National Advisory Board

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

Hersheda Patel, BA, President

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

Sam Alienikoff, BA
Founder & Executive Director, CollegeAIM, Atlanta, GA

Clinton Boyd, Jr, Ph.D

Post doctoral fellow at Duke University studying Black fatherhood.

 

Asantewaa Darkwa, MA

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

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

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

Regina Roberts, MA, 5K4KIDS Co-chair, National Advisory Board
Owner, Events by Saving Grace, 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

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,Co-chair, 5K4KIDS 
Community Volunteer, San Jose, CA