Palm Beach Chapter

Advancing progress in Palm Beach

In Palm Beach, there is always opportunity for young professionals to grow and enhance their leadership. Through our six-month Institute, NLC Palm Beach provides training and access to networks that help place-based leaders across all industries make Palm Beach more inclusive and equitable for all.


We’ve trained 105 emerging leaders in Palm Beach since 2015.


Members of the Palm Beach community who serve as mentors to NLC Fellows.


Elected officials from the NLC Palm Beach alumni network.

Not only have I gained new professional connections, I have also gained a new family in my NLC cohort. Despite the challenges of the pandemic I felt just as close, connected, and engaged as being in the same room with my NLC class. I highly recommend it for upcoming leaders.

– Kersti Myles
2021 Palm Beach Fellow

NLC has given me a community and the confidence to believe in myself again, the same belief, my grandmother had in me to make a positive difference. My family granted me the opportunity at an education to make a difference…The same principle I see with NLC, the strength of one cohort passes down to the next continuing to light the will of leadership. I am inspired by NLC to pass on that gift of education, community leadership, and the simple notion of believing in someone else.

– Tevin Ali
2021 Palm Beach Fellow

2021 Fellows

Alexa Guy

Educator and candidate for M.S.Ed, MDCPS

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Anderson Phebe

Community Center Manager, Palm Beach County

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Chrystal Rambarath

Writer/Editor, Content Coordinator, Community Activist, Self employed

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Gerald Hearns

Founder & CEO, Brick By Brick Academy of Health & Wealth

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Irlanda Bessard

Human Resources Account Manager, Synuity

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Jacoby Waters

Senior Specialist, Assignments, PHH Mortgage Corporation

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Jennifer Blatt

Certified Paralegal

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Jessica Tobin

Director of Projects, GrantFuzion

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Julia Montejo

Community Organizer, People Acting for Community Together

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Kersti Myles

Attorney; Legislative Aide, The Florida Senate – State of Florida

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Kiera Hester

Victim/Witness Counselor I/Arraignment Advocate, State Attorney’s Office

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Lakeshia Bailey

Candidate for MPA: Emergency Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Matthew Taudien

Congressional Intern

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Molly Brown

Executive Assistant, South Florida Water Management District

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Nigel Johnson

Candidate for Masters in Counselor Education, Palm Beach County School District

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Rashad Henderson

Financial Services Professional, Self Employed

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Samuel Pierre

Senior Program Manager, Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County

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Sara Haas

Volunteer Services and Outreach Coordinator, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach

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Taraneisha Burgess

Nurse Practitioner/ Owner, Family First Direct Primary Care

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Tevin Ali

Motivational Speaker & Community Engagement Specialist, Talk With Tevin LLC & Gift of Life – Marrow Registry

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