Board of Directors

Virgil Roberts

Virgil Roberts

Co-Founder/Chair

Virgil Roberts, co-founder and chair, is managing partner and founder of the Bobbitt & Roberts law firm. He currently serves on the boards of Community Build, Families in Schools, Usher’s New Look Foundation, and more.

Angel Roberson Daniels

Angel Roberson Daniels

Board Member

Angel Roberson Daniels is executive director of Angell Foundation, a Los Angeles based private foundation that funds transformative opportunities in the Southern California and New England regions. In her role, she oversees the Foundation’s strategic direction and daily operations.

Kimberly Freeman

Kimberly Freeman, EdD

Board Member

Kimberly Freeman, EdD, is an experienced corporate, community and educational leader. Dr. Freeman brings to the table a unique mix of formal and experiential education drawn from her interests at the intersection of business, government, and higher education policies affecting California’s most vulnerable communities.

Myeisha Peguero Gamiño

Myeisha Peguero Gamiño

Board Member

Myeisha Peguero Gamiño is the Chief Communications Officer at Pacific Clinics, where she directs the strategy driving the clinics’ public policy, communication and marketing efforts. With nearly 20 years of experience in philanthropy and public affairs, as well as community and government relations, Gamiño has held related roles at Fortune 500 companies.

Beverly Ryder

Beverly Ryder

Board Member

Beverly Ryder, founding board member, is a retired executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience in the utility and banking industries. Ms. Ryder retired as the Corporate Secretary of Edison International and its utility subsidiary, Southern California Edison Company. She also served as the company’s vice-president of community involvement.

Trella Walker

Trella Walker

Board Member

Trella Walker is the Founder of Trella Walker Consulting. Prior to founding her company, Walker spent the majority of her professional career in the nonprofit sector working with impact driven organizations such as the U.S. Military College, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, United States Veterans Initiative, Pierian Springs School, and Health Net.

Karim Webb

Karim Webb

Board Member

Before founding 4thMVMT, Mr. Webb co-founded PCF Restaurant Management, a franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings (“BWW”). PCF has four restaurants in the Los Angeles area, with four additional units in development. Webb’s leadership and advocacy for a more equitable restaurant industry earned him a spot on the 2021 NRN Power List.

Former Board Members

Yvette Chappell-Ingram

Yvette Chappell-Ingram

Co-Founder and Former President & CEO

Yvette Chappell-Ingram, co-founded the African American Board Leadership Institute with Virgil Roberts in 2011 to develop a pipeline of qualified African American candidates to serve on governing boards. Her work experience with nonprofit organizations spans more than 30 years, and she has served on numerous boards and committees.

Carl Ballton

Carl Ballton

Emeritus

Carl Ballton is the former managing director and deputy group head of Corporate Social Responsibility of the Americas at MUFG Union Bank, N.A. He also served as president and chief executive officer of the MUFG Union Bank Foundation. Ballton is active on the boards of Occidental College, Southern California Grantmakers, Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Southern California Business Development Corporation, and the African American Board Leadership Institute.

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Reveta Bowers

Emeritus

Reveta Bowers is the former head of school at The Center for Early Education. A leader in her community and in the field of education, Bowers has served as board chair of the California Community Foundation, an outside director of the Walt Disney Company, as past president of the Fulfillment Fund’s Board of Governors, and as a board member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Eugene Boykins

Eugene Boykins

Emeritus

Eugene Boykins, founding past board member, is president of the Boykins Business Managing & Marketing Consulting Group. He retired from Nestle USA after holding a range of marketing and executive management positions. Boykins has held executive positions or owned entrepreneurial ventures in both the U.S. and Caribbean countries.

Yolanda Gorman

Yolanda J. Gorman, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Gorman has more than 25 years of experience as a successful organizational consultant specializing in nonprofit management. She has assisted nonprofit organizations with infrastructure and resource development and has provided program and strategic planning, research and evaluation, board training, and organizational development services.

Paul Hudson

Paul C. Hudson

Emeritus

Paul C. Hudson is the founder of Hudson & Holland Advisors, LLC, a financial advisory firm that advises and assists nonprofit organizations with strategic restructures, including nonprofit collaborations, mergers, partnerships, cooperatives and other strategic alliances. His nonprofit practice includes executive coaching and financial workshops for senior executives and board members.

Vincent Jones

Vincent Jones

Mr. Jones, CEO & Chief Strategist of The Citizen Jones Companies, is an innovative connector, and passionate community builder whose career spans the worlds of philanthropy, non-profits, politics, government, communications, travel, and social entrepreneurship.

Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor, Ph.D.

Dr. Larry Taylor is a seasoned independent corporate director, having served on publicly traded, privately-owned, advisory and non-profit boards. Currently he is the President and board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Pacific Southwest) and Audit Committee Chairman for the Claremont Graduate University board of trustees.

Staff

Jonathan Sandville

Jonathan Sandville

President & CEO

Jonathan Sandville is a dynamic and results-oriented leader with two decades of experience and a strong track record in developing corporate partnerships, leveraging venture philanthropy, and structuring opportunities that blend public, philanthropic, and private support.

Victoria Daniels

Victoria Daniels

Program Manager, Operations

Victoria Daniels supports all aspects of AABLI’s operations, programs, and development functions. She is responsible for working with the President and CEO to assist in developing strategies that promote growth through online communications between alumni, and donors.

Ariana Jenkins

Ariana Jenkins

Program Manager, Administration

Ariana Jenkins supports the day-to-day operations of the organization while assisting with AABLI programs. She is responsible for data maintenance and general administrative support that empowers AABLI to execute board leadership, training and development programming throughout the year.