| TEAM |
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. , President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus is a minister, community activist, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice. Rev. Yearwood is a national leader in engaging young people in electoral activism. He leads the national Respect My Vote! campaign and coalition (www.respectmyvote.com). In the 2012 election, numerous celebrity partners have joined the campaign to reach their fan bases, including Respect My Vote! spokesperson 2 Chainz.
| NATIONAL TEAM |
Mustafa Santiago Ali
Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization
Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Mr. Ali specializes in social and environmental justice issues and is focused on a utilizing a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities. As a renowned speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, he has worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to improve people’s lives by addressing environmental, health, and economic justice issues.
Director of Communications
Mark Antoniewicz brings over ten years of public affairs and program management experience to Hip Hop Caucus. He was most recently on President Obama’s environmental team as a political appointee in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. There he helped lead the external outreach portfolio on climate, environment, natural resource conservation, and energy, while also serving as a public affairs advisor to senior White House officials. He brings a passion for connecting people to positive change, protecting the planet for future generations, and ensuring that our most vulnerable are at the forefront of policy solutions.
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Leslie Bray brings over ten years of HR and Administration experience to her position as Executive Assistant & Office Manager at Hip Hop Caucus. Her past experience was in the private sector working as a recruiter and in administrative support in the fashion, finance, technology and media industries.
Senior Advisor to the President and CEO
A nationally known thought leader and social activist, Lisa Fager is Senior Advisory to the President and CEO at Hip Hop Caucus. She oversees the policy agenda and advocacy campaigns.
Climate Justice Fellow
Nakisa Glover resides in North Carolina. She has built a track record as a community organizer. Her leadership skills have been acquired through years of corporate, community and service-based work.
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director
Liz Havstad is Hip Hop Caucus’ Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, leading the diverse team, grassroots leaders, and cultural influencers that make Hip Hop Caucus one of the nation’s most dynamic 21st century civil and human rights organizations.
Community Outreach Manager
Terence “TC” Muhammad has been a community activist and organizer for over two decades. His experience spans voter mobilization campaigns, issue advocacy, and coalition building in African American communities, faith communities, on college campuses, and among civil rights and progressive organizations.
Trinidad-born, New York-based emcee MESSIAH has a message: words possess power. His own power was uncovered at the tender age of four, when he was encouraged to write and perform poetry by a second mother who once joined Bob Marley’s musicians and Olu Dara onstage.
| CITY COORDINATORS |
Bay Area Coordinator
Los Angeles Coordinator
New Orleans Coordinator
Washington D.C Coordinator