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.
Mistyre Bonds (She/They)
Mistyre (she/they) hails from the 336 and 919–depending on the day. As an organizer, she has participated as a board member of several advocacy organizations, and was the founder of ARTivision, a student-run non-profit at the intersection of art and activism. In community with other Black fem organizers, she advocated for the successful removal of Silent Sam at UNC-CH. Mistyre is a creative Innovation and Operations Director who believes that social justice should be accessible. She combines their unique background in organizing, performance art, and user experience design to craft innovative solutions for organizations, and help them ethically engage with their communities. Offline, she enjoys yoga, pilates and taking up space on someone’s stage.
chryshel mundy (she/her)
Chryshel Mundy (she/hers) hails from The 7-0-4 aka Charlotte, NC. As an advocate, she was a committee chair for the Black Student Movement and a student ambassador for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at UNC Chapel Hill, planning and facilitating cultural events, leading inclusive discussions, and creating content to broadcast awareness. She also created activism-centered art through ARTivision and mentored youth of color through Movement of Youth. Chryshel is an adaptable executive assistant who believes in EH’s value of emphasizing growth for everyone–clients and employees. She combines her background in event planning, administration, and client service to ensure that the ball stays rolling in the direction it should . Offline, she enjoys maintaining her curls, taking impromptu trips, eating sweets, and watching DIY crafting videos on YouTube.
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.
jessica triche (she/her)
Jessica Triche is originally from Atlanta, GA but currently lives in New Orleans, LA. In the past, she worked in program management at both a non-profit and in the tech world. As a Lead Writer, she is very excited to be able to use her way with words to advocate for the monetary needs of the clients EH supports. In her free time, she is a huge supporter of the arts—art, architecture, design, historic preservation, you name it. She works at an art gallery in New Orleans that exclusively supports Southern artists and the stories they have to tell. New Orleans and southern Louisiana is very core to who she is, where her family is from, and she is a big advocate for its culture and people. She loves reading, talking to people, traveling (especially South America & the Caribbean), walking her hound-mix Graham, and unwinding with margaritas on the weekends!
Naomi fedna (she/her)
Naomi (she/her) hails from Randolph/Massachusetts/Boston/Haiti. As an advocate she has used her talents to write, share, and bring to life the stories of the marginalized and forgotten. Naomi is a down to earth Lead Writer who believes in increasing economic mobility for Black people. She combines her unique background in storytelling, fellowship, and systems to provide writing services for clients seeking to expand their racial equity programs. Offline, she enjoys traveling, spending time in solitude, and cooking.
LEAD GRANT WRITERS
daphney jean (She/Her)
Daphney hails from Fort Liberte, Haiti and Silver Spring, MD. As an advocate she has championed international sexual and reproductive health and rights for five years as a fundraiser. During this time, her focus was explaining and uplifting everyone's rights to these services while elevating the hard work of advocates on the ground. Daphney is a passionate Lead Writer who believes that equity is at the center of her professional life, and likes that all of English Hudson's clients prioritize that in their work. She combines her unique background in psychology, research, and global development to strategically craft proposals to raise money for English Hudson clients. Offline, she enjoys taking walks and making time for exercising, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Gueno (she/her)
Sarah (she/her) was born and raised in Los Angeles. As an advocate she majored in Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego and centered her education around allyship, community organizing, community mobilizing, and protesting injustices on and off campus. Advocacy and activism have become essential components of her daily life. Sarah is an authentic Lead Writer who enjoys that English Hudson allows her to build community and center equity in her professional life. Additionally, she appreciates EH’s investment in developing black women, and considers it a unique professional space. She combines her unique background in teaching, event planning and non profit management to expand EH’s vision of liberation and equity. Offline, she enjoys working out, spending time outside and being with those she loves.
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.