Meet Our Consulting Team
Bethamie Wyatt (she/her)
As the Director of Community Programs, Bethamie brings a strong passion and commitment toward decolonial and anti-oppression work that benefits BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Specifically, Bethamie has focused on providing leadership that emphasizes the wholeness and well-being of her team members by cultivating workspaces rooted in openness, collaboration and a sense of community care.
Bethamie brings over two decades of experience working in community-based programming. Beginning as a community organizer in Milwaukee, then a youth program coordinator linking schools, universities and local agencies in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bethamie found her way back to Milwaukee, serving as Diverse and Resilient’s Healthy Youth Coordinator in 2014. Since then, Bethamie has strengthened her knowledge and understanding of the health disparities faced by LGBTQ people while in her subsequent role as HIV Prevention Manager at Diverse & Resilient.
Bethamie‘s work in the field of mental health and holistic health, creating and implementing wellness programming and international retreats, has positioned her to hold a deeper perspective around the trauma faced by those living at the intersections of marginalized identities.
Chris Allen (he/him)
Chris has over two decades of experience addressing health disparities within marginalized communities; creating and implementing effective and engaging programming, and capacity building.
Chris grew up in Milwaukee and personally experienced many of the challenges that exist for LGBTQ+ individuals. He joined Diverse & Resilient as a Youth Advisor in his sophomore year of high school. His association with Diverse & Resilient culminated with becoming Program Manager of Milwaukee Programs in 2015.
Professional development opportunities took Chris to Texas where he served as a member of UT Austin’s Health Innovation and Evaluation Team and collaborated with the Texas Department of State Health Services where he focused on HIV prevention and care. Chris most recently served as the Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement for Goodwill of Central Texas.