Founder & CEO

Dr. Karen B. McLean Dade is a mastermind when it comes to using cultural arts education as an equity, inclusion & diversity learning tool whether for classroom, corporate, artistic production, or non-profit agencies. She has been an academic scholar and author for more than 25 years in the field of multicultural education. And, she has been a featured speaker/performer, visiting scholar and/or consultant for numerous schools, universities and agencies in over 40 countries.

Dr. McLean Dade can be booked for keynote addresses & featured speaking engagements through this website.

Dr. Karen B. Dade



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Meet the Team


Courtney Simone Donaldson

Courtney is freelance Publicist and writer based out of Atlanta. She graduated from Georgia State University with a journalism degree and dreams of opening her own PR firm. She is a positive force to be reckoned with fresh ideas, driven to guide every client to their highest potential.


Nyanda Miata Donaldson

Nyanda is a Creative Entrepreneur, and the Director of Style, Art & Interiors. She is the quinntessential Life Stylist. She often consults for MIDC in areas of styling artists, photography, set production, and contemporary company coaching.
Devin Donaldson

Devin Marie Donaldson

Devin is an independent photographer, and owner of OvertExposure photographey company. She is the photographic illustrator for the new book, The 25th Hour. She is a published songwriter, and has a love for visual & performing arts. Devin majored in economics at Spelman College.


Dr. Dona Gudger

Dona is the owner of the Institute for Success and Leadership (I4SL), and serves as MIDC's mental health and wellness coach. Her degrees and certifications in counseling psychology, anthropology, sociology, and cross cultural education reflect her passion to be of service to others and to foster mentally healthy lifestyles.