THE TEAM

Where The Passion Begins

Grovider has a team of remarkable and results-driven leaders who love to work with our growing clientele. Our team is eager to learn, open to new ideas and technologies, and adaptable to the fast-changing and increasingly complex business environment. Read below to learn more about our exceptional team.

 
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CANDACE KENYATTA

Managing Partner

Business Development | Client Solutions

As Co-founder and Managing Partner, Candace leads business development and client solutions. She has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit leader, turnaround principal, and state education administrator. Her expertise in change management, leader development, adult learning, and research gives her the ability to identify client pain points, intelligently discuss resolutions, and design and deliver custom, data-derived, and high impact solutions. Candace has a B.A. in English from Cornell University and a M.S.Ed in Education, Culture, & Society from the University of Pennsylvania.

CANDACE KENYATTA

About Me

What was your favorite toy as a kid? 

My Chatty Patty Doll that talked about whatever she was holding. 

  

What is your favorite cereal? 

I used to eat raisin bran as a kid. I even tried to make it when we ran out using corn flakes and raisins. 

  

If you could be any animal, which would you be? 

Elephant—majestic, largest brain, and 3 times the neurons of a human (hence their memory). 

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EVERETT KENYATTA

Managing Partner

Finance | Operations | Strategy

As Co-founder and Managing Partner, Everett oversees business operations, manages company finances, and formulates internal and external business strategy. He brings management and executive expertise from insurance, regulatory education, and corporate training, and has built high performing teams as a transformational leader of both national and global learning and development organizations. He received both his B.S. in Management and MBA from Rosemont College.

EVERETT KENYATTA

About Me

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots


What is your favorite cereal?

Cascadian Farms Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola because it’s delicious and makes me feel better about eating cheesesteaks and fries for lunch.


If you could be any animal, which would you be?

A mountain lion because it has no natural predators.

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JULIA

SILVASY

Senior Associate

Julia brings operations and education expertise in both non- and for-profit sectors to the Senior Associate role. This unique combination of skills makes her an invaluable member of the team and a vital resource to clients seeking a range of support—from process to learning & development to grant writing and equity. Julia has a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health and Women’s Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.Ed in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

JULIA

SILVASY

About Me

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

A stuffed duck named Ducky that I have had since I was born (and still have today).

What is your favorite cereal?

I love frosted mini-wheats.  I would eat them with or without milk!

If you could be any animal, which would you be?

I would be an orca whale.  I love the water, and orcas value having a tightknit community around them. 

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AMEEN AKBAR

Senior Associate

 Ameen is a highly regarded local expert on restorative practices, organizational culture, and diversity and has led professional learning nationally on the implementation of restorative structures across organizations. As a Senior Associate at Grovider, he consults with leaders to design strong culture systems that create organizational change and improve operational effectiveness. He possesses a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Human Development & Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. 

AMEEN AKBAR

About Me

What was your favorite toy as a kid? 

Voltron—the 5 lions connecting it and the dynamic that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. 


What is your favorite cereal? 

If I jumped back into the cereal game, I’d go back to my childhood favorite—Honey Smacks.  


If you could be any animal, which would you be? 

A Bald Eagle. I like the symbolism—eating fish and terrorizing Cowboys fans...😉 #GoBirds🦅 

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KIANA PORTER

Associate

As the Associate supporting projects and operations, Kiana brings expertise from a research role at Temple University and as a Policy Fellow at Philadelphia City Council.  Her ability to manage both internal and external challenges alongside Grovider's Managing Partners not only aids in organizational effectiveness but also helps our Client Solutions team seamlessly deliver quality service.  Kiana has a B.A. in English from Saint Joseph's University and is pursuing her M.Ed in Urban Education from Temple University.

KIANA PORTER

About Me

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

The Bratz Dolls!

What is your favorite cereal?

My favorite was Cookie Crisp.

If you could be any animal, which would you be?

I would be a tiny colorful bird!

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