Our Team

Dr. LaMont Green, DSW
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Dr. LaMont Green has nearly 20 years of experience helping local communities and governments identify and dismantle the persistent drivers of inequity in human services, homelessness, housing, behavioral health, and justice systems. He has led several community-driven initiatives centered on improving systems of care for complex health and historically disenfranchised populations by harnessing social innovation to address complex social problems.

Dr. Green also brings expertise in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homelessness programs, inclusive human-centered design, continuous quality improvement, and implementation science. He is a nationally recognized racial equity leader and has spoken at numerous conferences to inspire action towards undoing institutional racism and other forms of oppression.

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Evan Smith, MSEd
Co-Founder & Senior Consultant
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Evan Smith is a co-founder of the Racial Equity Action Lab (REAL). He approaches racial and social justice work with an understanding that people in positions of power and privilege must act humbly and in accountability with communities most impacted by racism and oppression.

Evan's work history includes positions in state and local government, non-profits, and the public school system. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and his MSEd from The Johns Hopkins University.

Klarissa Montero, MA
Senior Consultant
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Klarissa has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and is Chief Equity Officer, Founder CEO of Klarissa Montero LLC which offers coaching services to the community, non-profits, tribes, and government agencies serving those living through homelessness aimed towards creating systems that advance racial equity and inclusion. She is currently employed with the City of Tacoma and has dual roles in the Office of Equity and Human Rights as a Senior Policy Analyst and in Neighborhood and Community Services as Interim Program Manager of Homeless Services.

She has 13 years of experience in the field, most recently at Building Changes where she managed the Washington Youth and Family Fund Portfolio & developed equitable housing strategies including Critical Transition Coaching and Enhanced Rapid Rehousing. She also successfully managed several programs like Diversion and Rapid Rehousing at Associated Ministries of Tacoma-Pierce County, leaning on several years of experience working directly in shelters.

William Yi
Senior Consultant
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William Yi is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Hyuk Consulting. William works with communities and organizations to advance racial equity and social justice to create communities where we all belong. He brings subject matter expertise in curriculum development, technical assistance, research and implementation, and project management.

His professional experience includes local government, human services, and higher education. He received his Bachelor’s degree in American Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Asian American Studies at the University of Washington. William served on the City of Federal Way Diversity Commission and played a key role in leveraging the City’s work in advancing equitable policy.

Felicia Salcedo
Senior Consultant
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Felicia Salcedo has nearly a decade of experience working to transform systems to produce more racially equitable outcomes. She has provided strategic planning, technical assistance, tools, and training to communities across the country by building authentic relationships, utilizing data to drive towards measurable results, and supporting the leadership of people with lived experience.

Felicia brings expertise in local and state government, harm reduction and substance use disorder, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homelessness programs, and strategic communications. She is also trained in results-based facilitation.