Co-Founder & Chair, Board of Directors
Richard Brookshire is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Black Veterans Project. As a storyteller, Richard leverages a background in integrated marketing, digital advocacy, and documentary filmmaking to deliver strategic and dynamic social-impact campaigns. His portfolio to date spans 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 SIPA, a B.A. in political science (magna cum laude) from Fordham University and is a former infantry Combat Medic and U.S. Army veteran of the War in Afghanistan. His work has been highlighted by the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, theRoot and others.
Co-Founder & Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Daniele D. Anderson is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for the Black Veterans Project. 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.
Director of Policy & Research
Randee Howard is a skilled qualitative researcher that leverages data-driven analysis to examine racial inequities across the military and veterans landscape while providing sound policy solutions to address diversity and inclusion gaps. A decorated Navy veteran and former Aircraft Electrician, she has held positions at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Columbia Law School in the City of New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Columbia University.
Director of Engagement
Chasity Cox is an accomplished and multifaceted publicist with a passion for amplifying brands with a social-driven mission across a diverse array of communities. A veteran of the Navy and Navy Reserve, Chasity began her post-military career at Bad Boy Worldwide where she served as an assistant to the Senior Director of Strategic Planning for Ciroc. She then served as an assistant to rapper, Jim Jones before founding Chasity Cox PR -- an entertainment-based public relations firm. A graduate of Norfolk State University, Chasity received her B.A. with honors in Public Relations. She resides in Brooklyn.