Our Team

The people who make it happen

About Us:

Our team is composed of experientially relevant, talented, focused, and insightful experts who have spent decades demonstrating their ability to impact communities through vehicles of advocacy, educational promotion, economic empowerment, community organizing, and activism. Our team is uniquely positioned to enact change through our combined knowledge-base and commitment to building systems to achieve racial equity. We have an unwavering confidence that our model will have a transformative impact on communities at or below the poverty line, and more specifically, persons of color in Columbia and the greater Howard County region for generations to come.

Anthony Bell

Anthony Bell

CEO

M.S. Curriculum & Instruction

Certification in School Administration

Darlene Collins

Darlene Collins

Economics Professor

M.S. Economics

Felicia West, Esq.

Felicia West, Esq.

Regulatory Utilities Attorney & Consumer Advocate

B.S. Finance

Juris Doctor of Law

Erika Chavarria

Erika Chavarria

Founder of Columbia Community Care, Board Member

M.S. International Law and Human Rights

Masters in Teaching

Makenna Burns

Makenna Burns

Executive Director

Clark Atlanta University

Daniel Burns

Daniel Burns

President

B.A. History Education

Dawnette Banks, PhD

Dawnette Banks, PhD

Policy Expert

B.S. Management Information Systems

M.A.S.S. emphasis in Public Administration

Ph.D Education Policy and Evaluation

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