• Charisse Price

    Charisse Price

    Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    Born and raised in New Orleans, Charisse Price is a supplier diversity strategist and management consultant whose career has spanned the private and public sectors across the east coast of the United States.

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  • Joy Dixon

    Joy Dixon

    Vice Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    Joy Dixon is a nonprofit professional with a background in the public health, education, and media sectors.

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  • Tim Mason

    Tim Mason

    Vice Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    Tim Mason is an attorney with a background in legislative politics and political campaigns.

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  • Andrew Solano

    Andrew Solano

    Vice Chair, NLC National Programs Committee

    A native of San Antonio, Texas, Andrew Solano graduated with his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies.

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  • Joel Alvarado

    Joel Alvarado

    National Recruitment Chair

    Joel Alvarado has over 20 years of professional experience in the public, non-profit, and higher education sectors.

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  • Sean Anderson

    Sean Anderson

    Chapter Director At Large

    A 2017 alum, Sean entered NLC leadership immediately after his fellowship and is serving his second year as NLC Chicago’s co-director.

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  • Brittany Aydelotte

    Brittany Aydelotte

    National Selections Chair

    Brittany is the Interim Director of Community Engagement, in the Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR) at The College of New Jersey. 

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  • Mike Bare

    Mike Bare

    Chair Emeritus, NLC National Programs Committee

    Mike Bare was part New Leaders Council-Wisconsin’s founding team, is a former Chapter Director, and now chairs the NLC-Wisconsin Advisory Board and is Emeritus Chair of NLC's National Programs Committee.

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  • Julie Barton

    Julie Barton

    National Advancement Chair

    Julie is passionate about the power of story to enact positive social change and believes that quality children’s literature can change the world.

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  • Marcela Betancur

    Marcela Betancur

    National Alumni Chair

    Marcela Betancur grew up in Colombia and immigrated to the United States at age 12, where she moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island.

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  • Eric Brown

    Eric Brown

    National Expansion Director

    Eric Brown is the Clean Energy Program Manager.

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  • James Chan

    James Chan

    Chapter Director At Large
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  • Chad Cherry

    Chad Cherry

    Black Caucus Liaison

    Chad Cherry has been a Chef and Culinary professional for the past 17 years.

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  • Erin Cubit

    Erin Cubit

    National Curriculum Chair

    Erin was born and raised in Iowa and is thrilled to call it her home.

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  • Eric DeSobe

    Eric DeSobe

    National Expansion Director

    Eric DeSobe currently works Director of Talent at Great Public Schools Now.

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  • Heather Grantham

    Heather Grantham Deutsch

    NLC Board Treasurer, Chair Emerita, NLC National Programs Committee

    Heather Grantham Deutsch is the Treasurer of the New Leaders Council Board of Directors and Chair Emerita of the NLC National Programs Committee.

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  • Adela Ghadimi

    Adela Ghadimi

    National Advancement Chair

    Adela Ghadimi is a doctoral candidate at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.

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  • Kadie Hayward Mullins

    Kadie Hayward Mullins

    National Mentorship Chair

    Guided by her core values of human dignity, knowledge, justice, equity, and service, Dr. Kadie Hayward Mullins is recognized for her commitment to building strategic, data-driven, and human-centric solutions to solve our communities' greatest challenges.

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  • Meghan Keegan

    Meghan Keegan

    National Curriculum Chair

    Meghan E. Keegan joined the NLC family in 2016 serving as a board member on the Mentorship Committee for the Capital District NY Chapter. 

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  • Nyah Macklin

    Nyah Macklin

    Women's Caucus Liaison

    Nyah Macklin is a diversity and inclusion professional who has dedicated their life to creating and sustaining systems of education, government, and society that consistently re-examine and re-evaluate the ways these institutions perpetuate the exclusion of historically underrepresented communities.

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  • Gabi Porter

    Gabi Porter

    National Recruitment Chair

    In her nearly decade of political experience, Gabi Porter helped elect three Heads of State, 19 US Senators, 12 Members of Congress, eight Governors, and dozens of state and local officials; worked on 11 successful ballot initiative campaigns, and helped progressive organizations and activists make their voices heard in the halls of Congress and in State Houses across the country.

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  • Zack Sheehan

    Zack Sheehan

    Chapter Director At Large

    Zack Sheehan is a proud native of Concord, New Hampshire.

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  • Candace Stanciel

    Candace Stanciel

    Chair, NLC National Diversity Committee

    Candace Stanciel founded The Common Good Agency (CGA), a consulting firm focused on capacity building for nonprofits and Higher Education institutions, in 2003.

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  • MaryEllen Veliz

    MaryEllen Veliz

    Chapter Director At Large

    MaryEllen G. Veliz, a San Antonio native, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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  • Leah Weiner

    Leah Weiner

    Leah Weiner serves as the Director of Programs for the Nonprofit Learning Lab.

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