Meet the 2018 American Express NGen Fellows

There’s a new cohort in town.

At the beginning of May, the 2018 American Express NGen Fellows took part in the first of three in-person meetings the cohort will have throughout the year. With only two of the fellows being local residents, the remaining ten came from various parts of the country and spent two and a half days in workshops that dived into racial equity and leadership.

Meet the Fellows

  • Schylar Baber, Executive Director, Voice for Adoption, Washington, DC
  • Joyvin Benton, Development Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel, Sherwood, AR
  • Terri Seay Bryant, Program Director, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, Atlanta, GA
  • Elizabeth Cervantes, Director of Organizing, Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project, Romeoville, IL
  • Kenya Collins, Mississippi Program Manager, FoodCorps, Jackson, MS
  • Maria Dautruche, Vice President, Partnership & Advancement, National Urban League, Bronx, NY
  • Seyron Foo, Director, Public Policy & Government Relations, Southern California Grantmakers, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nesha Jairam, Data & Systems Manager, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, Atlanta, GA
  • Jose Luis Plaza, Manager, The California Endowment, Sacramento, CA
  • Matthew Roberson, Executive Director, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe – Department of Athletic Regulation, Pine City, MN
  • Sean Tennerson, Director of Social Innovation, The Case Foundation, Washington, DC

The second in-person meeting will take place in Chicago in July, and the final meeting will be during Upswell in Los Angeles in November. They will also have two virtual meetings throughout the duration of the fellowship program.

From guest blog posts from the facilitator, to one-on-one interviews with each fellow, we will keep you abreast of the exciting work the fellows are doing in the upcoming months!

Learn more about the NGen Fellows.

Types: Blog
Global Topics: Leadership Development, Race, Equity, and Inclusion