Dr. S. Atyia Martin

Keynote Speaker: Resilient Organizational Culture by Embedding Equity


Dr. Atyia Martin is the CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc., an alternative to traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firms. Dr. Martin and her team partner with businesses, nonprofits, and government on organizational, professional, and personal development that advances racial equity and builds resilience. Her personal mission is to unleash the invisible power that every person and organization has to intentionally act to disrupt oppression. Dr. Martin has over 20 years of experience applying the principles of racial equity and social justice during her career in resilience, emergency management, public health, and intelligence.

Dr. Martin is published in scholarly journals and is the author of We Are the Question + the Answer: Break the Collective Habit of Racism + Build Resilience for Racial Equity in Ourselves and Our Organizations. Additionally, she is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute.

She has held previous professional roles that include Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston, director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, and adjunct faculty in the Master of Homeland Security as well as Public Policy programs at Northeastern University. Dr. Martin has also held positions at the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); the U.S. Air Force as active duty assigned to the National Security Agency; and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Dr. Martin is a certified emergency manager with an Associate of Arts in Serbian Croatian from the Defense Language Institute (DLI), Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College, a Master of Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctorate of Law and Policy from Northeastern University. Dr. Martin and her husband were born and raised in Boston where they currently live. They have five children, two still at home.