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
Math Department Chair, Towers High School, Atlanta, GA

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

Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Adrian Githuku, BA
Operations Manager, Uber Atlanta,  Atlanta, GA

Lisa Liang, JD
Staff Attorney to the Hon. Judge Susan Edlein, State Court of Fulton County

Carlton Mackey,MA
Co-Owner True Visions Photography, Creator 50 Shades of Black, 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

Kevin Powell, MBA
President, PIP Media, LLC

Stephan Roberts, MBA
Owner, Stepreg Properties, LLC

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

Dola Young, JD
Owner, Travel Connection Africa, Houston, TX