Catalysis LLC | Our Team
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Our Team

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Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA


Chris (she/they) has an extensive background in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, group facilitation, program development, and corporate social responsibility. She brings a particular skill in grasping the common elements of group work and the ability to synthesize a unified vision and focused path forward. Bringing calm, compassion, and honesty to her work, she in helps individuals and teams meet their most urgent challenges.


Since founding Catalysis in 2011, Chris has worked throughout Oregon, the U.S., and internationally. Chris and Catalysis provide customized support to organizational leaders, management teams, non-profit boards, and foundations. With years of experience in informal science education and communication, Catalysis specialized in meeting the needs of science, health, environment, and research institutions. Her team’s broad experience allows them to understand a breadth of organizational visions and styles.


Chris is focused on building equity as a practice with study in equitable facilitation, intersectionality, and anti-racism work. Chris is in the founding cohort for the Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching. She is a past commissioner on the Portland Human Rights Commission and currently serves as a volunteer facilitator for Portland’s chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Need a coach or facilitator? Book a chat with Chris to learn more.

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Lauren Moreno


Lauren Moreno (she/her) is an experienced professional with a history of leading and supporting teams to amplify their impact. As an Associate with Catalysis LLC, Lauren supports clients with a broad range of services including program implementation, strategic planning, partnership development, and the design and facilitation of meaningful group gatherings and processes. She enjoys guiding teams and individuals to envision and implement strategic initiatives that better organizations and communities. Adeptly navigating and synthesizing diverse perspectives, stakeholder feedback, and research, Lauren often reveals critical insight and forms recommendations to help clients solve complex problems.


Lauren has broad experience in non-profit leadership, fundraising, program development, and project management and holds subject matter expertise in science communication, STEM education, and professional learning. Lauren has served as Principal Investigator or in project leadership roles for several multi-institution Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) National Science Foundation grants. She served on the board of the Institute for Learning Innovation from 2015 – 2021 and is a Senior Advisor to Science Talk, a professional society for science communicators.

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Jamila Dozier, MA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Collaborator

Jamila (she/they) is a Queer, bilingual Afro-Latina originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Based in Portland, Oregon, Jamila founded New Theory Consulting in 2020 and has provided training and education, strategic planning, and racial equity support for a variety of organizations nationwide.


In the Portland community, Jamila has served on the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission and is a current member of Metro’s Committee on Racial Equity (CORE). As a commissioner and CORE member, they serve as an advisory board to elected officials including, Metro Councilmembers, City of Portland Commissioners, and the Mayor of Portland on a variety of equity issues including racial equity, houselessness, policing, immigration, and discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability.


In all the work Jamila does as an educator, Human Rights Commissioner, and CORE member, she utilizes targeted universalism, centering populations who are most marginalized and vulnerable when making decisions and providing support to individuals. They have extensive experience in equity work, strategic planning, education, youth and community engagement, domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy, and data and assessment.

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Shirell Hennessy

Marketing/Storyteller Collaborator

A native Oregonian, Shirell (she/her) has a depth of experience and an extensive background in, marketing communications, advertising and business development, having worked in senior roles in technology, broadcasting, non-profit, and higher education sectors. She is known in the marketplace for her expertise in defining an audience and driving marketing and business development strategies that deliver results.


With 15+ years experience in marketing, advertising and business development, she delivers results through innovative targeted marketing campaigns and lead with exceptional communication skills. Known for keeping stakeholders engaged at all levels while moving projects forward on time and on budget. Shirell is fluent in both traditional and digital marketing methodologies and strategies. Experienced in building thought leadership platforms to promote an organization’s initiatives. Track record includes success in marketing campaigns for new product launches.

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Adam Segal

Facilitator and Coaching Collaborator

Adam (he/him) is the founder and facilitator of New Masculinities Group, a Portland, OR-based project of 4 years dedicated to engaging men and folks of all genders in critical conversations about gender, sexuality, and masculinity through an intersectional feminist lens. Adam provides support through coaching (including one-on-one male accountability work), group facilitation, stakeholder interviews, and strategic planning both individually and alongside Catalysis team.


Adam is active in the Portland chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), facilitating small groups of white people learning to work against white supremacy and challenge systemic racism. In his daily life, Adam is a food distributor, chef, avid reader, and casual cyclist.

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Kyle Yoshioka

Project Assistant

Kyle (he/they) has an extensive breadth and depth of experiences from nonprofit arts management to health equity research to grant writing and numerous areas in between. One of their greatest professional interests lies in the creation of radically transparent and equitable spaces. This pursuit is informed by their roots as a Queer, neurodivergent, biracial Asian American.


A technician at heart, Kyle bridges high-level analysis and precise attention to a project’s constituent parts. They also foster a deep commitment to anti-oppression work. Kyle is a founding member of Influential Point, a social venture health justice organization that advocates for structural change in the medical field. As a grant writer, they have helped numerous mission-driven organizations and individuals alike win funding for community-based projects. Kyle brings a capacity for deep listening and a grounding presence to all they do. Away from work, Kyle is a ceramicist and creative writer.

Catalysis LLC also partners with a variety of independent professionals to  provide equity expertise, develop curriculum, and conduct evaluation.

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