Colleen Schoenfeld (she/her/hers) is the founder and Board President for the Center for Equity Education. She was previously a Senior Investigator at the University of Michigan, investigating Discrimination and Harassment concerns as well as Sexual Misconduct concerns. Prior to that she was a Civil Rights Investigator at Central Michigan University. Colleen began her career in the United States Army from 2003-2015 where in addition to flying Apaches, she also served as a Unit Victim Advocate and unit trainer. She received her bachelor’s degree in German in 2006 from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s degree in Public Administration in 2018 from Central Michigan University and is a current PhD student at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Colleen is passionate about providing equity education to the underserved K-12 community and about making reforms to the military's handling of sexual misconduct.
As Director of Operations, Nicholas Modglin (He/Him) is a nonprofit professional fueled by his passion for promoting equity and justice in our society. With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Journalism and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, Nick brings a wealth of expertise to the organizations he serves. He is also a certified Nonprofit Professional through the Alliance Management Institute, a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing the nonprofit sector's best practices.
Nick's dedication to promoting equity has been the driving force behind his career, which spans over several service areas, including criminal justice and prison reform, early childhood education, gender and sexual violence, discrimination and harassment and food access. As a certified Title IX investigator, Nick is also passionate about contributing toward the organization’s mission of ensuring that educational institutions provide safe and equitable environments for all.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Nick is a dedicated reader, writer, and cinema and music enthusiast, who believes in the power of lifelong learning. He is motivated by a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world and uses his skills and experience to help nonprofits achieve their goals.
CFEE employees, contractors, and partners/collaborators provide a variety and wealth of experience in Civil Rights legal compliance, advocacy provision, Equity and Inclusion strategic planning, policy development and implementation, training and prevention, and restorative justice processes.