The MDAAPEI Advisory Board consists of individuals who have achieved success in a wide range of venues. From businesspeople to public servants, each member of the board brings their own unique perspective to the issues facing the African American community. The 2020-21 board members are:
Hon. Adrienne Konigar-Macklin, Board Chair
San Diego General Counsel, Pomona School Board President
Ron Turner, Vice Chairman
Radio Executive at KJLH Radio, National Sales Manager
Nicole J. Jones, Secretary
Laura Richardson, Treasurer
Former Congresswoman, Public Policy Executive
Daryl Sweeney, Fundraising Committee Chairman
Former Mayor of Carson, Political Consultant
Carolyn Williams, Immediate Past Board Chair
Sustainability Committee Chair, Non-Profit Consultant
Dr. Justin Gammage, Dymally Fellows Chairman
CSUDH Faculty Member
Non-Profit Executive, CEO, Brotherhood Crusade
Non-Profit Executive, CEO, Rise LA
Hon. Steven Bradford
California State Senator
Hon. Curren Price
Los Angeles City Councilman
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, AEG
Hon. Jawane Hilton
Carson City Councilman
Regina Smith, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs, Los Angeles City College
McDonald’s Franchise Owner
DeWayne D. Davis, Ed.D.
School Administrator/Education Consultant
Ludlow Creary, Esq.
Civil Rights Attorney
Non-Profit Executive, Board Chair, LAAAWPPI
Public Policy Consultant
Banking Executive and Board Chair, West Angeles Economic Development Corporation
Michael E. Spagna, Ph.D.
CSUDH Provost (Ex-Officio)
Anthony Samad, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Mervyn Dymally Institute (Ex-Officio)