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The LB Team is a reflection of  our values and the communities we serve. We are lovers and change-agents. We are visionaries and innovators. We are leaders and learners. We are charismatic and intelligent. We are passionate and intentional. We are individuals with similar values and a common urge to change the world for the better.  

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Derrick Young Jr., MPH

Co-founder & Executive Director

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Jonathan Allen, JD, MTS

Co-founder & Director of Development

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Madison Thorpe, MA

Director of Programs, Graduate School Readiness

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Program Manager


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JAKE Small

Director of Strategic Alliances

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Nicole Rodriguez-Rowe, MA

Assistant Director, Strategic Alliances

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Dana Colarocco

Corporate Relations Manager

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Christian Cristobal, MMC

Development Fellow

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Lori Britton

Development Advisor

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Katisha Rawls

Operations Manager

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Board of Directors

  • Jonathan Allen, JD, MTS, Leadership Brainery Co-founder


  • Claudia Dumond-Henderson, MS, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Pendal Group

  • Nancy Fairbank, Attorney

  • Christian LoBue, Principal & Founder, ICB Strategies, LLC

  • Matthew McTygue, Esq., Partner, Hogan Lovells

  • Portia Singh, PhD, Director of Research, Cariloop

  • Catherine Wong, M.Ed, Director & Founder, Catherine Wong Consults

  • Derrick Young Jr., MPH, Leadership Brainery Co-founder

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