Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors

The Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors program is an eight-month fellowship program providing the staff of Purpose Built Network Members with tools, trainings, coaching and peer to peer learning centered around racial equity. Purpose Built regards racial equity as both a strategic priority and a core value. We seek to always engage with our collective history to better understand the current context in which we all live. We commit to meaningful short- and long-term action that gets us closer to a society where everyone can exist safely, live fully, thrive infinitely. Supporting Network Members’ own racial equity journeys and leadership practices are important ways we fulfill this mission.

Danielle Clay

Director of Finance & Administration

Focused Community Strategies
Atlanta, GA

Danielle is a native of Atlanta, boasting 29 years of work experience in the accounting field. She is incredibly passionate about non-profits and helping people. Danielle previously worked at The Center for Working Families, a non-profit organization that trained and helped low-income adults find higher-paying jobs to position themselves for self-sustainability.

Yvette Holmes


Southeast Raleigh Promise
Raleigh, NC

Yvette has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit space and serves as the CEO for Southeast Raleigh Promise. Yvette leads a highly-effective and dedicated team of professionals, overseeing the fiscal and operational management of the organization. Yvette shapes and leads strategies to attract investments, build relationships with residents and the community and cultivate cross-sector partnerships.

Candice Kelly

Community Development Advisor

The Lupton Center at
Focused Community Strategies
Atlanta, GA

Candice joined Focused Community Strategies while completing studies in Human Services and Spanish at Kennesaw State University. She previously worked in the public school system, where her passion for engaging and understanding people and places began. As a member of FCS’s training team, she utilizes her gifts for engaging with people and building excitement about the future.

Chauniqua "Major" Major

Communications Manager

Lift Orlando
Orlando, FL

Major is a vibrant, values-driven marketer who believes in helping good brands thrive through communications. She has more than a decade of experience working within industries, such as food and hospitality, nonprofit, arts and lifestyle and health. She has a personal commitment to working in such a way that upholds the dignity of the people and communities the organization helps strengthens.

Charles McCall

Director of Community Partnerships & Engagement

Southeast Raleigh Promise
Raleigh, NC

Charles is a native of North Carolina who has had a passion for helping others since he was young. He has more than a decade of experience and is a strong advocate for racial equality, social justice, and inclusion. In his role with Southeast Raleigh Promise, he focuses on seeking out new alliances with the goal of improving the quality of life for Southeast Raleigh residents.

Jennifer McCrary

Director of Outreach & Engagement

East Lake Foundation
Atlanta, GA

Jennifer serves as the Director of Outreach and Engagement and is an experienced workforce and community engagement professional. She is passionate about people who want to improve themselves through personal and professional transformation.

Sakina Moore

Community Impact Director

Urban Neighborhood Initiative
Kansas City, MO

Sakina earned a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Her background has given her the opportunity to collaborate with those facing housing insecurities to combat the barriers faced when attempting to obtain housing.

Kenny Mosley

Executive Director

Renaissance Heights United
Fort Worth, TX

As the Executive Director at Renaissance Heights Foundation, Kenny serves as a bridge, connecting businesses, community leaders with resources and partner organizations. He believes in the importance of a shared vision of holistic, at-scale investments in defined neighborhoods to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes for the people who live and work there.

Dr. Jamee Rodgers

President and CEO

Urban Neighborhood Initiative
Kansas City, MO

Jamee earned a Doctor in Philosophy with a focus in Executive Leadership, as well as a Master of Arts with a focus in Ministry and Nonprofit Organizational Leadership. Additionally, he has completed relevant fellowships, including John Maxwell Leadership and Prosperity Now Racial Wealth Divide.

Catherine Woodling

Chief Operating Officer

East Lake Foundation
Atlanta, GA

Catherine serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the East Lake Foundation and is responsible for operations, finance, fundraising and ongoing work with partners to ensure progress towards the Foundation’s mission. She also oversees marketing, communications, and media relations for the East Lake Initiative.

The Truist Foundation Racial Equity Ambassadors programming is provided by the Interaction Institute for Social Change and Purpose Built Communities.

Madison “Matt” Thompson

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Madison “Matt” Thompson, B.S. (Northeastern) has worked for over 30 years in the areas of conflict resolution, community outreach, diversity, and cultural competency. He has worked with large regional banking institutions, higher education institutions, major teaching hospitals, and community non-profit agencies. He delivers public and client workshops regularly as an IISC trainer and is regularly involved in IISC consulting engagements – often with a racial equity focus.

Marie Michael

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

Interaction Institute for Social Change

Marie Michael (she/her) is an embodied coach, facilitator, and equity and inclusion practitioner with over 20 years of experience influencing individual and institutional change. She provides visioning, strategic planning, and concrete action steps, focusing on work that develops the intercultural capacity of educators, leaders, community activists, and others committed to social justice.

April Callen

Director of Racial Equity Programs

Purpose Built

For over a decade, April has analyzed popular media and communications, policy, and culture to identify necessary interventions and opportunities to tell new, more affirming stories about Black people and other people of the global majority. April’s practice helps advocates foster deeper understandings of equity and justice across race, gender, and class, and apply those lessons in purposeful and engaging ways. She holds a BA in communications and rhetoric studies from Oglethorpe University and an MA in media, culture, and society from DePaul University.

Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.
John LewisCivil Rights Activist and Politician

Purpose Built Communities is supported by:

Ballmer Group
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Blue Meridian Partners
Cousins Foundations
GA Power
KPMG Foundation
Warren Buffett