- Darryl Jones
- Jenna Spitz, M.S.W.
- Shauntia D White, M.S.W., M.S.
- Kelly McNally Koney, M.S.S.A.
- Earl Bowen, Ph.D., M.S.W.
- Thomas Duffin, Ph.D.
- Rashid Njai, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Ron Gladis
- Juliet J. Goodfriend
- Marianne Neary Kaplan, M.S.
- Nancy Kirby, M.S.S.
- Eva M. Moya, Ph.D.
- Onaje Muid, M.S.W., L.M.H.C.
- Rodney Whittenberg
Jones is a Kellogg Fellow, and has received dozens of awards and honors for leadership and volunteerism. He studied political science at Howard University, and Management and Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Jenna Spitz, M.S.S., L.S.W
Shauntia White, M.S.W., M.S.
She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the UMB, a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science from OSU, and a bachelor’s degree in Family Science from the UMDCP. She is certified in Human Service Leadership and Management.
Kelly McNally Koney, M.S.S.A.
Kelly McNally Koney is founder and principal consultant at The Kyla Alliance, an integrated coaching and consulting practice. She is an alumna of The Ohio State University and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (Case Western Reserve University), where she worked for eight years. She holds certificates from Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve University), Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing (University of Minnesota), HeartMath Institute, and Organic Grower’s School. McNally Koney centers justice and well-being in her work with individuals, organizations, communities, and collaborative initiatives. She is the co-author of several publications, including Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today and Tomorrow. She serves as assistant editor for Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, an online journal, and as interim executive director for Root Cause Farm, a community-based nonprofit. Kelly also works part-time at Flying Cloud Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and is actively engaged in food and environmental justice initiatives across the state.
Earl Bowen, Ph.D., M.S.W.
He is actively involved in programmatic activities sponsored by the Philadelphia branch of the American Jewish Committee and literary contributor to Scholar for Peace in the Middle East. Bowen is the co-founder of the"Israelite Men`s Association" and a member of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium prostate cancer initiative in Philadelphia.
His research and academic focus is psychosocial epidemiology relating to the interrelation of behavioral and social factors that impact African American prostate cancer survivors. Bowens` work on prostate cancer survivorship has been published in the Journal of Research and Development and the International Journal of Neurorehabilitation.
Thomas Duffin, Ph.D.
Rashid Njai, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Rashid Njaicredits good mentorship for his own personal, academic and professional development, and looks forward to being a instrumental mentor for others. Njai has more than 20 years of community-based public health experience at local, domestic and international levels, and is a determined scholar activist. He founded UPHOLD: a non-profit action cooperative, to combine his passion for scholar activism, measurement and intervention on social determinants of health (e.g., food and housing insecurity, discrimination) to address disparities and the application of community-informed monitoring techniques towards impact and sustainability of non-profit/CBO efforts. He was both a Kellogg Health Policy and American Psychological Association pre-doctoral fellow and a National Minority Quality Forum 40 under 40 recipient. In commitment to service leadership Njai is currently an M.S.W student at Boston University focusing on trauma informed care for youth/young adults and communities of color.
Gladis is also President of the "Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation", a non-profit organization that helps individuals, families, and communities through programs that bring a sense of love, compassion, and forgiveness to those with a desire to create better lives. Gladis is owner/operator of "G2 Productions", an award winning, full service film and video production company, and Founder and Principal at "WindWhispers Press", an independent publishing company dedicated to distributing quality books and booklets on topics of personal growth. He recently co-authored Faster, Smarter Digital Photography through Microsoft Press. In 2009, Gladis was the recipient of the Caregiver Of The Year Award at Caregiving.com.
Juliet J. Goodfriend
Prior to founding and directing the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Goodfriend founded Strategic Marketing Corporation in 1979, which had become one of the largest global, marketing research and consulting firms for the pharmaceutical industry.
Goodfriend is a frequent speaker for national programs, and has published papers for numerous journals. She regularly lectures on subjects that include women and business leadership, ethics, and disability issues. Goodfriend also developed a course titled Business: A Liberal Art at Bryn Mawr College and is the founder of NELI, the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute, of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College.
Marianne Neary Kaplan, M.S.
Much of Kaplan's organizational work focuses on lessening the negative impact of boundaries (gender, age, racial, functional, hierarchical, geographic, etc) between and among individuals, teams, and groups. She is committed to issues of social justice and to increasing the voices of non-dominant social groups in our society.
Additionally, Kaplan provides executive coaching services in the areas of leadership competence, professional skills, and personal effectiveness. In her earlier career, Kaplan held leadership roles at Covance, QVC, SmithKline, Exxon, and General Electric. Her background in both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of organizational effectiveness enables Marianne to effectively diagnose issues and recommend practical, effective solutions. Additionally, she has worked at developing leadership bench strength in several organizations.
Nancy Kirby, M.S.S.
Eva M. Moya, Ph.D.
Moya is Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work at UTEP. She conducted studies throughout the world during her tenure as a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. She served as a Chair of the Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance board and is the President-Elect of the Association of Latino and Latina Social Work Educators. In 2009, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reappointed her to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Healthy People 2020 Advisory Committee. Her research interests include: tuberculosis and stigma, women and migration, U.S.-Mexico border health, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and community-based participatory research approaches like the Photovoice method.
Onaje Muid, M.S.W., L.M.H.C.
He currently serves as the Clinical Associate Director of Reality House Inc.; an adjunct lecturer at New York University Silver School of Social Work; and advisor for Columbia University School of Social Work. His work in New York City earned him the Exemplary Mid-Career Leadership Award in 2014. He is active in community healing campaigns including the International Black Summit, the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and Transformative Education Associates. His signature affirmation is “I am healing, You are healing, We are healing, Our world is healing.”
Whittenberg is founder of Melodyvision where he works as a Creative Consultant by using his skills as a composer / song writer/ multi-instrumentalist, producer / engineer / filmmaker and educator. He brings a fresh and unique perspective to each client and project. Whittenberg has composed music for over 34 films and TV shows, and countless dance performances.
Whittenberg began his career in teaching in 1989 at Project Learn. Since then, he has continued as a teacher and adjunct professor at Lincoln University, University of the Arts, Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Scribe Video Center, Rosemont College, Philadelphia University, Lisa Wolfe School of Music, and has worked with private students across the country.