Thenera Bailey

President and CEO, SISGI Group

Thenera Bailey is President/CEO of the SISGI Group, a consulting and research organization dedicated to providing strategic resources for mission driven work. She also serves as the Interim Director of the SISGI Beyond Good Ideas Foundation, the organization’s nonprofit charitable division, and as the Editor of the social research blog, She has an accomplished career as a consultant, trainer and technical assistance provider to programs, organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, corporations, schools and school districts focused on broad and systemic change. She has also worked as a community organizer, a social worker in public schools and served on the board and advisory groups for a variety of charitable organizations. Her research around the globe includes important topics like the impact of sustainable tourism initiatives on local communities in Costa Rica, Black South African identity post-apartheid and more. She received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts with a concentration in globalization, sustainable development and tourism from New York University. Follow the SISGI Group on Twitter @SISGIGroup