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TEAM
The  Black Equity Collective team brings decades of combined experience in nonprofit management, community engagement, field building, philanthropy, and research. We work to advance the mission of the Black Equity Collective by normalizing a culture of trust, collaboration, mutual respect and shared accountability among our network of partners. We are committed to building a future where Black organizations, families, and communities thrive.
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Kaci Patterson

Founder and 
Chief Architect

 

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Felicia Jones 

Managing Director, Programs and Operations

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Laresha Franks

Senior Leader, 
Organizational Development and Strategic Partnerships
 

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London Jones

Senior Leader, 
Network Engagement and Community Building 

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Candice McKinnon

Senior Leader,
Evaluation and Learning

 

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Pat Parker

Senior Leader, 
Policy and Advocacy

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Mae Gates

Director of Philanthropy

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Miaya May

Program Coordinator
 

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Sierra Smith

Administrative
Coordinator

 

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Michele Woodson 

Fiscal Manager
 

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Gloria Coulanges

Marketing and Engagement Consultant

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Imani West  

Communications 
Manager

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