May 2018 LRT Notes

May 10th, 2018

Quarterly Leadership Roundtable Meeting

Present - Deborah Gordon, Hilary Dito, Liz Ozol, Michael Palladino, Yvonne Cerrato, Eric Engdahl, Mark Hurty, Hannah Dworkin, Ann Wettrich, Carolyn Carr, Sadie Washington.

  • LAT: Rachel Hull, Rachel Osajima, Jean Johnstone, Delia Reid, Sophie Fanelli, Mark Gaskins, Mahea Gaskins, Louise Music.


  • Welcome
  • Opening Engagement Activity
  • Community Plan Update: where we are, setting context and understanding goals
  • Workgroups around 4 Strategic Priority Areas
  • Share out
  • Close

Distributed Materials:



Jean and Carolyn thanked the group for coming. Carolyn then read a poem, “The Way It Is” by William Stafford:

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among

things that change. But it doesn’t change.

People wonder about what you are pursuing.

You have to explain about the thread.

But it is hard for others to see.

While you hold it you can’t get lost.

Tragedies happen; people get hurt

or die; and you suffer and get old.

Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.

You don’t ever let go of the thread.

~ William Stafford



Process map has been created and shared amongst members to identify the current trajectory of the Alliance for ALL work.


Rachel Hull and Mahea Gaskins from the Lead Action Team shared their findings from the Collective Impact Convening held in Austin, Texas. They detailed the insights given by the Hawaiian model, which included transparent communication, and conscious efforts to include communities of color. We then divided into groups and used legos to demonstrate the model. This exercise was practiced to better understand distinct roles and the intersectionality/connectivity of the work currently being done so we can then better push our shared objectives further.

Leadership Roundtable:

After members chose one of the four Priority Areas from the Community Plan to focus on, workgroups were formed to map out their next actions of implementation. Members then shared out. Insights included themes of building working relationships to integrate those who may be working in silos (Mark Gaskins), the need to differentiate local work from state work (Sophie Fanelli), and the importance of arts education and how it is integral to the nature of humanity (Yvonne Cerrato). Moving forward, these groups will continue to meet throughout the year to clarify actions steps and to align activities.



  • The next LAT meeting will take place at Inventing our future (IoF) - August 7th - 9th.
    • Leadership Roundtable Lunch sponsored by ACOE on August 8th.
  • IoF meeting will be followed by another in December (more details to come).






Sadie Washington