Dr. Jessica Spradley is the president and co-founder of Care Based Leadership, LLC., a diversity and inclusion firm that helps companies boost retention, increase productivity and grow revenue. Dr. Spradley has over 15 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Earned degrees include a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from The College of Wooster; a Master’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Black Studies from Eastern Michigan University; and a PhD in Social Foundations of Education with a minor in Research and Measurement at The University of Toledo. In addition to her role at Care Based Leadership, LLC. Dr. Spradley has a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and their incorporation into curriculum through teaching courses on the sociology of race/gender/class, researching the efficacy of multicultural education, and presentations that show the impact of educational pedagogy on individual attitudes.
Additionally, she has experience prioritizing diversity and equity through facilitating multiple sessions of C.A.R.E. (Conversations about Race and Ethnicity) dialogues and coordinating civic engagement initiatives. Dr. Spradley serves as a board member for the Three Rivers Community Foundation, the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, the Region III Head Start Association, and the National Head Start Association, among others. Jessica is the proud mommy of Hannah Grace and Nia Hope.
Through Care Based Leadership, they are impacting the world to it a more livable and workable environment for all.