Staff & Leadership


Diannia Merriett

Health Equity Organizer Diannia has worked in education for over 20 years. Her teaching philosophy has always been that kids learn best when they feel welcomed, valued, and safe. Diannia Merriett was born and raised in Milwaukee. She is the proud parent of one daughter and 3 foster children.

Diannia has been very active in amplifying the voice of marginalized people.  In college she was the president of the Black student union. Diannia works to challenge and dismantle racism,  and other forms of injustice in Milwaukee County and beyond in its community systems. She is the founder of “People Advocating Greendale Equity”.  

“I am honored to be a part of MICAH because of their commitment to social justice by empowering people to work together for racial and economic justice.”

She can be reached at

Viva Crape

Office Administration

Viva Crape is the Office Admin of Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues in the community. Viva transitioned from being a MICAH board member to working part time after being downsized from her previous corporate position at the beginning of the pandemic.

As time has progressed and this work has increased she has transitioned to full-time and says this work is “a WHOLE different element than corporate.”  Learning to walk intimately with so many faith-based congregations, and organizations on this ‘like’ level has been a welcomed, but tremendous learning experience. 

Viva’s motto is “If you can’t change the PEOPLE around you, CHANGE the people around you!”

She can be reached at

Board of Directors

MICAH Board of Directors includes the Executive Leadership Team and two representatives from each of the Organizations/Congregations of MICAH.

Executive Leadership Team

Organizations/Congregations of MICAH