Romilda "Romy" Justilien
Romy joins FSG with consulting experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Inspired to bridge research, practice, and policy, Romy believes that cross-cultural understanding and collaboration is needed to eliminate racial disparities and gender inequities by the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.Full bio
Role at FSG
Romy is excited to advance an equity framework as FSG seeks to deepen its impact around policy and system change. Her primary focus areas are collective impact, community wealth, and transformative philanthropy. Her passion lies in improving mental health supports, community development, and social welfare programs for vulnerable populations.
Prior to joining FSG, Romy served as a consultant with BCT Partners to address racial disparities and gender inequities through strategic planning, qualitative research, developmental evaluation, and collective impact in the social sector. She has led initiatives with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, and other national funders and local nonprofits to strengthen programmatic supports for African American, Latino, Southeast Asian, Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian families, including targeted efforts for men of color, opportunity youth, and welfare recipients.
- University of Florida, BS in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, minor in Public Leadership
- Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, MPP with concentration in Family Policy
- American Sociological Association, Member
- Association for Public Policy and Management, Member
- Court Appointed Special Advocate, Volunteer
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Volunteer
On working at FSG
“I am excited to be a part of a mission-driven team set on uplifting equity and diversity as a means to inspire social change in the nonprofit and private sector. FSG continues to question systemic inequities and how we can leverage our influence to advance policy, practices, and people that build a better world for everyone.”