Staff

Linda Nguyen (she/her)
Founder and Executive Director

Linda founded Movement Talent in 2020 to introduce a new way of finding, supporting, and maximizing the talent for our movements in the U.S. She spent five years leading staff recruitment and development efforts at Community Change. Prior, Linda spent a decade working with a network of more than 500 frontline human service organizations to build their civic engagement capacities. Known for her ability to work across movements to connect people and ideas, Linda brings to Movement Talent hands-on experience and insight.

Linda serves on a number of boards, including the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and a locally-based organization in Maryland focused on environmental sustainability.  She is a proud alum of Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Cross-Movement Yearlong program.

Download a PDF of Linda’s latest article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Chiyomi McKibbin (she/they)
Director of Programs and Operations

Chiyomi (pronounced “chee-YO-mee”) brings to this position a background in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives professionally and in her community. Previously, she has participated on numerous DEI committees that helped to look at policy, structure, and professional development in the workplace. She currently co-leads her local area Anti-Racism Coalition Mural Committee to elevate local BIPOC artists and bring art into her community.

Chiyomi is a practicing artist and has worked in nonprofits, the arts, and education throughout her career. She uses her creativity to foster an environment of curiosity, listening, collaborating, and continuous learning, along with her passion for amplifying voices of those who have been historically left out, and those who are advancing social, economic, racial, gender, and environmental justice.

Tony Nguyen (he/him)
Talent Coordinator

Tony Nguyen is a Des Moines born, Dallas based cultural critic, editor and filmmaker. He is currently the Digital Director of Viet Film Fest, co-founder of film series PSA (Pleasure Style Attitude) and has programmed for Dallas International Film Fest.

Tony has worked extensively with BIPOC artists to cultivate communities of vibrant creative collaboration and nurturing care.

Crystal Kang Ahn (they/she)
Talent Sourcer

Crystal grew up predominantly around immigrant communities and has worked in education, faith, and community-building. They joined Movement Talent because they want to mobilize and help create equitable hiring practices for those on the frontlines of justice work. They practice liberative storytelling and artmaking as a way to empower themselves and others, especially their two young children for whom they strive to create change in the world.

Crystal has a background in philosophy and theology. They grew up in the Bay Area and currently live in Albany Park, Chicago.

Advisors

Rodney McKenzie
Rodney McKenzie
Beth Rayfield
Beth Rayfield