We are people3

Our Core Team

Leveraging diversity, promoting equity, and fostering inclusion is what drives us. Our team is united in our goal to educate communities and organizations to empower diverse teams and create inclusive cultures.

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We Are people3

The people3 team is dedicated to creating a data driven and client-centric approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our team is equipped with specialized DEI expertise in helping organizations create genuine cultures of inclusion. We work hard to ensure all of our client organizations reach their DEI goals, but we also have fun along the way. We strive to ensure our work and our team is as approachable and responsive as possible. Let our people help your people.

Candace Warner, Ph.D.

Founder / CEO / Lead Consultant

Dr. Candace Warner is a sociologist, educator, trainer, and consultant who has been teaching and facilitating conversations about diversity and inclusion for 20 years. For the last 12 years, Dr. Warner has worked with private, government, and non-profit organizations to develop diversity and inclusion strategies through education, coaching, and other consulting services. She founded people3 in 2017 to partner with organizations to create more inclusive cultures, leverage diverse teams, and help people navigate people differences. Dr. Warner has worked with over 200 organizations to advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
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Dr. Warner holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and completed her Ph.D. in Public Policy from HBCU, Tennessee State University. Her dissertation focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives within Tennessee’s municipalities. For 18 years, Dr. Warner served as a sociology professor and Sociology Department Coordinator at Columbia State in Tennessee. Dr. Warner has traveled to over 14 countries and is a certified Cultural Intelligence Trainer.

Dr. Candace Warner is considered a leader in the Nashville community and active in multiple professional organizations. In 2021, the Nashville Business Journal honored Dr. Warner as a Women of Influence Winner in the Top Executive category. She was also a 2021 graduate of the Nashville Emerging Leaders cohort.

Nationally, Dr. Warner has also been recognized for her expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Warner was featured by Inc. Magazine as a speaker at the Inc. 5000 conference in 2021. In 2022, the Anthem Awards honored Dr. Warner as a Silver Winner for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leader of the Year.

Due to the impact that people3 has had on the Middle Tennessee community under Dr. Warner’s leadership, people3 was honored as a NEXT Awards Finalist through the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in 2021.

Dr. Warner is the Founder and CEO for people3, Inc.

Amiee Sadler

Education + Training Manager

Amiee Sadler has always been passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion. She founded the Gay Straight Alliance at her high school, was appointed the first student school board member for Metro Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee, and served as an international officer for the United Methodist Youth Organization. She has spoken across the country about the challenges faced by youth in the in their communities.
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Amiee holds a degree in Sociology from Columbia State and is pursuing her BSW-MSW-JD from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Throughout her college career, Amiee has received multiple accolades, including election to the Tennessee Board of Regents and Chief Justice of the Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature, honored as an international finalist in the Phi Theta Kappa Prepared Speech Competition, recipient of the Columbia State Outstanding Student in Sociology Award, selected as a Cengage International Scholar, and recipient of the Nashville Black Pride Scholarship. At the University of Tennessee, Amiee is a College of Social Work Student Ambassador and serves on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Collation of Black Social Workers. Amiee is the DEI Representative for the Bachelors Social Work Association and in 2022 was named a Distinguished Social Work Student.

Amiee is a graduate of Nashville Young Leaders Council and was nominated for the YLC’s Young Leader of the Year 2021. She currently serves on the board for Nashville Launchpad and AWAKE Nashville. In 2022, Amiee was recognized as one of Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.

Amiee is the Education and Training Manager for people3, Inc.

Camillia Clayton

Social Media + Marketing Manager

Camillia Clayton describes herself as creative at heart. Throughout her college and professional career, innovative projects and tasks always piqued her interest. Camillia loves to seek out projects that challenge and excite her­––especially ones that impact her community. Camillia is a 2021 graduate of the Young Leaders Council and is now Marketing Chair on the board of the Nashville-based non-profit, Moves & Grooves. Camillia is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, where she serves as a marketing committee member in her local chapter.
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Camillia received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Tennessee State University. She was a journalist for the university news publication, The Meter, where she captured the stories of students’ lives as they navigated post-secondary education at a Historically Black College and University. Camillia has been a member of the National Association for Black Journalists since 2017. She also served in the Student Government Association as part of the Student Union Board of Governors, a program-planning branch of SGA where she used her talents to plan and execute events for the student body to boost student morale.

Camillia has been instrumental in creating additional community partnerships for people3, including working with the Transformation Life Center.

Camillia is the Social Media and Marketing Manager for people3, Inc.

