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IMPACT Leaders

2009-2015

Steven Jumper

Steven Jumper

Reserved. Restless. Relentless
May 2015

Steven Jumper is partner and president of strategy at Ghost Note – a strategic communications and development agency.
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Donald Sherman

Donald Sherman

Lawyer, Blogger, Mentor
August 2013

Donald K. Sherman is counsel on the Democratic staff of the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC, and author of the unique careers blog “Somebody Does That?!” His Read More

Lauren Wesley Wilson

Lauren Wesley Wilson

Proactive, Persistent, Impatient
April 2015

Lauren Wesley Wilson is founder and CEO of ColorComm, Inc. is a company focused on advancing the visibility and accomplishments of women of color in the communications, marketing, digital and advertising arenas.
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Nate Yohannes

Nate Yohannes

PoliticalRefugee – to – PresidentialAppointee
March 2015

Nate Yohannes is a Senior Advisor to the Office of Investment and Innovation (“OII”) at the US Small Business Administration
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Aysa Miller

Aysa Miller

Son,Brother,Diplomat
August 2014

Aysa M. Miller is a career diplomat at the U.S. Department of State. He serves as Economic and Deputy Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.
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Staci Arnold

Staci Arnold

Selfless, Driven, Compassionate
July 2014

Dr. Staci Arnold is a board certified Pediatrician who specializes in pediatric hematology and stem cell transplantation. She has particular expertise in caring for children.
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Deon Jones

Deon Jones

Resilient, Servant, #HereToStay
June 2014

Deon Jones is the youngest elected official (ANC) in the history of Washington, D.C. He has a passion to provide opportunities for young people.
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Martin Diego Garcia

Martin Diego Garcia

Supportive, Straightforward, Stylish
May 2014

Martín Diego Garcia is a first-generation, California native who has a passion for advocating for underserved populations by helping progressive  Read More

Tomica Burke

Tomica Burke

Never, Gives, Up
April 2014

Tomica “Tom” Burke is the Head Chef and Creative Director of TomCookery–New Comfort Cuisine and Catering. A native New Yorker.
 
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Ashley Bell

Ashley Bell

Independent, Free, Thinker
March 2014

Ashley Bell was elected Hall Country (GA) Commissioner in 2008.  The youngest ever,at the age of 27. In 2014 he announced his candidacy for Georgia State School Superintendent.
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Kat Calvin

Kat Calvin

Lawyer, Writer, Entrepreneur
July 2013

Kat Calvin is a lawyer, writer and entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Founder of Blerdology, Michelle in Training, DC Young Entrepreneurs and LilyPad Consulting. With a focus Read More

Zerlina Maxwell

Zerlina Maxwell

Driven, Honest, Fearless
February 2014

Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for The New York Daily News, Feministing.com, theGrio.com, BET.com, and EBONY.com. She writes about Read More

Charlene Carruthers

Charlene Carruthers

Resilient, Powerful, Compassionate
January 2014

Charlene is the national coordinator of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), an activist member-led organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating justice  Read More

Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson

Authentic, Go-Getter, Blessed
December 2013

Rebecca  is the Senior Director of Engagement at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, which mobilizes the caring power of Detroit

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Janaye Ingram

Janaye Ingram

Inquisitive, Determined, Altruistic
November 2013

Janaye Ingram is the Acting National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN) and oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative

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Maci Peterson

Maci Peterson

Blessed, Optimistic, Ambitious
June 2015

Maci Peterson is co-founder and CEO of On Second Thought – a mobile app that allows users to take text messages back.
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Heather Foster

Heather Foster

Loyal,Diligent, Humorous
July 2015

Heather J. Foster currently serves as the Senior Director of Partnerships for the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
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Alonzo Washington

Alonzo Washington

January 2016

Alonzo Washington is a Delegate from the 22nd District in the Maryland House of Delegates. Elected in 2012, Delegate Washington received the most votes in the District’s history.
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Enchanta Jackson

Enchanta Jackson

December 2015

Enchanta currently serves as Campaign and Project Management Consultant for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. She is also the Principal and owner of E-Jack Consulting.
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Courtney Curtis

Courtney Curtis

Fearless, Passionate, Achiever
October 2014

Courtney Allen Curtis is a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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Quintin Haynes

Quintin Haynes

November 2015

Quintin Haynes is currently serving as the Strategic Projects Manager for New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and is also enrolled in the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Prior to moving to New York, Quintin served as the Associate Director for Finance at The White House
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Angelique Roche

Angelique Roche

October 2015

Angelique currently serves as the Senior Director of External Affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women and as an instructor for the Political Institute for Women. In both of these roles, Angelique has committed herself to building women’s collective power for social, economic and reproductive justice and equipping women to succeed as political candidates and advocates.
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Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams

February 2015

Stacey Y. Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and is the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives.
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Stanley Chang

Stanley Chang

Focus, Loyalty, Perseverance
October 2013

Stanley is a lifelong resident of City Council District 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He now represents his home district. He graduated at the top of his

