Jessica Merritt


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Last name
Chapter of Choice
Business Name
The Care Based Leadership Collaborative
Business Address
100 S. Commons St.
Ste 102 #66
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Member Information
Dr. Jessica Spradley is the president and co-founder of Care Based Leadership, LLC. Dr. Spradley almost two decades of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Her earned degrees include a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Sociology and a PhD in Social Foundations of Education with a specialty in Research and Measurement.

In addition to her role at Care Based Leadership, LLC. Dr. Spradley has a demonstrated commitment to issues increasing the capacity for diversity, equity and inclusion in for-profit and non-profit organizations, K-12 districts, and higher education institutions through research, teaching, and curriculum design. Additionally, she believes in investing in the success of Black and Brown women through mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship. Dr. Spradley serves as a board member for the Three Rivers Community Foundation, the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, the Region III Head Start Association, and the National Head Start Association. She is a commissioner on the PACE board, a volunteer for Pittsburgh Public Schools, and a fierce hockey mom.

Dr. Jessica Spradley one of the proud parents to Hannah and Nia Spradley, a fur mom to rocky, and a shell mom to Lilly. Her drive is fueled by the desire to create a world where her Black daughters can be successful in any space their path takes them.

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