In The Zone ccc is a benefit corporation that provides diversity and inclusion training, workshops, and inclusion-centered consulting. We work with private, non-profit, and government sectors to facilitate and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives. We help organizations navigate diversity and cultural differences among organization members, employees, customers, clients, communities, and population groups they serve, and help them navigate a range of people differences including race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexuality, economic disadvantage, disabilities, religion, or veteran status, or any other people topic.


LeJenia Moore (she/her)


LeJenia Moore brings years of experience helping companies become more culturally competent when engaging with people from different backgrounds. In her past role as Senior Director, Multicultural Affairs at Deluxe International, DEI developed tools and resources for Marriott associates and properties to enhance cultural competencies to better serve the company’s broad diversity of guests and customers.

She is also a co-founder of two non-profit organizations – Supporting Education Foundation (SEF), which awards scholarships to high school students and the Innercity Hand-Up (IHU) a national youth organization created to share heritage and culture where she is former Board of Trustee member.

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Tony Washington (he/him)


Tony Washington (he/him)
Tony is an experienced Strategist, Educator, and Artist, with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and DEI industry (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion). He specializes in Organizational Workplace Culture, Project Administration, Facilitation, Employee Training, Inclusive Leadership, Research, and Curriculum Development. Tony has a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused on Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Media Arts & Design.

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Tiffany Johnson (she/her)


Tiffany Johnson (she/her)
Over the past 15 years, Tiffany has worked closely with hundreds of clients developing and managing recommendations for critical engagements (with a specific focus on DEI for the past 7 years), and brings this experience to her role as In The Zone ccc  facilitator. Her passion lies in helping build brave spaces for underrepresented voices to shine. A quote from James Baldwin “not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”, has become a guiding principle for how Tiffany moves throughout life, and throughout DEI spaces as well. Tiffany was named one of Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Executives in 2021, and one of Business Equality Magazine’s 2018 LGBTQ Leaders under 40 in 2018. She currently sits on the board for Race Conscious Dialogues, and holds a Masters from Michigan University, with a focus on Management.
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Mark Crear, Ph.D (he/him)


Mark Crear, Ph.D.  Founder and former Chief DEI Consultant stepped down in  August 2022. Mark is a motivational force in motion who specializes in Stregetic DEI planning, executive & performance coaching, group facilitation, training, and team development.

Mark Crear, Ph.D., is a passionate DEI ambassador, principal strategist, advocate and enforcer with over 15 years’ SME in Diversity Equity & Inclusion and multicultural competency, leadership development, team & management/coaching/training and employee psychological safety. Mark is known for his exceptional integrity, work ethics, bottom-up management style and ability to lead, encourage and produce results.

Notwithstanding, before jumping any “hurdles” on the track, Mark had plenty of hurdles to jump off. Growing up in a single-family home and being a victim of physical and emotional abuse, Mark early on knew that life was not fair and had plenty of reasons and excuses to quit and give up. However, “quitting” was not a part of Mark’s DNA. Instead, Mark relied on his faith and hard work to carry him from his life of abuse, abandonment, rejection and disappointments, to a two-time Olympian, DEI ambassador, strategist, advocate and enforcer. 

Mark is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and served 13 years as Executive Director for AACC and 13 years as The Chief DEI consultant for The Zone ccc.  In 2024, Mark ended his tenure as the Diversity Equity Inclusion Manager for Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC).  Notwithstanding, Mark’s greatest achievement is that of loving husband and doting father.


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