founder of R-Evolution and consultant for Finding Your Well, Marcus Ade'shima creates curricula for cultivating restorative environments for Beloved Community. Through his RePAIR (Restoring Personal/Professional Accountability In Relationships) Model, he works with his wife, Cardum Penn, on local, national and international endeavors.
Through Na’eem’s 50 years of diverse service experience in the capacity of a project leader, teacher, organizer, facilitator and community planner, he provides a valuable asset to the growth of R-Evolution. He has an innate ability to engage with people of all walks of life, and develops a spirit of trust...
Sherri Burwell, PhD
Advisory Board Member
Sherri has over 40 years experience as a child psychologist. She found honor in her work and felt the privilege of holding the trust of those navigating trauma. In this role, she learned to help people process their pain with empathy, thoughtfulness and emotional intelligence...
Sunil Arora, MBA BSEE
Sunny has several years of successful leadership experience in finance, accounting, corporate and business development and management consulting in working at EY, Cisco Systems, Robert Half International, Charles Schwab and other companies. Sunny provides essential CFO and related management consulting services to startups of all stages, PE backed firms, small and large businesses and non-profit organizations across all industries and types of firms.
Sharon Turner, ACC
Board Vice President
Advocate, Activist, storyteller, strength based and curious may best describe the lens through which Sharon approaches her violence prevention work with seasoned and emerging innovative leaders in social justice movements. With over 40 years experience of living or working in fifteen different countries outside of the United States...
Darnisha's experience with the SF Housing authority defined her well. As a member of the resident initiatives team, she was able to work with many low income residents to build resident organizations, supplying them with offices, equipment and small operating budgets. As a member of the grant writing team...
Vamsey Palagummi, JD
Vamsey was born and raised in the Bay Area. His deep commitment to supporting underserved populations comes from his own experience as a youth, spending time in juvenile hall and being placed on probation. After serving for 5 years as the Director of Impact at Venture Leadership Consulting, this year Vamsey stepped into the Deputy Director role at CURYJ (Commuities United for Restorative Youth Justice).
Bre Williams is a passionate advocate for mental health and social justice with over 12 years of experience creating and delivering culturally relevant mental health & wellness services in Alameda county and beyond...