National Program Development Officer Washington D.C.
Program Assistant San Jose, California
Senior Technology & Information Systems Consultant Seattle, Washington
Meet the Collective
Board of Directors
Executive Director San Jose, California
Akosua Lesesne, Ed.D.
Chair of the Board Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Founder & CEO, Sisters in Education Circle
Vice Chair Oakland, California Author and Founder & Director of Freedom Soul Media Education Initiatives
Theresa Y. Robinson, Ph.D.
Secretary Chicago, Illinois Ass. Professor and Director of Secondary & Middle Grads Education Founder, Science 3000
Michael Steele, CPA
Treasurer Emeryville, California President, Michael Steele, CPA
Board Member Oakland, California Principal, Dr. Martin Luther King Academic Middle School
M. von Nkosi
Board Member Atlanta, Georgia Licensed Architect and Principal Liquid Studios and The MXD Collaborative, Inc.
J. Toni Oliver
Board Member Atlanta, Georgia President, J.T. Oliver & Associates
Lisa Delpit, Ed.D.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education Southern University
Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D.
Madison, Wisconsin Professor Emerita Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education
Carol Lee, Ph.D.
Evanston, Illinois Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education & Social Policy Northwestern University
Wade Nobles, Ph.D.
Oakland, California Founder & Executive Director Institute For The Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture
Adelaide Sanford, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vice Chancellor Emerita New York Board of Regents
Detroit, Michigan Founder & Executive Director The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Arnetha Ball, Ph.D.
Stanford, CA Professor Emerita Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Iva Carruthers, Ph.D.
Vision & Organizational Consultant Chicago, Illinois Founder & General Secretary Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference
Joyce King, Ph.D.
Vision & Organizational Consultant Atlanta, Georgia Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning & Leadership and Professor Department of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University