National Advisory Board

The following individuals are donating their time to guide our programmatic efforts:

Regina Roberts, MA, Chair, National Advisory Board
Owner, Events by Saving Grace, Atlanta, GA

Sam Alienikoff, BA
Founder & Executive Director, College AIM, Atlanta, GA

Marissa Dodson, JD
Public Policy Director, Southern Center for Human Rights Atlanta, GA

Adrian Githuku, BA
Graduate Student, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Hersheda Patel, BA,

Doctoral Student, Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Carlton Mackey, MA
Creator 50 Shades of Black and Black Men Smile, Asst. Director, Center for Ethics & Servant Leadership, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Brian McGregor, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health Disparities Researcher, Division of Health Policy, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Nan Orrock, BA
State Senator, District 36, Member of Health & Human Services, Higher Education and Urban Affairs Committees, Atlanta, GA

Karen Cobham Owens, MA
Administrator, Department of Psychiatry, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Michael Leo Owens, PhD
Professor of Political Science, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Stephan Roberts, MBA
Owner, Stepreg Properties, LLC

Jameliah Turner, Morrisette

Customer Service Manager, Publix

 Akinyele Umoja, Ph.D
Professor & Department Chair, Department of African-American Studies, Georgia State University

Vettica Vandiver, MA
Communications Manager, GEERS: The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Founder and CEO, VKV Atlanta, GA

Josita Wensink, BA
Community Volunteer, San Jose, CA