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GERALD BOYD

GERALD BOYD

Gerald Boyd, MDiv, ICADC, CADCII is Co-Founder of Peacewerks Center for Well-Being and the Executive Director of Eastern Shore Training and Consulting. Gerald has dedicated his life to advancing justice and peace on earth and helping others to embrace the understanding of the oneness and wholeness of the human race. He has over 40 years of experience supporting organizations and people through periods of crisis, growth and evolution.  In the capacity of a consultant, he has had the honor of working with over 100 organizations including the National Coalition Building Institute and the American Academy of Communication In Healthcare (ACH)  in integrating equity frameworks that help to shift culture and align principles with policy and practice. In addition to his DEI, consultancy Gerald is the Curator of the Samuel D. Outlaw Blacksmith Shop Memorial Museum. Gerald has worked in the fields of Applied Sociology, Education, Human Development, and Addiction Recovery for more than 40 years. He holds a Master of Divinity and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity, both in Transpersonal Psychology, is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (CADC II), an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), a Certified Anger Management Specialist, a Certified Life Coach, and a Certified Mediator. He is currently living on Oak Grove Plantation in Eastville VA, with his wife and their chickens – living and serving his Eastern Shore of VA community. Gerald serves on the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Council Member of Virginia Organizing, and 200+ Men of Hampton Roads Member and is an active member of the NAACP Northampton County VA Branch.
PAULA GIDDINGS

PAULA GIDDINGS

PAULA J. GIDDINGS is a writer and an African-American historian. She is the author of When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America, In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement and Ida: A Sword Among Lions. She is currently[when?] the Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor Emerita of Africana Studies at Smith College, subsequent to her 2017 retirement. Prior to joining the faculty at Smith, she was on the faculty at Spelman College, where she was recognized as a United Negro College Fund Distinguished Scholar. She also was a faculty member of the Douglass College at Rutgers University where she held the Laurie Chair in Women's Studies. Giddings has also taught at Princeton University, North Carolina Central University and Duke University. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. During her career, she made contributions to American history, Women's Studies, and African American Studies that center African American women in order to offer greater inclusion and representation. These works have been foundational in the study of African American women's feminism, history, and activism, as the number of accolades Giddings has received and the books and journal articles citing her body of work show.
Robin D. Groover

ROBIN D. GROOVER

Robin D. Groover is an Atlanta based experienced researcher, developer, and educator with a focus on creative industries including hair care, style, media and technology. Driven by divine
intellect, she takes joy in creating and curating the best beauty and wellness products and services.
As a founder of several companies her goals include building a leadership legacy, entrepreneur excellence, and helping change the world into a better place through global initiatives in manufacturing, distribution and retail.
Lena Hatchett

LENA HATCHETT

Lena Hatchett, PhD, is Director of Community and University Partnerships in the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. She leads the institution in health equity research and education through program and policy development.  She received her PhD in Social and Health Psychology from State University of New York Stony Brook and her post-doctoral training in Community and Prevention Research from University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.  Dr. Hatchett’s research reduces racial and economic health disparities.  To improve the local food systems, Dr. Hatchett co-founded the Maywood Multicultural Farmers Market and the Cook County Green Corps, a youth green job training program.  On-going projects include Proviso Partners for Health, a multi-sector coalition to promote food justice through policy, system, and environmental change.  She co-founded the coalition with community organizations to support over 25 youth serving organizations from the business, health, and community sectors.  This work is funded by RWJ foundation to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for the SCALE initiative and most recently, the Trinity Health System Transforming Communities Initiative.

Dr. Hatchett is a public health advocate with the following organizations; Cook County Department of Public Health Community Health Advisory Council; Advocates for Urban Agriculture; American Public Health Association Community-based Public Health Caucus Policy Work group; Cook County Department of Public Health, Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities; Institute for Healthcare Improvement 100 Million Healthier Lives.
MARVIN OWENS

