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CYNT MARSHALL

For Cynt Marshall, Leadership matters! Character matters! Every voice matters! People matter!

Cynt Marshall

After more than 35 years in various executive positions for AT&T, and also serving as President and CEO of Marshalling Resources; Cynt Marshall became the first Black Woman to become the Chief Executive Officer in the National Basketball Association, for the Dallas Mavericks. It wasn’t her “First” first, however. She was also one of the first Black cheerleaders at the University of California at Berkeley and also first Black member of her sorority, Delta Gamma. With deep roots in Birmingham, AL, this trailblazer was a track star in high school. A wife and mother; Cynt is highly respected and praised for her work ethic, faith, visionary leadership, consciousness and fortitude. She’s also a cancer survivor and has honorary degrees from Livingstone and Bennett Colleges.

DR. CYNTHIA MARSHALL-BIGGINS

Students love Dr. Cynthia Marshall-Biggins and she has spent most of her career on college campuses helping shape the lives of future leaders.

DR. CYNTHIA MARSHALL-BIGGINS

Dr. Cynthia Marshall- Biggins is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas College where she provides the overall supervision and oversight for the academic programs, activities, and personnel of the College. Previously she served as VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Affairs at Paul Quinn College. A graduate of Lawton High School, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Cameron University, a Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration and Management from University of Central Oklahoma and a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Cynthia is a member of National Council of Negro Women, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

EVELYN HENRY MILLER

A servant leader, Evelyn Henry Miller is a mentor and coach to many. Saluted and heralded for her business acumen and sense of community; she’s also Who’s Who in Black Dallas.

EVELYN HENRY MILLER

Currently the Chief Financial Officer of TDIndustries, Evelyn Henry Miller has held numerous senior level positions at Agencies of Change, A.H. Belo Corp (The Dallas Morning News), BancTec, CellStar Corporation and Aviall/Ryder System. Her board service includes DentaQuest, Dallas Casa, Young Women’s Preparatory Network, and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. She has been honored as one of “Two Thousand Notable American Women,”inducted into the “Black Women’s Corporate Hall of Fame, and received the Humanitarian of the Year from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business, Evelyn is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She enjoys yoga, tai chi, and fitness boot camps.

A’LISHA WILLIAMS

A’Lisha Williams is committed, focused and strategic. She is a cross-functional team player and leader.

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A’LISHA WILLIAMS

An independent Marketing and Advertising Professional, A’Lisha Williams is the Global Lead-Social Media for Alcon. She has enjoyed stints at KTVT, Galderma, Haggar Clothing Co., National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC), Michaels Stores, RadioShack, H&R Block and PPAI. A graduate of Arlington Heights High School, this native of Fort Worth attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. Her work with the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators (now Journalists) and The National Conference of Black Mayors with cohorts at Howland PR established A’Lisha as a powerhouse. She’s a senior level professional who delivers time and time again. She has served on the board of NAGC, Fort Worth Metro Black Chamber of Commerce and Camp Fire USA.

CHERYL MAYO WILLIAMS, M.S.P.H.

A visionary leader and master strategist Cheryl Mayo Williams, M.S.P.H. has a servant’s heart, including service on board of Girl’s Inc.

CHERYL MAYO WILLIAMS, M.S.P.H.
CHERYL MAYO WILLIAMS, M.S.P.H.

As the HR Budget and Contracts Administrator for the City of Dallas, Cheryl leads the Budget and Contracts team. She is a graduate of Fisk University (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) and Meharry Medical College (Master of Science in Health Administration). Cheryl is a member of the Dallas Assembly, The Dallas Chapter of The Links, Inc., a graduate of Leadership Dallas and Leadership Texas Women, and a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She serves on the Board of Directors for the UNT – Dallas Foundation and an Alumni Board Member of the Texas Women’s Foundation. Previously she has worked for Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, TPS Consulting Firm, West Dallas Community Centers, BMS and Astrazeneca, HCA Medical Center of Arlington, and Parkland Hospital.

SONYA D. HOSKINS, JD.

Internationally recognized, Atty. Sonya D. Hoskins is highly regarded for her leadership, legal mind and commitment to service.

