Clockwise: Sana Meghani, Meghan Bates, Nick Bailey, Samuel Franco

Announcing the 2020 Board Mentors of Color Mentees!

The New Philanthropists is excited to welcome our newest co-hort of mentees to the Board Mentors of Color program (BMOC). This program was set up to support new and experienced board members of color by matching them with established community leaders as mentors and provides them opportunities to develop community leadership skills, build & deepen community relationships and gain support in navigating Austin nonprofit boards. The BMOC program also creates safe spaces for deep conversations to happen around race, and is fundamental in creating opportunity and access for leaders of color to take a seat at the table.

Our mentors and mentees are the trailblazers, groundbreakers, respected, new and experienced leaders in the Austin community.  We look forward to what’s to come from the work they do together and the differences these connections will make in our community.

  • Claire Adkins – Texas Health Action
  • Aelia Akhtar – Texas Health and Human Services
  • Nick Bailey – Black Texas
  • Sarah Bain – Social Solutions
  • Meghan Bates – Austin Urban Technology Movement
  • Christian Bell Onyemali – Eleven 11 Consulting, LLC
  • Stephanie Bergara – City of Austin Economic Development Department
  • Isa Boonto-Zarifis – AISD/NACA
  • Maria Brown-Spence – Hearts2Heal
  • Rachel Brownlow Lund – Me2Lead
  • Brook Bulcha – Facebook
  • Alex Cantu – MAYA Consulting
  • Lucinda Cassidy – Meals on Wheels Central Texas
  • Alycia Castillo – Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
  • Alyssa Clark-Anaman – Creative Action – work/YNPN Austin
  • Cori Coburn – Georgetown ISD
  • G. Christopher Cutkelvin – Belizean Education Empowerment Foudnation
  • Ali Dadpay – University of Dallas
  • Scott Del Rossi – College Forward
  • Piccola Dorsey – Huston-Tillotson University
  • Derrick Durden – Khoros
  • Renae Evaro – eStrategy Solutions
  • Brandon Flowers – Charles Schwab
  • Samuel Franco – Infravest Strategies LLC
  • Jacqueline Galvan – Global Healthcare Exchange
  • Victoria Garza – Austin Community College
  • Indira Gutierrez – Visa, Inc
  • Nicole Haynes – Austin Community College
  • Virginia Hernandez – Texas Association of School Boards
  • Jennifer Himstedt – Generation SERVE
  • Kevin Jackson – Del Valle ISD
  • Rhodalynn Jetton – Wholehearted & Courageous
  • Tanya Jogee – Accenture
  • Casie Luong – Mother Falcon Music Lab
  • Nicole McCharen – Giving Austin Labor Support
  • Sana Meghani – Trellis Company/ WiseUp TX
  • Keelee Moseley – Merck
  • Bryan Nya – Huston-Tillotson Student
  • Sandra Olarte-Hayes – Youth Rise Texas
  • Porscha Roney – Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Tarryn Sanchez – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Vanessa Santamaria Dainton – Amala Foundation
  • Lily Trieu – Teach for America
  • Cherelle VanBrakle – People’s Community Clinic
  • Ricki Wax – Google
  • Emily Weerts – Wildly Supportive
  • Ciyadh Wells – Austin Classical Guitar Society
  • Lora Williams – PUR Consulting Company
  • Mariana Zamora – Con Mi MADRE
  • Juan Zuñiga Jr. – Americorps/Huston-Tillotson University
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