Advocates for Social Justice

Active Members


Tamara Marcus- Co-Founder of ASJ, ASJ Board President, Sustainability Manager at Linn County, University of New Hampshire 

Leslie Neely- Co-Founder of ASJ, Toyota

Nicole LeGrand- Co-Founder of ASJ, Kirkwood


Remaining Board Members

Amara Andrews- ASJ Board Vice-President, TrueNorth, ASPS Board President

Benjamin Roberson- ASJ Board Secretary 

Sophia Joseph- ASJ Board Treasurer 

Anne Carter- Community Volunteer 

Josh Milam- Pastor, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Anthony Arrington- Top Rank Talent Solutions

Erika Brighi- Allies for Social Justice

Ruth Hospodarsky- finance and fundraising 

Correy Daum- food pantry/ community support

Kristen Parrott- event and community support


Angelina Ramirez- Coe College, NAACP Youth Council, West Wind Education Policy Inc., Progressive Turnout Project

Harold Walehwa- Coe College, NAACP Youth Council, Progressive Turnout Project, Black Self-Educated Organization



Ruth White- The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success

Rachel Rockwell- Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Chuck Crawley- Big Bang Foundation

Jorel Robinson- GoDaddy

Dedric Doolin- NAACP President

Stacey Walker- Linn County Supervisor

LaShelia Yates- Cultural Perspectives, LLC

Al O'Bannon- Leaders Believers Achievers 

Brandon Jackson- DreeamSports

Shelby Humbles- Light of the Heartland

Nancy Humbles- Board of Education Member

Don Williams- Director of Operations, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Vincent Reid, MD- Mercy Surgeon

Lemi Tilahun- Former Mayoral candidate

Lovar Davis Kidd- 100% OVER RACISM.

Steve Shriver- Eco Lips / Allies in the fight

Pam Larson

Rahma Elsheikh

Raafa Elsheikh

Christopher Johnson

Nkasa Jeanne

Sarah Van Cleve

Albert Carr

Sami Scheetz

Karl Cassell

Reggie Ward