Stand up and welcome 2024 Mentees!

We want to see a community where ALL can thrive. It’s in our mission! That’s why we’re excited about the 2024 co-hort of the Board Mentors of Color Program (BMOC). We created this specific mentoring program so that BIPOC mentees can learn from leaders that have navigated nonprofit boards, leadership and philanthropy in Austin and learn from their lived experiences. The BMOC program is 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 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 have a seat at the table.

We look forward to some great conversations, making new connections and diving deep into what it takes to be inclusive leaders. Congratulations to the 2024 Mentees of Color!

Philip Abraham, Postal Regulatory Commission
Zaina Akeh, Brown University School of Professionals Online MPH program
Karyme Alejos, LEA (Latina Empowerment Alliance)
Jessica Alvarado-Lawson, OmniData Insights
Sandra Avila Ramirez, Law Office of Sandra Avila Ramirez, PLLC
Jason Barefield, The Man In Me
Regina Budet, Empower Occupational Therapy
Susie Duarte, Fiesta Austin
Chinwendu Duru, University of Texas at Austin
Kimberly Flores, Locke Lord LLP
Alyse Gamble, H-E-B Diversity Management
Pamela Garcia, BCL of Texas
Erin Holder, GoGuardian
Johanna Hosking-Pulido, Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Azena Jones, House of Sunshine
Prabhu Kannan, Indeed
Grace Lim, MongoDB
YaLecia Love, City Council of Elgin, TX
Fabiana Melendez Ruiz, Refuerzo Collaborative
Alejandra Mielke, PhD, Alejandra Mielke PhD Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Nakevia Miller, Dickey Museum and Multipurpose Center
Angelica Molina Brent, Mission Accomplished / Hearts2Heal
LaShawn Moore, Indeed
Susana Morales, St. David’s Foundation
Linett Negroni, Atulado Therapy
Keesha Nix, Dear Encourager
Justin Ong, Microsoft
Vanessa Ortega, Consuela
Moriah Perez, Infinite Projects LLC
Valerie Prado, Foundation Communities
Joseph Ramirez, Accenture
Lorenzo Rodriguez, UFCU
Benjamin Romero, UT Austin/MAS Cultura
LaToya Sales, Breakthrough Central Texas
Eiman Siddiqui, American Express
Eboni Staten, Community Advocate
Vanessa Sweet, Greater Austin YMCA
Shameca Thompson, Community Advocate
Icye Walker, GrowThru
Dianne Wanyama, NCSSM
Berlina Washington, Within Her

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