Flint D. Mitchell, Ph.D. is an educator and organizer with a passion for advancing equity and social justice through thought-leadership and systems change. He has more than 20 years of program design, implementation, and evaluation experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, public, and private sectors. Dr. Mitchell is the founder of FDM Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in organizational capacity building with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. He leads the firm’s work through coaching, training, data-driven needs assessment and evaluation, and policy and practice improvement.
Prior to launching FDM Consulting, Dr. Mitchell was a Program Officer at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. He led the Foundation’s grantmaking in the areas of health, education, and child and youth development, as well as its equity programmatic work. Dr. Mitchell is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane University in its Undergraduate School of Public Health where he designed and leads Public Health Program Implementation and Management—a course taught through a multicultural competence lens.
Dr. Mitchell earned a collaborative program Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. He has completed fellowships with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in its Community Leadership Network (CLN). The CLN Fellowship targeted individuals who could be transformative social change agents and focused on the Foundation’s two embedded approaches: racial equity and healing, and community and civic engagement. Dr. Mitchell’s CLN capstone project was writing and producing The Other Black History—a stage play that teaches racial justice via a history lesson on slavery, Jim Crow, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights Movement.