Vonetta is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professional who specializes in developing content, curating culturally specific initiatives, and event planning with the goal of creating inclusive spaces in schools and on college campuses through diverse cultural programming. She knows “you can’t be what you can’t see” so creating events and activities centering on BIPOC and other marginalized communities is at the core of her work with the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC). Vonetta currently serves as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion % Belonging Coordinator at LPVEC.
In 2020, Vonetta was named one of the “100 Women of Color ” by June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment. This award recognizes the contributions of women of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, service and the impact they have made on the lives of people throughout the State of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts communities. In 2021, she was named one of Business West’s 40 Under Forty, an award of honoring young professionals in Western Mass. — not only for their career achievements, but for their service to the community. Outside of LPVEC, she is a certified racial equity and DEI trainer.