About Us

Humanity Communications Collective

Humanity Communications Collective is a boutique, social justice-driven, strategic communications consulting group focused on making human and emotional connections through real talk: digitally and in real life.

We are woman-of-color owned with an array of diverse expertise. We live in the intersection of communications, digital, non-profit, and cultural competency.

It’s what we do

Brand Creation

We research and present a long-term plan for the development of a successful brand in order to achieve your goals.

Social Media

We handle your entire social media program from creating content, to engaging with your community, to running analytics.

Content Creation

We look at your business and recommend content that is going to engage your customers, and drive revenue.

Media Relations

We work with you to created a targeted approach to media. We’ve had placements in O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and many others.


Nearly 15 million ORGANIC social media impressions generated for clients in 2022.


Thirteen dedicated team members who are world class in their field and smart as hell.


More than six thousand individual social media posts, blogs, and newsletters written for clients in 2022.
Yanira Castro

Lover of humanity, travel junkie, and guilty of reading 5 books at once.

Yanira Castro

CEO, Humanity Communications Collective
Yanira M. Castro (she/her/ella) is a speaker and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in telling inspiring stories to audiences ranging from national television shows to leading digital channels.

Expert Team

Our diverse team of experts are here to assist you in reaching your strategic communications goals creatively and effectively. And we're a whole lot of fun!

Toni Johnson (She/Her)

Partner & Chief Client Officer
I consider myself a nap and Netflix connoisseur!

Danette Dominguez (She/Her/Ella)

Sr. Project Manager and Account Services
Probably on an airplane, trying out a new restaurant, dancing at a music festival, or lifting weights!

Bree Gordon (She/Her)

Client Service & Account Manager
A Foodie. Music lover. Mama of 2. Golden Girl fanatic & new Hiker.

Jaqueta Abbey (She/Her)

Website & Newsletter Marketing Specialist
An author and avid traveler with a passion for belly dance & bachata.

Tiffany Womack (She/Her)

Creative Director
Lifelong learner. Lover of nature, tea & cooking.

Courtney Cobb (She/Her)

Digital Content Creator
Empanadas, rooftops bars, and iced caramel lattes are what I am all about!

Shade' Montgomery (She/Her)

Executive Assistant 
I am a Makeup junkie and HGTV addict who secretly wants my house to look like the set of Mad Men.

Sarah LaReau (She/Her)

Designer & Digital Strategist
Creative techie, bookworm, music buff to the max. Forever curious.

Morgan Ramey (She/Her)

Sr. Operations Manager
A creator, traveler, community builder, & she doesn't share her food.

Catalina V Silva (She/Her/Ella)

PR and Media Associate
Outdoor lover. Chicken mom and human mom. Book nerd and crime junkie.

Shana Gordon Dupuis
Shana Gordon Dupuis (She/Her)

Client Service & Account Manager
Lover of learning and history who is still singing along loudly to show tunes and 90s R&B!

Lauren Kelly (She/Her)

Human Resources
River sitting, chips, queso, ranch water + family.

Yanira is an expert communicator. She understands how to navigate and leverage both digital and traditional media platforms to deploy the right message to the right audience every time

RUE MAPP CEO and Founder

Yanira’s fresh take on how to use marketing for social entrepreneurship allows me to expand my reach across the globe. Her keen eye has helped me take advantage of many opportunities.


Yanira and her team gave us just what we needed to make our business ideas concrete. The innovative style and creativity used to design our branding and marketing approach is unmatched. Yanira “gets us” and now we are ready to soar.


Yanira Castro and her team have truly been a godsend. I feel honored to work with an amazing woman-owned company that has been supportive of MPJI all the way. Her expertise and knowledge and care are out of this world. It is a tremendous asset to have her offerings throughout the day. The Humanity team pushes our ability to realize our dreams and desires to grow; their work is essential to any company or organization. We are extremely grateful to Humanity and recommend them everywhere we go.

ELLE MOXLEY Founder and Executive Director

Yanira, Tiffany and the Humanity Communications Collective team is our touchstone, tried and true partner, and creative inspiration for all our digital communications. They are values-aligned, super savvy and know how to "get in where they fit in" so we can meet short-term capacity needs while also building a longer-term communications strategy. I can't recommend them enough and am grateful for their partnership these last three years.

SARAH STANLEY HOPE VP Brand + Partnerships