Sonya  D. Hoskins

Attorney Sonya D. Hoskins is a member of the National Bar Association, National Bar Institute and J.L. Turner Legal Association; all of which she has served in key leadership positions. A co-founder and partner at Robinson & Hoskins LL, she graduated from UTA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in criminal justice and a Juris Doctorate with honors from Southern University Law Center. A member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sonya is also past chair of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, former trustee of the Dallas Women Foundation, former director of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and past president of The Trinity Chapter of The Links, Inc.

KAYE BEALER

Kaye Bealer launched her first company when she was 26 and she continues to lift as she climbs. Just check out The C-Suite on YouTube.

Kaye Bealer

The Founder of The FISCAL Firm, Kaye Bealer is the owner and chief executive officer of K. Bealer Consulting, Inc., a full service management consulting firm in Dallas. She received her B.S. Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has also worked as the Director, Business Improvement Group at Chester Engineers, Inc, and as a Management Consultant for Carter & Burgess. Kaye consults with other businesses at the Executive level, regarding the financial implications of compliance, mergers, restructuring, budget constraints and day-to-day operations of their businesses and organizations. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, she is focused on finance, economics, entrepreneurship, Fashion, Fitness, Gender Equality and Technology.

EVE CLARK

Eve Clark is a survivor, an achiever who loves the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and The Dallas Opera. She’s also a world traveler!

Eve Clark

In a male dominated industry, Eve Clark dominates. She is the president of MEB Construction, a general contracting firm that she started in 2006. They perform tenant finish outs, commercial renovations, construction project management and placement of concrete barricades. A Chicago native, Eve attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and completed programs for minority business owners and women business owners. She is an alumnus of Leadership Texas. A wife, mother and grandmother; she has served on the Board of Directors for the D/FW Minority Supplier Development Council. About 25 years ago she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and if you look at her accomplishments over the years; you can’t help but feel proud and inspired by her journey!

TRACY BROWN

Bridge building is Tracy Brown’s specialty. Some go through life not realizing the significance. They need Tracy!

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Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown is a pro when it comes to leadership development, diversity strategy and employee engagement. The president of Diversity Trends LLC, Tracy is an accomplished speaker and author, she has produced and hosted internet radio programs and the company has provided training to more than 400,000. Having served on the board of several organizations or associations, Tracy co-founded Dallas Dinner Table (Healing Racism One Dinner at a Time) and co-designed the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership curriculum sponsored by SMU and the Center for Non Profit Management. The nationally-recognized expert is the author of the book, “Breaking the Barrier of Bias” and four audio programs, including: “motiVersity™: Motivating While Valuing Diversity.”

ERICA ANDERSON

Coach Erica Henry Anderson infuses excitement into the athletic program at Paul Quinn College. She’s energized, experienced and a huge asset to the school, program and students.

Erica

Paul Quinn College’s women’s basketball and volleyball coach, Erica Henry Anderson is in her sixth season at Paul Quinn. She is also the Associate Athletic Director. Hailing from Shreveport, LA., where she graduated from C.E. Byrd High School, she has taken Paul Quinn women’s basketball to new heights with back- to-back 20+ wins, a USCAA Championship appearance, and a USCAA Final Four appearance. Prior to Paul Quinn, Coach was at Prairie View A&M, Fort Valley State, and Grambling State Universities and coached in the NJCAA at Darton College. A wife and mother, Coach is a California State University, Fresno Alum with a Bachelor of Science in Preoccupational Therapy Studies and she has a Masters Degree in Health and Physical Education/ Fitness from Albany State University.

KELSEL THOMPSON

Describing her as a community engagement expert, your go-to person, problem solver, connector and customer service centered appropriately describes Kelsel Thompson.

Kelsel Thompson

Kelsel Thompson is the External Affairs Manager/ PQC Plano Site Director at Paul Quinn College; but she has also served as man- ager-external affairs/alumni relations, athletic director and dean of students. She was Dean of Student Life at Austin College. Kelsel received her BS degree in engineering technology from Texas A&M University and a Masters Degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University. A member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, she also sits on the board of LifePath Foundation. Kelsel is a favorite with students because she is totally invested in their success and respected for her commitment to the growth and development of the oldest liberal arts HBCU west of the Mississippi.

