Annie is energized by relationships and garners relational capital from executives, middle managers and those on the frontlines. Through her many positions and training, Annie practiced and became proficient in inclusivity. She is an Managing Partner/Principal Consultant at Colemon and Associates who specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion solutions. Her professional philosophy is motivated by her belief that “everyone is inherently great because they are made in the image of the Creator, as partners in humanity, our role is to activate spaces and opportunities for everyone’s greatness to flourish!”
Annie’s professional journey has included being a small business owner/operator of multiple businesses. These ventures allowed her to innovate while establishing and growing a business. She parlayed those experiences and learnings into developing entrepreneurial leaders.
Annie served 20 years with the Northwest Leadership Foundation; as Citywide Director and Executive Vice President. Her efforts and accomplishments include helping to reduce the recidivism rate of African American males in the juvenile justice system, building the capacity of local nonprofits and mobilizing community resources (upwards of $10M) in support of healthier youth and communities. Annie has a keen eye for expansion and quality improvements and has served as a turn-around expert in nonprofit programming.
Additionally, Annie is an ordained Pastor (30+ years) and holds ordination certificates in multiple denominations. She is currently the Pastor of Rock City, ELCA Church in Tacoma where she hosts a monthly gathering and a second service at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in partnership with Empowering Life.
As an accomplished bassist and artist, Annie has extensively traveled the United States and abroad singing and playing with her family, The Jones Family. These days Annie can be found around Puget Sound playing with her band, Hybrid. Her passions are family, music, creating welcoming spaces with radical imagination.