Bowdoin College Black Alumni Association

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2022 - 2024 Coordinating Council 

Michael Owens

Dr. Michael Owens '73, P'15 

Council Position: President

San Diego, CA

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

mowens@bowdoin.edu

Sherrone Torres

Sherrone Torres '12

Council Position: Vice President

Atlanta, GA

Profession: Associate, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

storres@bowdoin.edu

Praise Hall

Praise Hall '20

Council Position: Secretary

Arlington, VA

Profession: Business Analyst, Kitamba

phall@bowdoin.edu

Heldana Daniel '23

Student Representative

Renton, WA

Major: Economics

Kevin Fleshman '23

Student Representative

Richmond Heights, OH

Major: Africana Studies/Chemistry

Richard Adams '73

Pittsburgh, PA 

Profession: Assistant Vice President Center for Learning, Community College of Allegheny County 

Eric Bell

Eric Bell '93

Newburgh, NY 

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

Ronald Brady '89, P’19  

Mooretown, NJ 

Profession: Retired Non-Profit Executive 

David Dickson

Dr. David A. Dickson II '76, P'13

Olney, MD 

Profession: Retired, Government and International Professor

Mamadou Diaw

Mamadou Diaw '20

Boston, MA

Profession: Associate, Emerging Leader Program, Fidelity Investments

Carroy Ferguson

Dr. Carroy Ferguson '68 

Medford, MA

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

Adriennie Hatten

Dr. Adriennie Hatten '90 

Cleveland, OH 

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

Symone Howard

Symone Howard '15

Washington, DC

Profession: Community Planner, US Marine Corps

Stacey Jones Lee

Stacey Jones Lee '00 

Atlanta, GA

Profession: Chief of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action, Mount Vernon School 

Lyne Lucien

Lyne Lucien '13

Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Artist/Art Director

DeRay Mckesson 

DeRay Mckesson ’07, H’21 

Baltimore, MD 

Profession: Co-Founder, Campaign Zero 

Charles Patton

Charles Patton '81 

Columbus, OH 

Profession: Executive Vice President – External Affairs, American Electric Power 

Tawana Cook Purnell

Tawana Cook Purnell '75 

Pittsburgh, PA 

Profession: Retired, Secondary Head of School 

Diamond Walker

Diamond Walker '17

Philadelphia, PA

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

Nina Ward

Nina Ward '08

Boston, MA

Profession: Publicist, The Press Room

Crystal Welch

Crystal Welch '04 

Jackson, MS  

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

Eric Hollister Williams

Eric Hollister Williams '99 

Washington, DC

Profession: Director, Global PR & Communications, Patagonia   

Terri Young

Dr. Terri Young '81  

Madison, WI 

Profession: Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison's McPherson Eye Research Institute