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Rhonda Fitzgerald

Rhonda Fitzgerald

Executive Director

As the Executive Director for the Sustained Dialogue Institute, Rhonda Fitzgerald leads the work of campuses, workplaces, communities, and countries applying the SD process. Rhonda has been with SDI for 14 years, most recently in the role of Managing Director of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network (SDCN). Under her leadership, she grew the network’s reach from primarily higher education sites to a robust network of institutions including partners as diverse as Fortune 5 technology companies, teaching hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit partners, and other spaces where program alumni seek complex solutions to issues related to equity, inclusion, and conflict resolution.  She also built a nearly two decade long tripartite nonprofit memo of understanding allowing the work of SD as a proven methodology to be used in active training partnerships across Sudan, Sweden, Ethiopia, and Kenya. As an engaging public speaker and facilitator, Rhonda has a passion for developing leaders with civic competency and cultural humility. Rhonda resides in Northeast Washington, DC with her partner, Aaron, and their dogs. In her spare time, Rhonda reads, provides pro bono personal finance advice for young people with marginalized identities, and bikes the Anacostia River Trail. Rhonda is an alumna of Princeton University, where she was trained as a student by SDCN team members and participated actively as a moderator and leader of Sustained Dialogue.

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