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About Us

Our Story

When people ask what we do at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects, one of the first answers I offer is “Leadership development for Black girls and women.” While this statement is true, it’s not quite full enough and demands follow up. Too often, people associate the work of leadership development with something far more impotent than we mean … I’ve ever meant. For nearly a decade, I’ve had a clear vision about the way I thought work with and on behalf of Black girls and women should look: addressing the whole person—physical, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing, all supported by an affirming sociopolitical structure.  -nac.

Our Team

Natalie A. Collier
Founder & President

Natalie A. Collier

Nakesha Watkins
Chief Operating Officer

Nakesha Watkins

Joecephus Martin
Creative Strategy Director

Joecephus Martin

Joe Worthy
Chief of Staff

Joe Worthy

Jeanette Miller
Special Assistant To The President

Jeanette Miller

Brian Bourn
Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

Brian Bourn

Jelisa Harvey
Operations and Finance Manager

Jelisa Harvey

Pamela Thompson
Chief Learning Officer

Pamela Thompson

Adam Lynch
News Editor

Adam Lynch

Perdita Henry
Culture Editor

Perdita Henry

Adriana Ramirez-Cuellar
Research Analyst II

Adriana Ramirez

Angela Grayson
Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator

Angela Grayson

Sirita Render
Creative Director

Sirita Render

Kia Sullivan
Program Coordinator

Kia Sullivan

Sefut-E Shan
Teacher/Facilitator

Sefut-E Shan

Keith Collier
IT Specialist

Keith Collier

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