Diversity & Inclusion Solutions
Organizations have built their Diversity & Inclusion programs utilizing a framework based on the letter of the law—with a specific emphasis on compliance. Utilizing a different approach, Diversity Matters LLC introduces a strategic framework that delves deeper into your organizations ecosystem and emphasizes the spirit of the law. Our strategic process allows organizations to not only develop sustainable solutions, but also progress into a process driven organization vs. event driven.
Diversity Matters, LLC. offers a full range of services to help organization’s undertake emerging challenges.
The Diversity Confab is a web platform
that brings together your workplace
community, knowledge, and best
practices through our curated libraries of
resources enriched through guided,
The Ohio Digital Hate Report is the Confab resource for digital hate and terrorism report training. Start your training, view our resources, and contribute by recognizing and reporting Digital Hate and Terrorism.
ALTRA is a customized program that enables companies to grow their diversity and inclusion initiatives from within through curated content, targeted curriculum, and connections with our subject matter experts.
First Responders Confab, presented by Diversity Matters, is an online learning platform enabling police, fire, EMS, and security agencies to elevate their positive impact on the community through education and awareness.
Diversity Matters, LLC. is a boutique consulting firm specializing in Diversity & Inclusion. Over the past 15 years we have guided many organizations throughout this journey, maintaining our reputation of excellence. Our legacy is rooted in forging dynamic processes and modernizing our knowledgebase to build a focus on effective methodologies for organizational culture, workforce development, and Diversity & Inclusion.
Ron Kohr is Co-Founder of Diversity Matters, LLC. Ron’s experience spans over 30 years within the consulting world, working across multiple industries. An innovator, Ron has utilized his heavy IT background to develop multiple platforms designed to amplify the impact of D&I programs. Ron provides management and leadership over our entire practice, ensuring maximum operational excellence. Ron Kohr
Neal Semel is Co-Founder of Diversity Matters, LLC. With over 25 years of extensive knowledge and practice within the D&I space, Neal specializes in community building, mediation, communication and fostering positive culture change. Neal has dedicated his life to helping organizations realize their true potential through D&I. Utilizing his robust background, Neal develops all of our curriculum, while leading and developing our consultants. Neal is also lifetime certified as a OPOTA (Ohio Police Officer’s Training Academy) Community Diversity instructor. Neal Semel
Willard has over twenty years’ experience at the Columbus Police Department. He is OPOTA (Ohio Police Officer’s Training Academy) Commission Certified. With over ten years at the Police Training Academy - recruit level, Willard utilizes his extensive background to execute the most impactful training. Over the past nine years, he has been a cultural awareness instructor. His skills include facilitating discussion, creating a classroom atmosphere conducive to sharing beliefs and opinions.
Rick has spent the last twenty-five years as a senior researcher for the Simon Wiesenthal Center/ Museum of Tolerance. Rick’s responsibilities included research of terrorism and domestic extremism, and monitoring of extremists groups worldwide. Rick has been a lecturer/presenter for audiences including California Police/Highway Patrol, Michigan State Police, FBI, Miami-Dade Police, U.S. Attorney’s Office, National Institute Against Hate Crime, Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, New Mexico Gang Task Force.
A twenty-seven year member of the Colum-bus, Ohio Division of Police, Jacqueline is OPOTA (Ohio Police Officer’s Training Academy) certified as a Community Diversi-ty instructor. She developed core curriculum for in-service training of police personnel in Cultural Diversity, Work related stress and burnout, and the history of women and minorities in policing, Collaborated with other instructors to manage and coordinate train-ing for 1700 police officers.
Mari Norman Sunami
A visionary and motivational figure, Mari utilizes storytelling as a medium for sharing personal and cultural experiences. Mari served in the Peace Corp, traveling the globe and working passionately to make an impact. Along with working with organization’s throughout their Diversity & Inclusion journey, she also teaches at Ohio Dominican University.
Stephen has trained policymakers, businesses, and other institutions on diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action practices, policies, and compliance, including creative ways to improve diversity within bounds of law. He trains Fortune 500 company execu-tives regarding Affirmative Action Guideline Compliance. Stephen has guest-lectured at UC Berkeley School of Law, the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, and co-taught The History and Culture of Race and Law.