Joshua DuBois

Joshua DuBois

Founding Partner & CEO


Michelle DuBois

Michelle DuBois

President


Nicholas Wiggins

Nicholas Wiggins

Managing Director


Sherice Perry

Sherice Perry

Chief of Staff


Kelsei Wharton

Kelsei Wharton

SVP and Head of Social Impact


Jonica N. Armstrong

Jonica N. Armstrong

VP of Client & Community Impact


Samantha Williams

Samantha Williams

VP of Content and Brands

Chris Diggs

Chris Diggs

Head of Design

Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

Head of Meetings and Events

Alexander Blanc
Alexander Blanc

Head of Content Production


Taelor Mason

Taelor Mason

Head of Creative Strategy

Courtney Brown

Courtney M. Brown

Head of Executive Affairs

Senior Impact Strategists

Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews

Senior Impact Strategist


Rev. Dr. Kip Banks
Rev. Dr. Kip Banks
Senior Impact Strategist

Rev. Scott Buckhout

Rev. Scott Buckhout

Senior Impact Strategist


Rev. Dr. Sammie Dow
Rev. Dr. Sammie J. Dow
Senior Impact Strategist
Ken Fisk
Ken Fisk, III

Senior Impact Strategist


Warsan Halane

Warsan Halane

Senior Impact Strategist


Julian Miller

Julian Miller 

Senior Impact Strategist


FolaSade Pyne
FolaSade Pyne
Cece Jones-Davis
Senior Impact Strategist
Chantrese Williams

Chantrese Williams

Senior Impact Strategist

Michael Latt

Michael Latt

Senior Impact Strategist

Impact Strategists

Owen Manning
Owen Manning

Lead Impact Strategist


Frank Hall

Frank Hall

Impact Strategist


Chadwick Smith

Chadwick Smith

Impact Strategist

Aaron Morgan

Aaron Morgan

Impact Strategist
Taelor Mason

Tiana Lockett

Impact Strategist

Joshua DuBois

Founding Partner & CEO

Values’ CEO, Joshua DuBois, is one of our country’s top voices on community partnerships and issues related to race and religion. Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in President Obama’s first term and was called the President’s “Pastor-in-Chief” by TIME Magazine. He spearheaded the White House’s work on responsible fatherhood, grassroots community partnerships, and religion in foreign affairs, and brought together leaders from across the ideological spectrum to tackle the nation’s biggest challenges. Joshua is the author of the bestselling book, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama, a compilation of the devotional meditations he shared with the President and narratives of faith in public life.

Joshua now leads Values Partnerships, where a diverse team develops creative engagement campaigns for diverse sectors and audiences, provides strategic advice on complex issues, and markets and produces films and television programs with meaning and value. Joshua has been named to “The Root 100” and Ebony Magazine‘s “Power 150” list of the most influential African Americans in the country. He has authored four cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including a seminal piece entitled “The Fight for Black Men” which historian Taylor Branch called “stunning.” With his wife and Values’ President, Michelle, he Executive Produced the Image Award-winning documentary for HISTORY, “The 44th President In His Own Words.”

Joshua received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University. Joshua originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. He and Michelle live outside of D.C. with their son, August, daughter, Adelaide, and insane Yorkie, Cinco.

Michelle DuBois

President

Michelle DuBois is President of Values Partnerships where she manages all of the firm’s operations and provides strategic advice on client engagement. Michelle comes to Values Partnerships from the U.S Department of Commerce where she served as a Policy Advisor in the Office of General Counsel. In that role she provided strategic advice to the General Counsel on complex operational and legal issues. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Director of the National Export Initiative, a Presidential initiative at the Department of Commerce aimed at doubling U.S. exports to markets across the globe. Michelle holds a Bachelors Degree and Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

Nicholas Wiggins

Managing Director

Nicholas I. Wiggins currently serves as Managing Director at Values Partnerships. Prior to this position, he worked at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). During his six year tenure at NAACP, he developed the external relations strategy for the chairman and board of directors, assisted in the planning and execution of the NAACP Image Awards and the organization’s Annual Convention, and served as the lead on its NAACP Experience expo and Leadership 500 Summit.

Nicholas began his career as a member of the faculty of the Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS), an independent school for young men in Newark, New Jersey. He currently serves as a member of the school's Board of Trustees and Chair of its Alumni Board.

Nicholas remains civically engaged and makes a difference in a number of ways. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the NAACP Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and immediate past president of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals.  He is a co-founder of the 4 The Culture Brunch, a space where creators, entrepreneurs, and influencers network and connect around Black culture. Additionally, he maintains membership in the National Urban League, Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and as an ambassador to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sherice Perry

Chief of Staff

Sherice Perry is the Chief of Staff to Joshua DuBois, the CEO of Values Partnerships, and the Co-founder and CEO of Gauge.

