The Team

Richard Brookshire

Co Founder | Executive Director

Richard Brookshire co-founded Black Veterans Project in the Fall of 2018. As a storyteller who leverages innovative and integrated marketing and communications, government affairs and documentary filmmaking to deliver strategic and dynamic social-impact campaigns — his portfolio to date spans across issues relating to racial and economic justice, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, and military and veteran affairs. Richard received an M.P.A. in urban policy with a specialization in media and advocacy from Columbia University and is a former Combat Medic and U.S. Army Veteran of the War in Afghanistan.

Daniele Anderson

Chief Strategist | Operating Officer

Daniele D. Anderson is a native of Oklahoma City, OK. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in 2013. She then commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy where she served for over five years. She served onboard two guided missile cruisers USS Normandy and USS Leyte Gulf, where she led divisions of over 30 people managing flight operations, seamanship, and navigation. In 2018 she resigned her commission to pursue an interdisciplinary Master of Arts focusing on issues of race and ethnicity in Latin America and the United States. She is a member of the National Historical Association, National Naval Officers Association, and Black Veterans Project.

Brain Trust

The Black Veteran Project Brain Trust is composed of distinguished Black veterans who bring their expertise and passion toward advancing the strategic vision and mission of the project. The Brain Trust plays an integral role in the formulation of our work, helping to advise the project's leadership on new initiatives and special projects. The Brain Trust accepts applications once per year.

Asha Castleberry


Clyde Gunter


Harvey Jackson


Isiah James


James Vanie


Julian E. Woodhouse


Nate Mason


Tim Berry


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