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Garrett Johnson

Garrett Johnson

Husband, Uncle, Servant
November 2014

Garrett Johnson is CEO and Co-Founder of SendHub a business-focused call and messaging solution with a long-term goal of replacing PBX systems with mobile apps and online dashboards
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Dante Berry

Dante Berry

December 2014

Dante Berry is Executive Director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice – a national racial justice network that protects and empowers young people of color from mass criminalization and gun violence.
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Privel Hinkati

Privel Hinkati

Ambitious, Athlete, Thoughtful
January 2015

Privel Hinkati works as the Deputy Attaché for Information Technology and Security at the Embassy of France in the United States.
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Jaime Harrison

Jaime Harrison

Advocate, Policy Expert, Friend
June 2013

Jaime Harrison draws on his mastery of the legislative process to help his clients at the Podesta Group maneuver complex congressional alignments related to transportation Read More

Carolina Espinal

Carolina Espinal

Professional, Powerful, Positive
May 2013

Carolina Espinal is an Associate at Brunswick Group and focuses in public affairs and corporate social responsibility. She is a skilled professional who brings both political Read More

Ebonie Johnson Cooper

Ebonie Johnson Cooper

Leader, Advocate, Entreprenuer
April 2013

After seven years of providing marketing and communication management to corporations and private sector institutions, Ebonie currently uses her experiences and Read More

Leslie Hale

Leslie Hale

Business + Service Leader
March 2013

Ms. Hale is a seasoned real estate investment and finance executive, whose career spans nearly 20 years and involves more than $20 BN in transactions. Read More

Marvin Bing

Marvin Bing

IMPACT Leader
February 2013

Going from foster care, the Juvenile Justice System Marvin Bing has truly been grounded on the ideology of “It takes a village to raise a child.” During the 1980’s in Philadelphia, Read More

Ronnie S. Cameron

Ronnie S. Cameron

Entrepreneur, Athlete, Advocate
January 2013

Ronnie Cameron is currently a professional football player in the NFL. Ronnie has also created a Newsblog network called BonfireImpact.com. Bonfire Impact covers social activism, Read More

Steven Horsford

Steven Horsford

Leader, Family Man, Advocate
December 2012

Steven is a Democratic member and Majority Leader of the Nevada Senate, representing Clark County’s 4th Senate District since 2005, as well as congressman-elect for Nevada’s Read More

Paul C. Harris

Paul C. Harris

Scholar, Professor, Advocate
November 2012

Mr. Paul C, Harris is married to his bride of seven years, Taylor Harris, and the couple has two children, Eliot Mae (23 months) and Christopher Luc (5 months). He is currently an Read More

Jamal A. Sowell

Jamal A. Sowell

Scholar, Protector, Leader
October 2012

Mr. Sowell is special assistant to University of Florida (UF) President Bernie Machen and the assistant corporate secretary to the UF Board of Trustees. In that role, he acts as Read More

Hydeia Broadbent

Hydeia Broadbent

Activist, Inspiration, Friend
August 2012

At birth, Hydeia was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition Read More

Rahiel Tesfamariam

Rahiel Tesfamariam

Journalist, Activist, Theologian
July 2012

Rahiel Tesfamariam is the Founder / Editorial Director of Urban Cusp, a cutting-edge online lifestyle magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change, and global Read More

Alex T. Johnson

Alex T. Johnson

Policy Changer, World Leader
June 2012

Mr. Johnson has served as Representative of the Helsinki Commission at the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Read More

Gregory S. Hall

Gregory S. Hall

Policy Changer, World Leader
May 2012

Mr. Hall is in a unique field that impacts thousands of people throughout the world everyday. He is an attraction designer for Universal Creative. He works in the creative Read More

Waseem Zaffar

Waseem Zaffar

Organizer, Activist, Strategist
April 2012

Waseem Zaffar is a Labour Councillor for the Lozells and East Handsworth Ward in Birmingham, UK. He was elected on May 5, 2011, and he polled over 70 percent of the share of the Read More

Ify Ike

Ify Ike

Visionary, Advocate, Leader
February 2012

Ifeomasinachi Ike (better known as “Ify” which means “Every good and perfect gift comes from above.” James 1:17) is an artist, athlete, advocate, and attorney. On a full academic Read More

Joshua DuBois

Joshua DuBois

Special Assistant to the President
March 2012

Joshua DuBois is Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. As director, he Read More

Zakiya Smith

Zakiya Smith

IMPACT Leader
January 2012

Ms. Zakiya Smith is as a Senior Advisor for Education at the White House Domestic Policy Council, where her focus is on higher education policy. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Read More

Valeisha Butterfield – Jones

Valeisha Butterfield – Jones

Leader, Visionary, Advocate!
December 2011

Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is the National Youth Vote Director for the Obama for America campaign and the Co-founder and Chair of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Read More