DR. MARGUERITE “MARGO” MCCLINTON STOGLIN

Dr. Marguerite “Margo” McClinton Stoglin is involved with Texas Lyceum, Dallas Summit, Village Giving Circle – Texas Women’s Foundation and Alpha Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

“Margo” McClinton Stoglin

Strategic Management Consultant for CRM & Associates LLC, Dr. Margue- rite “Margo” McClinton Stoglin, has an impressive portfolio. She was Texas State Director for IGNITE National and she has worked for Wingspan Portfolio Advisors and served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Trio Program Paul Quinn College. Dr. Margo received her Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies/Sociology, where she was also president of the Nu Alpha Chapter of AKA. She received her Masters in Education from Harvard University and her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration/ Public Policy from Florida State University, in addition to a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas – School of Management. She is also part of Leadership Texas, Junior League of Texas, Leadership Dallas, Family Place, Fort Worth Club of the Rotary.

BRIDGET SIMS LEWIS

A hometown girl, Bridget Sims Lewis desires and sphere of influence has no boundaries as she has shared her knowledge, wisdom and passion internationally. She a pro who loves family and traveling!

Bridget Sims Lewis

Bridget Sims Lewis, an Emmy Award winning news producer, is also a marketing and com- munications, media rela- tions consultant. A wife and mother, she has an impressive portfolio that includes being the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Oakridge School, Consultant for Mouthpiece Communications, Interim Association VP for communications and Assistant director or media relations at UTA, news producer at KXAS-NBC5, WFAA-TV and WSB-TV; and she was also a writer for The Potter’s House of Dallas. Bridget received a Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a Masters degree as a Hitchcock fellow. A long- time member of the National Association of Black Journalists and PRSA, she’s also part of Leadership Arlington.

MARKEYTA MITCHELL

Attorney Markeyta Mitchell will be discussing Entity Structures at the December 16 Lunch & Learn presented by the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center. She knows the pros and cons of setting up business entities in Texas.

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Markeyta Mitchell

Markeyta Mitchell is an attorney whose specialty is in commercial and estate planning. A Memphis, Tennessee native, she also specializes in corporate governance and contract disputes and has experience defending physicians in medical malpractice suits. Before moving to Texas, she served as a judicial clerk for the Tennessee Attorney’s General’s office, the Mecklenburg Public Defender’s office and several law firms. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the J.L. Turner Legal Association. Markeyta earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her law degree from Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina.

KAWANISE MIMS

Kawanise Mims cares about children, health, education and human rights. Her affiliations include Junior League of Dallas and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals

Kawanise Mims

A graduate of the University of North Texas with a B.S. Degree in Educational Psychology/ Counseling, Kawanise Mims has had the pleasure of building incredible relationships with com- munity members, corporate representatives, and non-profits across the City of Dallas. Kawanise has enjoyed stints at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps. A 2016 graduate of Leadership Southwest, with TREC, Kawanise leads the organization’s real estate educational programs (including Real Estate 101, Real Estate Bootcamp, and Community-oriented Real Estate Accelerator), as the Community Investment Manager. Outside of work, Kawanise likes to spend time in Florida, watch her favorite sports teams, and spend quality time with family and friends.

FELICIA PIERSON

Felicia Pierson was a recruitment specialist in the U.S. Peace Corps. and she has an extensive background in volunteerism.

felicia pierson

As Senior Director of Community Investment at The Real Estate Council (TREC), Felicia brings her passion and commitment to delivering capital and technical assistance to underserved communities in North Texas. Following a career in corporate banking in New York, Felicia has utilized her skills and talents to support community and economic development initiatives in low and moderate- income communities in California and Texas. She holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. When not working, you can find Felicia reading or out exploring the world and documenting her experiences with a camera.

DR. JADA JACKSON-HILL

Dr. Jada Jackson-Hill is an author and International Communicator, providing Counseling to Couples, Families, and Individuals. She also specializes in Self-Esteem Counseling, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Spiritual Confusion and Relationships.

