Our People

 
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Xavier Ramey | CEO and Lead Strategist

Xavier Ramey is the CEO of Justice Informed, LLC, a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. He is an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, & conflict mediator. Combining his background in economics, extensive management & social impact experience, & direct action campaigning in the Black Lives Matter movement, Xavier leads a company that brings a wealth of experience & network to clients seeking catalyzed strategies for inclusion, philanthropy, CSR, & community engagement. A native Chicagoan, he is a recognizable voice on the topics of community and economic development, policing & policy violence, & connecting the Christian faith to our lived experience.

Xavier served as the lead of the Social Innovation and Philanthropy strategy in the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement, managed multi-million dollar philanthropic portfolios to stimulate employment, & worked as a nonprofit Director of Development in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. Xavier is a founding member of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, an artist-activist organization committed to addressing State violence against people of color. He is a Board member of Young Chicago Authors, & the newly opened Chicago Center for Arts and Technology.

 
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Jerome Harper | Senior Strategist

Jerome is a Senior Strategist for Justice Informed, joining in 2018 to lead and expand all corporate relations, engagement, and CSR strategies for the firm. He comes with over a decade of experience serving as an executive at Northern Trust, as a social impact leader at the Chicago Community Trust, and with deep roots and connections in the global philanthropy and impact assessment industry. Jerome brings years of executive experience in evaluating, researching, and engaging corporate executives on their social impact. His background includes a vast network of corporate peers and philanthropic investment partners across the globe. Civically, he is a constant voice of support for LGBTQ causes--particularly those affecting black youth.

 
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kelsie hope harriman | Project Manager

Kelsie is the Project Manager at Justice Informed, and she manages project flow and communications across the company’s portfolio. With a deep background in social and community engagement, Kelsie brings a history of advocacy, community experience, and public policy expertise to the team. She has worked with the North Lawndale Restorative Justice Court, the Cook County Sheriff’s Justice Institute, the UChicago Office of Civic Engagement, and as an archivist of stories of reconciliation from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in Kigali, Rwanda. A native of Livingston, Montana, Kelsie is an avid runner, hiker, and traveler.