Our Team


Caroline I. Hill, Founder

Caroline is a thought leader who lives, works, and designs at the intersection of education, innovation, and equity. Her work inspired the creation of equityXdesign, a powerful design framework that merges the values of equity work and innovation with the intentionality of design. Her latest venture, 228 Accelerator, catalyzes the redesign of the relationships that normalize mistreatment and oppression, builds bridges between the powerful and the powerless, and accelerates our journey to a more inclusive society.

Caroline empowers people with the creative authority to reimagine themselves as designers of human relationships. This challenge inspires her to explore innovative organizations and learning models that optimize the role of relationships, leverage technologies, and engage people as agents in their own transformation. She supports several national education organizations as they work to design and create more inclusive and responsive organizations and learning models.

Caroline’s work is rooted in her more than 20 years of experience in public education, education innovation, management consulting, and engineering. She has lived the life cycle of school creation and transformation as a teacher, mentor, coach, founding principal, and investor in innovative school models. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Education in Learning and Teaching from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received an additional Master of Science in Administration through New Leaders for New Schools, a principal training fellowship.

Rahcyne Omatete, Strategic Adviser

Rahcyne is cross-sector strategist who is not afraid to delve into the details. Her public and private sector experience has afforded her the ability to balance business principles and social priorities while keeping the focus on customer needs.

Particularly effective in matrixed environments and in organizations experiencing change, Rahcyne is an intellectually curious problem solver. Her results orientation and analytical frame has been cultivated through her more than 20-year career in the chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and education industries.

Rahcyne holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. She is also an alumna of Education Pioneers, an organization that cultivates talent from diverse industries to solve problems in education.