Board of Directos

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Larrisa Estill Esq.


Larrisa Estill has always fought for justice and equality. She is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey. For eight years she litigated criminal cases in New York, defending the indigent. She also trained new attorneys and legal interns. While practicing in New York, she lectured at various schools and programs providing "Know Your Rights" training.

She received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. During her second year of law school she was the President of the Black Law Students Association. In her final year, she was the Managing Editor of Staff for the Journal of International Business and Law.

She graduated cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Legal Studies and Criminal Justice. She received specializations in Litigation & Advocacy and Criminal Law & Individual Liberties.

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DR. Rume Joy Azikiwe


Dr. Rume Joy Azikiwe has worked for the Division of Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania since 2014 and is an Executive Director & Chief of Staff. Before her university appointment, she was Assistant Director of HR and Labor Relations at Genesis Healthcare. Dr. Azikiwe was recently named the 2019 Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year. She currently holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment teaching Human Resource Management in the School of Business of Rowan University, as well as Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the School of Business at Wilmington University.

Dr. Azikiwe's passion and mission for equal rights come to change the future and path of her young children, motivated to not have her children not grow up as part of the same cycle. She was raised understanding people come in different colors but was taught to embrace and love all. That is the world she strives to see and hopes to make an impact.

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Dr. Jessica Shore


Dr. Jessica N. Shore, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist with a certification in traumatic studies. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of Psychotherapy Services in the Outpatient Psychiatry Center at Penn Medicine. Dr. Shore is committed to creating equity for all and is particularly interested in the intersection of race and trauma.

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David Hetzell


David is an advocate for human rights, and brings a wealth of white male privilege that can be spent by standing by people of color and saying I have your back. David holds a BA in criminal justice from Rutgers, and has over 10 years of experience in fighting fraud in the insurance and financial sectors, as well as over five years leadership experience. David is currently a senior operations manager over a specialist fraud investigations team for a top 10 bank.

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Deonte Hannah

Co-Founder and Director

Hannah is a young African American male. With a single mother of 3 in Camden, NJ, he managed to graduate from high school. He is a self driven motivated individual who wants to see a change in the world. A change that will allow future generations to thrive successfully. His mission is to leave a mark on this world that not only his kids can be proud of but to have a company that will forever stand and forever help the world.


“We see, yet we are still blind to the indifferences that we constantly suffer through one another!” -DeOnte

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Ben Shore

Co-Founder and Director

Shore is a social entrepreneur fighting for justice. In addition to serving Members of Congress and the White House, Shore has proven results fighting for change here in NJ. Shore has gone city to city to fight discriminatory ordinances that disproportionately affected POC. Shore has fought hard for Civil Rights, testified before the State of NJ, and has pushed legislation that has been signed into law. Before graduating from Cherry Hill High School East, Shore helped lead the Student Walkouts to advocate for safety.

Shore is currently a sworn Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children.

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DeCarla Scott


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Dr. Rev. Margret a. o'neall


Developmental Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill. She is an accredited Interim Minister and Professional Transition Specialist serving UU churches in times of transition and development. Margret holds academic degrees in Community Development and Sociology, and earned her Master of Divinity from Meadville-Lombard Theological School. She entered intentional interim ministry following a 35- year career working in the public and private sectors, and her call to ministry follows her passion for the transformational process that individuals and organizations may engage with intention in times of change.