Reda Taleb
Chair, NLC MENASA Caucus; National Diversity Committee - Advancement & Alumni

She zealously embraces her role in changing the trajectory of her family's lineage, intent on creating pathways for generational wealth, and being a servant leader in her community. Her unique background and interdisciplinary perspective make her a highly sought after consultant, mentor, and facilitator to clients across the country.

Through her company Dream Catcher Innovations™, Reda uses the synergy of her innate, multi-passionate, and entrepreneurial skills, to serve her clients with grant writing and management, startup development, and leadership and career coaching.  She has presented her signature grant writing workshop at Detroit Startup Week, and in numerous US cities including NYC, Denver, Houston, Chicago, and New Orleans. 

Reda's Spark! Talk, "Marhaba, Enti Bent Min: Hello, Whose Daughter Are

You?" was featured at the 2019 NLC National Convention. The talk utilizes spoken word poetry to expose the listener to the impact of incarceration on the Middle Eastern community, through a personal testimony that exists at the intersection of patriarchy, criminal justice reform, and the need for healing. She is the co-founder of the NLC MENASA Caucus (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia), and also serves as a senior LEAD trainer.

Reda currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Dean's Office at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus. She is a proud Detroiter, and daughter of Lebanese Muslim immigrants. Reda is a criminal justice and decarceration advocate, spoken word artist, loves to paint, travel, and enjoy the outdoors.