Prior to this role, Sherice served as the Chief of Staff in the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) at the White House to Congressman Cedric Richmond and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. She joined OPE from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she spent 2021 as a Senior Advisor to Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith and the COVID-19 Health Equity Taskforce.

Prior to her work on COVID-19, Sherice served on the Biden-Harris Transition Team and the Biden-Harris campaign as Dr. Biden's Communications Director during the primary and the National Director for State Coalition Outreach during the general election.

Previously, Sherice served as the Director of Specialty and Broadcast Media in the Public Affairs Office at the HHS during the Obama Administration, Executive Director of The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, and Vice President at Spitfire Strategies.

A native New Yorker and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Sherice holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and studied at Oxford University. In late 2018, Sherice published her first book, “Invincible Summer: A 30-Day Reflectional on the Power of Kindness.”

Kelsei Wharton

SVP and Head of Social Impact

Kelsei is a social impact strategist, creative consultant, and facilitator focused on combining the power of community and culture to shape the world today and for future generations.  He is an expert at designing partnerships that build bridges, solve problems, and create space for diverse voices and leadership. Kelsei is driven by the belief that together, we can build a more transformative world where each and every one of us is able to unlock our unique capacity to contribute.

Prior to joining Values, Kelsei served on the Obama Foundation’s Education Team, where he developed partnerships and activations focused on inspiring, empowering, and connecting young people to civic engagement and leadership training initiatives across the nation. Kelsei’s passion lies in analysis of culture and understanding how technology and media shape our lives.

Kelsei graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in International Relations from Stanford University and is currently serving a 5 year term as a board member on the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Jonica Armstrong

VP of Client & Community Impact

Jonica is your corporate version of Robin Hood-leveraging resources to make a meaningful impact in communities across the world. She is skilled in philanthropic strategy creation and execution-engaging customers and activating employees to increase brand reputation, attract and retain employees. Her success with building philanthropic programming, from the ground up, and associated leadership has earned her the opportunity to speak on several panels, earn awards and have her insights published by a top Corporate Social Responsibility publication.

Her experiences in traditional fundraising and cause marketing have led to more than $17M raised for nonprofit organizations, engagement with more than 25 million customers and 35,000+ employees. She masters relationship building and management through authenticity and keen awareness of stakeholder interests.  Additionally, Jonica has over 10 years of retail buying and planning experience, lending her skills in budgeting, negotiation, and analysis.  Lastly, she lives and breathes philanthropy, serving as an Advisory Board Member and frequent volunteer.

Samantha Williams

VP of Brand and Content Partnerships

Currently the VP of Brand and Content Partnerships, Samantha is a business strategist with a decade of experience in brand marketing, consumer engagement and external partnerships. Recently named as a U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce 2023 Power 50 Under 40 honoree, she was previously an Audience Engagement Manager at The Robertson Center and a Content Development Manager at LVMH where she helped lead global education strategies across boutique retail, Sephora and e-commerce channels. Prior to that, she was an Associate Project Manager at McGraw-Hill Medical having led the development of their first ever digital point-of-care tool.
 
With a deeply personal passion for social responsibility, Samantha is committed to creating equitable spaces for the Black Community. She serves on the Board of Directors for Diverse International Women of Color, a scholarship fund devoted to helping women of color study abroad. She also serves on the board of The Progress XChange, an education based nonprofit that focuses on college access and readiness for Black Students. She is a mentor with iMentor and a NAACP Next Gen Fellow Alumni. A first-generation graduate and proud Bronx Native, Samantha holds a Masters in Corporate Communication from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communications from SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Chris Diggs

Head of Design

Chris Diggs is the Design Lead at Values Partnerships. He is a highly skilled and experienced creative director and designer. With a strong background in design and a passion for innovation, he has a proven track record of creating visually stunning and effective designs that resonate with audiences

From Louisville, Kentucky, Chris has over 20 years of experience as a designer and has worked with companies like Paramount Pictures, NHL, HISTORY, A+E, Lifetime, Google, HISTORY, OWN, Shark Tank and many others.

Chris, a longtime University of Kentucky fan, resides in Louisville with his wife Cathy and daughter Jovi.

Charlotte Moore

Senior Impact Strategist

Charlotte Moore is a senior impact strategist with Values Partnerships, supporting client social impact initiatives and community engagements.  Prior to joining Values, she worked with SunTrust Bank for over eight years as a Vice President and Marketing Manager.  During her tenure, she provided strategic oversight of conferences and events that resulted in brand awareness, deepening client relationships and identifying deal opportunities.  With close to 20 years in marketing, she enjoys the creation and implementation of out of the box experiences and programs.

Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration concentration in marketing from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.  Charlotte is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the proud mother of daughter, Kendal Michelle.

Alexander Blanc

Head of Digital Productions

Alexander Blanc is the Head of Digital Productions at Values Partnerships.