Dr. Jada Jackson

Dr. Jada Jackson, Ed.D, LMHC, NCC is a Nationally Certified Coun- selor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and President of Total Life Counseling-Dallas and Vice President of Care Management at Listeners On Call. She’s also a TV Host, Producer, and Author. As a community advocate for mental health, Dr. Jada is also a philanthropist and founder of the Be You! Foundation supporting mental health programs and services to encourage positive change in families. Hailing from San Pablo, CA., she received her BA degree in professional communication and MA in Human Services Counseling from Regent University, MS in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her doctorate from Argosy University. Dr. Jada’s Life Coach Masterclass gives you the path to success helping you cut through the time and expense of training and certification. Dr. Jada is known for her transparent, practical style of communicating and training.

ANGA SANDERS
Anga Sanders

Anga Sanders, the Founder, Executive Director and Creative Spirit at FEED Oak Cliff and The Dallas VegFest is a former Human Resources executive with extensive, broad-based generalist experience in all areas, including investigations, employee relations, compliance, policy development and training. She specializes in HR Outsourcing, Employee relations, HR Administration, Investigations, Policy/Procedure Development, Staffing/Recruiting, Management Training, Diversity Management. Anga has had stints at Global HR Solutions, LSG Sky Chefs and Haggar Clothing Co. Having received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from SMU, Anga has served as Chair of the Board of Community Council of Greater Dallas; Board Member, Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN); and on University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Executive Airport Steering Committee, FEED Oak Cliff, SMU Alumni Board and SMU African American Alumni Board.

DR. BEVERLY MITCHELL-BROOKS

An eloquent speaker and community servant, Dr. Beverly Mitchell is a recipient of numerous awards including the Susan B. Anthony Award from the League of Women Voters.

Dr. Beverly Mitchell

In 1990 when she was named president and CEO, Dr. Beverly Mitchell Brooks became the first woman to head the Dallas Urban League. A graduate of Dillard University, she was the first Black student to earn a master’s degree in pure science from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Mitchell-Brooks received her doctorate in molecular biology-biochemistry. Born, educated and raised in Sunny South Dallas, the member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has worked at the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Dallas. A former director of the Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission, she served as director of public affairs for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

MAYOR RACHEL L. PROCTOR

As the brainchild and creator of the eMErge™ Online Devotional App, Mayor Rachel L. Proctor engages her app subscribers with daily inspirational messages, shareable timeline graphics for social media and Bible studies to help them live intentionally in their faith, life, love and businesses!

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Rachel L. Proctor

An author and entrepreneur, Rachel L. Proctor was first elected to the DeSoto City Council in March 2013. In May 2014 she was re-elected and from May 2016 through May 2019 went on to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. In February 2021, she began serving as the 22nd mayor of DeSoto. No stranger to politics, she held several positions, including Student Council and Sophomore Class President. A graduate of UTA with a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a licensed minister. She has served as a Board Member of the Dallas County Child Welfare Advisory Board and she has been recognized as Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40, DeSoto High School Alumni Hall of Fame, SDBPWC Ombudswoman Award, and Mabel Chandler Distinguished Award Female.

VERNA BROWN MITCHELL

Verna Brown Mitchell absolutely always has a smile on her face and can bring a smile to your face also, because she is genuine, compassionate, intelligent, committed, resilient, honest and loving.

Verna Brown Mitchell

An inductee into the African American Education Archives and History Program’s Hall of Fame, Verna Brown Mitchell was also inducted into the Dallas public school Principals’ Hall of Fame and was lauded for volunteer service during the 52nd V. Alyce Foster Trailblazer Awards luncheon by the South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club. In 2016, Verna celebrated 50 years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and she is a past president of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter. An alum of Huston-Tillotson University from the class of1966, Verna is a transplant survivor and a community treasure who’s served on the City of Dallas’ Senior Affairs Commission. Verna is also a member of Trinity Chapter of The Links Inc. She has done so much for so many. Reach out to Verna and share some love on her birthday, December 22!

