Independent Sector announces 2020 American Express NGen Fellows

Independent Sector announces 2020 American Express NGen Fellows

Independent Sector has announced the 2020 class of American Express NGen Fellows.

The program, part of the American Express Leadership Academy, annually selects twelve charitable sector leaders age 40 and younger to engage in professional development training aimed at honing their leadership skills and growing their influence. To that end, the program is focused on furthering participants' adaptive leadership, self-awareness, embrace of racial equity and systems change, peer networks, and comfort with a results-based frame.

This year's fellows are Christine Balarezo, program associate at Collective Liberty in Denton, Texas; Monita K. Bell, co-director and managing editor of Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Opelika, Alabama; Janelle Choi, program officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle; Roque Diaz, director of school partnerships at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis; Esther Gross, senior research analyst at Child Trends in Bethesda, Maryland; Olivia Jefferson, director, equity and holistic grantmaking at Greater Twin Cities United Way in Minneapolis; Juvaria Khan, founder of the Appellate Project in Washington, D.C.; Eric Lopez, director of corporate accountability at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility in Washington, D.C.; Selina Marie Pagán, marketing and economic development coordinator at the Metro West Community Development Organization in Cleveland; Danielle B. Powell, director of Leadership 18 in Alexandria, Virginia; Megan Shea, co-founder and executive producer of Persistent Productions in Rockport, Massachusetts; and Lillian Singh, vice president of programs and racial wealth equity at Prosperity Now in Washington, D.C.

"Meet the 2020 American Express NGen Fellows." Independent Sector press release 06/18/2020.