American Express Leadership Academy:
Global Alumni Summit

April 1-2, 2019 | Washington, DC

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Meet the Delegates

Abdulahi Abayomi Abdulraheem

Founder/Executive Director, Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health

Theo Anagnostopoulos

Co-Founder and General Manager, SciCo

Wallace Bachman

President, Fulcrum Leadership Development

S. Naik Banavathu

Senior Manager, Operations and Training & Development Specialist

Joyvin Benton

Director of Development, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Marla Berg

Director of Fundraising Operations, Autism Speaks

Paige Blansfield

Program Manager, American Express

Alumni Task Force

Jaclyn Boyes

Donor Relations Manager, A New Leaf

Alumni Task Force

Miguel Bravo

President and CEO, Film, Recording and Entertainment Council, Inc

Barry Brinkley

Executive Director, Equity in Student Achievement, Guilford County Schools

Xavier Brown

Founder, Soilful / SouthEats

Terri Seay Bryant

Program Director, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement

Mary Burke

Associate Director of Educational Services, Land Trust Alliance

Jackie Burman

Director of Operations and Finance, Securing America's Future Energy

Omar Butler

Regional Executive Director, College Track

Chase L. Cantrell

Executive Director, Building Community Value

Nicole Chao

Sr. Director, ACDI/VOCA

Katie Christie

Director of Community Partnerships, Roundabout Theatre Company

Jamal Cornelious

Marketing Program Manager, Delta Community Credit Union

Alumni Task Force

Seth Cothrun

Independent Consultant, Strategy and Management

Shelley Danner

Program Director, Challenge Detroit

Lucretia Doyle

Senior Program Manager, Points of Light

Victoria Dunn

Interim CEO, The Key

Cindy Eggleton

CEO and Co-Founder, Brilliant Detroit

Amira El-Ghobashy

Director of Development, Northeast, The Obama Foundation

Seyron Foo

Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Southern California Grantmakers

Erika Freund

Director of Strategic Initiatives, West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Nicole Gabler

Grants Manager, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Alumni Task Force

Kimberly Gube

Director, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region Global Impact

Tara Hall Brzozowski

Human Capital Business Partner, Optum

Kyle Hayden

Academic Advisor, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Sarah Hendley

Senior Manager, CNCS Programs Catholic Charities USA

Alumni Award Finalist

Vanessa Ho

Executive Director, Project X

David (DC) Howard

Associate Director, Program and Partnership, PeerForward

Monica Iglecia

Assistant Director, Shorebird Habitat Management of Manomet

Alumni Award Finalist

Jacob Ireri

Chief Executive Officer, Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya

Brandi Nicole Johnson

Learning and Development Facilitator, Red Hat

Alumni Task Force

Monica Kang

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

Alumni Task Force

Victoria Leonhardt

Associate, Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development

Alumni Task Force

Adriana Lopez

Founder and Principal, A. Lopez Consulting

Tammira Lucas

Cofounder, Moms As Entrepreneurs

Louis Luo

Senior Communications Coordinator, OneSky for all children

Megan Machnik

Associate Director, Development Ford's Theatre Society

Anesu Masube

Program Analyst, Institute of International Education

Jonathan Mathis

Executive Director, The Next Step PCS

Brittany Mattfeld

Director, Campaign Engagement

Kelly McFarland Stratman

Chief of Staff, League of Women Voters

Alumni Task Force

Njeri Muturi

Writing Consultant, University of Bridgeport

Alumni Task Force

Daniel Khauka Nanghaka

Executive Director, ILICIT Africa

Elena Pak

Head of North America, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Matt Perdoni

Counsel & Director of Business Development, Independent Sector

Alumni Award Finalist

Wesner Pierre

Vice President, CAMBA, Inc.

Jose Luis Plaza

Manager, The California Endowment

Bob Reeg

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peace Through Action USA

Anthony Richardson

Founder & Executive Director, Inside the Lines Training Inc.

Matt Roberson

Tribal Councilman, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Alumni Task Force

Maureen Rovas

Executive Director, American Lung Association in Michigan

Amira Saber

Communications and Projects Manager, Egyptian Members Association of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Alexander Schneider

Project Manager, The Justice Lab at Columbia University

Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald

Independent Consultant, Benevolent Group

Alison Scott-Williams

Vice President, Arts Education New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Lou Senatus

Associate Director, Program Implementation Peer Forward

Alumni Task Force

Jennifer Siepierski

Director of Programs & Education, Young Audiences of Western New York

Alumni Task Force

Julie Smith

Coach and Director, Pressurevalve

Jamie Smith

Executive Director, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

Alumni Task Force

Trudy Stallings

Senior Director of Development, NAF

Precious J. Stroud

Principal / Director, PJS Consultants, BlackFemaleProject

Sean Tennerson

Community Manager, NationSwell

Claire Tuffin

Deputy Executive Director of Strategy and Policy, St Mungo's Community Housing Association

Alumni Award Finalist Alumni Task Force

Prakash Tyagi

Executive Director, GRAVIS, Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)

Alumni Task Force

Ariane Umuringa

Co-founder, Starlight

Antoinette Uwimana

Country Director, Women for Women International

Alumni Task Force

Kevin Vuong

Principal, Apsi

Alumni Task Force

Alison Wagner

Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies, NorthStar Care Community

Nitiya Walker

Founder/Executive Director, Seeds of Fortune Inc.

Shanée Walker

Training and Events Coordinator, New York City Department of Education

Felecia Webb

Vice President of Philanthropy, NPower

Caroline White

Senior Manager, Cancer Research UK

Patrick Wigg

Chief Operating Officer, The Prince's Teaching Institute

Alumni Award Finalist

Maco Yoshioka

Founder/CEO, MadreBonita

About Atlas Corps

About American Express’ Leadership Initiatives

One of American Express’ three philanthropic platforms is Developing New Leaders for Tomorrow. Under this giving initiative, which recognizes the significance of strong leadership in the nonprofit and social purpose sectors, American Express makes grants focused on training high potential emerging leaders to tackle important issues in the 21st century. More than 125,000 emerging nonprofit and social sector leaders worldwide have benefitted from American Express leadership programs, including the American Express Leadership Academy among others.

American Express Leadership Academy Partners

The American Express Leadership Academy includes 11 partners that together run 25 programs around the globe, providing customized training to transform organizations and diversify the current landscape of nonprofit leaders. To date, together with its partners, American Express has hosted over 150 Leadership Academies in 11 countries training more than 5,100 social purpose leaders. Learn more about our partners.