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Our Leadership 2017-05-01T02:48:03+00:00

Board of Directors

DEVONE BOGGAN
DEVONE BOGGANFounder & Chief Executive Officer, Advance Peace
Prior to founding Advance Peace, DeVone served as Neighborhood Safety Director and Director of the City of Richmond (California) Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS). As Director of ONS, DeVone was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of comprehensive approaches to reducing firearm assaults, preventing retaliation associated with firearm conflict, and transforming the lives of the city’s most lethal young men. DeVone is a national authority on urban gun violence prevention and intervention.
ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL
ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELLFounder & Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink
Angela is a national authority on poverty issues, recently contributing a chapter to Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream (The New Press, 2007). Prior to founding PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, Angela served as Senior Vice President for The Rockefeller Foundation. She directed the foundation’s domestic and cultural divisions and developed the Next Generation Leadership and Building Democracy programs, centered on issues of inclusion, race, and policy.
CHET HEWITT
CHET HEWITTPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Health Foundation
Prior to joining the Sierra Health Foundation, Chet spent five years as the Agency Director for the Alameda County Social Services Agency, where he was credited with transforming its child welfare system into a national model. He also worked as Associate Director for The Rockefeller Foundation in New York, and he established and managed the West Coast office in San Francisco. Chet is a recipient of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Child & Family Leaders Fellowship and the 2009 Black Child Welfare Administrator of the Year.
CARTER STEWART
CARTER STEWARTManaging Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Prior to joining DRK, Carter served as the presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. In this role, he was responsible for prosecuting federal crime in a district that included Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Carter emphasized deterrence, crime prevention, and alternatives to incarceration in his work. He created the district’s first community outreach position and established a community leadership committee geared towards building trust and improving communication between the public and law enforcement.
ROY L. AUSTIN, JR.
ROY L. AUSTIN, JR.Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
Roy is a new partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis and is responsible for expanding the firm’s litigation and data practice. Roy is the former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity in the Domestic Policy Council. Roy also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. At the White House, Roy helped lead efforts focused on criminal justice and civil rights. Within the Civil Rights Division, Roy supervised the criminal justice and law enforcement portfolios.
JIM BILDNER
JIM BILDNERChief Executive Officer, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
As the CEO of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Jim focuses on investing in nonprofits and social enterprises that are working to solve complex issues, including systemic poverty, environmental and conservation issues, food insecurity, access to healthcare, homelessness, community development, and second generation strategies to address these issues. Jim is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.
RONALD L. DAVIS
RONALD L. DAVISFormer Director, Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Before joining 21st Century Policing, Ron was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in November 2013 as the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice, responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. In December 2014, President Obama appointed Ron to serve as the Executive Director of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Roy served 8 years as Chief of Police of East Palo Alto and 20 years with the Oakland Police Department. He’s been recognized for his innovative policing efforts and for working collaboratively with the community to reduce crime and violence.

Leadership Team

SAM VAUGHN

Program

SAM VAUGHN

Sam provides guidance and support to the AP program portfolio. Sam serves as Program Manager for the City of Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety, where he is responsible for day-to-day program management of the Street Outreach and Operation Peacemaker Fellowship strategies. With AP, he serves as the CEO’s partner on strategy expansion.

TAMMI EDWARDS

Operations

TAMMI EDWARDS

Tammi offers guidance and support to the AP operations portfolio. Tammi serves as Operations Administrator for the City of Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety. Tammi is also founder of Project MARC (Making a Real Commitment) 25, a leadership development program for girls and women designed to move them from dependency to self-sufficiency.

JOHANN FRAZIER

Administration

JOHANN FRAZIER

Johann provides administrative guidance and support to the CEO. Johann is eager to serve administratively in organizations that implement and develop strategies to promote justice and racial equity oriented outcomes. Her longstanding, reliable results in providing administrative technical assistance benefit those served in the communities we work with.

KEVIN MUCCULAR

Training & Development

KEVIN MUCCULAR

Kevin facilitates outreach training and development services for new AP cities. Formerly, Kevin served as Program Coordinator for Richmond’s Office of Neighborhood Safety. Kevin is a motivator, entrepreneur, and business leader. A trained youth pastor, Kevin facilitates staff development and coaching, as well as Fellow preparation and advancement.

ARNOLD THREETS

Justice

ARNOLD THREETS

Arnold brings important law enforcement expertise and perspective to the AP team. Arnold currently serves as Captain and Administrative Division Commander in the Richmond Police Department. Arnold is a 25+ year veteran police officer with extensive experience in community policing and special investigations.

ERIC WELCH

Fellowship Ambassador

ERIC WELCH

Eric represents AP as a former Peacemaker Fellow. Eric provides counsel to audiences interested in a Fellow’s perspective of the AP Peacemaker Fellowship strategy. Eric also supports AP’s orientation and development of new Fellows. Eric is a senior studying Political Science at Florida A&M University. Eric is considering pursing a Masters in Public Policy and/or a Juris Doctor Degree.