LESIA RAMSEY

If you’re looking for quality, originality, class, and a great time for all, you’re looking for Lesia Ramsey to be involved. Her spirit alone is enough to turn a bad day into a great one!

Lesia Ramsey

Formerly an Administrative Services Coordinator at Pavaso, Lesia Ramsey is the Founder of Extravagant Events, Custom Events and Wedding Planning. Lesia is a hands-on coordinator who has been involved in organizing events for over 20 years. She spends a LOT of time researching new vendors to constantly keep clients on top of trends, deals and new ideas. She has enjoyed stints at Baylor Scott & White Health, Ericsson Inc. and JP Morgan Chase. Lesia is a board member of Jaren’s Angels Foundation, Mothers Opposing Bullying Foundation, Inc., and she has volunteered at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Lesia is talented, beautiful, uplifting, conscientious, smart and fun-loving. She knows how to have a good time and she’s living life to the fullest!

DR. LAWANA GLADNEY

Dr. Lawana Gladney is a phenomenal woman and mother, purposed to live her best life while helping others to achieve their best life

Dr. Lawana Gladney

As the CEO of Gladney Enterprises, LLC, and 24 Carat Speakers, Dr. Lawana Gladney focuses on emotional wellness and the science of the mind. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Elementary Education and Teaching from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and a doctorate in Instructional Psychology and Technology from University of Oklahoma. A native of Wichita, KS, she’s the author of Gladney Prosperity System, If You’re in the Driver’s Seat, Why are you Lost?… A Roadmap to an Amazing Life! You Can’t be Sick, I Have to Work- 50 Tips to Emotional Wellness for Working Mothers If I Have to Tell you One More Time- 6 Keys to Motivating your Kids to Action. She has received the Dallas Business Journal women in Business Award and Dallas Black Chamber Quest for Success. Dr. Gladney has been an adjunct professor at OU.

VERNETTA KINNARD

She’s a Warrior, a community servant and an all-around giving and caring person.

Vernetta Kinnard

Vernetta Kinnard studied at Northwood University. She is CEO/Founder/President of Children on the Mend, Inc. (COTM) providing an alternative perspective and service that inspires youth and young adults to reach for their fullest potential while reducing negative emotional behaviors. Vernetta focuses on building positive traits of worthiness, promoting the importance of education, empowerment, self-esteem, motivation and spirituality. She worked as a Quality Assurance Administrator at Dallas County and was recognized as the Juvenile Department Employee of the Month (May 2021) for her hard work and dedication to meeting the demands of her position.

AMBER BARBEE PICKENS

An absolute joy, Amber Barbee Pickens is a multi-talented entertainer hailing from Dallas, Texas. An exceptional triple threat who graduated from The Juilliard School, Amber is a professionally trained dancer, actor, and singer.

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Amber Barbee Pickens

Amber Barbee Pickens has so many credits to her name, including author. She recently produced a coloring book to recognize and honor Black trailblazers in the world of dance and Blooming in Motion Coloring Book features original illustrations by Amber of 20 Black dancers and over 70 blooming floral mandalas to color. Pick up your copy at the African American Museum! Always active, locally people have watched Amber who at 10, began studying with the masters of dance, acting and singing. From classes with Debbie Allen on school breaks in LA to summers in NYC at the Alvin Ailey School and Broadway camps to acting boot camps with Bill Duke since she was 12, Amber has put in the work which has led to her casting in Law and Order SVU, choreographing the feature film PASSING and gracing stages across the country. Look for more in the future!

DOMINIQUE TORRES WILLIAMS

An attorney at The Torres Law Office, P.C., a practice focused on family law and criminal defense, Dominique Torres Williams is an alumna of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas.

Dominique

Following graduation from Skyline High School, Dominique enrolled in Eastfield College in Mesquite before transferring and receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from the University of North Texas and her JD from the Texas A&M University School of Law where she was a member of the Black Law Student Association. A member of Junior League of Dallas, she served on the Board of Directors for Dallas area Rapid Transit, Sharing Life Community Outreach, Inc., Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters Dallas; and she was a clinic volunteer at Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, reading tutor for Reading Tutor and Playroom Volunteer for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. As a personal injury litigation attorney, Atty. Torres Williams handles all aspects of litigation including drafting pleadings, responding to discovery, conducting and defending depositions, negotiations and meditations,and being 1st Chair in trial.