From Silver Spring, Maryland, Alexander has over 8 years of experience as a Producer and has worked with companies like BET, NPR, Hearst, and Roland Martin Unfiltered.

Alexander is a proud graduate of Morgan State University and loves to listen to a good audiobook or podcast during his free time.

Taelor Mason

Head of Creative Strategy

Taelor Mason is a consultant with Values Partnerships, working with clients on a range of social impact initiatives in the beauty space. Prior to her work at Values Partnerships, Taelor worked as a Digital Product Manager at Beautycounter, developing strategies and digital tools to increase engagement and conversion.

Taelor received her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Marketing from Howard University. A native of Los Angeles and now based in Washington, DC, Taelor enjoys travel, self-care, and creating for her small business, Taelor Chanel Creates.

Courtney Brown

Head of Executive Affairs

Courtney M. Brown is the Head of Executive Affairs at Values Partnerships as well as a cultural strategist and diversity & inclusion consultant. With more than ten years of experience, she has established her career as a fearless advocate for diversity, equity & inclusion working with businesses, nonprofits and other organizations to break down barriers and transform the DEI landscape.

Prior to accepting the position of Head of Executive Affairs, Courtney worked as a Senior Impact Strategist on a range of social impact initiatives focusing on cultural inclusion at nonprofit organizations and in media and entertainment.

A lover of the arts, Courtney began her career in music studying vocal performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago. While her career no longer includes performing, she still remains active in the arts and is currently serving as the Interim Associate Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Special Initiatives at the Manhattan School of Music.

Originally from the south, Courtney is a proud native of Kentucky, and splits her time between Washington, DC, New York City, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Brandon Andrews

Senior Impact Strategist

A communicator, social innovator, and entrepreneur Brandon leads our work on technology and entrepreneurship, including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. He is also leading an effort to support entrepreneurs through developing a network of capital, skill-building, and other resources.

In 2015, he worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and Conversations on Race in America documentary.

Previously, Brandon worked as a consultant assisting disruptive and social impact organizations with digital strategy, online advocacy, and navigating the federal system. He spent 5 years in the U.S. Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy. During the 2012 campaign cycle, Brandon served as Political Action Committee Chair for the NAACP’s Washington, DC Branch where he led GOTV efforts and established the Branch’s digital presence.

Following the campaign, he worked on the digital team of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Committee and served as interim Executive Director of INSIGHT. In the community, Brandon currently serves as Director of IMPACT where he manages web content and civic engagement.

Brandon assisted in planning the first My Brother’s Keeper Data Jam which laid the groundwork for evidence-based MBK work around the country. He is also a mentor Qeyno Labs’ My Brother’s Keeper hackathons; engaging thousands of young men of color in computer science education nationwide. He was appointed to the D.C. Commission on National and Community Service by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., where he currently serves at Vice-Chair. He was also appointed to the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events.

Brandon provides commentary on policy, politics, and entrepreneurship. He has been featured on TVOne, CCTV America, BBC, NPR, Fox News, and other outlets. A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.

Rev. Dr. Kip Banks

Senior Impact Strategist

Kip Banks is a senior consultant with Values Partnerships, former General Secretary of the Progressive National Convention and Pastor of the East Washington Heights Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Banks is also the former Director of Theological Education with the Congress of National Black Churches, where he oversaw efforts to empower Black ministerial alliances on a nationwide basis.

Among his many public and civic involvements, Banks has served as a senior aide to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee under Sen. Jim Sasser (TN) and Director of Government Relations with the American Public Transit Association.  He also serves on the Board of the DC Baptist Convention, the Wesley Theological Seminary, and the Center for Nature in Spirituality.  He was named by Newsweek Magazine as a “Foot Soldier” in the battle to reach at-risk youth.

A native of Los Angeles, CA, Banks received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Master of Public Policy and Urban Planning degrees from the University of Michigan, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University, and a Doctoral degree in ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Kip and his wife Dollie are the parents of three children, Carolyne, Margaret and Kip Jr., and reside in suburban Washington, DC.

Scott Buckhout

Senior Impact Strategist

Scott Buckhout is a senior consultant with Values Partnerships, working with clients on a range of issues, from anti-human trafficking campaigns for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to identifying entrepreneurs to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank. Scott comes to Values Partnerships after years of impactful work with the White House in the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the National Economic Council, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. He is a proud native of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduate of Davidson College and member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA.

Rev. Dr. Sammie J. Dow

Senior Impact Strategist

Sammie Dow is a senior impact strategist with Values Partnerships, former National Youth and College Director for the NAACP, and Senior Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. Sammie also served as the Dr. Dow served as the Georgia Faith and African American Vote Director for President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. He also served as African American Vote Director for the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Coordinated Campaign during the January 2021 U.S. Senate runoff election, resulting in the historic election of Senators Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.

