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WHO WE ARE

We are nothing without our people. Meet some of the incredible individuals who share their expertise and insight with Integrative Inquiry. 

Consulting Team

KATE 
STITHAM 

Kate (Katherine) Stitham is the President, Founder, and Lead Consultant of Integrative Inquiry, a consulting firm that partners with organizations to build stronger, more effective teams rooted in collaboration, innovation, and equity. Drawing from more than a decade working nation-wide and internationally, her integrative approach fuses cutting-edge educational development theory with diverse contexts and perspectives. She conducts retreats and workshops in the U.S. and abroad, and consults with a variety of professions to support strategic planning, leadership development and culture change.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

MA International Educational Development in Peace Education 

Columbia University, NY


BA International Affairs, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Skidmore College, NY
 

Conflict Resolution Certification, Cornell University
Certified Mediator, Maine Association of Mediators

Designing Virtual Training Certification, Association for Talent Development (ATD) 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification, ITTT 

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CLAUDETTE 
NDAYININAHAZE 

Claudette Ndayininahaze is a senior consultant at Integrative Inquiry and has extensive experience as a culture broker in intercultural communication in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. As Executive Director of In her Presence, she sits on multiple boards in Portland and is deeply connected to community-based initiatives across the city. As a community leader who has herself gone through the immigration process, she has a unique ability to anticipate challenges New Mainers face and utilizes her professional expertise to empower people and communities. A highly proficient negotiator, both intuitive and resourceful, she collaborates with executive leadership in businesses and to develop organizational capacity and culture to promote opportunities for New Mainer success.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

BA in Administration & Management, University of Burundi
 

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator

Association for Talent Development (ATD) Training Design & Delivery Certification [ongoing]

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ALYNE KEMUNTO 
CISTONE 

Alyne Kemunto Cistone has two decades experience working in law, government, and the non-profit sector. Her career included work at the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, Amnesty International, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and as visiting faculty at the College of the Atlantic. She was most recently a Management Consultant at Eaton Peabody. She is currently the founder and CEO of Global Tides LLC, a Maine-based consulting firm providing a wide range of consulting services to Individuals, Businesses, Nonprofits and governments.  Alyne has proven efficiencies in handling confidential and time sensitive matters; and a demonstrated ability to work independently and creatively. She has spent many hours volunteering for local organizations and serves on various boards. Collaborating with others to provide access to trusted and dependable essential services is Alyne’s strong suit. She resides on Mount Desert Island.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

LLM, Case Western Review University School of Law , Cleveland, OH

LLB, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

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ABBIE (MIYABI) 
YAMAMOTO 

Abbie (Miyabi) Yamamoto, PhD, is the Founder of One TransLiteracy, LLC, a firm specializing in building effective communication strategies. Abbie conducts diversity trainings and consults on communication strategies and international marketing materials. 

 

Having been educated in Japan, Canada, and the US, and having lived in 4 countries, she is an advocate and practitioner of effective communication to support cross-cultural and international institutional growth. She is passionate about helping people communicate across differences and bonding over (sometimes surprising) similarities.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

PhD Japanese and Korean Literature and Culture, UC Berkeley, CA

MA Japanese and Korean Literature and Culture, UC Berkeley, CA

Japanese & Korean Studies

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Dongukk University, Seoul, Korea

UC Los Angeles, CA

BA Comparative Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY
 

Diversity Trainer, NCBI International

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HUMZA
KHAN 

Humza Khan is an HR Manager and DEI training and development specialist with experience in the corporate finance sector and in community engagement. He currently works as the HR Manager at Serenity Residential Cares, supporting the organization's workforce and development, while pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration & Organizational Management. Prior to that, he studied Political Science & Finance at University of Southern Maine. Though born in Pakistan, Humza grew up in southern Maine. Apart from work and studying, Humza enjoys learning about new cultures & peoples, learning new languages, and having thought-provoking conversations.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

MBA Husson University, ME [ongoing]

BA Political Science & Finance, University of Southern Maine, ME

Certified Diversity Professional, Institute for Diversity Certification

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Integrative Inquiry Staff

GEORGIE HINOJOSA

Marketing & Media Manager

Georgie Patrick Hinojosa is a marketing and media specialist with a learning management background. He previously worked at Vitalyst Health Foundation and at Knetik, a tech corporation that focused on LMS and smart thermostat technology. He has a BA in Organizational and Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at El Paso, and an MSW from Arizona State University. He has experience in various facets of marketing and public relations, and is a published author of both policy briefs and short fiction. He was fortunate enough to travel globally in 2019, where he served at a school in Dakar, Senegal, and traveled through parts of Europe studying international social work.. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his partner, and he enjoys playing online tabletop role playing games and online video games with his friends back in El Paso.

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ARMEEN SHAHRIAR

Business Development Manager

 

Armeen is a content writing and proofreading specialist who focuses on business development, grant writing, and outreach strategy at Integrative Inquiry. He is second generation American whose parents immigrated from post-revolution Iran and is passionate about producing effective and decisive content in equity spaces. He graduated with honors from Marquette University with a degree in writing-intensive English and a minor in film studies, and has experience as a writing tutor and web developer. He currently works as a member of the operations team at MATTER, a Chicago-based healthcare and tech incubator. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer, practicing Kung Fu, and watching movies with friends.

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A COLLECTIVE MINDSET

 

Part of developing a stronger community is engaging with other experts in the field and collaborating on projects.  At Integrative Inquiry, we frequently partner with other consultants and organizations, either by co-facilitating or designing trainings, collaborating on one of our Community Projects, or through our referral network based on their speciality and availability. Meet some of our partners below: 

ERICA MEDINA 
STANULIS 

MEET OUR

PARTNERS

Click to learn more about some of the talented colleagues we collaborate with at Integrative Inquiry.

SOL MARTINEZ 
GUEVARA 
DENNIS 
KILEY 
JOSHUA 
EHRLICH 

LANGUAGES

Our team speaks the following languages in addition to English: 

French                         Arabic

Japanese                    Spanish

Urdu                            Hindi

Punjabi                        Kirundi

Kinyarwanda               Korean

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Want to Work Together?

Integrative Inquiry was founded with a firm belief that we are stronger together, and actively seeks partnership with other consultants, small businesses, and educators. We have had success with collaborative grant writing on past projects and are always open to innovative ideas for new work.  Interested? Reach out today to tell us more about how you would like to partner with us.

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Integrative Inquiry Consulting

Based in Maine, Integrative Inquiry provides HR Management consulting services, from training delivery and design to strategic planning. 

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