Juanita Capri Brown, M.P.P.

Partner & Equity Inclusion Leader

Juanita Capri Brown joined Courageous Leadership to facilitate and develop curriculum for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. She specializes in racial equity, racial healing, and strategic engagement. Her work results in executives, faculty, students, parents and staff having greater capacity to cultivate more equitable systems and restorative relationships in their context with breakthrough dialogues and processes.


Juanita appears in the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, and as the film’s co-producer, was instrumental in designing the film’s racial dialogues. After the film’s debut, she co-founded the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery and served on its founding board of directors. Today, Juanita is a speaker and certified facilitator, and designs school programs, educator workshops, and general public programs. She also supports the nonprofit organization National Equity Project in its strategic racial equity efforts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Juanita's previous work includes project and change management for the East Oakland Building Healthy Communities initiative of The California Endowment, Wells Fargo Services Company, Deloitte Consulting’s public sector practice, and Partners in School Innovation.  She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Goldman School of the University of California at Berkeley.  A native of Chicago, Juanita lives in Oakland, California.