Meet the Team
Chief of Staff
MPA, University of Oklahoma
BA, University of Oklahoma
Courtney Tungate is a principal and co-founder of The Equity Practice, an equity consulting firm that partners with organizations to help them live out their commitments to DEI. Courtney has over 10 years of experience in talent and operations in the education and non-profit sectors. Prior to co-founding The Equity Practice, Courtney led talent and staffing for a rapidly growing education nonprofit, Teaching Trust. While there, she implemented talent and operations systems to help the organization scale, created a full cycle recruiting and hiring process, while building buy-in of key stakeholders, and managed projects across every function of the organization. A fierce advocate for creating more human workplaces, Courtney is committed to helping organizations develop strong talent and people operations that empower staff to do their best work.
During her time at Teaching Trust, she helped the organization scale from a staff of 9 to over 50 employees, creating and implementing systems and infrastructure for sustainable growth. She also helped create more equitable practices across the organization, and implemented DEI strategies which resulted in increasing team diversity from 15-20% people of color to 50-60% people of color within three years.
Courtney is SHRM certified and an alumnae of the Education Pioneers Emerging Human Capital Leaders Initiative Program. She holds an MPA in Education Policy and Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The University of Oklahoma. She currently resides in Dallas, TX.