Meet the Board

Teacher and student at front of classroom explaining a problem on the white board

Houston ISD/Dave Einsel:

The National Black Councils’ Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of National Black Council are leaders in the effort to support and enhance the education of African American students.


Emma Turner
Spring Valley, CA
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
(Term Expires 2018)


Carla Windfont
Crosby, TX
Crosby Independent School District
(Term Expires 2018)

Immediate Past Chair

Ellis A. Alexander
Hahnville, LA
St. Charles Parish Public Schools
(Term Expires 2018)


Donald Gant
DeSoto, TX
DeSoto Independent School District
(Term Expires 2017)

Regional Directors

Central Region Director

Dr. Nakia Hall
University Park, IL
Crete-Monee School District 201U
(Term Expires 2018)

Northeast Region

John W. Wyche
Bridgehampton, NY
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
(Term Expires 2018)

Pacific Region Director

Devin DelPalacio
Tolleson, AZ
Tolleson Union High School District
(Term Expires 2019)

Southern Region Director

Rhonda Skillern-Jones
Houston, TX
Houston Independent School District
(Term expires 2019)

Western Region Director

Frank Henderson, Jr.
Topeka, KS
Seaman Unified School District #345
(Term Expires 2018)


NSBA Liaison Staff

Lucy Berrier
Program Lead, Equity Program
1680 Duke St. FL2
Alexandria, VA 22314-3493

Myra Maxwell
Sr. Program Associate, Equity & Governance
1680 Duke St. FL2
Alexandria, VA 22314-3493

Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq.
Chief Equity & Member Services Officer
1680 Duke St. FL2
Alexandria, VA 22314-3493

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