Pamela “Denise” Long, MS, is director of organizational development and applied research at a small nonprofit in the Midwest. Her work focuses on translating the principles of trauma informed care into internal organizational practices and internal/external organizational approaches to work life and service delivery. She applies systems thinking to alignment of initiatives and organizational development/learning at the start-up consulting and training company. Her organizational writing and independent professional publications focus on change management, evaluation, shifting race-related narratives and implementing institutional racial equity/anti-racism. She earned her Bachelor of Health Science in occupational therapy from Mizzou (1997) and a Master of Educational Psychology (learning and cognition) from University of North Texas (2015). Denise is a doctoral student of organizational leadership and development (anticipated 2021) with a focus on PreK-12 executive leadership of districtwide racial equity. From formal study, professional practice, and lived experience, Denise operates with a belief that the ultimate goal of systems change will only happen through skilled and willful commitment of institutional leaders in collaboration with individual and group champions within organizations and external to them.