Learn what it’s like to be a Black nonprofit leader in 2023 and how history – current and past – shape how our esteemed panelists lead. Panelists will talk about the impacts of systemic racism on who they are, the challenges they face, and the priorities they set. They’ll talk about their views on resilience and well-being and the historical pressures they feel to be strong and not complain, as well as their role in designing for racial equity.

2023 Session Recording:


Jerrell Morton, Director of YouthBuild (learn more)

Job Point in Columbia, Missouri

Shanelle Moore, Founder & President (learn more)

Kingdom Konnections in Columbia, Missouri

Darren Morton, Managing Director (learn more)

Turning Point in Columbia, Missouri

Patricia Beier, Chief Executive Officer (learn more)

Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc. (WAGES) in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Wordna Meskheniten, Vice President of Equity, Culture, and Learning (learn more)

The Wilderness Society in Washington, DC