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Announcing Black Agency Executives Fellows 2015-2016

Black Agency Executives (BAE) is pleased to announce our inaugural group of nonprofit professionals participating in the newly established BAE Fellows Project. With the generous support of American Express, during the next year, BAE members will mentor this group emerging administrators with the goal of building a strengthened nonprofit leadership pipeline.

A uniquely committed group of 13 BAE members has volunteered to mentor 17 BAE Fellows through April 2016. These accomplished BAE executives will help guide each Fellow’s individual leadership development and career planning in their organizations.

BAE Fellows participate in the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism Training, BAE’s Emerging Leaders Conference with workshops on Finance, Fundraising, Building Personal Brand, Strategic Planning and Organizational Accountability; one-on-one sessions with BAE volunteer mentors; small group seminars on Management vs. Leadership, Public Policy/Advocacy, and Crucial Conversations. Fellows will engage in personal leadership development assessments, and will design and implement a project promote their organization’s mission and core values and to strengthen their own leadership skills over the year. Other activities include one year of membership in BAE, peer support, training sessions and more.

Watch for updates about BAE Fellows in emails and on our website during the year.

We thank American Express for their contribution to this initiative, and congratulate BAE Fellows, their CEOs, their supervisors, and BAE Volunteer Mentors for their commitment to supporting leadership development and creating positive change in the nonprofit community.

We look forward to a productive first year!

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee

BAE FELLOWS 2015-2016
Aisabomen Agboneni Supervisor, E.H.O Foster Boarding Home, Edwin Gould Family and Children Services
Atta Acheampong Program Director, Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center (SEBNC)-Project Uplift (WIA In-School Youth)
Pastor Desireé Allen Director, The Dream Center
Onleilove Alston Executive Director, Faith in New York
Tyrone C. Bates Prevention Counselor/Assistant Program Director, Sports Foundation, Inc.
Debra Bosier-Allen Program Manager, Iris House
Tonya Brown Director Health and Mental Health Services, Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
Tamara Chalvire Director, Youth Employment, Police Athletic League, Inc.
Dr. Sophine Charles Director, Preventive Services – New York, City Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)
Twan Evans Program Development Specialist, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Tammy Greer-Brown Administration Manager, Central Family Life Center
Shanon Harris Program Director, Parenting with Love and Limits, North American Family Institute (NAFI NY)
Nathalie Menard Clinical Supervisor, Iris House
Janelle Morris Director, Youth Services, Forestdale, Inc.
Ayeshah Parker Director, Wraparound Programs, North American Family Institute (NAFI NY)
Shevon M. Skinner Director, Patient Services, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service
Theresa A. Young Helen’s House Director, Henry Street Settlement

Jennifer Jones Austin CEO/Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Carla D. Brown Executive Director, Charles A. Walburg Multi Service Organization, Inc.
Jacqueline Edwards Director of Workforce Development, Catholic Guardian Services
William Goodloe President & CEO, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
Damyn Kelly Executive Director, Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers (SEBNC)
Dr. Danielle Moss Lee CEO, YWCA of the City of New York; President, Black Agency Executives
Traci Lester CEO, LSA Family Health Service
Keith Little Executive Director, Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
Merble Reagon Executive Director, The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement (WCECA)
Arva Rice President & CEO, New York Urban League
Russel Shuler CEO, Youth Education through Sports, Inc. (YES)
Bobby Watts Executive Director, Care for the Homeless; Treasurer, Black Agency Executives
Anne Williams-Isom CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.

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