Certificate Training Series 2024 Cohort

Shanelle Dupree

Shanelle Dupree is the inaugural Executive Director of the Racial Equity Collaborative (REC), a social service non-profit. As a co-founder, she has ushered in statewide conversation, community, and action on eliminating racial disparities in helping systems. The REC serves as a national model for engaging multidisciplinary community partners in addressing systemic racial barriers for families of color in helping systems.

In 2019, Shanelle was appointed by the Kansas Governor to serve as a social service administrator where she managed resources and staffing for 450 employees, administered policy implementation, and served as the Chair of the Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee until 2024.

As a licensed Kansas attorney since 2008, she practiced law for nearly a decade representing children and adults in child welfare, high conflict family law, and juvenile justice cases. She successfully created and taught a series of legal and social child welfare informational classes for five years. She is the wife of a Pastor and elected official, mama of 4, 3X author, and Bible study teacher at her local church. She enjoys reading, writing, and watching the same comedies over and over again.