Staff

Linda Nguyen (she/her)
Founder

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.

Chiyomi McKibbin (she/her/they/them)
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 the Waterbury Area Anti-Racism Coalition Mural Committee to elevate local BIPOC artists and bring art into her community.

Chiyomi graduated with her BA from Humboldt State University, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from California College of the Arts, and has worked in nonprofits, the arts, and education. 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.

Advisors

Rodney McKenzie
Rodney McKenzie
Beth Rayfield
Beth Rayfield