Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Rochelle leads Tamarack’s work on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is passionate about community building, volunteerism and advocating for underrepresented individuals and communities. In her role, she will work with the Tamarack team, board, and network to transform Tamarack into an organization committed to anti-racism. She will also support our members and learners in their journeys to create equitable results at community-wide scales.
Prior to joining Tamarack Rochelle was the Anti-Racism Equity Specialist at the City of Edmonton where supported the organization into their Anti-Racism journey in addition to supporting the Race&Ethnicity@theCity Employee Resource Network. Prior to taking on the Anti-Racism portfolio she worked with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services in beginning their diversity and inclusion journey.
Rochelle completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta with a minor in Community Diversity. Rochelle is a Founder of Black Owned Market Edmonton, sits on Edmonton Police Service’s Black Community Communication Council and is a Board Member of Edmonton Culture. She is a recipient of Edify Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 (2021), Diversity Magazine’s Community Leader of the Year (2020) and named as one of the Canadian International Black Women's Excellence’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch (2022).