Meet the CBCF Team

Center for Policy Analysis and Research

The Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR) strives to improve the socio-economic circumstances of African Americans by generating analyses and policy recommendations advancing equity and equality in policy areas such as criminal justice, education, access, economic development, public health, voting rights, and Black representative in the ever-growing technology sector.

Desireé Solomon

Research Program Analyst

Donna Fisher-Lewis

Senior Vice President

Finance & Operations

The CBCF Office of Finance and Operations oversees the activities of the organization. This team provides centralized management of the organization’s day-to-day financial and budgetary activities.

Brenda Tucker


Candice Willmore

Director, Human Resources

Nadia Monroe


Paul E. Dumars, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute at CBCF prepares the next generation to take its place in the fields of community service and policy development by striving for the organizational goal to increase the pool of Black leaders in public service careers and public policy positions by providing fellowships, internships, and scholarships.

Akailah Jenkins Mcintyre


Devery Manier

Program Manager

Donna Fisher-Lewis

Senior Vice President

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing and Communications Department (MAR-COM) advances the mission of CBCF by developing and implementing clear, consistent, engaging, and multi-faceted marketing and communication strategies and products. Looking for a way to collaborate with CBCF? Email the details to

Jessica Josey

Digital Specialist

Tisean Bell

Graphic Design Specialist

Ty’won Gordon

Graphic Design Coordinator

The National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice

The National Racial Equity Initiative (NREI) strategically combats systemic injustice and advances racial equity, human rights, education, and community/economic development opportunities for the Black community.

Olajumoke Obayanju


Solomon Ayalew

Senior Program Manager

Resource & Development

The Resource and Development team at CBCF is the driving force behind our organization’s fundraising efforts.

Brenda Mueller

Development Coordinator

Donna Fisher-Lewis

Senior Vice President

Leletha Marshall

Director, Resource Development

Muriel Cooper

Senior Manager Relationship, Development and Stakeholder Engagement

Tamikia Wims

Program Coordinator, Scholarships

Strategic Events

The Strategic Events team at CBCF contains seasoned event planning professionals offering comprehensive event, conference, and meeting planning expertise.

Andrias White Murdaugh

Vice President

Renata Allen


Tayhler Davis

Senior Manager