Who is in our WillHouse
Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr.
Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr., nationally recognized people and culture thought leader, entrepreneur, and is an advisor and consultant to university presidents, and small to midsize business leaders. As founder and president of WillHouse Global, Lewis leads a team of organizational development experts who help companies create cultures of belonging where everyone thrives!
WillHouse Global was recognized as a Top Diversity and Inclusion Company for 2022 by Manage HR.
Lewis is a co-author of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Standards of Professional Practice (2014).
He is an award winning author of, Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race (SPARK Publications 2022).
Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race, is a GOLD award recipient in the 2022 Hermes Creative Awards competition AND has won a GOLD Award of Excellence in the Collateral-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category in the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) 2022 Communicator Awards.
As a former Chief Diversity Officer, Lewis has led diversity and inclusion efforts at three highly acclaimed colleges and universities-- Indiana University, Bridgewater State University and Virginia Tech University.
Lewis formerly served as the Special Consultant to the President for Belonging, Equity and Inclusion at Forsyth Technical Community College.
Lewis serves the community of Winston Salem, as an advisory board member of the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI), an initiative of the Winston Salem Foundation. He is a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Forsyth County, and he is a Trustee for Leadership Winston Salem, and is a board member of Bookmarks, a literary arts non-profit. Lewis is an 2022 honoree for the Triad Business Leaders in Diversity.
Lewis also serves his fourteen-year-old son's business, CAMS Coffee Co, shop.camscoffeeco.com, as the Chief Executive Gopher (CEG). CAMS was created to provide supportive employment for individuals with disabilities.
Lewis earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW). He has dedicated his entire professional life to living the spirit of his social work background by "providing a voice for the voiceless and creating inclusive spaces for each person to reach their full potential.”
Lewis proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves (1990-1996).
Latasha Barr Lewis, MEd
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Over the last 10 years, Latasha has used her diversity expertise to build strong brands that support and empower individuals in marginalized communities. She is co-founder of Cam’s Coffee Company, the first organization created to provide gainful employment opportunities specifically for individuals with disabilities in the Piedmont Triad area in North Carolina.
Latasha brings years of experience creating innovative solutions to strengthen diversity, inclusion, and cultural competencies within organizations to the Willhouse team. She is passionate about producing engaging, high-performing learning cultures and bringing out the best in people. She holds degrees in education, science education and is completing a doctorate in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, from Walden University.
Bria Monét is task-driven Executive Assistant with 7+ years of administrative experience in managing client-centric operations. She is equipped with exceptional ability to facilitate all aspects of internal and external communications, support day-to-day administrative, financial, and operational functions. Bria Monét is a proven talent for aligning business objectives with comprehensive administrative knowledge to achieve maximum operational impacts, conserve time and increase efficiency.
Jorge Zeballos was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Lima, Peru. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University.
Jorge is an established equity professional, nationally and internationally. He has facilitated workshops on equity and has been a keynote speaker at various national and international diversity conferences. He has also worked with various organizations in the non-profit, education, philanthropic, and faith communities in organizational transformation strategies.
Most recently, Jorge was the executive director for the Center for Diversity and Innovation housed at the Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Chief Technology Officer
Ciandress is a dynamic and multi-faceted technology and software project leader with 15 years of experience leading enterprise customers, both domestically and internationally, in a variety of verticals through complex software deployment projects with multiple department/business unit touchpoints and levels of end users. Ciandress’ experience spans the full lifecycle of large-scale implementation projects from discovery and design, to delivery of training, user adoption and go-live support. Ciandress
is particularly adept at quickly ascertaining the intricacies of customer business functions and operations, within the enterprise healthcare, federal and state government, corporate, university,
capital construction and professional service/accounting firm spaces. Ciandress’ favorite aspect of consulting and project delivery is digital transformation, which allows businesses to modernize their operations and gain efficiency and working with end users to improve how they contribute to their organizations, and ultimately make their jobs easier and more impactful.
Who is in our WillHouse