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KYLE BIBBY

CO-FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kyle W. Bibby is a former Marine Corps Infantry Captain, US Naval Academy graduate, and Afghanistan War veteran. He’s served as a Director at the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a nonprofit with a social mission to remove all barriers to employment for citizens returning from incarceration.

Prior to joining NJRC, Kyle was a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) assigned to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President during the Obama Administration. While at OMB, Kyle prepared the President’s Budget for the US Marshal Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Community Relations Service. Additionally, Kyle worked in the Office of Congressional Affairs for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) serving as a legislative liaison for the BBG to Congress.

He is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

 
 
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RICHARD S. BROOKSHIRE III

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Richard Brookshire is an Army veteran, former non-commissioned officer and infantry combat medic.

As a writer and historian, Richard’s work engages 20th and 21st century Black electoral politics and political organization. He currently authors Negrographs - a column on Black political life for AFROPUNK. HIs work has been featured in theGrio, Huffington Post, Blavity and Complex among other publications.

He is a graduate of Fordham University and Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

 
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ASHA CASTLEBERRY

ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR

Asha Castleberry is a professor, military advisor and officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. During the Obama Administration, she served as the Kuwait Desk Officer for International Military Affairs, in the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, a 2009 Presidential Election Observer in El Salvador and on peacekeeping operations in Nicaragua.

Asha currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security, is a 2018 recipient of the Robert Myers Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs Fellows Fund researching populism in the defense community. She is a member of the Truman National Security Project Defense Council, and is a fellow with Foreign Policy Interrupted, the American Security Project and the New Leaders Council.

Her commentary has appeared on MSNBC, Al-Jazeera English, I24 News, TRT World, Sky News, Tom Joyner Show and Roland Martin among others.

She is a graduate of Hampton University and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

 
 
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JAMES VANIE

ARCHIVE UX LEAD

James Vanie is a strategist whose work is at the intersection of research, content strategy, and design. He has spent his career helping organizations build inclusive products, craft stories, and push creative ideas to their highest potential. Some of the companies he has had the pleasure of working with include Emerson Collective, Viacom, and Virgin Group.

Before moving to New York City, he served in the US Army as a satellite technician. During his four years of service, he earned the rank of sergeant, made many successful jumps with the 82nd Airborne Division, and deployed to Iraq and Haiti.

He regularly runs workshops on design ethics and has previously taught UX design at NYU. James holds a Business Management degree, an MFA in Interaction Design.

JACE

DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR

Jace is a New York-based film director, writer and producer.

Jace has written and directed more than 75 pieces of work from short films to music videos, documentaries and commercials including his award winning film, “HELLO, MALCOLM”.

Past clients include Starbucks, LOACKER, PRSVR, Cummins and more.