Soteria Reid

DEI Project Manager

Soteria Reid is a social justice educator and change creator. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Learning and Organizational Change and a minor in Data Science. As a student at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville, Soteria worked with the Nashville Bar Association, the Center for Nonprofit Management, and was instrumental in the start of Nashville’s Middle School Debate League – coaching two successful teams.
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At Northwestern University, working in the Office of Social Justice Education with Peer Inclusion Educators, she coached and trained students to facilitate dialogues on power, privilege, and oppression. During this time, she created curriculum for the program, its workshops, and its participants covering topics such as microaggressions, womanism, indigenous sovereignty, navigating leadership & implicit bias, masculinity, and others. Soteria’s DEI philosophy centers on understanding people and their experiences and crafting solutions based on them.

Soteria was the creator and inaugural holder of the Executive Office of Justice and Inclusion in Northwestern’s student government where she implemented systems and policies to ensure the student government and the university was more equitable. She was recognized for these efforts with awards given to only 2 students on campus each year – the Social Justice Impact Award in 2020 and the Vice President’s Award of Excellence in 2021.

Soteria is the DEI Project Manager for people3, Inc.

Victor Garcia

DEI Operations Coordinator

Victor considers himself to be a people person, always surrounding himself with new faces and experiences. Victor prides himself on being able to see the value in everyone. He strives to bridge gaps between people and forge new connections that promote a healthy and inclusive work environment. With over ten years of experience in the customer service industry, Victor is adept at developing and executing effective responses to organizational and individual needs. Victor is strategic in delegating tasks that align with the specific strengths of his team. Victor is everyone’s go-to person for all things organization, logistics, and supporting people3 team members as they work with clients on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
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Victor graduated cum laude from Columbia State with an Associate’s of Science degree in Sociology. While in college, Victor participated in the first DEI initiative for first-year students by highlighting his experiences as a Mexican American student in the U.S. Victor loves to travel and seek knowledge about other cultures. He continued the development of his cultural competency education during a study abroad trip to India and assisting the program director with various logistics and program activities.

Victor is the DEI Operations Coordinator for people3, Inc.

Rachel Kwak

DEI Research Analyst

Rachel Kwak has valued DEI in all pursuits in both her personal and professional life. Rachel is passionate about serving under-represented, low income, and immigrant communities in her advocacy and research work. Rachel currently works as a DEI Research Analyst for people3, focused on supporting research efforts, such as focus groups and other research initiatives.
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As a student at Hume-Fogg Academic high school, Rachel was awarded the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony award for “Demonstrated Commitment to Understanding and Addressing Difficult Social Issues.” At Northwestern University, where she graduated with honors, Rachel completed a B.S. in Human Development and Psychological Services, a minor in Asian American studies, and a Certificate of Civic Engagement in the School of Education and Social Policy. Her Senior Honors thesis was a qualitative research paper that explores the socio-emotional impacts of misnaming and misidentification of Asian identifying women in White sororities entitled, “That’s Not My Name.” Rachel previously served as a Peer Leader and Teacher’s Aide in the SESP Leadership Institute at Northwestern University, a program for First Generation and/or Low Income first and second year students, dedicated to equitable and inclusive college education. This program included a course called “Culture and Cognition” that focuses on how different cultural and socioeconomical contexts influence learning in individuals from a pedagogical perspective, giving her a theoretical background on diversity in education.

During her undergraduate studies, she was involved in an organization called Students Organized for Labor Rights (SOLR), which focuses on building coalitions with campus workers for their labor rights. As a QuestBridge scholar, she is an advocate for educational accessibility for low-income students. She is extremely passionate about immigration rights and plans to be a Public-Interest Lawyer with a specialized field in Immigration Law.

Sarah Swaney

DEI Research Analyst

Sarah Swaney graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Tennessee—Chattanooga. Her research interests have centered on gender and mental health. While at the University of Tennessee, Sarah served as a Teaching and Research Assistant. Sarah was awarded the Inspiring Women in Lifelong Leadership (I WILL) Award and a SEARCH Award Grant for her undergraduate research initiatives in psychology and social issues centered on gender.

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She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work degree with a concentration in evidence-based interpersonal practices from the University of Tennessee. She is also currently interning with End Slavery, a Nashville non-profit centered on eliminating human trafficking.

Sarah is responsible for working on multiple research initiatives for people3 including assessments, focus groups, and consulting research.

Sarah is the DEI Research Analyst for people3, Inc.