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A Conversation with Mashonda Taylor, Executive Director, Woodlawn Foundation

We are actually solving the problems that we've been wanting to solve for a long time and thinking innovatively and not looking at barriers so much anymore. Hear more about how Woodlawn Foundation is serving as the stable force in a historic Birmingham, Alabama neighborhood amidst the pandemic, convening community partners to help them pivot and adjust.



A Conversation with Mashonda Taylor

Executive Director, Woodlawn Foundation

Mashonda is a Birmingham native with degrees from Loyola University and Gonzaga University. She is also a member of the Birmingham Planning Commission, executive committee of Jones Valley Teaching Farm, and chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce for the Junior League of Birmingham, where she also served as a board member in 2017. Among other involvements, she was a member of the inaugural Alabama Leadership Initiative class.


Michelle Matthews

Senior Vice President, Purpose Built Communities

Michelle Matthews joined Purpose Built Communities in 2016 as Senior Vice President after leading her own consulting company, Matthews Consulting Group (MCG), for more than a decade. She is a trusted advisor with more than 30 years of experience in organizational development, change management and consulting. She is a recognized expert when it comes to developing strategies to improve business processes, maximize human capital and increase revenues.

This is Community is created in partnership with HL Strategy. Our executive producers are Eytan Davidson and HL Strategy (Howard Lalli, Sherry Crawley, and Patty Gregory.) Our producer, director, and editor is Matt Honkonen. Mixing, mastering and music is from Pitchwire.