Meet the Fall 2023 Class of Board Service Fellows

Our second cohort represented a talented, passionate group of leaders across the United States


Our Fall 2023 Cohort

The second class of Cause Strategy Partners Board Service Fellows brings a wide variety of skills, experiences, and identities to their roles as nonprofit board members.

Akinyi Sagoe-MosesSenior Associate Director, Sustainability & Social Impact

APCO Worldwide

Vladimir PivergerFilm Producer

GodLevel Productions, LLC

Anna Bloom ArmbrusterDirector, Retail Planning & Replenishment- North America

The Estée Lauder Companies

Richard MullingsAssistant Director

LaGuardia Community College APEX Accelerator

Nadine MooneDevelopment and Communications Manager

Claymont Community Center (CCC)

Mari Powers-TuttDigital Category Manager

Dollar Tree, Inc.

Chasity NicklesonAssociate

DRG Talent

Grace ChiuOperational Risk Management

TD Bank

Rayna RobinsonGlobal Senior Merchandising Manager

Various Major Fashion Retailer Brands

Torri SmithAssociate Director of Business Relationship Management, Digital Technology

Collins Aerospace

Mel TobiasEpic Application Director

Trinity Health

Amber MartinExecutive Business Director


Christine GoodenVP, Regulatory Strategy & Oversight

BNP Paribas

Stella XuSenior Director, ESG Investment Research

PSP Investments

Deidre HudsonForrmer CMO and VP of Marketing
LaShawn SpringerDEIB Consultant and Speaker

About the Fellowship

The Fellowship was born out of our commitment to advancing authentic leadership on nonprofit boards. This experience is designed to connect leaders of color across the United States to nonprofit board roles through BoardLead, and once elected, provide the training and support needed to thrive.

Since 2020, our team has designed ways to strengthen our board matching and training program to address the lack of racial diversity on our country’s boards. Through our efforts, 56% of the professionals that we have placed on nonprofit boards most recently through our award-winning matching program, BoardLead identify as people of color – leaps ahead of the national average of 22%.

The Fellowship represents the next phase of BoardLead's mission to elevate and transform leadership in the social good sector. Through this, we commit to ensuring that nonprofit boards represent and are led by the communities they serve by creating pipelines to positions of power for historically underrepresented identities in the boardroom.

Congratulations to the new class of fellows - your board service journey is just beginning!

Interested in joining our next cohort?

Contact us to learn more about how you can apply for our Spring 2024 Fellowship.

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