Who We Are
F.A.C.E. Race was founded by two counseling psychologists who are devoted to fostering anti-racist workplaces and communities.
F.A.C.E. Race Consulting LLC was founded in 2020 in response to the high demand for anti-racist trainings in the workplace after the unjust murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. Independently the founders of F.A.C.E. Race have been working for over ten years to address issues of race, racism, marginalization, and white supremacy in the workplace.
Our skills and training in de-escalation, communication, emotion regulation, empathy building, and action mean that we are best suited to do the necessary and challenging task of helping organizations foster anti-racism. Our approach focuses on working with groups of individuals to do deep self-reflection, acknowledge ways in which everyone is complicit in perpetuating systemic racism, address harm done to Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, and co-create practices that foster a healthier and more productive work environment.
We have worked with students, faculty, staff and mental health clinicians within university counseling centers, corporations, community mental health facilities, state mental health facilities, and medical programs. We are equipped to work in a variety of settings and with a wide array of professions. We provide a multitude of consultation services and are willing to partner with your organization to meet your unique needs.
F.A.C.E. Race is an acronym for “Fostering Anti-Racism, and Conversations on Equity and Race.” Partner with us to FACE Race in your workplace or community. We offer interpersonal leadership coaching, workshops, trainings, structured dialogues, and race-based first aid. For more information, please see Services.
Christina Marie Douyon, PhD
Dr. Christina Douyon earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College where she was trained at the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture under Dr. Janet Helms. She specializes in the intersection of race and ethnicity as well as racial trauma. Prior to pursuing a career in psychology, Dr. Douyon taught sixth-grade reading in New Orleans, LA through Teach For America. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and making natural hair products.
Amanda Weber, PhD
Dr. Amanda Weber earned their PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College where they were trained at the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture under Dr. Janet Helms. They specialize in the intersections of race and gender and deconstructing Whiteness and White Supremacy. Previous to pursuing their degree in Psychology, they worked in the field of Information Technology for a medium-sized business as a manager where they developed their skills in leadership, managing teams, developing team culture and accountability, and developing continuous learning plans. In their spare time, they can be found making furniture or biking.
Kahlil DuPerry, PhD
Dr. Kahlil C. DuPerry earned his PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College where he was trained at the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture under Dr. Janet E. Helms. Additionally, he studied under the mentorship of Dr. Anderson J. Franklin on matters related to racial identity and the experiences of Black men. He specializes in the intersection of socio-cultural identities, including race and gender. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, jogging, and good food.
Jonathan Sepulveda, PhD
Dr. Jonathan Sepulveda earned his PhD in counseling psychology from Boston College. He trained under Drs. Janet Helms and Belle Liang at the Institute for the Promotion of Race and Youth Mentoring and Purpose lab, respectively. He specializes in ethnic racial identity and its impact on mentorship and positive youth development outcomes. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Jacobi Hospital in New York City. Prior to his doctoral program, he obtained a master of arts in mental health counseling from CUNY Baruch College and worked as an in-home therapist until becoming licensed as a mental health counselor in New York in 2016. In his spare time, he will be found hiking or biking.
Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CGP
Dr. Marcia Nickow earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where a primary focus of her studies was Intergenerational, Historical and Race-Based Trauma and Systemic Oppression. Dr. Nickow is a full-time group psychotherapist and trauma and addictions specialist, organizational consultant, and frequent presenter. She is mentored by Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy in anti-racist organizational work. Prior to pursuing a psychology career, she worked as a journalist for 12 years and later as a community organizer. In her free time, she enjoys writing, hiking, and community activism.