Our Founders

After working for years in organizational and change management, we knew there had to be a better way. The Nova founders came together to redefine “business as usual” and evolve cultures across all categories.

LISA BEASLEY

Creative

BECCA STAHL

Product & Strategy

TIFFANY HUDSON

Production & Accounts

BRYNNE HOVDE

Operations

Our Collective

Nova has a deep bench when it comes to bringing DEI and SD programs to life. Our Collective is made up of DEI Experts, Supplier Diversity consultants, Curriculum Designers, Communications Strategists, Facilitators, Writers, Motion Artists, UX Designers, Graphic Designers and more.

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LESLEY-ANN BROWN, PhD

Inclusion & Community

CASSANDRA BLACK

Talent & Diversity

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ROWENA PATRICK

Marketing & Campaign Development

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DAVID HUTCHERSON

Audience Experience

TAYLOR WITTEN
Producer

AIREEN ARELLANO
Graphic Designer

C.J. ARELLANO
Director & Editor

WENDY MATEO
Facilitator, Program Designer

ANDY ENINGER
Facilitator, Program Designer

NOOR ALI
Facilitator, Program Designer

JACI DEVINE, PhD
Measurements & Communications

JASON BALL
Facilitator, Program Designer

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BECCA BARISH, LCSW
Facilitator

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LELE MASON
Facilitator

JOHN LOOS
Facilitator

CYNDI MARTZ
Project Manager

WOO BRYANT
Graphic Designer

ALLIE SHAPIRO
Illustrator

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SAJ ADIBS
Director, DP

JOYCE MANN
Facilitator

DESHON GIBBS
DP, Editor

JUSTIN KEY
Facilitator, Strategy

Giving Back

Nova was founded by 4 women who wanted to make an impact in their work and in their community. Our “40 and 4” commitment represents our 4 founders — each Nova founder will dedicate 40 hours annually with local organizations and collectively donate 4% of net profits to organizations that share our goals of fostering representation and inclusion in business.

Meet our 40 & 4 partner, Gray Matter Experience. Promoting Black/Brown youth entrepreneurship in Chicago.

The Gray Matter Experience