Parfait is a true catalyst for change, he is a consultant and singer-songwriter who helps individuals and organizations create a culture of belonging. Parfait achieves this through engaging keynotes, workshops, and coaching that leverage the virtues of storytelling, music, and reflexive inquiry.
During his five-year tenure as the Executive Diversity Officer at South Puget Sound Community College (a 2023 ASPEN Top 10 Community College finalist), Parfait championed a culture of belonging and implemented equity programs that reduced the achievement gap for historically excluded students.
Mr. Bassalé holds a Masters in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and has supported many state agencies, boards, non-profit and private sector organizations with their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He is a Social Justice and Equity Commissioner for the City of Olympia, sits on the Olympia School District Education Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as the Washington State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.