Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation is proud to announce the inaugural Black Women in Nonprofit Leadership Cohort. Supported by community partners of Dallas, the Black Women in Nonprofit Leadership Cohort was developed to support Black women who are recognized as top leaders within the nonprofit sector offering innovative strategies and leadership making great impact for the communities they serve, but often times passed over for new jobs or promotions in favor of others—including men of color, white women, and white men—with comparable or even lower credentials.

These challenges require a call to action where Black women can come to develop professionally and personally, build network with one another and within the sector, and have a safe healing space that provides opportunity for courageous conversations and the ability to turn-off the code switch often required to be successful in the nonprofit sector.

Beginning January 21st, our Black women leaders will be participating in a 12-month cohort that provides training, education and support on issues related to mental health and Black women navigating the nonprofit sector.

Welcome to these amazing women leaders.

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Akilah Wallace

Executive Director, Faith in Texas

Alana Pierre

Alana Pierre

Director of SNAP and Social Services, North Texas Food Bank

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Alexandrea Horsley

Executive Director, Lullaby Houses

Ashley McIver

Ashley McIver

Senior Philanthropy Officer, Communities Foundation of Texas

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Benaye Rogers

Chief Philanthropy Officer, St. Philip's School and Community Center

Brenda Gomes

Brenda Gomes

Human Resources Director, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Caazena Hunter

Caazena Hunter

Manager of Client Success, Change Machine

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Candace Gardner

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Building Services, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.

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Chris McSwain

Director, Community Engagement, Communities Foundation of Texas

Cordelia Tullous

Cordelia Tullous

Executive Director, Community Engagement, Step Up

Cynthia Thompson

Cynthia Thompson

Development Manager, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center

Daneshe Bethune

Daneshe Bethune

Executive Director, C5 Youth Foundation of Texas

Dominique McCain

Dominique McCain

Managing Director, The Commit Partnership

Donna James-Harve

Donna James-Harvey

Fund to Advance Racial Equity Liaison, Community Foundation

Elizabeth Wattley

Elizabeth Wattley

Executive Director, Forest Forward

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Garica Sanford

Training Director, Momentous Institute

Hillary Evans

Hillary Evans

Vice President of Professional Learning and Public Policy, Philanthropy Support Organization

Marjorie Murat

Marjorie Murat

Vice President of Program Services, Dallas Afterschool

Melanie Calhoun

Melanie Calhoun

Program Director, The Senior Source

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Nichelle Bennett

Graduation Counselor, Cornerstone Crossroads Academy

Severina Ware

Severina Ware

Community Engagement Manager, Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Shane Woods

Shane Woods

Senior Director, STEM Center of Excellence, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Shawana Carter

Shawana Carter

Executive Director, Carters House

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Stephanie Epps

Director of Programs, Education Opens Doors

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Summer Rose

Licensed Psychologist and Assessment Coordinator, Momentous Institute

Tamika Sanders

Tamika Sanders

Office Coordinator, Lumin Education/Lumin BLCS

Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall

Director of Admissions, St. Philip's School & Community Center

Tina Robertson

Tina Robertson

Director of Clinical Training, Momentous Institute

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Yasmine Lockett

Director of Education and Engagement, Frazier Revitalization

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Kazai Drew

BWNP Intern, Student at Sam Houston University

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Jessica Armstead

BWNP Intern, Student at UNT Dallas