Board of Directors

The CBCF Board of Directors is comprised of Members of Congress, business executives, and leaders in government and in the nonprofit sectors. Board members generously volunteer their time, expertise, and resources to support the CBCF’s mission. Led by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the Board of Directors’ guidance is vital to the growth and success of the CBCF’s programs and initiatives.

Specifically, the CBCF Board of Directors has been instrumental in:

  • Ensuring the Foundation’s financial integrity
  • Developing of community-based programs and public policy research
  • Growing the Foundation’s sponsored scholarships that prepare the next generation of leaders

Members of the CBCF Board of Directors may serve up to two three-year terms. The Board of Directors officially meets four times per year.

Meet the Board

  • Chair

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

    Member of Congress

  • President & CEO

    A. Shuanise Washington

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

  • Vice Chair

    Cathy Hughes

    Radio One

  • Secretary

    Earle Jones

    Comcast, NBCUniversal

  • Treasurer

    Kevin Brown


  • Pamela G. Alexander

    Ford Motor Company Fund

  • Victor Anger

    State Farm Insurance Companies

  • Rep. Joyce Beatty

    Member of Congress

  • Lori Billingsley

    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Aisha Bowe


  • George R. Burrell

    Universal Companies

  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II

    Member of Congress

  • James H. Colon

    Toyota Motor Sales, Retired

  • Rep. Keith Ellison

    Member of Congress

  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Harvard University

  • Denise James Gatling


  • Hill Harper

    Uncle Frank, Inc.

  • Rep. Alcee Hastings

    Member of Congress

  • Janice Bryant Howroyd


  • Rep. Hank Johnson

    Member of Congress

  • Lonnie L. Johnson

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Tammy Jones

    Basis Investment Group

  • Ingrid Saunders Jones

    The Coca-Cola Company, Retired

  • Vivienne C. LaBorde

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

  • Rep. Brenda Lawrence

    Member of Congress

  • DeDe Lea


  • Judge Greg Mathis

    Judge Mathis TV

  • Rep. Gwen Moore

    Member of Congress

  • Dr. Troy L. Nash

    Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

  • Rep. Terri Sewell

    Member of Congress

  • Sharon C. Taylor


  • John Thompson

    Best Buy Corporation, Retired

  • Emmett Vaughn

    Exelon Business Services Company

  • Kevin Washington

    YMCA of the USA

  • Ex Officio
  • CBC Chairperson

    Rep. Cedric Richmond

    Member of Congress

  • CAC Chairperson

    Chaka T. Burgess

    Empire Consulting Group

  • CBC Spouses Chairperson

    Tonya Veasey

    OCG PR

  • CBCF General Counsel

    Amy Robertson Goldson, Esq.

    Attorney at Law