Paul C. Brunson

Paul C. Brunson

Match Maker Extraordinaire
November 2011

In the last 3 years, IMPACT Leader Paul Carrick Brunson (also known as The Modern Day Hitch) has gained international recognition as one of the most successful matchmakers and Read More

Joshua Humbert

Joshua Humbert

Founder, Envest Fund
October 2011

IMPACT Leader Joshua Humbert founded the EnVest Foundation to educate, motivate and inspire philanthropists of all levels to make informed, sustainable, and legacy- Read More

Tina and Trina Fletcher

Tina and Trina Fletcher

IMPACT Leaders
September 2011

Tina and Trina Fletcher are community leaders and entrepreneurs motivated to inspire and dedicated to serve. Born and raised in rural Arkansas, Tina and Trina are determined to positively Read More

Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

White House Staffer
July 2011

Karen Richardson is an Associate Director responsible for conducting outreach to the international community, which includes domestically-based advocacy and Read More

Traci O. Blunt

Traci O. Blunt

White House Staffer
June 2011

Traci Otey Blunt, a veteran media, political and public affairs specialist, is Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for media Read More

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

CEO, Green For All
May 2011

Under Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins’ leadership, Green For All has become one of the country’s leading advocates for a clean-energy economy, and one of its most Read More

Michael A. Blake

Michael A. Blake

Man For The People
April 2011

Mr. Blake is a man of God whose family says went from no house to the White House. His family is from Jamaica, West Indies has overcome remarkable adversity to get to where Read More

Eric Casher

Eric Casher

Father, Husband, Lawyer, Leader!
March 2011

Eric S. Casher is an associate at Meyers Nave, where he’s a member of the firm’s Public Contracts and Construction Practice Group. Eric was born and raised in the Bay Area. Read More

Sinorice Moss

Sinorice Moss

NFL Player, Actor, Philanthropist
February 2011

Sinorice Moss has challenged kids across the nation to Dare to Dream! Moss, a Florida native, played college football at the University of Miami, where he was a standout wide Read More

Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers

Young Elected Official and Leader
January 2011

Raised in the town of Denmark, South Carolina, January 2011 IMPACT Leader Bakari T. Sellers is a product of the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Growing up the son of Read More

Helena Andrews

Helena Andrews

Author + Fashionista
November 2010

Featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, The Washington Post, Essence, OUT and Uptown Washington journalist Helena Andrews is a purveyor of all things awesome. HarperCollins Read More

Ryan Mack

Ryan Mack

IMPACT Leader
October 2010

President of Optimum Capital Management, Ryan Mack: Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and Read More

Alisha Thomas Morgan

Alisha Thomas Morgan

IMPACT Leader
August 2010

Alisha Thomas Morgan is respected throughout her home state of Georgia, and throughout the United States, as an impassioned political leader, rousing motivational speaker, Read More

Darius Graham

Darius Graham

IMPACT Leader
July 2010

Darius Graham is author of the award-winning book, Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World. Darius received a Read More

Natalie Cofield

Natalie Cofield

IMPACT Leader
June 2010

Natalie Cofield is President of the NMC Consulting Group a boutique consulting firm that specializes in business development, program management and public affairs. She Read More

Joshua Moore

Joshua Moore

IMPACT Leader
May 2010

Hailing from Port Saint Lucie, Florida Joshua Moore is a 26 year-old Medical Student at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Mr. Moore is the epitome of an IMPACT Leader. Read More

Jonathon Prince

Jonathon Prince

IMPACT Leader
April 2010

Jonathon Prince, the youngest of three boys, was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. The product of a single mother household after the divorce of his parents, Prince excelled Read More

Melanie Rousell

Melanie Rousell

IMPACT Leader
March 2010

Melanie N. Roussell is currently serving as the Press Secretary for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan. Specializing in crisis Read More

Bizunesh Scott

Bizunesh Scott

IMPACT Leader
February 2010

Bizunesh “Biz” Scott provides strategic legal advice and counsel on general business matters, corporate compliance, cost-reductions, litigation, contracts, electronic Read More

Alvin D. Vaughn

Alvin D. Vaughn

IMPACT Leader
January 2010

Alvin D. Vaughn, Jr. – Director of Policy and Communications for Ubuntu Green Alvin brings a wealth of public policy and media relations experience to Ubuntu Green. He began his career Read More

Christian S. Johansson

Christian S. Johansson

IMPACT Leader
December 2009

Secretary Christian S. Johansson leads the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) with an accomplished background in economic Read More

Mikaila Brown

Mikaila Brown

IMPACT Leader
November 2009

Mikaila Brown, Ph.D. is committed to raising awareness about issues around the world, especially those impacting African people throughout the Diaspora. A trained Read More

Heather M. Hudson

Heather M. Hudson

IMPACT Leader
October 2009

Marian Anderson was heard saying, “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” Many would argue that age and experience Read More

Rev. Matthew L. Watley

Rev. Matthew L. Watley

IMPACT Leader
May 2009

Reverend Matthew L. Watley is Executive Minister to the more than 8,000 members of the Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, one church in two locations where the Read More