The Team

Kecia C. Brown McManus, Ed.D.

Kecia C. Brown McManus, Ed.D.

Dr. Brown McManus serves as the President and Managing Director of the Kingston Bay Group consulting firm, and has taken on the role of Interim Executive Director for Rootstrong. She previously taught at Bridgewater State University and Bank Street College. Kecia earned her doctorate in Adult Education and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. brownmcmanus@rootstrong.org 

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Ms. Wong serves as the Director of Urban Outreach Initiatives in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Ms. Wong has extensive experience teaching, consulting, and developing programs in P-12 and higher education. She is a former public school teacher, school counselor, and director of the School Counseling Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Ms. Wong earned her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Cross Cultural Counseling from Boston University. wong@rootstrong.org

Kristal T. Moore Clemons, PhD

Kristal T. Moore Clemons, PhD

Dr. Moore Clemons serves as a Assistant Professor and Social Science Education Coordinator in the College of Education at Florida A&M University, as well as faculty in Graduate Education at Northeastern. She is also an Executive Council member of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Previously she served in the faculty and as Associate Director of Undergraduate Research at Florida State University, and as the cofounder of the Children’s Defense Fund Durham Freedom School at North Carolina Central University. Kristal earned her doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. mooreclemons@rootstrong.org