Meet our staff!
Jennifer B. Williams
Director of Intern Programming and Development
Jennifer Williams is the Chief Talent Strategist for InFocus Performance Solutions. She got her start in Talent Development in 2007 working for a local gym. However, the passion for helping people reach their goals and improve their performance was ignited at a young age, serving her community as a youth counselor. Jennifer has an M. Ed in Curriculum Development and Instructional Design, an MBA in Project Management, and Certifications in Talent Optimization, Talent Development and Executive Coaching. She is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of others. Her core values are: Balance, Authenticity, Purpose, and Passion. When Jennifer is not working with her wonderful clients you can find her spending time with her family, working out, reading, and doing anything where she can be creative
Strategic Projects Consultant
Malaika is a Marketing and Business Strategist with core competencies in marketing, strategic planning, digital marketing, event logistics, class facilitation and public speaking. In 1996 Malaika Moran pioneered an online channel that connected professionals to quality social, cultural and networking events in 10 cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami. For twelve years, SOCIASLTEP was considered the premier resource for events among professionals. At its pinnacle the site averaged over 2 million impressions and 300,000 visits per month. It was also an effective advertising channel that serviced a variety of clients including ESSENCE Magazine, Microsoft, Heineken, Verizon, Martell, HBO, Sony Music and more.
Prior to launching SOCIALSTEP, Malaika received her Marketing Degree from Hampton University. She launched her professional career in Credit Card Marketing at Chase Manhattan Bank and Small Business Marketing at American Express in New York. A New Orleans native, Malaika took a break from running SOCIALSTEP in 2005 to assist her family after hurricane Katrina. Her professional path then led her to develop and execute all online and digital marketing strategies for The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, develop and launch the new Latitudes Cruise Loyalty Program for Norwegian Cruise Line; and manage Business Development for Entertainment Benefits Group.
In recent years, with her consulting firm SOCIALSTEP Consulting, she’s provided marketing strategy and business development services for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the New Orleans Business Alliance and an array of small and mid-sized businesses. She also teaches Strategic Business Planning and Entrepreneurship for the Urban League’s Women’s Business Resource Center.
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.