meet our team

board of directors

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Nona Jones

Founder, Board Chair

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.

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Dr. A.R. Bernard

Board Member

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.

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Dr. Bernice King

Board Member

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.

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Louis Upkins

Board Member

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.

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Brian Boland

Board Member

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.

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LoriAnn Biggers

Board Member

LoriAnn is the CEO and co-founder of Bella Vaughan, Inc., an award-winning global design and manufacturing company.

LoriAnn was President of Lloyd’s of London for North America. She has held c-suite executive roles at Navigators Group, Wells Fargo and Marsh McLennan.

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Scott Beck

Board Member

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.

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Bishop Claude Alexander

Board Member

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.

leadership team

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Nona Jones

Founder, Board Chair

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.

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Dr. Brad Fulton

Director, Institute

As Director of the Faith & Prejudice Institute, Brad Fulton leads our efforts to curate and disseminate research at the intersection of faith, race, and policy. He is a professor of public affairs at Indiana University. His research draws on theological insights, organizational scholarship, and critical theory to examine the social, political, and economic impact of faith-based organizations.