Meet our staff!
Carly E. Hill
Carly E. Hill is a dedicated servant leader who thrives on being of service to her community and making a true and lasting impact on the world. As the Owner of Essential Impact LLC, Carly works to provide emerging nonprofit leaders with the skills needed to lead thriving and impactful organizations. Carly has served in various leadership roles in nonprofit organizations including the Executive Director of a youth community center in New Orleans, Louisiana and as the Director of Grants and External Relations at a community health center in Cleveland, Ohio. She also served as an adjunct professor at Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus. Carly specializes in creating and ramping up new initiatives and creating sustainable, data-driven organizational structures.
Carly has served in various community leadership capacities including President of the Cleveland Section National Council of Negro Women Inc., the Recording Secretary and Membership Chair of the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association, and Treasurer of the Howard University Alumni Club of Cleveland. Aside from her engagement in those organizations, she served as one of the inaugural members of the College Now Greater Cleveland Emerging Leaders Association. Because of her desire to reach back to influence the youth of East Cleveland, Ohio, she founded The Cardinal Nest Inc. in 2014, a mentoring organization dedicated to preparing high school students for their post-graduation endeavors.
Carly was born and raised in East Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Shaw High School as the valedictorian of her class. Carly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Howard University, her Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Community Health Promotion from Cleveland State University, and her Master of Nonprofit Organizations (M.N.O.) from Case Western Reserve University. Carly was recognized by the National Howard University Alumni Association as a 2019 Movemake. She was also recognized as one of Cleveland’s Top 25 Under 35 in 2016 by the Cleveland Professional 2030 Club.
Dr. Jacqueline Minor
Intern Programming and Development Consultant
Dr. Jacqueline Minor is the founder of Minor Consulting Group, LLC, which provides services such as HR and I/O consulting, career mentoring, interview preparation, and offers guidance and mentorship to graduate students. She offers PhD students a platform to explore dissertation research and topic selection, comprehensive exam preparation, and dissertation manuscript review. She holds a PHR certification and received certifications in Human Resource Management from Cornell and Purdue University. Her industry experience in Human Resources spans over 15 years working in union and non-union environments such as the airlines, veterinary services, financial services, manufacturing, and the oil, gas, and energy sector.
Kenneth Morgan, Jr.
Kenneth Morgan, Jr. has over ten years of management experience in the public and private sectors, including leadership roles in local government and national agencies. He is skilled in municipal government policy and administration, organizational strategy, event production and management and program implementation.
Kenneth recently served as Chief of Staff at Converge Consulting, a mission-driven, values-based national consulting firm based in New Orleans, specializing in philanthropic strategy development, non-profit organizational development, strategic planning, and community engagement. At Converge, Kenneth provided management and oversight to of all projects and initiatives, as well as the Operations, Information Technology & Innovation, Business Development, and External Affairs & Communications offices.
In 2016, Kenneth served as Director of the Mayor’s Office for the City of New Orleans, under the Landrieu Administration. There he guided efforts to streamline processes and systems in city agencies, resulting in faster and more reliable customer service for New Orleans residents and businesses. Kenneth also served as the Mayor’s liaison and Senior Project Manager to the New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Planning Commission, and hosted the inaugural City of New Orleans Tricentennial Community Block Party in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the historic Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Prior to leading the Mayor’s Office, Kenneth supported the Network for Economic Opportunity. There his work focused on improving opportunities and outcomes for at risk and underserved communities, in the areas of workforce, housing, and economic development. Kenneth currently serves on the Board of Directors for the French Quarter Festivals Inc. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Dillard University in New Orleans and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.