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About Our Co-Founder

Tonicia Freeman-Foster, Ed.D, CDP, CHES®, PMP

Passion & Work.

Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster has over 20 years of experience in cultivating hope, resiliency, and wellness through her work with underserved persons and marginalized communities.  She is passionate about her work in assisting organizations and leaders in understanding how their beliefs and actions impact diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice for staff, clients/patients/customers, and communities. Dr. Freeman-Foster possesses extensive experience in topics related to mental health, substance use, child welfare, HIV and AIDS, sexual and gender diversity, youth, and young adult, women, Black, Indigenous, and People of color (BIPOC) populations. 

Dr. Freeman-Foster is the Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Kusudi Consulting Group, and she also currently serves as a national Project Director and Change Consultant. In these roles, she provides training, technical assistance, and coaching to individuals, communities, and organizations throughout the nation.


Degrees & Certifications.

Dr. Freeman-Foster possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science Education (Community Health) from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Human Services (Organizational Management and Leadership) from Springfield College, and a Doctorate degree in Education (Organizational Leadership) from Argosy University. 


Dr. Freeman-Foster is a Certified Diversity Professional, Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Courageous Conversations About Race™ Practitioner, Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Change Manager, and an Associate Certified Academic & Life Coach.


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