BlackECE Leadership

Meet the people who drive BlackECE.¬†Together, they guide BlackECE’s mission of empowering Black Californians through early care and education. Engage with our Wisdom Circle, comprised of community members and co-founders, who help shape our work. Discover our exceptional leaders and team driving change and join us in creating a brighter future for Black children and families.

Woman in Charge
Woman that Makes Things Happen

The Board

Supporting Keisha is our esteemed board and wisdom circle, comprised of the co-founders of BlackECE and supporters. These individuals played pivotal roles in establishing the foundation of our organization and continue to bring their wealth of experience, knowledge, and commitment to inform strategic decision-making. Together, they ensure that BlackECE remains true to its core values and mission.

Woman in Charge
Dr. Lea Austin

Executive Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Angela Jenkins

Vice President, Accountable Communities, Community Health, and Social Health Equity * Prisma Health

Executive Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Vice President, Accountable Communities, Community Health, and Social Health Equity · Prisma Health

The Wisdom Circle

Dr. Lawanda Wesley
Dr. Ashley Williams
Maeva Marc
LaTanya Brown
Dr. Carla Bryant
Aretha Hampton
Patrick MacFarlane
Rissa Scott