Board of Directors
Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay (Co-Chair)
EVP, Advertising Sales & Marketing, TV One
Clara Markowicz (Co-Chair)
Dr. Farah Griffin (Co-Vice Chair)
William B. Ransford Professor of English, Comparative Literature and African American Studies, Columbia University
Ross Haime (Co- Vice Chair)
Agent - Innovative Artists
Stephen C. Graham (Treasurer)
Managing Director, Bentley Associates
Dr. B. Alan Echtenkamp (Secretary)
Founder, Organizational Psychologist, Slingshot Leadership
Paul E. Butler
Chief Operating Officer, sparks & honey
Founder, V and C Custom, Inc.
Broker, Stribling & Associates
Damon Hewitt, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Distinguished Lecturer (retired), Austin W. Marxe School of Public & International Affairs, Baruch College (CUNY)
Writer; Professor of Writing and Literature (retired)
Rashida K. La Lande, Esq.
Global General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Kraft Heinz
Ravi J. Mallik
Managing Partner Sand, Dollar Capital
Investment Partner, 2M Companies, Inc.
Dr. Alondra Nelson
President, Social Science Research Council
Dr. Pedro A. Noguera
Distinguished Professor of Education University of California – Los Angeles
Michelle Ores, Esq.
Director of Secondary School Placement, New Canaan Country School
Parent Member; Teacher (Retired), Central Park East II
Youth Alumna, Licensed Massage Therapist
Reverend John Vaughn
Executive Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Tiffany R. Warren
Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group
Douglas H. White, Esq.
Former Commissioner for Human Rights, New York State & former Commissioner of Personnel, City of New York
Writer & Producer