Kathleen Adams is currently the Strategic Planning Manager at SapientRazorfish (2015 – Present), Marketing Partner/Strategist for Angel of Harlem (2015 – Present), and the Co-Founder of Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (2007- Present). Previous positions include Associate Director of Marketing at BASIS independent Brooklyn, Marketing & Partnership Manager for Fusicology (2012 -2014), and Marketing and Events Manager for Hostos Center for Arts and Culture (2009 -2014). Kathleen received her B.A. in Women Studies and Urban Studies (Architecture) with a minor in Environmental Policy (2010), an M.A. in Urban Studies from Fordam University (2012).
Nour Batyne is Co-Founder and CBDO for Lifesaver, Inc (2018 – Present), Associate Instructor at Columbia University School of Professional Studies (2018 –Present), and Executive Producer and Host of Discruptivist (2017- Present). Previous positions include Program Officer, Officer of Global Centers and Global Development (2013 – 2017), Communications and Outreach Assistant, Columbia Global Centers (2011 – 2013) and Communications Coordinator at Madrasati Initiative (2010). Nour received her M.S. in Non-Profit Management from Columbia University (2019), Bachelors in Cultura, Media, and Communication at the University of Surrey (2009). Other experience includes Mentor for Read Ahead and Volunteer at Free Arts NYC.
Marcie Cleary is Counsel to the Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Slez, representing clients in the film, television, digital, and book publishing industries. Her clients include actors, on-air personalities, writers, directors, producers and authors. Ms. Cleary has significant experience representing comedians and comedy writers, including major deals with high-profile comedians as well as representing up-and-coming comedians, in connection with deals for stand-up specials, television and digital series, motion pictures, podcasts, and recorded comedy albums. Variety featured Ms. Cleary in the “Up Next” section of the magazine’s 2018 Legal Impact Report. Ms. Cleary is a graduate of New York University (BA) and Yale Law School (JD).
Douglas Howell is an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Davis received his BS.BA in Finances from the University of Richmond (2012) and a J.D from Howard University School of Law.
Chelsea Keyes is currently a Senior Account Executive at Lippe Taylor (2016 -present), representing nationally recognized brands and clients in the beauty industry. Her past positions include being an Assistant Account Executive at Marina Maher Communications (2014 – 2016), working on the COVERGIRL brand. She received her B.A. in PR & Marketing Communications from Simmons College (2014). Chelsea is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a former Emma Bowen Foundation scholar.
Katy Saintil is currently the Director of External Programs at the School at Columbia University where she provides oversight of TSC’s external and afterschool program and guides TSc in furthering its university and community engagement efforts. She previously served on the Board of Neighborhood Charter School – Harlem and the Senior Program Coordinator at Community Impact/Columbia University for almost 20 years. She is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia University School of Professional Studies with a degree in non-profit management.
Kersten Stevens Hailed as the “Queen of Sacred Violin” is a talented jazz and gospel violinist. Having opened for President Barack Obama, Ray Charles, performed by request for Denzel Washington, and Regina Carter, Kersten has developed a remarkable career in music as a riveting entertainer.
In addition to her musical talents, Kersten lends her creative abilities as the CEO of Think Suite Media, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm whose clients include the world famous Apollo Theater and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Kersten manages the social presence of these global brands and is responsible for nearly 300% followship growth and the fundraising of more than $150K during her tenure.
Ashley Sutton is currently a Marketing Manager at Entertainment One. Previous positions include Global Associate Marketing Manager for Mattel/Fisher-Price (2011- 2016), Marketing Assistant at Avon Products (2009 – 2010). Ashley is also the author of self-help book Overtime is So Over, a guide to leaving the office and getting your life back. She received her BBA from thwe University of Houston (Bauer College of Business) (2009).
Jillian Williams is currently Investment Principal at Anthemis Group (2016 – Present). Other current positions include Board Observer at Kindur (2018 – Present), Arthena (2018 – Present), Flo Technologies, Inc. (2017 – Present), Matic (2018- Present), Alpha Vertex, Inc. (2017 – Present), and a Mentor at Techstars (2017 – Present) and Starupbootcamp (2017 – Present). Previous positions include Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays (2015 – 2016) and Sales and Trading Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs (2014 ). Jillian is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor in Economics. She was previously a member of the Junior Board of the Bubble Foundation.