Rev. Dr. Fatimah S. Salleh was born in Brooklyn, NY to a Puerto-Rican and Malaysian mother and an African-American father. Dr. Salleh received her PhD in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Master’s degree from Syracuse University in Public Communication and a Master in Divinity from Duke University. She launched A Certain Work in 2018 in an effort to provide racial equity consultation and training for organizations and churches. In 2021, Salleh Ministries Inc, a religious non-profit, was established to focus on clergy wellness and wellbeing. Both organizations, A Certain Work and Salleh Ministries, are built upon a lasting commitment to equity, justice and grace by being in "right relationship" with one another.