With a background in organizational strategy, Tai Conley leads the Humane Society of the United States’ external diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and chairs the organization’s DEI Taskforce. The taskforce evaluates programs and policies to understand their impact and recommends adjustments to amplify DEI and advance our movement. In her role, Conley promotes animal welfare while providing an emphasis on equity as a gateway to increase diversity and facilitate a more inclusive movement.
Before joining the HSUS family of organizations, Conley provided organizational strategy, led DEI initiatives and designed community outreach campaigns for some of the world's most recognized nonprofits, including the United Way, the World Health Organization and the Association of American Medical Professionals. Throughout her career, she has advanced issues that include women’s economic empowerment, healthcare equity and access to quality education.
Conley received a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Howard University and a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University. She is also certified in diversity, equity and inclusion leadership, change management and nonprofit fundraising. Originally from California, Conley now resides in the Washington, D.C., area with her family. She is the proud mom of two humans and dog mom to a pup named Jayka.