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2022 – 2024 Coordinating Council

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Michael Owens

Dr. Michael Owens '73, P'15 

Council Position: President

Location: San Diego, CA

Profession: Director of Medical Affairs and Administrative Support, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services


Crystal Welch

Crystal Welch '04 

Council Position: Vice President

Location: Jackson, MS  

Profession: Supervising Attorney & Law Instructor, Mississippi College School of Law 


Praise Hall

Praise Hall '20

Council Position: Secretary

Location: Arlington, VA

Profession: Program Manager, Oak Spring Garden Foundation


Heldana Daniel '23

Student Representative

Location: Renton, WA

Major: Economics

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Timothy Ballager '05

Location: Bronx, NY

Profession: Head of Culture and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) at Veolia NA

Eric Bell

Eric Bell '93

Location: Newburgh, NY 

Profession: AmeriCorps Director, Mental Health Association of Columbia Greene County (Hudson NY)

Tawana Cook Purnell

Tawana Cook Purnell '75 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 

Profession: Retired, Secondary Head of School 

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Dr. Christine Copeland '96

Location: Milton, MA

Profession: Principal, John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Naiima Fauntleroy '00

Location: East Orange, NJ

Profession: City Council Member

Carroy Ferguson

Dr. Carroy Ferguson '68 

Location: Medford, MA

Profession: Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston 

Adriennie Hatten

Dr. Adriennie Hatten '90 

Location Cleveland, OH 

Profession: Principal Consultant, A.Y. Hatten & Associates 

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Oscar Harrell III '83

Location: Paducah, KY

Profession: VP, DEI & Employee Engagement, Ingram Industries Inc.

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Alex Haskins '11

Location: Wheaton, IL

Profession: Assistant Professor, Wheaton College

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William Holmes '77

Location: Deer Park, NY

Profession: Community Activist

Symone Howard

Symone Howard '15

Location: Washington, DC

Profession: Community Planner, US Marine Corps

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Anita Lewis '80

Location: Bowie, MD

Profession: Clinical Social Worker, Retired

Lyne Lucien

Lyne Lucien '13

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Artist/Art Director

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Daryl McLean '07

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Profession: SVP Communications Manager, Bank of America

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Ayana Opong-Nyantekyi '23

Location: Chicago, IL

Profession: Analyst at Kaufman Hall & Associates

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Adam Stevens '99

Location: New York, NY

Profession: Principal, Elementary School

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Harrison Tate, Jr. '70

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Profession: Teacher

Diamond Walker

Diamond Walker '17

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Profession: Child/Adolescent Therapist, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia 

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Cynthia Zecic '88

Location: Emeryville, CA

Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist