About the Board
Miyesha Perry Chappell, Chair
Grants Manager, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Washington, DC
Miyesha Perry Chappell is a grants manager at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, which funds nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington area. Miyesha serves as a member of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' Health Working Group and the DC Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. Before joining the Cafritz Foundation, Miyesha worked as a research assistant for the Consortium of Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland, studying the intersections of race, gender and ethnicity and their impact on physical, mental and social outcomes for people of color. She was also a development associate for the Children's Hospital Foundation, handling prospect research, donor marketing campaigns and special events. Miyesha received both a master's in Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management, and a bachelor's degree in Human Relations from Trinity College. She is a second-generation Washingtonian and a proud graduate of DC Public Schools.
Edward Jones, Vice Chair
Director, Conference and Meeting Planning, Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA
Edward M. Jones was named director, conference & meeting planning at the Council on Foundations in summer 2007; Edward has been with the Council since November 2001. Prior to assuming this role, he was responsible for various aspects of conference planning, including supporting speaker and VIP relations, session development and volunteer coordination, among other duties. Prior to joining the Council, Edward worked for Micros Systems and Amtrak. Edward volunteers or supports several organizations through time, talent and/or treasure. He especially enjoys great movies & stories. Other hobbies include connecting people and finding solutions. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Edward is a graduate of the University of Akron, Ohio (B.A., Communications & Media), and a Washington, D.C. resident who believes that statehood for D.C. is a necessity, not an option.
Carmen James Lane, Treasurer
Program Officer, Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Washington, DC
Carmen James Lane specializes in grantmaking related to children, youth, and families. Her portfolio also includes research on the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia, and regional issues. Carmen was formerly the co-chair of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' working group on Children, Youth and Families and the Public Education Working Group.
Lee Christian Parker
Program Officer, Bridging Differences Initiative, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, Washington, DC
Lee Christian Parker joined the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in 2000. She focuses on managing initiatives addressing inequities in education for communities of color and immigrant communities through grantmaking, convening and disseminating research.
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