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Omisade Burney-Scott

Pronouns: She/Her   ·   Twitter: @oshunsweetnsour

Omisade is a black, southern, feminist, mother and healer with decades of experience in
nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, and social justice. Grounded in an analysis of systems of
oppression; she has trained extensively in identity politics, intersectionality and liberatory
organizing practices. Omisade sees herself as an Organizational Development Midwife,
facilitating major transitions that social justice nonprofits, groups, marginalized communities
must make in order to remain relevant, responsive, intentional, healthy and sustainable. As a
healer and a skilled facilitator, she is particularly skilled in creating brave and open spaces that
facilitate people to dig down deep into their own power and create their own solutions. She is
currently the Director of Strategics Partnerships and Advocacy for SisterSong Women of Color
Reproductive Justice collective.

Omisade is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel and is a member of
the 1999-01 class of the William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations and a 2003
Southeastern Council on Foundation’s Hull Fellow. She is a founding tribe member of
SpiritHouse and a board member of The Beautiful Project, Village of Wisdom, and Working
Films. Omi resides in Durham and is the proud mother of two sons, Che and Taj.

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