2016 Accomplishments


Cross-Identity Collaboration™

howard-audience-qWe’ve coined the term Cross-Identity Collaboration to define our methodology of helping divergent groups to break out of their silos and work together, using their existing networks (in-groups) to overcome out-group bias.

  • – Fifteen national organizations partnered with us; more are in the works. Our collective reach (through our partners’ networks) is over 7 million people
  • – We both present at conferences, allowing us to connect and engage with other change makers, and participate in other forums, learning and growing our network
  • – Real change is bottom up, so we’ve developed the framework for a local, grassroots pilot coalition; we are now seeking funding to begin implementation

Advocacy & Action Steps

  • – B Stigma-Free advocates on behalf of communities when we see an injustice
  • – Our Pledge to b stigma-free helps folks take a stand for justice and equality
  • – We mobilized energy to create social change by distributing Action Steps

Building Relatedness

We’re helping people better understand differences by creating opportunities to relate what it feels like to walk in another’s proverbial shoes

Staying Connected

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Your investment in B Stigma-Free helps us achieve respect and inclusion for all people. We need you to succeed. Please include us in your end-of-year charitable contributions with a tax deductible donation.

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Board of Directors:

Dana Beyer, MD

Thomas Kaylor

Marvin Pannell, MBA

Nermis Rosario, CFA

Vernon S. Thompson, DMin, MEd, MDiv


Advisory Council:

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

Irwin Krieger, LCSW

William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA

Andrea Leonardi, MA

Deborah Lipschitz, MD

Michael Morris, PhD

Sonia M. Ospina, PhD

Rebecca M. Puhl, PhD

Catherine E. Semcer

Marilyn Price Spivack

Janie Victoria Ward, EdD, MEd