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!
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 as a co-founder of CoopLew. and founder of WillHouse Global.
Lewis serves the community of Winston Salem, as an advisory board member of the Wake Forest Center for Private Business and 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.
Since June 2020, Dr. Lewis has hosted free Brave Conversations events. The conversations help facilitate understanding of racism in America and to facilitate healing and racial reconciliation. His message has reached 715 people and counting. He truly embodies the spirit of service.
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.
Beth Johnston, SPHR
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
As a Human Resources leader, Beth specializes in helping growing businesses to scale and optimize their people processes. With over 25 years of HR experience in professional services industries, Beth has retooled HR operations and led organizational development initiatives that culminated in Employer of Choice awards at prior organizations. Beth is passionate about creating engaging, high-performing learning cultures and bringing out the best in people. She holds an Executive MBA from Queens University, a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Social Relations from Earlham College and a Business Coaching certification through Duke University.
Latasha Barr-Lewis, M.Ed
Co-founder of Cam’s Coffee Co., helps companies build infrastructure to support their employees with varying ability levels to reach their full potential within their work environment.
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.
Dr. Ross Peterson-Veatch
Dr. Peterson-Veatch is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Southwestern College,Winfield, Kansas. His expertise includes, group facilitation of difficult conversations. He supports clients in strategic planning and building a culture that supports strategic outcomes.
Who is in our WillHouse