GWENDOLYN JONES

Gwendolyn Jones’ passion is purpose-filled as she lives the life of a survivor helping others to survive.

Gwendolyn Jones’

Gwendolyn Jones is the founder and executive director of Arise! International, Inc., an organization she established almost 13 years ago to work with and deliver presentations at schools, community events, colleges and churches about sexual abuse awareness, prevention, and recovery. She has written articles about sexual abuse and she works with others to help end vicious cycles of abuse. Gwendolyn began facilitating her first Shelter from the Storm© support group in September 2008. For six years she was the lead facilitator at her local church and facilitated three support groups per week. She is a recipient of the 2021 Esther Award – Leadership Through Action – Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support and the 2018 EMERGE Award – presented by Rachel L. Proctor, then-Mayor Pro Tem, DeSoto, TX. A graduate of Lincoln High School, she spent almost a decade as a manager – Methods and Procedures for AT&T.

HON. STACEY YVONNE ABRAMS

Candidate for Governor. Public Servant. Author. Creator. Orator Entrepreneur. The Honorable Stacey Y. Abrams is brilliant and widely respected.

Honorable Stacey Y. Abrams

Stacey Y. Abrams was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi. When her parents moved to Atlanta, Stacey and her younger siblings attended DeKalb County Schools, with her graduating from Avondale High School. Stacey received degrees from Spelman College (Magna Cum Laude), the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and Yale Law School. An award-winning author of several books, she is co-founder of NOW Account. A former Georgia State Legislator for a decade, she also produced the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy. She has received the NAACP Image Award for Social Justice Impact and she is recognized around the world for being smart, intuitive, strategic, methodical, and focused.

DR. JANEANE ANDERSON

An avid dog lover, Dr. Janeane Anderson has done extensive work on adolescent sexual health and reducing risky behaviors.

Dr. Janeane Anderson

Currently Janeane Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at University of Tennessee Health Science Center received Masters of Public Health, Health Communication from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where she also earned her Ph.D. An NABJ and DFW/ABC baby, Janeane was in the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists Urban Journalism Workshop when she was a freshman at Grand Prairie High School. She went on to the University of Missouri at Columbia where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees, and also became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (side note- one of her line sisters was also in the DFW/ABC workshop with her!). Dr. J. has also taught at Lincoln Humanities and Communications Magnet and Paul Quinn College, and worked at the Dallas Weekly.

TAMIKA D. MALLORY

Tamika D. Mallory is a Social Justice Leader, Movement Strategist, Author, Harlem Girl and one BAD sister!

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Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika D. Mallory is one of the most fearless and socially conscious activists in the movement today. She attended Monsignor Scanlan High School and The College of New Rochelle. A member since she was 11, Mallory served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network and made history when she helped shepherd the largest single day demonstration, the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, serving as one of its four national co-chairs. Born in Harlem, Tamika is always well-prepared and methodical in her efforts as she calls attention to the many ills plaguing society. A clear, conscientious, conscious, strategic voice is just what we need and get when Tamika is speaking. She hits home every time and makes us proud!

DAWN BLAIR

A proud alum of Bishop College where she was a business/marketing major and was initiated into the Delta Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Dawn Blair grew up in Sunny South Dallas.

Dawn Blair

Dawn Blair attended Bishop Lynch High School and Business and Management Center. Dawn is a real estate manager for the City of Dallas. When she ran for Dallas City Council, the Dallas Morning News referred to her strong leadership skills. She grew up in South Dallas. A board member of Dodd Education and Support, Dawn has volunteered w/EK Bailey Ministries, working on economic development initiatives and conference planning/execution; Make-A-Difference Day, providing service to the community at large, including lunch for nurses in the neonatal unit; thank you gift bags to nurses/nurses aid at local nursing homes; hosted baby showers for teenage mothers; various acts of kindness to the community (i.e. water on hot summer days, gift cards for gas/groceries).

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