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, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer, sparks & honey
Dr. Robert Fullilove
Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs; Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
Broker, Stribling & Associates
Damon Hewitt, Esq.
Executive Director, Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
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.
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)