Board of Directors

Educating, Organizing, & Mobilizing


Steven Rycroft


Managing Director of Data Management at MUFG

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Kelly M. Downing

Vice President

Program Director, Mentoring Kings/Ph.D. Candidate, St. John's University

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Nia Rock


Senior VP, Corporate Community Reinvestment Officer at Customers Bank

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Charles Thompson

SBI Founder & Principal of Thompson Education Services

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Cameron Toth

CEO of Toth Event Staffing, Inc.

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Mwanza Lumumba

Senior Brand Director, Hennessy V.S.

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Christian Calienes, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research at Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Wilfredo De Jesus

Business Development Strategist at LocaliQ - USA Today Network

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Dr. Stephanie Akunvabey

Development Consultant


“Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation.”

“A writer’s life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity.”

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

Toni Morrison