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Toni McNeil

Board Member

Toni McNeil

Toni McNeil is the Founder and Executive Director of Concrete Development Inc. (CDI). She provides leadership development and training to individuals within marginalized communities who have been impacted by gun violence, incarceration, over-policing, and homelessness. She believes that those with lived experiences are the experts we should invest in for the healing and solutions our communities need to rise above an oppressive and historically racist white supremacist system.

Toni has a strong passion for healing and empowerment within communities of color through the means of active listening, training, and educating. Her focus is the revealing
of truths that lie within power structures through strategic and intentional power mapping, research, and systemic analysis. She enjoys motivational speaking, group facilitating, and training at events and is especially skilled in the areas of Facilitating, Organizing, Advocacy, and Leadership Development.

Toni is a mother of four, native of Stockton, and an ordained Elder with over 30 years of leadership/managerial/supervisory experience. She holds a degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Addictive Behavioral Patterns. She is certified as a substance use
disorder group facilitator, Mindfulness Based Substance Use Facilitator for Adolescents, as well as a certified Peer Support Specialist. Toni has been a long-time Community Organizer and Visionary, leading restorative justice organizing efforts throughout the Central Valley, and for national and statewide networks for over 10 years.


She is among the first graduating class of the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy through the University of Chicago. Toni also runs her own consulting LLC. She is a nationally sought-after Public Speaker, Coach,
Mentor, Group Facilitator, and Leadership Development Trainer in Vision Casting, Conflict Resolution, and Bridging/Belonging across differences.

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