Trustee

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler
Dr. Nita Mosby TylerChief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project, LLC

Points of View

I am serving on the BSF Board as a means to honor the importance of intersectionality as we work towards advancing systems of equity. I don’t think it is wise for us to continue exploring lived experiences in silos. Art is an integral part of diversity and has everything to do with every other part of diversity. You can’t talk about race or gender or age (and other diversities) without discussing the impact and implications of art. The reverse is also true – you can’t talk about art without talking about the impact and implications of race, gender, age or other diversities. We must begin to talk about the connectedness of who we are and how it impacts where and how we live. Art is diversity.
I have always been a consumer of arts. I am a Black Art collector and am particularly collecting pieces from William Tolliver, Charles Bibbs and Jerry & Terry Lynn. I love the sculptural work of both Li Hardison and Ed Dwight. I also appreciate the expressions of Cleo Parker Robinson and her team.

Meet Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler was elected to the Foundation’s Board in April 2018. Dr. Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and The HR Shop, LLC – a boutique human resources firm designed to support non-profits and small businesses. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado – the first African American woman to hold that position in the organization’s 100+ year history. She is also the former Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver – the first African American woman to hold that position in the 63+ year history of the agency. Dr. Mosby Tyler, a consultant accredited by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and corporate organizations. Dr. Mosby Tyler holds a doctorate in the field of Organizational Leadership, a Master of Arts degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Nita is the 1st Lady of Colorado’s oldest Black church, Shorter Community AME Church, where her husband, Rev. Timothy E. Tyler is the pastor. They are the parents of three fantastic kids in their 20’s.