Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Ms. Mason-Kinsey is currently the Chief Officer – EEO for MTA Bus Company (MTABC). She is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure equal employment opportunity in all personnel policies and practices of MTABC. She is also responsible for investigating complaints of employment discrimination by employees and applicants for employment as well as managing the collection of workforce data to evaluate the Equal Employment Opportunity Program effectiveness, determine trends, and identify barriers to equal employment opportunity that need to be addressed by the agency. She also prepares reports required by MTA policies, applicable laws, regulations and Executive Order.
Prior to working with the MTA Bus Company, Ms. Mason-Kinsey spent 13 years in the City University of New York system (CUNY). She began her time there in 2003 working at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College as a law clerk and left there as an Affirmative Action Officer in 2009. Natalie then went to the City University of New York as the Director of the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance & Diversity. In 2011, she went to Brooklyn College as the Chief Diversity Officer. During her time with CUNY, Ms. Mason-Kinsey worked with administrators, faculty and staff to ensure equality of opportunity to all constituencies within the college community. In collaboration with executives and administrators, she also developed diversity outreach, recruitment and retention strategies for various departments and provided campus-wide civility, diversity, sexual harassment and cultural sensitivity training. One of her most memorable accomplishments came with the opening of the LGBTQIA Resource Center for Brooklyn College Students.
Natalie Mason-Kinsey is a native of Seattle who graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1992. She went on to graduate from the University of Washington with a B.A. degree in American Ethnic Studies in 1996 and received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 2000. Ms. Mason-Kinsey currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and son.
Dr. Yvonne L. Terrell-Powell currently serves as Associate Dean of Equity, Engagement and Counseling at Shoreline Community College. She is passionate about creating a community that broadens students’ access to information and education, supports students’ learning and success and strives to achieve organizational transformation and inclusive excellence. Her primary responsibilities encompass diversity, equity and inclusion, student support and success, and providing leadership on matters related to mental health and wellness. She is a licensed mental health counselor. Dr. Terrell-Powell has over 20 years of higher education experience in multicultural counseling, education and transformative leadership. She has an in-depth understanding of multicultural organizational development, curriculum and pedagogy, equity and inclusion hiring practices, social justice and inclusive excellence, student conduct and Title IX. Yvonne is a skilled facilitator, and she has presented at regional and national diversity, equity and inclusion conferences. Yvonne most recently teamed up with a Shoreline Community College faculty member and developed the Multicultural Competency Interviewing Rubric (MCIR), which focuses on identifying leadership skills that support the development of a multicultural organization. As a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion, Yvonne knows that education is key to changing lives and creating a just society.
Dr. Terrell-Powell earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from Langston University. She holds two master degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.