Tallahassee Chapter

Place-Based. People-Powered. Equity-Focused. Training Tallahassee’s new leaders.

NLC Tallahassee is moving up to train individuals who create lasting community impact. Fellows and Alumni engage locally to create blueprints that tackle pertinent issues and empower leaders with the skills needed to advance in entrepreneurship, non-profit, and public service. Rooted in equity, we uplift proximate, place-based leaders as they support one another to create a more equitable political and cultural landscape.


We’ve empowered 100+ NLC Tallahassee alumni from 7 cohorts


Percentage of NLC Tallahassee alumni, from Class 1 to Class 7, who continue to give back in the Big Bend region.


We’ve provided over 10,000 hours of training to emerging leaders at no cost to participants.

NLC Tallahassee is a resilient leader in the Big Bend Community. In the face of challenges – COVID-19, the racial justice reckoning and movement for Black Lives, and a divided political climate – we rise to meet the needs of our community by raising the next generation of leaders. We will always challenge the status quo and push for community education, health, and wellbeing.

– Adela Ghadimi (she/her)
Chapter Director and Class III Fellow

NLC is the key for those of us ‘broke but brilliant’ young leaders who strive for change. While many other programs cost thousands of dollars and effectively limit Black, Brown, and leaders of color from entering business, non-profit, or public service excellence, NLC Tallahassee bridges the gap by providing useful leadership skills virtually for free. I am so thankful to have completed the Institute, met many like-minded friends and fellow change-makers, and for the opportunity to continue this work as a NLC Tallahassee board member.

– Carson Mitchell (she/her)
Communications and Alumni Co-Chair, Class VII Fellow

2021 Fellows

Adner Marcelin

Law Firm Administrator, Ben Crump Law, PLLC

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Ashanta Williamson

Development Associate, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

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Ashley Morales-Pacheco

Graduate Assistant, Florida State University – Institute of Politics

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Britney Smith

Assistant Director, Publications and Events, Florida A and M University

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Catherine Register

Staff Liaison to the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, The Oasis Center for Women and Girls

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Chelsea Rosasco-Justice

Executive Assistant, Florida League of Cities

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Daniel Pooler

Development Officer, Florida State University Foundation

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Danté Jennings

Math Interventionist, Duval County Public Schools

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Hayley Lemoine

Candidate for PhD, Florida State University

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Jamiron Richardson

Branch Vice President, VyStar Credit Union

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Jerome Maples

Legislative Assistant, Florida Senate

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Keandra Davis

Passions: Public Policy, Community Engagement, and Urban Policy

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Lucas Gauna

Community Programs Coordinator, Florida Department of Health

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Maya Francis

Community Coordinator, Generation USA

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Melissa Ford

Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel

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Shanava Saintolien

Math Teacher, Leon County Schools

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Zachary Woods

Director of Nursing, Pruitt Health

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Zenani Johnson

Special Projects and Governmental Affairs, Escambia County

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Caroline Pryor

Carson Mitchell

Danielle Price

Dorsey Spencer Jr.

Eric Jones

Gaby Scott

Jamie Rager

Jonathan Lubin

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth Dukes

Laura Hernández

Rafael Marimon

Tondia Neal

Tonnette Graham

Zac Johnson


Brooke Christy

Cesar Matthews

Christopher Daniels

Cyrus Calhoun

Eli Wilkins-Malloy

Gerald Williams

Gianna Trocino Bonner

Jamarr Akins

Kemal Gasper

Shana Geary


Aaron Johnson

Aaron Reyna

Alicia Trawick

Austin Howe

Brittney Geathers

Cosby Hayes

Daniel Corbett

Daniela Fernandez

Ginette Harrell

Haleigh Hutchison

Janelle King

Joanny Arellano

Katie Britt

Keilah Johnson


Agata Wlodarczyk

Alexandria Washington

Analorena Melendez

Austin Hensel

Courtney Thomas

Darren Mason

Jacqueline Porter

Janel Robinson

Jessica Lamb

Joseph Petty

Maggie Brandenburg

Nathan Archer

Nathanial Myers

Sean Cooley

Tatiana Daguillard

Toma Sokolik


Adela Ghadimi

Alexis Simoneau

Audrey Kidwell

Clare Letmon

Evan Ernst

Haymanot Belda

Julia Vaughn

Kristin Tellis

Kruti Patel

Lauren Calmet

Raquel Jones

Tineshia Morris

Vincent Evans


Adrian Mood

Brandy Durham

Dana Terry

Danielle Keane

Ferrisa Connell

Haben Abraha

Kim Armstrong

Kristin Broner

Melanie Stuckey

Rebecca Weaver

Sarah Shuler

Wilnick SaintCharles


Carlos Nathan

Christopher Hudtwalcker

Erin Jensen

Jennito Simon

Joy Dixon

Lily Wells

Max Solomon

Nicole Robinson

Sakeena Gohagen-Kenton

Samantha Sexton

Sheria Griffin

Stanley Hardy

Wallace Knight

Woodjerry Louis

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