Sammie is a Professor of Religious Studies at Beulah Heights University, a subscribing silver life member of the NAACP, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia NAACP. He also serves as an at-large chaplain with the Cobb County Police Department and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

A proud native of High Point, North Carolina, Sammie holds Bachelor of Science from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Executive Certificate from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He also holds a Master of Divinity from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and a Doctor of Ministry from Payne Theological Seminary.

Sammie and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Dow, reside outside of Atlanta, GA and are the proud parents of one son, Jackson.

Ken Fisk, III

Senior Impact Strategist

Ken Fisk, III, is currently a Consultant with Values Partnerships. Before joining the team, he worked in various capacities across the political and events industry. He enjoys working to bring visions to life and creating opportunities for others in the community.

His past experiences include the 2012 & 2016 Democratic National Conventions, 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Presidential campaigns of President Obama and Secretary Hilary Clinton.

In his spare time, he appreciates reading biographies and advocating for experiences that support leading a full and complete existence.

Ken is a native of Atlanta, GA and a graduate of Howard University.

Warsan Halane

Senior Impact Strategist

Warsan Halane is a consultant with Values Partnerships, working with clients on a range of social impact initiatives and projects focused on access to capital, improving mental and maternal health outcomes and diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment space. Warsan is a graduate of The Ohio State University, avid traveler and fan of all things pop culture.

Julian Miller

Senior Impact Strategist

Julian has over a decade of experience spanning the worlds of politics, government, and social impact. Most recently, he served as the Director of the White House Internship Program in the Biden-Harris Administration, standing up the first paid program in history. Other experience includes roles with Leadership Now Project, the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition, Organizing Corps 2020, the U.S. Senate (Office of Sen. Dick Durbin), Bloomberg Associates, and on the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren.

Julian grew up on Chicago’s South Side and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

FolaSade Pyne

Senior Impact Strategist

FolaSade Pyne is a senior impact strategist at Values Partnerships, where she is leading our Grow With Google programs, which focus on providing funding for digital skills training and leadership development to organizations that serve Black women and Justice-impacted communities. FolaSade is a third-generation Washingtonian of both American and Nigerian heritage. As a product of two worlds, she passionately centers joy and justice for Black people in her work.

Prior to joining Values, FolaSade dedicated seven years of her career working in nonprofit organizations that specialize in racial and economic justice, gun violence prevention, and health advocacy. FolaSade is a proud alumnus of North Carolina A&T State University where she studied Political Science and in 2018, she earned an MBA from Liberty University. In her free time, FolaSade loves to dance, listen to podcasts, host her own talk show, and attend social events.

Chantrese Williams

Senior Impact Strategist

Chantrese is a Sr. Impact Strategist with a decade of advertising industry and client service experience, along with passions for strategy, culture, music and innovation.Prior to joining Values, Chantrese has led the media planning for brands such as the FDA’s “The Real Cost” anti-vaping and anti-smoking campaign as well as brands within the Procter and Gamble, Bayer Consumer Care, and Coca-Cola portfolios.With a passion for community, Chantrese serves as a mentor at the New York City iMentor program, an application review committee member of Diverse International Women of Color and a board member of The Progress XChange.Chantrese graduated with a B.A. in Media and Communications from the State University of New York College at Old Westbury and an M.S. in Communications from Purdue University.Chantrese is a proud native of The Bronx and currently resides in Jersey City.

Owen Manning

Impact Strategist

Owen is an impact strategist with a passion for empowering brands, institutions, and firms to connect with communities and make positive change. He has an affinity for the power of storytelling. Owen believes that thoughtful and purposeful investments create sustainable change.

Owen is a proud Southwest Atlanta native. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from George Washington University with a concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship as a Posse Scholar. He is currently a candidate for a Master's in Management with a specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility. Owen is also the co-founder of the Leah Brock McCartney Project, a mural project to honor and commemorate the first Black woman to receive a degree from George Washington University.

Chadwick Smith

Impact Strategist

Chadwick Smith is an Impact Strategist with Values Partnerships. Before joining Values he served as Pastor of Youth and Community Engagement at the historic Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Before that he taught middle school social studies in Dallas, Texas, with Teach for America. His passions lie at the intersections of faith, youth empowerment, justice, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

Chadwick is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and proud to claim that he is a 7th generation Atlantan. He graduated from The College of Wooster with a Bachelor's in Africana Studies and History, Southern Methodist University with a Master of Education, and will graduate from Emory University's Candler School of Theology with a Master in Divinity in May of 2022. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dog.

Let's create impact together.


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Let's create impact together.


739 8th Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003

info@valuespartnerships.com
202.367.9136

 

© Values Partnerships
Images from Getty Images and Andre Sturdivant for Understand the Vision