The Team

Richard Brookshire

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.

Daniele Anderson

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.

Randee Howard

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.

Chasity Cox

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.

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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