Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol was chosen as one the five finalists for the Volunteer Consulting Group’s (VCG) inaugural Brooke V. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership. BHSS was selected out of the thousands of non profits throughout New York City. VCG is a nonprofit organization that works regionally and nationally to strengthen the governing and management capability of nonprofit boards of directors.VCG is the creator and sponsor of www.boardnetUSA.org.
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, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer, sparks & honey
Dr. Robert Fullilove
Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs & Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Broker, Stribling & Associates
Damon Hewitt, Esq.
Executive Director, Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color; Senior Advisor, U.S. Programs Open Society Foundations
Distinguished Lecturer & Director Center for Nonprofit Strategy & Management, Baruch College School of Public Affairs
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.
Managing Partner, Sterner-Moscow Partnership
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 Vice President, Auburn Theological Seminary
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
In Memoriam: Rabbi Rachel Cowan
(Board Member, 1995-2018)
of Bro/Sis alumni have graduated from high school or earned a GED
“What brought me to Brotherhood/Sister Sol is that this organization is attempting to find relevant solutions to the desperate situations facing our young people in the community. The services they provide are invaluable. They are a significant island in a vast sea.”Danny Glover
“I’ve stood on platforms around the world…many occasions that would be…auspicious, important. I have been anointed, I have been blessed and I have been admired, and I am now at my eighty-third year in life. I can honestly say with total recall, that no other event has ever meant this much to me as this evening, this very moment, in my public life.”Harry Belafonte