Leaders of Color Welcomes the Class of 2024

February 23, 2024

Leaders of Color is thrilled to announce our new class of 86 leaders in Louisiana, Memphis, and Washington, D.C.! These leaders are passionate advocates for equitable education policy, community engagement, and civic action in their communities.‍

“Our new class of talented fellows are committed to making our education systems work for every kid in our country. As fellows in the Leaders of Color program, they get the skills, knowledge, and network that they need to make education more equitable in this country. Our leaders go on to influence change in their local public schools and school boards, their communities, and across the nation.” said Mike Bland, Vice President, Leaders of Color. 

Since our launch in 2018 in Memphis, Leaders of Color has built a powerful group of 271 leaders across the nation who are united in our mission to improve education outcomes for Black and Latinx children by identifying, training and elevating Black and Latinx community leaders to create civic and political change.

Please join us as we welcome our new leaders:


Osarumwense Adun

Julio Bermudez

Ahnyel Burkes

Kimani Cadney

Yolanda Champion

Shaq Cosse

Jeremy Davis

Tiye Davis

Whitney Dickerson

Tristan George

Dr. Tammy Hall 

Niles Haymer

Katreka James

Dana Johnson

Donna Collins-Lewis

Shalita Manuel

Nathan Martin

Jada McGuin

Jamillia McKinley

Dr. Michelle Ned

Sheri Pannell

Nikkia Patrick

Carlos Pollard Jr

Derek Rankins

Areah Thompson

Billy Washington

Erika Williams

Abigail Kelso

Trella Woodfork 

‍Washington, D.C. 

Gregory Anthony Dear Jr.

Ifetayo Al-Din

Anthony Best

Christopher Charles

KT Coleman

T. Michelle Colson

Jamar Day

Aric Fulton

Anderson Jean

Andrea Jones

Makya Little

Duvalier Malone

Sherice Muhammad

Kyle Myers

Desmond Rudd

Isis Ruffin

Siobhan Saul

Simone Scott

Victor Sims

Philomena Wankenge 

Memphis, TN 

Daisy Angeles

Erica Coleman

Jessica Davila

Vanessa Delgadillo

L.Tennille Franklin

Telisa Franklin

Hilda Gallegos

Rashidah Gardner

Crystal Harris

Terrance Harris

Lorenzo Herman

Kesha Ivy

Dr. Candace Jones

SunAh Laybourn

Dewayne Murrell

Dr. Teramena Oliver

Jesus Ortiz 

Sable Otey

Talia Palacio

Tamarques Porter

Raul Ramirez Perez

Ileanette Rosado-Wilson

Henry Sanders

Lanell Smith Jr

Jade Thornton

Yesica Trejo

Amanda Vera

Brandon Washington

Schanaque Watson

Brandon Weston

Marinda Williams

Joshua Wilson

Latetrica Wilson

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