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We are a driven, committed group of leaders who are are committed to ending racial equity in Minnesota. We are a diverse leadership team who together represents the vast lived experiences of Black communities in the state and beyond.

Our Board

  • Kevin Lindsey

    Board Chair

    Chief Executive Officer | Minnesota Humanities Center

  • Duchesne Drew

    Board Treasurer

    President | Minnesota Public Radio

  • Dr. Sylvia Bartley

    Chief of Staff, Dean’s Office, EVP Health Affairs | Morehouse School of Med.

  • Lauren Boulware

    Financial Advisor & Pacesetter’s Club Distinguished Honoree | Morgan Stanley-Global Financial Solutions

  • Dr. Nisha Botchwey

    Dean | Humphrey School of Public Affairs

  • Dr. Nerita Hughes

    President | Bay de Noc Community College, Past AALF Board Co-Chair 2021

  • Dr. Michael Favor

    Superintendent | Intermediate School District #917

  • Simone Hardeman-Jones

    Founding Executive Director | GreenLight Fund Twin Cities

  • Reverend Elijah McDavid

    Senior Pastor | Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

  • John Taylor

    Senior Director, Supplier & Outreach | Medtronic; Past AALF Board Co-Chair 2021

our team

Are you a purpose-driven person who wants to create change in Minnesota? Join our team!