We are a team of changemakers, seeking other changemakers to join our fight for educational justice. Though we come from different backgrounds, we share many of the same characteristics.

  • We are driven to serve people and institutions that are often undervalued and overlooked.
  • We embrace collaboration as a critical value to ensure effective teamwork and adoption of best practices.
  • We seek out opportunities to innovate and improve upon conventional practices and procedures.
  • We take personal responsibility for executing key projects and developing relationships.
  • We operate with a sense of mission and purpose.

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building

Leadership

Ed Smith-Lewis

Vice President
Strategic Partnerships & Institutional Programs

Rev. Dr. Darryl Ann Lai Fang

Director
Transformation Support

Julian Thompson

Director
Strategy Development

Dr. Zillah Fluker

Director
Executive Leadership

Phillip Wallace

Director
Knowledge Management

Dr. Valora Richardson

Director
Digital Solutions & Innovation

Marc Alexander

Director
Financial Sustainability

Stephanie Turpin

Director
Operations

Presidents in Residence

Dr. Beverly Hogan

President in Residence
President Emerita, Tougaloo College

Dr. Charlie Nelms

President in Residence
Chancellor Emeritus, North Carolina Central University & University of Indiana East

Dr. Haywood L. Strickland

President in Residence
President Emeritus, Wiley College & Texas College

Associates

Aja Johnson

Senior Program Manager
Executive Leadership

Bich-An Dang

Data Analyst
Knowledge Management

Dr. Catherine Binuya

Senior Program Manager
Transformation Support

Charryse Mkandwire

Program Coordinator
Operations

Christa Marsh

Program Coordinator
Operations

Ciera Oliver-Ratcliff

Program Coordinator
Operations

Deshon Burgess

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Isaiah Hughes

Strategy Analyst
Strategy Development

Karlos Green

Senior Administrative Assistant
Operations

Keith Green

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Maya Mapp

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Pauline Warrior

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Dr. Shamika Walls

Senior Strategic Finance Manager
Financial Sustainability

Sydni Battle

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Victoria Smith, Esq.

Strategy Analyst
Strategy Development

Dr. Wil Lucas

Program Manager
Transformation Support
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