meet our team
board of directors
Nona Jones, Founder
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Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, social justice advocate. In her day job she serves as Head of Faith Partnerships at Facebook. She is the author of best-selling books Success from the Inside Out and From Social Media to Social Ministry.
Dr. A.R. Bernard
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Dr. Bernard leads the Christian Cultural Center (CCC), to New York’s largest house of worship with more than 45,000 active, engaged members. His accolades are many and diverse, including being named to the Ebony Power 100 list, New York’s Most Powerful Black people, and being featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday among many other recognitions.
Dr. Bernice King
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Dr. King is the Chief Executive Officer of The King Center, which was founded by her mother, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, in 1968 in memory of her father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Law Degrees from Emory University.
Meet Louis >
Oprah, Starbucks, Israel and New Breed, The Olympic Games, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, UPS, Cracker Barrel, and more have called on Louis Upkins' expertise. As a brand strategist and serial entrepreneur, his products have been featured in many prominent, influential national publications such as Time, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and People.
Meet Rosilyn >
As Chief Talent & Culture Executive for BBVA USA, Rosilyn Houston is the highest ranking female in the U.S., and the first African American to serve on the bank’s management committee. She has been named to the Top 25 Women in Banking for multiple years, as well as Black Enterprise Most Powerful Women and Most Powerful Corporate Executives in America.
Meet Brian >
Brian Boland is the co-founder of the Delta Fund, along with his wife Katie. The Delta Fund invests time and energy into organizations that demonstrate measurably successful and scalable programs focused on poverty alleviation and justice reform. He recently retired from Vice President of Partnerships Product Marketing, Strategic Planning, Analytics, Partner Engineering and Marketing at Facebook.
Bishop Claude Alexander
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Bishop Alexander leads The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a Past President of the Hampton University Ministers Conference, the oldest and largest interdenominational gathering of African-American clergy in the United States. He serves on many boards and is the Chair of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Board of Trustees and the Second-Presiding Bishop of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors.
Meet Scott >
Scott Beck has held a long-series of executive leadership roles including Vice Chairman and COO of Blockbuster, Chairman and CEO of Boston Market, and Founcer and Chairman of Einstein Bagel Corp. He and his wife founded Gloo, a technology company with the mission of serving ministries to help them scale and support their purpose with platform models and exponential technologies.
Nona Jones, Founder
Meet Nona >
Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, social justice advocate. In her day job she serves as Head of Faith Partnerships at Facebook. She is the author of best-selling books; Success from the Inside Out and From Social Media to Social Ministry.
Tinasha LaRaye, Creative Director
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Tinasha LaRayé is a poet, pastor, actress, and filmmaker holding a degree in Theatre Performance and Master’s in Film Production with an emphasis in Producing and Directing. She is a co-founder of MVMNT Collaborative, a creative movement for racial redemption and serves as a pastor in Creative Arts at Bethel Church in Redding.
Antwan Steele, Executive Director
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As Executive Director, Antwan Steele works in partnership with the Founder, Board of Directors and Leadership Team to develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan. Prior to Faith & Prejudice, he served as a thought leader to churches, nonprofits, and technology startups across the country. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion & Corporate Strategy from Vanderbilt University and Master of Divinity from Harvard.
Social Media Director
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As Social Media Director, Eliana Caceres shapes the voice and image of Faith & Prejudice on Facebook and Instagram. In addition to her work on the Faith & Prejudice leadership team, she is the Faith Partnerships Manager at Facebook. Prior to coming on board with Faith & Prejudice, Eliana consulted with small businesses and non-profits on using social media to meet their marketing goals on a zero to low dollar budget. She is a Social Change Fellow for StartingBloc.
Meet Ryan >
Ryan Collins is a founding member of the Faith & Prejudice leadership team, where he has worked closely with Founder Nona Jones to extend its reach into various church circles. In his day job, he is the CEO of Bethel School of Technology, and a leader in helping corporations attract and develop IT talent. He also partners with companies to help create IT career pathways for individuals in underserved and at-risk communities.
Meet Odell >
Odell Dickerson, Jr. is a founding member of the Faith & Prejudice leadership team, where he has worked closely with Founder Nona Jones to extend its reach into various church circles. In his day job, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the 8,000-member New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD. He also consults for his own LLC, Odellexec Enterprises, and Changes Can Happen.