Our Team

Executive Leadership

Dwayne Ashley

Founder and CEO

With over 30 years in the philanthropic industry, Dwayne Ashley has utilized his knowledge of fundraising and passion for social justice to create opportunities for people of color through his founding of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC)….

Sylvia L. White

Executive Vice President for Business Development

A seasoned development executive with substantial experience in principal and major gifts, board development, and fund-raising management, Sylvia White has….

Alicia L. Jackson

Partner and Executive Consultant

Alicia L. Jackson brings more than 20 years of community-mobilization experience to the BPC team. An adaptable and enthusiastic problem….

Denise Bailey Clark

Executive Vice President of People and Culture

Dr. Bailey Clark is an innovative, proactive, and analytical thinker who strategically integrates Human Resources research and best practices from….

Gail Slaughter

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs

An accomplished attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience with high level law firms and major corporations, Gail….

Corporate Advisory Board Members

Reginald Van Lee

Chair, BPC Advisory Board
Partner and Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group

Sylvia Brooks,

Non-Profit Expert and Retired, CEO, Houston Area Urban League

Bishop Kerry Bryant, Ph.D

Senior Pastor, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and COO & Business Development Strategist for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International

Bob Carter

Chairman, CARTER Global and noted Fundraising and Philanthropy Expert and Founding Board Member, World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Vivian Pickard

CEO, The Pickard Group and former President, The General Motors Foundation

Brent O. E. Clinkscale

Independent Arbitrator, Managing Member of Clinkscale Legal & Global Dispute Resolution LLC

Betty Aquino


Desrye Morgan

Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Consulting Team

Latoya A. Henry

Executive Consultant

Latoya A. Henry is a public relations and marketing communications professional with more than 14 years of experience in the….

Edna Sims

Executive Consultant

Edna Sims, owner and founder of ESP Public Relations. ESP Public Relations is a full service public relations, event planning,….

Max Larsen, Ph.D

Executive Consultant

Max worked previously with the principals of BPC fundraising for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. His breadth of experience prepares….

Dr. Carter D. Womack

Executive Consultant

Carter D. Womack is currently president and chief executive officer of Leadership At Its Best, Carter has a strong professional….

Dr. Tammy E. Smithers

Executive Consultant

Tammy E. Smithers, EdD, MBA is an interdisciplinary scholar, researcher, writer, and thought leader on issues of race/ethnic inequity, gender….

Carolyn Parker

Executive Consultant

Carolyn Parker is a dedicated professional highly skilled in: oversight and management, strategic planning, financing of multi-million dollar loan-making and….

Delphia York Ridley

Executive Consultant

Delphia York Ridley is a senior nonprofit consultant with 30 years of expertise in using leadership skills and cutting edge….

Taisia Grissom

Executive Consultant

fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience in corporate and non-profit environments. She has….

Jennifer Jiles

Executive Consultant

Jennifer Jiles is an award-winning strategic communicator, writer, magazine editor, producer, and college educator. She has held managerial or senior….

Executive Consultants

  • Darren Moore
  • Phyllis Hines
  • Linda Washington
  • Imani Johnson
  • Dawn Downing
  • Sharmagne Taylor
  • Maurita Coley
  • Gloria Parker

  • Angela Ravin-Anderson

Senior Consultants

  • Janet Cohen
  • Elaine Caldwell

  • Nyla Wright Nolen

  • William Allen

  • Sheree Avent

  • William Roomney

  • Terrence Jakes

  • Donald Naylor

  • LaToya Pace Smith


  • LaQuasha Hall

Student Interns

  • Kaylia Callum​

  • Jeffrey Laryea
  • Jayden Wilson
  • Alex Thomas​

  • Lorianne Charlton​

  • Nandie Makhanya​

Associate Consultants

  • Avery Jones
  • Sarah Jane Montellano
  • Josh Eager
  • Stefon Somers
  • Jazné Bembry

  • Elaine Caldwell

  • Sebastian Crichton
  • Karan Desai

  • William Eager

  • Walkens Edouard

  • Alexandria Garza

  • Joseph Hightower

  • Marisha Johnson

  • Jerelisa Leslie

  • Danea McLaurin

  • Rochelle Mincic

  • Nailah Ricco-Brown

  • Marisha Johnson

  • Brenda Ryals

  • Ron Scott

  • Betty Thomas

  • Luis Thompson

  • Ronald Watson

  • Teresa Welch

Management Consulting Partners

  • Marshall Mazagwu Jr., | Technology Consultant
  • Dayonel Mejia | DNF Solutions | Technology Consultant
  • Danny Golf, CPA, Golf and Wrobleski
  • JLM Risk Management | Insurance

  • Louis Zambrio, Esq. | Assistant General Counsel
  • Shawna Johnson, CPA
  • Donor Search

Unlock Your Organization’s Full Fundraising Potential with Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

At Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, we specialize in harnessing the collective power of the social impact sector, helping our clients to achieve unparalleled success.