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Select Experts Khalilah Olokunola Director

Khalilah “KO” Olokunola is a director in Solutions Design & Delivery at JFF. She collaborates with state and community organizations and employers to enhance nationwide employment prospects for people with criminal records. Olokunola is also a lead facilitator for the Center for Justice & Economic Advancement’s Fair Chance Corporate Cohort. 

Her skills and areas of expertise include:  

  • Curricula creation for people reentering the community after incarceration 
  • Fair chance strategy and implementation 
  • Human resources and people strategies 
  • Developing equity, inclusion, and belonging frameworks  
  • Cultural competence and transformation for teams 

Before joining JFF, Olokunola was chief people officer at TRU Colors, a for-profit brewery aiming to unite gang rivals and reduce community violence.   

Educational background:  

  • Graduate studies in industrial and organizational psychology and divinity, Liberty University and North Carolina Theological Seminary  
  • Advanced certifications in talent optimization strategy, human resources, workforce development, psychological first aid, and peer counseling