Advisors - The Initiative™ - Advancing the Blue & Black Partnership™

The Initiative: Advancing The Blue & Black Partnership

Our Advisors

Sponsor Advisory Board

Our Team and Governing Board is supported by two advisory boards. The corporate advisory boards include leaders from our sponsor companies and the community who can advise and counsel on the implementation of our strategic priorities.

Angela Agrusa
Partner, DLA Piper

Anna Faktorovich
SVP Marketing, CAVA/Zoe’s Kitchen

Antonio B. DeVaul
Chief of Police for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland

Bobby Pittman
Chairman Metropolitan Police Department 1st District Police Citizens’ Advisory Council, Inc. Washington, DC.

Carolyn Campbell
Managing Director, Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer, ECP Investment Advisors, LLC

DeeDee Fisher
Head of Marketing & Communications

Elizabeth Mumford
Principle Research Scientist at NORC
(Ms. Mumford advises in her personal capacity only and not as part of official NORC business or her role at NORC)

Jane Randel
Co-Founder, Karp Randel

Jeff Anderson
Chief Growth Officer, Kaizen Analytix

Jehan El-Bayoumi
M.D., F.A.C.P. Founding Director, Rodham Institute

Jiles Ship
President of New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and Principal/CEO of Homeland Global Strategies, LLC

Joy VerPlunck
Chair of the Board, MILO Cognitive Division (Dr. VerPlanck advises in her personal capacity only and not as part of official MILO business), and Senior Insight Strategist at the NeuroLeadership Institute. 

Lisa Taylor
Founding Member, The Blue and Black Initiative

Mark VanBeest
Head of Safety & Security, G6 LLC

Marshall Bergmann
Senior Vice-President Corporate Solutions North America, NeuroLeadership Institute

Merisa Heu-Weller
Microsoft Chief of Staff, Technology + Corporate Responsibility

Peter Ellis
Partner, Reed Smith

Robbie Karp
Co-Founder, Karp Randal

Sameena Safdar Kluck,
Director of Brand Evangelism, Lawgeex

Scott Bolden
Partner, Reed Smith

Sherry D. Williams, Esq.
Senior Legal Executive

Stacey Grigsby
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
(Ms. Grigsby advises in her personal capacity only)

Stoney Mathis
Chief of Police Fairburn, Georgia and GACP 4th Vice President

Susan Schwartz
Founder & CEO of the SODA Fund™

Toral Balakrishnan
Managing Partner of RATA Development

Vendette Parker, J.D.
Retired Inspector – Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC 

Yasmin B. Khan
Vice President of Development at RepresentUs

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Blue and Black Partnership Student Board

Our student advisory board is comprised of college and high school students who are passionate about issues or social and racial justice. They bring a much needed perspective to our work, and help us to see the world as it is today, and as it should be through their eyes.

Frances Agrusa
University of Seattle

Ariana Bala
Cedar Park High School

Tyler Burston
Washington University, St. Louis

Salina-Mari Mentor
Georgetown Visitation High School

Kaya Moody
Howard University

Asha Romaine
Vassar College

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