Owner and Principal Consultant
Kathleen LaTosch is owner and principal consultant of LaTosch Consulting, which provides services to organizations to support their ability to effectively expand diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She founded LaTosch Consulting after leading the planning and implementation of a four-year racial inclusiveness initiative for Affirmations, Michigan’s largest LGBT community center, which earned the organization a Corp! Magazine Diversity Award in 2011. She focusses her current practice on intercultural assessment and coaching for white people and recently launched a new 6-week series entitled, “Hey White People!”
In addition to a focus on racial equity, she is a recognized leader in Michigan on LGBT & Aging issues. In 2015, LaTosch was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the state’s Commission on Services to the Aging. She is currently serving her second term and chairs the Advocacy Committee of the Commission. Under her leadership, six regions across the state of Michigan engaged in a multi-year project to develop LGBT cultural competency standards and recently published The LGBT Inclusivity Guide for Area Agencies on Aging which is being used as a model across the country. LaTosch holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She lives in Ferndale with her wife, two sons, two guinea pigs, three hermit crabs, and the world’s most adorable dog.