Samantha Tweedy, Robin Hood Samantha Tweedy is a mission-driven nonprofit leader, racial and economic justice advocate, and public education innovator.  She currently serves as the first Chief Partnerships & Impact Officer of Robin Hood, a role she was instrumental in creating at New York City’s largest anti-poverty organization.  In this role, Samantha sits on the…

Carla Thompson Payton, W. K. Kellogg Foundation Carla Thompson Payton is vice president for program strategy for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, she supports the foundation’s efforts to promote thriving children, working families and equitable communities. Thompson Payton provides leadership and management for the creative and strategic direction of…

Elena Conley, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Elena Conley is Chief Strategy Officer and leads MRBF’s grantmaking and influence work, coordinates the program team and supports the Foundation’s program-related investment strategies. She manages relationships and grant portfolios in Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. A member of the program and management teams, Elena trains, supports…

Lisa Hamilton, The Annie E. Casey Foundation Lisa Hamilton is the president and chief executive officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to building a brighter future for children, families and communities in the United States. Prior to becoming president and CEO, Hamilton was the Foundation’s executive vice president and chief program…

Breechaye Milburn, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund Breechaye joined Wellspring in fall 2018 with a passion for improving outcomes for marginalized youth and extensive knowledge on issues affecting low-income children and families. She currently serves as a Program Associate for the Racial Justice Program after transitioning from Wellspring’s Children’s Economic Security Program. Prior to Wellspring, her roles…

Will Cordery, Leverage Philanthropic Partners and Movement for Black Lives Will Cordery is a Donor Advisor & Consultant with Leverage Philanthropic Partners; a social impact firm working to advance justice by providing capacity building to foundations, nonprofits and high net worth individuals striving for progressive social change. He is also an Advisor for Liberated Capital—A Decolonizing Wealth Fund,…

Aisha Alexander-Young, Meyer Foundation Aisha Alexander-Young is a context creator, systems disruptor, and community organizer whose career is focused on the intersection of race, place, and quality of life. She currently serves as Vice President for Strategy & Equity at Meyer Foundation, where she leads efforts to integrate racial equity into all areas of the Foundation’s work…

Alejandra Gomez, Living United for Change in Arizona Alejandra Gomez was born in Pomona, California to immigrant parents.  Alejandra became aware of the US’ broken immigration system at a young age after Prop 187 was passed.  Prop 187 was an anti-immigration law that targeted undocumented immigrants living in California in the mid-1990s. Alejandra’s father at…

Tram Nguyen, New Virginia Majority Tram Nguyen is an award-winning activist and community leader who helped found New Virginia Majority in 2007. Tram currently serves as New Virginia Majority’s Co-Executive Director, where she leads multi-racial, multi-issue campaigns using large-scale civic engagement, community organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and strategic communications. Under her leadership, New Virginia Majority…

Jennifer Epps-Addison, Center for Popular Democracy Jennifer Epps-Addison serves as the President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action’s network of partner organizations throughout the country. As President, Jennifer leads CPD’s racial justice campaigns and works closely with its network of local affiliates. Jennifer boasts over 20 years of community…