Nathan BaptisteNathan Baptiste

Founder and Principal at EDI Mindfulness Consulting, LLC

Nathan Baptiste is founder of EDI Mindfulness Consulting, LLC, a consultation firm helping organizations deliver equitable services to diverse communities for the greater purpose of creating a more peaceful society in which race and intersecting social identities do not predict disparate outcomes in life. Nathan is a specialist in organizational change advancing racial and social equity. He is also a mindfulness meditation practitioner for over 20 years, which is an integral component in his equity planning, coaching and training facilitations.

Previously, Nathan served as the Diversity Program Manager at Oregon Metro, the regional government for 25 cities based in Portland, OR. In this role, he directly managed the agency-wide Diversity Action Plan and a number of agency-wide initiatives, in which he delivered the design and launch of an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) professional development training plan reaching over 1,000 employees in its first year of operation. Other achievements include: advising departmental leaders in the roll-out of their customized racial equity strategic plans, developing an equity lens for the employee engagement survey, launching and co-facilitating employee resource groups (ERGs), and partnering with recruitment and procurement leadership to develop equity protocols in decision-making.

In prior experience in the field of higher education, Nathan led diversity programming as a Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions & Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, and later as the Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement at Lewis & Clark College. In these capacities, he drove initiatives to increase the diversity of enrollment at the college as well as retention through development of programs fostering a more inclusive environment. Nathan received his bachelor's degree in Sociology from Occidental College and his master’s degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University. In his free time, Nathan enjoys outdoor family adventures, basketball, and corny dad-jokes with his 5- and 7-year-olds.

Takes part in

Sep, 9 4:00 PM CEST

From Microaggressions to Institutionalized Racism: How to Build an Anti-Racist Workplace

Nathan Baptiste Founder and Principal at EDI Mindfulness Consulting, LLC
Ellen Muthu Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant