Relational Coordination Collaborative

Our Team

Jody Hoffer Gittell

Jody Hoffer Gittell

Faculty Director

Jody Hoffer Gittell is a Professor of Management at Brandeis University's Heller School, Faculty Director of the Relational Coordination Collaborative, and Co-Founder and Board Member of Relational Coordination Analytics.  Gittell developed Relational Coordination Theory, proposing that highly interdependent work is most effectively coordinated through networks of shared goals, shared knowledge, and mutual respect, supported by frequent, timely, accurate, problem-solving communication. The Relational Model of Change shows how structural, relational and work process interventions can strengthen those networks. Gittell has published dozens of scientific articles and multiple books including The Southwest Airlines Way; High Performance Healthcare; Sociology of Organizations; Transforming Relationships for High Performance; and Relational Analytics: Guidelines for Analysis and Action, and she helps organizations with performance improvement.


Elinam Ladzekpo

Operations and Membership Director

Elinam Ladzekpo is a current Social Impact MBA and Sustainable International Development master's student, combining a passion for business with a commitment to sustainable global development. With a background in conflict resolution, strategic planning, and extensive experience in research and project management, Elinam brings a unique skill set to drive positive change. From mediating conflicts as a Vice President of an HOA to leading qualitative processes as an Associate Consultant, Elinam has honed expertise in program coordination and data analysis. Committed to fostering equity, Elinam has actively contributed to organizational surveys and advocated for inclusive language. With a solid foundation in organizational and supervisory skills, Elinam is dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the realms of social impact and sustainable development.

Akanksha Majumdar

Communications Director

Ann Tukari

Communications and Membership Director