Our Team

The Dialogue Company staff are a group of specialists in change processes, facilitation, race relations, racial equity, reconciliation, and justice. We have spent decades creating conversation aimed at moving people toward greater knowledge, awareness and skills in doing racial equity work.

Dr. David Campt, PhD

Founder & Principal

Ilana McNamara

Communications ans Online Learning Support Deputy


Matthew Freeman
Matthew is a facilitator and trainer with over 10 years experience working on race and diversity issues, civic engagement, and organizational development. He has pioneered the use of cutting-edge audience response technology to make group conversations more productive and participatory. Matthew has published numerous articles on the subject, including “Using keypad polling to make meetings more productive, educational, and participatory” in the National Civic Review.

Matthew has worked with a diverse roster of clients, including the University of Richmond, Leadership Metro Richmond, the National Institutes of Health, the University of South Dakota,and the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. He is the President of Dialectix Consulting, based in Richmond, Virginia.

Kelly Merrill
Kelly is an educator, writer, and facilitator. Kelly has a 25+ year career as a college administrator, professor, and consultant. As a professor she has taught communication studies, educational administration, and non profit studies, recently teaching courses on intercultural communication, leadership communication, social entrepreneurship, and the art of facilitation. As a consultant she helps communities engage in difficult conversations about social justice, diversity and inclusion, leadership, and self-discovery. Kelly serves on three nonprofit boards for causes that mean a great deal to her: Circles-Ashland (poverty resolution), Side by Side (LGBTQ youth center), and a local history museum. Kelly blogs about the gray areas of current events and her life at GrayAreas.org.