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Amihan Jennifer Matias
Associate Director
Amihan Jennifer Matias is a racial equity, cultural humility, and organization and leadership development trainer, coach, and consultant. She has over 30 years of experience working with social justice and social change organizations, and over 25 years of nonprofit management experience. Amihan has developed several cutting edge and nationally recognized leadership development programs. These have included a nonprofit executive coaching program supporting Black, Indigenous and People of Color leaders, a nonprofit management training institute, and a six-month leadership forum for women of color leaders called "And Still We Rise." Amihan is a social justice activist, community builder, and leader who is deeply committed to creating a more just, compassionate, and equitable world. She has a long history of community activism. She is one of the founders of Massachusetts Asian and Pacific Islanders (MAP) For Health, has served on the board of directors of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) and the steering committee of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women's Social Justice Project. She helped found the Jasmine Asian Women's Giving Circle in collaboration with the Boston Women's Fund and the Haymarket People’s Fund. She was also involved in the planning and coordination of the Welcoming Massachusetts Campaign of the Massachusetts Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, an immigrant rights initiative to welcome and facilitate the positive integration of immigrants and refugees into their Massachusetts communities. She is a founding member of the newly formed AAPI Alliance of Western, MA. Amihan also served as a founding board member of the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. Amihan has been trained as a co-active coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), a program accredited by the International Coach Federation. She is a racial equity and cultural humility consultant and trainer with a background in Equity Institute and Empowering Multicultural Initiatives training models. Amihan is also certified as a trained mediator in the state of MA. She has a degree in social work from Salem State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University Graduate School of Management.