Rozella Kennedy
Director of Impact and Equity

Rozella Kennedy leads Camber’s Impact and Equity work, which includes developing, curating, and disseminating information, resources and events that: support team competency in intersectional equity and anti-racism; build internal team belonging, ways of working, and culture of learning and celebration (in which team members feel seen, supported, connected, and galvanized); and connect these values to the firm’s external work, influence, and impact through equitable project design methodologies at the intersection of U.S. paradigms and the global contexts within which we work.

Rozie has founded three nonprofits and has held executive roles in the arts, environmental, and social service sectors. She is also a published essayist, ghost writer, and copyeditor, with an early career in media and for the ACLU. She is also the creator of Brave Sis Project, a lifestyle brand & social cause using wellness & history to build an inclusive sisterhood; Workman Press/Hachette releases her book Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History, in April, 2023.

A native New Yorker, and former Parisian and Santa Fean, she lived in the Bay Area for a decade and now resides in Seattle with her husband, composer/conductor John Kennedy; their two adult daughters reside in New York City, and the family dog Pippa brings excitement to every day.

Posts by Rozella Kennedy

Camber Collective is a B-Corporation

Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. They are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Lab is unique in our ability to measure a company’s entire social and environmental impact. Camber Collective is proud to be a B Corporation.
By: Rozella Kennedy, Brian Leslie, Ted Schneider

The Joy of Giving, 2022

In 2022, each Camber team member received a $1,000 year-end stipend to donate to the philanthropic cause or causes of their choice, supporting over 40 nonprofit groups working for social good and equitable impact around the world.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Piloting Equity Towards Impact

This blog post is third of a three-part series that explores Camber Collective’s journey of equity and belonging. In the first blog, I explained the early phases of our journey and the decision to hire for my role, Director of Impact and Equity. In the second blog, I described how our approach spans many identities and geographies. The final installment of this series focuses on our vision for the future and how we can all play a role in advancing racial equity into impact.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Camber Alum Interview: Tara Ghassemikia

A chance encounter, a spark of interest, an awakening of purpose, and a growing experience of mutual trust and growth set Tara Ghassemikia on a pathway she never even knew could exist. Let’s hear her describe how her years at Camber influenced the way she helps drive positive impact today at the nexus of community health and emergency responsiveness.  Our Director of Impact and Equity, Rozella Kennedy, sat down with Tara to learn about her path.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Reproductive Rights, Health, Justice: A Camber Conversation

Social impact consulting firm Camber Collective has been serving clients and partners in the Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice space for the past five years. In this time, we've been fortunate enough to work with leading organizations in the sector, and as we confronted the likely end of Roe v. Wade, we thought it pertinent to share about the work we've done in collaboration with these partners that is specifically focused on improving and expanding equitable access to abortion services, as well as share some opportunities for people to translate anger and frustration into action.
By: Kate Reynolds Thorson, Benjamin Jenson, Rozella Kennedy

The Joy of Giving, 2021

I’ve long believed that everyone can be a philanthropist. Whether your donation is $5 or $5M, what matters is the spirit of generosity and the act of lifting up and acknowledging the people and organizations that are doing good work. To that end, when informed that Camber Collective had decided to walk our Equity talk, by donating 1% of our 2021 revenue to Equity giving, it was only natural that as the Director of Impact and Equity, I wanted to bring the entire team into the spirit of giving
By: Rozella Kennedy