About The Team
Gregory A. Cendana,
President & Co-Founder
Dancer, Strategist and Entrepreneur Gregory Cendana is President of Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop! Consulting and co-founder of The People’s Collective for Justice and Liberation. He was the first openly gay and youngest-ever Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement. Gregory was also first openly gay Chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, co-founder of the diversity initiative Inclusv, and serves on the board of directors for United We Dream as Treasurer and 18 Million Rising as Chair. Gregory was President of the United States Student Association (USSA), where he played an integral role in the passage of the Student Aid & Fiscal Responsibility Act and Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act.
Gregory is also a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, the Management Center's Managing to Change the World, the Midwest Academy’s Organizing for Social Change, Training for Change’s Training of Trainers, Spitfire’s Executive Training Program, Center for Story Based Strategy’s Advanced Training and re:power's Political Training Program.
Prior to his current role on the Board of Pharmacy, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also appointed him to serve on the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs after he served a two year term on the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee under the leadership of Mayor Vince Gray. Gregory also co-founded the Washington Highlands Civic Association and served as its Vice President. He has been named one of Washington DC's most influential 40-and-under young leaders, one of the 30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30, 40 Influential Asian Americans in Washington, DC’s Inaugural Power 30 Under 30™ Award Recipients and the "Future of DC Politics". In his spare time, Gregory enjoys singing karaoke, choreographing dances and trying new recipes. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @GregoryCendana and TikTok: @GregDances
Jessica was born in Guam and raised In California. She has spent the last 10 years working in the Labor and Nonprofit sectors in various administrative and operations roles. Most recently she led a statewide administrative team that organized logistics for 6 strikes with 17 simultaneous picket lines, budgets as large as $1 million, and crowds as big as 53,000. As the CSWS Consulting team grows, she is excited to join as the Operations Manager. In her free time you can find her tending to her plants or going for runs.
Nicole was born and raised in California. She is a daughter of immigrants and a proud Filipino. Nicole’s life goal is to instill mindfulness, in not only herself but to everyone she meets. She is influential that no matter race, religion, sexuality or where you come from, we all stand together. In Nicole’s down time she loves to cook and create art, whether that being a self taught makeup artist or styling clothing outfits.
Carmen D. Berkley,
Co-Founder & Board Member
Carmen Berkley is an award winning political strategist, entrepreneur, radio host, and DJ striving to change the world through politics, social impact, creative expression, and culture. Carmen has focused her career on intersecting the issues of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and women into initiatives and programs that have improved the lives of millions of people.
She currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Dancing Hearts Consulting, a Black women-led social and political impact firm that brings on the ground experience to build power for communities and expand a reflective and responsive democracy.
Carmen serves as a co-founder and board member of Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop! Consulting, Board Chair of re:power and a board member of Advocates for Youth and National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Scott Lu is the Creative Director of Mia Riley Designs and Founder of Second Space. He joined the Board for Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Consulting in 2020. He brings over 15 years of experience of working across industries providing experience in fundraising, marketing and sales, and management and development.
He began his professional career in Non Profit focusing on youth and student organizing giving him first hand experience with program development and relationship management. He eventually moved on to the private sector by creating Mia Riley Designs and Second Space which gave him first hand opportunities in small business development and financial management.
Carmen Perez is the President and CEO of The Gathering for Justice.She has dedicated her 20-year career to advocating for many of today's important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. She began as a probation officer in Santa Cruz, CA, where she ran contemporaneous programming inside nearby prisons, with a violence prevention and community development organization, Barrios Unidos, where she is now a board member. Carmen founded Justice League NYC in 2014 and subsequently led several mass mobilizations which paralyzed New York City after the non-indictment of the officer who killed Eric Garner in December 2015.
As National Co-Chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, she brought on over 500 partners and facilitated a joint process to produce the statement of purpose known as the Unity Principles with 32 other women of diverse backgrounds. She is a leading expert on criminal justice reform and police accountability policy, testifying at President Obama’s 21st Century Task Force on Policing in 2015, and being sought after by elected officials who are serious about passing drastic reforms.