Dr. Randie Gottlieb

Randie S. Gottlieb, Ed.D.
UnityWorks Founder and Main Presenter

A dynamic presenter, Randie Gottlieb has a unique background including work and travel in more than 30 countries, advanced academic credentials and over 20 years of practical experience. She earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Harvard and a doctorate from Boston University in instructional design. Her dissertation won the prestigious Ansin Intercultural Research Award.

Dr. Gottlieb has worked as a college administrator, professor, high school teacher and primary school principal. While living in Puerto Rico for eleven years, she administered an international training center, produced Spanish-language community radio and television programs, and founded an elementary school. She is also a co-founder of the Mona Foundation, supporting grassroots educational development worldwide.

Dr. Gottlieb served for almost a decade as Executive Director of the Heritage University EMPIRE Consortium, providing diversity training and assistance with multicultural program planning, implementation and assessment for K-12 schools in Central Washington. Under her leadership, EMPIRE was highlighted as a model program by the President’s National Initiative on Race; received the “Golden Apple Award” for excellence in education in Washington State; and was honored with the “Year 2000 Best Program Award” by the National Association for Multicultural Education.  Dr. Gottlieb currently works as a Professor of Multicultural Education at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation Reservation. Her courses and workshops are packed with the strategies, techniques, tips and skills she has learned, practiced and tested over the past two decades.

Dr. Gottlieb works with a team of multicultural specialists who can be contracted through UnityWorks for customized presentations.

Don Reed

Don Reed
UnityWorks Presenter
  • HR Advisor, Fresno Youth Services
  • Co-creator, “Dare to Dream” after school program
  • Author, “Journey Beyond Tolerance”
  • At-risk youth counselor
  • Unity in diversity, conflict resolution
  • Leadership and personal development
  • Anger management, violence prevention

Mako Nakagawa

Mako Nakagawa
UnityWorks Presenter
  • President, Mako and Associates
  • Author, ‘Camp Child’ on the Incarceration
    of Japanese Americans during WWII
  • Creator, ‘Rainbow Program’ multicultural classroom activities
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Cooperative Pluralism
  • Beyond Tacos on Tuesdays

Leonard Black, M.I.M.

Leonard Black, M.I.M.
UnityWorks Presenter
  • Chair, Business Program, Heritage University
  • 23 years international business experience
  • General Manager / V.P. of operations in Asia,
    Latin America and Caribbean
  • Directed marketing, manufacturing,
    finance and logistics groups
  • Fluent in Spanish, some Portuguese
  • Familiar with Asian business customs

Mary Looney

Mary Looney
UnityWorks Presenter
  • Teacher, Yakama Nation Tribal School
  • Cultural Specialist