Our Team

We're proud of our team. We are committed to coaching, and supporting social change leaders engaged in personal and professional development, evaluation, and learning. We aspire to build a web of support that is restorative and inspiring, both personally and professionally, and centering individual work inside collective work.

Nora Murphy Johnson, PhD, President and CEO

Nora Murphy Johnson is a teacher, coach, healer, and evaluator for soul-driven change work. Top 3 coaching topics: 1) helping you identify and live into your personal, professional, and organizational guiding principles, 2) developing principles-driven strategic visions for social change, developing principles-driven arts-infused learning and evaluation plans (Creative Evaluation & Engagement). 


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A. Rafael Johnson, MFA, Vice President

A. Rafael "Andy" Johnson works in arts-based evaluation and applied neuroaesthetics, using his background in the arts to transform what we find valuable, beautiful, and memorable into data useful for decision making. Johnson brings 30+ years of experience in the arts, administration, and activism to Inspire to Change. Johnson began his career as a musician, and recently published his first novel. 


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Sandra Agustin, Director of Creative Engagement

Sandy Agustin has an extensive history of arts, social and racial justice and leadership. She is a native Minnesotan, the youngest child of a Filipino immigrant and 5th generation Euro-Minnesotan. Since the age of 9, she has professionally performed and taught dance. Sandy has experience as an arts administrator, director, program officer, and choreographer. She recently co-founded Theatre 55.


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Wendy Morris, Director of Strategy and Foresight

Wendy Morris is an internationally recognized facilitator of learning and leadership development who has worked at the intersection of organizational life, community development, arts and culture for 20+ years. Somewhere between touring the world as a performance artist and teaching at prominent leadership centers in North America, Europe and Asia, she discovered she had a gift for helping leaders learn to influence change in complex systems. Based in Minnesota, Wendy collaborates as a process designer and trainer with global networks for change including the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Presencing Institute, and the Art of Hosting network. 


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Nicholas “Nick” Metcalf, Cetanzi (Yellow Hawk), MSW, Creative Evaluator

Nick is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe - Sicangu Oyate (Burnt Thigh People).  Nick is a Ph D student at the University of Minnesota in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development department in the Evaluation Studies program.  Nick is faculty in the Social Work program at Metropolitan State University and works at Hennepin County Children and Family Services.  Nick is a proud parent of 2 men and has a grandson (Mi Cante Olowan - Song of my Heart).  Nick is a writer and a poet.  



Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Biidabinikwe, Creative Evaluator

Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Biidabinikwe (She/Her/Hers) is a PhD student in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development department at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Evaluation Studies. She is a Health Educator with Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and an Independent Evaluation and Research Consultant assisting organizations with culturally-reflexive, equity-focused, and community-driven research and evaluation strategies. Elizabeth is a tribal citizen of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and a descendent of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe.


Writing and Research Assistant

**No longer accepting application for this position**

Inspire to Change is looking for talented individuals who possess excellent communication, writing and research skills, and a background in the arts.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working as the writing and research assistant to the Vice President in any and all tasks that are needed which include writing, research, creative thought, and communication.
  • Researching information using academic and non-academic sources, including the arts, oral histories, and community-based sources. 
  • Editing and producing content, including client reports, literature reviews, social content, web content, and all other content as needed.
  • Create and format tables, charts, presentations and other graphics as needed.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate a committed work ethic, curiosity, flexibility, strong organization skills, and possess a willingness to refine their craft. An interest in research and writing and an ability to take direction is a must. Individuals who understand basic statistics, data visualization, and/or program evaluation are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: $18.00 - 30.00/hr depending on qualifications

Benefits: Yes.

**No longer accepting applications for this position.** 


**Temporary. This position expires on August 31, 2020.**

Inspire to Change is looking for a talented self-starter who possesses excellent communication skills. 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing members of the public about their experiences with COVID-19 and/or the recent uprising, including scheduling, interviewing, transcriptions, and minimal surveying.

The ideal candidate would demonstrate a committed work ethic, curiosity, flexibility, strong organization skills, and possess a willingness to refine their craft. An interest in community healing is important. Must be willing to work weekends and outdoors when necessary. 

Candidates fluent in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong are especially encouraged to apply. We seek community activists, artists, and recent graduates who are dedicated to working towards equity through anti-racist and decolonizing words and actions. 

Must have the ability to work remotely and collaboratively. Please be ready to submit work samples and references upon request. 

Salary: $1000 upon completion

Benefits: No.

Send a resume and cover letter to inspire@inspire-to-change.org with subject line 'INTERVIEWER".



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