MARLISSA HUDSON (She/Her)
Marlissa Hudson has over ten years of successful collaborations in both the nonprofit and private sectors, including a niche in corporate engagement, major gift fundraising, and proposal development. With a background in grant writing, she has also secured funding for organizations ranging from early childhood education to overseas travel and performance opportunities. Marlissa graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in music and sociology and received her Master of Music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Active in philanthropy, she is a member of the Women of Color Connecting Leadership Council.
Lynn English (she/Her)
Lynn English launched her consulting practice over twenty years ago in Washington, DC. She has also served as a fundraising executive for organizations including AARP Experience Corps, Center for Community Change, Latin American Youth Center, Year Up National Capital Region, and others. Lynn holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University and a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. She serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Shores, the DC Children’s Advocacy Center and is Vice Chair of the Access to Integrative Medicine Institute. She is the co-author of Winning Grants, Step by Step, 5th Edition (Wiley Press, 2019).
rahnesia best (She/Her)
Rahnesia hails from Jacksonville, NC and Jamaica. As an organizer she has extensive experience with organizing, developing, and facilitating groups of people around a common mission or goal. Her 15-year career in education brings a wealth of knowledge in communications and project/program management. Rahnesia is a dedicated Lead Consultant who believes in supporting and working with communities of color to gain entrance into any and all areas from which they are normally excluded. She combines her unique background in education, advocacy, and management to keep both English Hudson and client trains moving forward on-time and efficiently. Offline, she enjoys reading, traveling, going to the movies, shopping and meditation.
Mehron price (She/Her)
Mehron (she/her), pronounced Meh-RONE, hails from Washington, DC. As an advocate she co-founded a small nonprofit to provide educational sponsorships to children in Ethiopia, and spearheaded a service project bringing students from Harvard University to an orphanage in Ethiopia to establish a library. Mehron believes strongly in direct action public service. She has coordinated volunteer opportunities for professional women in DC, tutored low-income students in Washington DC Public Schools, and volunteered as a mentor for teens through her local church. Mehron is a contemplative Lead Consultant who believes in the pursuit of excellence held with balance & joy. She combines her writing, consulting, and project management background to listen, synthesize, advise, and organize. Offline, she enjoys green tea, meditation, music, hiking, long baths, scented candles, silent retreats in nature, dance, and prayer.
Tatum robertson (She/Her)
Tatum hails from New Orleans, LA. As an organizer she has extensive experience with driving change. Tatum is a unique Lead Consultant who believes that the ability to experience a work community of all Black folk/women is RARE. The opportunity to shape narratives that center Black communities is even more rare and pivotal. She combines her unique background in arts, teaching, and nonprofits to cultivate authentic, integral strategies that bring ethical success to their organizations’ missions. Offline, she enjoys yoga, long walks, conversations with friends and family, and the occasional shopping splurge.
KYSANI LONDON (she/her)
Kysani (she/her) hails from Chicago, Illinois. As an advocate she co-founded an organization in her hometown that helps coordinate physical and digital spaces to uplift student voices within the Chicago Public School system. Outside of this organization, she engages in numerous protests and rallies that advocate for a more equitable society (e.g. calls for housing security, racial equity, LGBTQA+ rights). Kysani is a passionate Lead writer who believes in EH's value of improving racial equity by helping nonprofits advocate for their needs. She combines her unique background in event planning, mentoring, and policy writing to advocate for a client's funding needs through proposal and report writing. Offline, she recharges by spending time writing, reading, painting, listening to music, and catching up with friends and family.
Kortney young (she/her)
Kortney hails from San Diego, CA. As an advocate she’s an avid participant of nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing inequities in disenfranchised communities. Prior to relocating to Dallas, she was heavily involved in organizations advocating for San Diego’s houseless population and undocumented community, such as the ACLU. Kortney is a multi-faceted Lead Writer who believes in English Hudson’s dedication to collective liberation and equity. She combines her unique background in politics of race and ethnicity, early childhood education and advocacy to write proposals and conduct research. Offline, she enjoys reading, discovering new music, volunteering, brunching, dog walks, and climbing.