Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The NACC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee fosters an awareness and understanding of various perspectives and cultures to create a sense of community and belonging for all.
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Eric Jacobs

Nicor Gas
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Susan Kane

diSonder Consulting Group

Carlos Madinya

Naperville Development Partnership and Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Azizi Marshall

Center for Creative Arts Therapy

Azizi Marshall is a leading Mental Health and Workplace Wellness expert teaching businesses around the world how to create and sustain the healthiest, most successful versions of their business possible – by actively engaging employees, leaders and business owners through interactive trainings, strategic mental health plans and creative wellness programs; engaging the WHOLE business so it can thrive. 

Azizi Marshall is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, an arts-based psychotherapy practice and training center in Chicago.  

In a world flooded with burnt-out employees, high turnover rates, and mental health dis-information, Azizi’s creative mental health approach and straightforward business advice draw thousands of inspired clients to her work. Best known for her fun and accessible approach to mental health, she’s built an international wellness empire from scratch on her laptop and across the globe. 

Azizi is delightfully changing the way the world views mental health. She speaks on stages around the world and mentors scores of heart-led businesses each year to enhance their employees’ quality of life AND their business. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Trainer in Creative Arts Therapy and accomplished author, cultivating a culture a care within businesses and their teams is her life’s passion.  

Azizi holds two graduate degrees in community mental health AND theatre, and is adjunct faculty with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, CNN, NBC News, Thrive Global, Bustle, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Glancer Magazine. She speaks on stages, TV and podcasts regularly throughout the country on mental health and Creative Arts Therapy, and guest posts on national news articles about workplace wellness and creativity. 

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Jason McNeil


Insperity is a comprehensive HR solutions offering, providing an out-sourced, HR function that provides administrative relief, better "big company" health benefits, reduced liability, and an instant infrastructure to help small and medium sized businesses to succeed.

Brittany Roback

Inner Courage Counseling
Programming/Outreach Sub-Committee Chair
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