BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cassandra Welchin, President

Cassandra is a native Mississippian and change agent for low wealth communities of color.  She graduated from Jackson State University and is a licensed Social Worker.

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Melanie Deas, National Representative

Melanie is a founding board member of Equality Mississippi, a state-wide organization dedicating to promoting social justice and advancing equality for all LGBTQ individuals.

November 12, 2020

Monica Galloway, Treasurer

Monica serves as operations director for the Mississippi Center for Justice, a position she has held since the Center’s founding in 2002. Monica oversees the Center’s financial, administrative and operations functions.

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Patricia E. Herlihy, Secretary

Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in in Philosophy from Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1991.  Her law practice centers on family law issues.

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Dr. Olga Osby

Dr. Olga Osby is the Co-managing partner of Clean Slate Behavioral Health Solutions, LLC and has been a faculty member and administrator in social work education for over 25 years. She is also currently an Associate Professor at Alcorn State University, Department of Social Work.

November 12, 2020

Dan Roach, Foundation Board

Dan Roach is a lifelong resident of Jackson, MS. He has a cumulative total of 22 years of experience in education. Dan is currently a teacher, coach, and Upper School Dean of Students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

November 12, 2020