Meet our team


Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE

Tameka is the president of Compass Consulting Services, LLC after co-founding and serving as a partner of the organization for almost five years.  Prior to this leadership position, she worked at The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio (formerly NCCJ),  where she served the organization for 14 years and was the vice president and director of leadership development during her last years.  


Shemariah J. Arki, M.ED

Shemariah has been with Compass since 2012, and has been facilitating in the areas of diversity and inclusion for almost 15 years.  Shemariah identifies as an educator, activist and organizer. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with expert knowledge and skills to develop, implement, facilitate and evaluate curricula that promote institutional equity, communication and access for traditionally marginalized students and families.  


Elisabeth Roccoforte, MA

Liz has been with Compass since 2010 and has a strong background in LGBT scholarship and employment.  As the inaugural director of the LGBT Center at Case Western Reserve University, Liz seeks to advocate and support all LGBTQIA students, faculty, staff and alumni by providing them with resources, connections and information.  


Tanya Martin, MS

Tanya has been with Compass since 2012 and serves as the executive assistant to President Tameka L. Taylor, Ph.D., CDE.  Prior to starting at Compass, Tanya was a manager and national corporate trainer for four years at a Fortune 50 company in New York City, specializing in sales, underwriting and customer service training.

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Alexandra Beatty

Alexandra has been with Compass since 2015, bringing her multitude of experience in environmental education and youth development. Born outside of Boston, in Concord, Massachusetts, the home of Walden Pond, Alexandra is continually inspired by her hometown. Concord has indeed instilled her a love of wild nature and diverse communities.


Jacob Nash, MA, CDP

Jake has been with Compass since 2012 and is a consultant and published writer, as well as a seasoned, engaging presenter committed to training both providers and community activists on the needs of transgender people.  In 2014, Jake received an MA from Cleveland State University in psychology,  with a concentration in diversity management.  


Renee Street, MA

Renee has been with Compass since 2010 and serves as the administrative assistant and consultant. Renee is a retired secondary special education teacher with more than 25 years of classroom experience and leadership skills.