MARVIN OWENS

Marvin J. Owens, Jr. currently serves as Chief Engagement Officer for Impact Shares. In this role, Marvin has engagement responsibility for both fund managers and corporations, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with financial intermediaries with the goal of AUM growth. Marvin is also responsible for strategic relationships with our social advocacy partners, and leads the firm in broader Social Impact and advocacy conversations. Prior to joining Impact Shares, Marvin served as Senior Director of Economic Programs for the NAACP. In this role, Mr. Owens was responsible for the NAACP’s national Economic Inclusion agenda which includes Asset and Wealth Creation programs with efforts that support financial education, homeownership, minority business development, franchising, workforce development and diversity; Advocacy and Sustainability with efforts around economic justice and social impact investing; and Research with ongoing efforts to track and report economic conditions, as well as recommended public policy changes. Prior to joining the NAACP, Mr. Owens served a consultant, lecturer, and technical assistance provider in the areas of Community and Economic Development, Small Business Development, and Community Organizing. Mr. Owens serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Stonehenge Capital NMTC fund, where he advises, recommends, and monitors fund investments for economic impact. Guest lecturer credits include Oxford University’s Saïd School of Business on the subjects “Responsible Leadership,” and “Economic Development in the Black Church.” Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Mr. Owens served as Vice President for Economic Empowerment at the National Urban League (NUL) where he managed all aspects of NUL’s corporate, foundation, and government relationships with specific focus on affiliate economic development activities, small business development, and finance. Mr. Owens was responsible for implementing business and economic development efforts in more than 20 US cities. Mr. Owens oversaw the implementation of the National Urban League’s Empowerment Fund, and was the lead staff in creating NUL’s current model of economic empowerment centers.
Ethan Powell

ETHAN POWELL

Mr. Powell, has spent over two decades in financial services, primarily in Hedge Fund and Private Equity. Most recently Ethan founded Impact Shares. Impact Shares is a collaboration of leading financial service and non-profit organizations providing single social issue ESG solutions. Impact Shares has issued exchanged traded funds in collaboration with The NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF (Ticker: NACP), the YWCA Women’s Empowerment (Ticker: WOMN) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Ticker: SDGA). Additionally, Ethan serves as the Chairman of the board for a $4 billion mutual fund complex and is a finalist for 2016 mutual fund director of the year. Previously, Mr. Powell was the Chief of Product and Strategy at Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. In this role he was responsible for evaluating and optimizing the registered product lineup offered by Highland Mr. Powell also served as the portfolio manager of the Highland ETFs and worked with other portfolio managers and wholesalers on the appropriate positioning of strategies in the market place. Prior to joining Highland in April 2007, Mr. Powell spent most of his career with Ernst and Young providing audit and merger and acquisition services. Mr. Powell received an MS in Management Information Systems and a BS in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Mr. Powell has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
DELILAH ROTHENBERG

DELILAH ROTHENBERG

Delilah Rothenberg is a Co-Founding Partner and the Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative (PDI), a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization designed to support investors in aligning their investment governance, financial analysis, and asset allocation practices with the principles of Universal Ownership and systematic stewardship. Delilah brings over 17 years of experience in finance across asset classes – particularly private capital markets – having worked with private equity investors, lenders, and project developers on growth financing, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) integration, and impact strategy for over 12 years. Prior to private capital markets, Delilah worked in sell side equities with Bear Stearns and investment research with Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Delilah serves on the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Markets Advisory Group; has played active roles in the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) working groups; is an Advisor to For the Long Term (public treasurers focused on ESG); was an advisor to New York City Comptroller-elect Brad Lander’s campaign; is a Contributor to Rights CoLab; and, is a former Open Society Foundations Fellow.
SOMAVA SAHA

SOMAVA SAHA

MALCOLM SPELLMAN

MALCOLM SPELLMAN

Malcolm Spellman is an American screenwriter and producer best known for his work on Empire (2015) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). In March 2010, Spellman started his career by writing the screenplay for the film Our Family Wedding (2010). In February 2015, Spellman began writing for television by scripting several episodes of the television series Empire (2015).In July 2017, Spellman was producing the HBO series Confederate. In October 2015, Spellman and Carlito Rodriguez were hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for a Sylvia Robinson film biopic. In October 2018, it was announced that Warner Bros. was still moving forward with the film and Spellman and Rodriguez had been joined by Tracy Oliver in completing the script. In December 2019, he served as a producer on the Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told (2019). In February 2021, Spellman served as an executive producer on the FX series Hip Hop Uncovered (2021).[11] In March 2021, he served as showrunner on the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).[12][13] He is set to co-write a fourth Captain America film in the MCU, with Dalan Musson.[14]
CONSTANCE WHITE

CONSTANCE WHITE