Who is in our WillHouse
Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr.
Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr., nationally recognized diversity and inclusion thought leader, and entrepreneur is an advisor and consultant to university presidents, and small to mid-size business leaders. As founder and president of WillHouse Global, Lewis leads a team of organizational development experts who help companies win!
Lewis is the host of the Beyond Color Blind Podcast, and is a master facilitator of Brave Conversations.
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 served as a co-founder of CoopLew (2016-2021).
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. Lewis also serves his twelve years old son's business, Cam's Coffee Co, shop.camscoffeeco.com, as the Chief Executive Gopher (CEG). Cam's 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 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