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, Ed.M.

Vice President
Strategic Partnerships & Institutional Programs

Rev. Darryl Ann Lai Fang, D.Min.

Senior Director
Transformation Support

Julian Thompson, J.D.

Senior Director
Strategy Development

Phillip Wallace, M.A.

Director
Knowledge Management

Valora Richardson, Ph.D.

Director
Digital Solutions & Innovation

Stephanie Turpin, MBA

Director
Operations

Presidents in Residence

Dr. Beverly Hogan

President in Residence
President Emerita, Tougaloo College

Dr. Billy C. Hawkins

President in Residence
President Emeritus, Talladega College & Texas 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, M.Ed.

Senior Program Manager
Executive Leadership

Annalice Walker, MPA

Program Manager
Transformation Support
Sydni Battle

Bich-An Dang

Data Analyst
Knowledge Management

Catherine Binuya, Ed.D.

Senior Program Manager
Transformation Support

Charryse Mkandwire, MPH

Program Coordinator
Operations

Ciera Oliver-Ratcliff, MPA

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Deon Johnson, Ed.D.

Program Manager
Knowledge Management

Deshon Burgess, MBA

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Devin McAllister, M.A.

Strategy Analyst
Strategy Development

Kareena Pitts

Senior Administrative Assistant
Strategic Partnerships & Institutional PRograms

Keith Green, MPH

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Kendra Sharp, Ph.D.

Strategist
Strategy Development

Kiera Morrison, M.S.

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Peri Finch

Senior Program Manager
Operations

Sydni Battle

Program Manager
Transformation Support

Victoria Smith, Esq.

Strategy Analyst
Strategy Development
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