Our Team

saradaySara Day Evans

Co-Founder, Prosperity Collective and Founding Director, Accelerating Appalachia. Fellow, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a sixth generation Kentuckian, Sara Day has lived and worked across the southeast and the west coast for 20+ years, a lifetime dedicated to the building of equitable and ecologically sound organizations. She has served in government, the private sector and the non-profit sector. As an award-winning sustainability program developer, social entrepreneur, program founder of a globally unique nature-based business accelerator and longstanding social justice advocate and activist, Sara Day consistently delivers impactful results through strong leadership, creativity, and collaboration. She is co-founder of Prosperity Collective, and in 2013, launched a first of it’s kind “nature-based” business accelerator, Accelerating Appalachia, focusing on women and POC-led businesses in sustainable food, clothing, shelter and wellness products. She has worked extensively across Appalachia and the southeast in service to people and place, serving marginalized communities and youth in clean energy installation training, regenerative agriculture businesses and was awarded a U.S. presidential commendation for her work with the health and livelihood of women in Appalachian coalfields. Her expertise and passion are in reaching a broad and deep spectrum of community insight and knowledge to serve her community and business clients. She is equally skilled at leveraging funding and resources from the private and public sector to support community and business needs.

Desiree Adaway

Founder, Adaway Group, consultant to Prosperity Collective. The Adaway Group helps to build resilient, equitable and inclusive organizations. Helping organizations get beyond “diversity” to achieve something much greater. A focus on diversity doesn’t focus on power dynamics, doesn’t focus on the difficult conversations that lead to lasting change. An organization that prioritizes inclusion and equity cares about diverse perspectives and experiences and ensures that everyone across all identities (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, etc) is welcomed, respected, supported and valued.

The Adaway Group is a black woman owned consulting firm that brings together multi-racial teams to work on projects related to equity, inclusion and social justice.

We bring a distinctly structural framework to our work. We understand that inequity, racial and otherwise, is the result of cumulative disadvantage built into social institutions, via law, policy, and everyday practice. We work from an intersectional perspective, which believes that organizations thrive when they build cultures that are inclusive of wide ranging ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, religious, and national identities and abilities.

Ericka Hines

Founder, Every Level Leads and consultant to Prosperity Collective. We focus our services on two areas: diversity and leadershipWe believe that thriving organizations rely on having inclusive workplaces and leaders present at every level. Your work will be more dynamic by having engaged employees who are productive and committed. We conduct assessments, training and curriculum design and consulting.


Euneika Rogers-Sipp

Founder, Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Farmers (SURREFF) and consultant to Prosperity Collective.

Euneika collaborates internationally in the design and planning of local living agricultural economies.

Euneika is the founder of several organizations and initiatives in the fields of art, conservation, culture, and design education. A 2016 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, she collaborates internationally in the design and planning of local living agricultural economies.

Prior to her fellowship at Harvard, she founded Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families (SURREF) in Stone Mountain, Georgia. SURREF is a social enterprise development initiative that enables families in rural communities across the Black Belt to start businesses providing other local families products that are made to be low cost, affordable, and from locally sourced materials. She created CRE (Community Regeneration Education) which has trained local leaders from 7 states to bring new perspectives into community building spaces benefiting more than 10,000 students and adult learners in different contexts.