American Express Leadership Academy:
Global Alumni Summit

March 15-17, 2020 | Washington, DC

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Meet the Delegates

Irini Albanti

Director, Global Health, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Emily Angus

City Impact Manager, The Mission Continues

Wendy Aura

Executive Director, Young Women Leaders Connect (YWLC)

Emmanuel Bama

Co-Founder / Chief IT Project Manager, Billet Express Mali

Gabriella Barbosa

Policy Director, The Children's Partnership

Jeronique Bartley

Director of Programs, Int. ED, College Tribe (Affiliated Organization)

Sam Battan

Founder and CEO, Colorado Youth Congress

Lotifa Begum

Global Advocacy & Campaigns Advisor, Malala Fund

Tamra Boodie

Director, CAMBA Inc.

Dominic Braham

Professor, Arizona State University

Alumni Award Finalist

Joha Braimah

Ghana Country Director, Free the Slaves

Amanda Brooks

Coordinator of Student Life, Co-Founder, Milwaukee Area Technical College, PowerUp

Victoria Burnip

CEO, Unforgettable Experiences

Jessie Bustamante

Chief Advancement Officer, ACCEL

Maria Choi

Founder + CEO, Raise for Good

Avi Criden

Director, Academic Internship Programs, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Donald Curtis

Founder & Executive Director, SOUL (Student-athletes Organized to Understand Leadership)

John Daniels III

Executive Director, A.L.I.V.E. MKE

Alumni Task Force

Tray Deadwyler

Director, Think For Good, Inc./ The Service Nerds

Hannah Denys

Communications Director, Central Asia Institute

Manjula Dissanayake

Founding Executive Director, Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc.

Marion Donaldson

Director of Marketing and Development, Arizona School for The Arts

Samantha Ducey

Director, Global Impact

Cindy Eggleton

CEO, Brilliant Detroit

Carrie Ellis

Principal Consultant, Celestial Consulting LLC

Aubrie Fennecken

Chief Alchemist, Opportunity Kitchen

Radha Friedman

SHEO, Radha Friedman Consulting

Evelyn Garcia Morales

Executive Director, Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas

Blair Glencorse

Executive Director, Accountability Lab

Maria Gonzales

Chief Advancement Officer, American Alpine Club

Caroline Gonzalez Scott

Senior Director, Leadership Development Leadership for Educational Equity

Atrayus Goode

President and CEO, MENTOR North Carolina

Alumni Award Finalist

Shawn Rene Graham

Deputy Director, Programs and Services, Performance Zone, Inc. (The Field)

Megan Grimaldi

Founder, RenaissanceLista

Alumni Task Force

Kimberly Gube

Director, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region, Global Impact

Alexander Gunkel

CEO & Founder, Space4Good

Alumni Task Force

Juliana Han Witt

Deputy Director, Institutional Relations and the Broadcast Campaign, The Metropolitan Opera

Stephen Hanmer D'Elía

Education & Permanency Support Director, SCO Family of Services

Kyle Hayden

Founder, Track Coaching Mentoring Program

Meghan Hellstern

Senior Project Designer, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

Sarah Hendley

Director, Federal Grants & Special Projects, Catholic Charities USA

Linh Hoang

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Live & Learn for Environment and Community Center

Emmanuel Imah

National Employer Partnerships & Alumni Manager, Upwardly Global

Eric Jamison II

Executive Director, Rising Over Standards and Excelling (ROSE), Inc.

Ben Johnson, Jr.

Assistant Director, Louisville Parks and Recreation

Cheryl Jones

President & CEO, Girls Incorporated of St. Louis

Ponhrith Kan

Project Manager, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Alina Karimamusama

Founder, Women’s Economic Empowerment Project

Jaswant Kaur

Executive Director, Deepalaya

Christine Lackowski

COO, World Connect, Inc.

Carlos Lejnieks

CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties

Shawn Lent

Programs and Communications Director, Chicago Dancemakers Forum

Alumni Task Force

Victoria Leonhardt

Associate/Be Counted MI Upper Peninsula Hub Coordinator, Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development

Jung Lim

Vice President, Federal and Customized Initiatives, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Lee Lloyd

Head of Fundraising, Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

Alumni Task Force

Adriana Lopez

Founder & Principal, A. Lopez Consulting

Alumni Award Finalist Alumni Task Force

Anthony Lopez

Executive Director, Zone 126

Jennifer Mahn

Associate Director, Clinical Programs, National Coalition of STD Directors

Alumni Task Force

Njeri Muturi

Project Officer, United Nations

Alumni Task Force

Daniel Khauka Nanghaka

Executive Director, ILICIT Africa

Nakeisha Neal Jones

Associate VP & Executive Director, DC, Public Allies

Mbao Ngula

Executive Director, ProjectEDUCATE

Alumni Award Finalist

Genevieve Nowak

Director of Environmental Initiatives and Affairs, Belle Isle Conservancy

Brandon Oldham

Program Associate, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Paulina Olsson

Co-Founder & CEO, Peppy Pals

Abeer Pamuk

Student, Brandeis University

Nikotris Perkins

Senior Strategist, UBUNTU Research and Evaluation

Alumni Task Force

Wesner Pierre

Vice President, CAMBA Inc.

Alumni Task Force

Krista Purnell

School and District Success Manager, T.L.P. Education

Mohit Raj

Founder and Executive Director, TYCIA - Project Second Chance

Julie Raynor

Camp Shout Out Director of Operations, Camp Shout Out; Youth Who Stutter

Alumni Task Force

Bob Reeg

Founder and CEO, Peace Through Action USA

Greta Rios

President, Ollin

Alumni Task Force

ZuQuan Rooks

Senior Director - Social Ventures, Per Scholas, Inc.

Alumni Task Force

Maureen Rovas

Executive Director, American Lung Association in Michigan

Esmée Russell

Voice and Campaigns Manager, GirlGuiding

Amira Saber

Communications, Marketing and Projects Manager, Egyptian Members' Association of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health

Dave Salisbury

Director, Salisbury Kuczkowska Consulting

Gary Scharfman

Director, Corporate & Foundation Grants, NPower Inc.

Alexander Schneider

Project Manager, Columbia University Justice Lab

Alumni Task Force

Jennifer Siepierski

Executive Director, Young Audiences of Western New York

Colleen Smith Costello

Head of Social Impact, Relativity

Julie Smith

Coach and Facilitator, Pressurevalve Ltd

Lionel Smith, PhD

Research Associate II, Vera Institute of Justice

Trudy Stallings

Senior Director, Development, NAF

Alumni Task Force

Precious J. Stroud

Founder, PJS Consultants

Natalie Tingo

Founder & Executive Director, Msichana Empowerment Kuria

Beauty Tlhalerwa

Drop-In Centre/Linkages to Care Officer, Tebelopele

Helen Trenchard

Interim Head of Fundraising Strategy, British Red Cross

Kathryn Tuck

Director of Foundation Giving, Leader Dogs for the Blind

Stephanie Turpin

Director, Strategic Partnerships, FHI 360

Alumni Award Finalist Alumni Task Force

Prakash Tyagi

Executive Director, GRAVIS

Alumni Task Force

Ariane Umuringa

Co-founder, STARLIGHT

Debra Volz

Senior Director, Creative Services, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Alumni Task Force

Alison Wagner

Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies, NorthStar Care Community

Nitiya Walker

Executive Director, Seeds of Fortune Inc.

Brian Wamala

People Operations Lead - Uganda, One Acre Fund - Uganda

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.

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