Rozella Kennedy
Director of Impact and Equity

Rozella helps direct the firm’s internal Impact, Equity, and Belonging work as well as the external practice. Her theory of impact seeks to leverage equitable values to influence and impact the humanitarian, development, philanthropic, and social impact sectors. The long focus is to expand awareness and practice in local and global post-colonial contexts.

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; Her book Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History, was released by Workman Press in 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

Climate Change: Thinking Outside the Silo 

To reach climate neutrality, repair harm to communities, and avoid re-entrenching the power structures that led us to the brink of disaster in the first place, organizations focused on climate and environment and those focused on health, economic mobility, and governance need to change their practices.
By: Bethanie Thomas, Sakina Zaidi, Rozella Kennedy