Nancy Flake Johnson | President and CEO
Nancy Flake Johnson has led the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc., since 2008. She has received numerous awards and serves on dozens of influential boards throughout the region. Her career has included heading the Howard University Small Business Development Center, operating her own accounting and tax practice in Detroit and serving as vice president of programs for the Detroit Urban League. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University and a Master of Science in Taxation degree from DePaul University.
Direct Phone: 404-659-6575
Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson | Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
The longest serving member of the ULGATL team, Dorothy Johnson began her career with the organization in 1976. Prior to joining the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, she served as an administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Washington County Board of Education and as an executive secretary at the Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree in business education from Elizabeth City State University.
Direct Phone: (404) 659-6580
Lance Lamont Wise | Senior Director of Training and Workforce Development
Lance has held positions in community development and youth programs for more than 20 years. Immediately prior to joining the League in 2013, Wise served as Grants Manager/Out of School Youth Programs Director at the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.
A graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a degree in political science, Wise has managed multi-million dollar budgets with agencies including the Private Industry Council and Cobb Housing Inc. (where he was chief operating officer). He also worked at the Marriott Foundation, where he developed strong relationships with schools and community organizations.
Tracey Mosley | Transition Program Coordinator
Tracey R. Mosley manages the ULGA’s programs that help young adults transition into jobs and careers from periods of incarceration, homelessness, unemployment and underemployment. Mosley previously worked for Foreverfamily, Inc. and Delta Air Lines. He holds certifications in project management (PMP) and facilitation. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in organizational development from the University of Wisconsin.
Deborah McClary | Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
Deborah McClary spearheads ULGA’s community engagement efforts, serving as liaison between the League and many of its community partners. She also facilitates the League’s volunteer engagement activities, civic engagement, voter education and registration efforts. Prior to joining the League, she worked as a retail and small business lender and community bank examiner with a local regulatory agency. McClary received her bachelor’s degree in human resources from Mercer University.
Phone: (404) 659-1150
Marc Parham | Director The Entrepreneurship Center
Marc E. Parham is a business coach, professional speaker, radio host and author of the book “Yes I Can – Develop My Idea and Start My Own Business.” Parham is a managing partner at the business development consulting company CAPBuilder Network Group LLC.
Africa Roberson| MBA, CWDP Business Development Manager
Africa Roberson has worked and volunteered in social services since 1997. Roberson received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clark-Atlanta University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Roberson recently was awarded her Certification in Workforce Development.
Parks Sims | Career Coach
Parks Sims is the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s career coach for the Workforce division. Sims came back to the Atlanta area from the Midwest in the summer of 2012. He had spent nearly 10 years in the Midwest, serving as a senior disability navigator/case manager to The Full Employment Council of Kansas City. Sims began his career working for a very profitable, privately-owned, finance company. However, he always felt that he wanted to give back more and make a positive impact on the nation’s declining communities. He made a career change and entered the nonprofit sector.
Johnette Brown |Housing Counselor
Johnette Brown began her career in mortgage banking and finance in 1996, and has more than 17 years of experience in real estate. Brown is a certified housing counselor for the State of Georgia. She has degree from Devry University in administration/entrepreneurship and is working toward certification as a national housing counselor through NeighborWorks®. She attended MLS School of Real Estate, Nash Securities’ Training, and Capstone Institute of Mortgage Banking and Finance.
Tony-Jean Louis |Housing Counselor
Tony Jean-Louis, a HUD-approved housing counselor, joined the staff of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta in 2009. He is nationally certified as a foreclosure intervention counselor and a homeownership counselor. Jean-Louis previously worked as a dean in high school and for New York Center for Rehab. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in mortgage finance from York College, Jamaica, N.Y., and also holds a degree in linguistics.
Ayana Domingo-Hanse|Empowerment Advocate
Ayana Domingo-Hanse has worked with unique populations for more than 10 years. She joined the Urban League of Greater Atlanta in 2013 as empowerment advocate of Re-entry and Veteran Affairs, and now operates the New Beginnings program. Domingo-Hanse is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCE) and Social Worker (BSW).
Rashid Brown | Workforce Development Consultant
Rashid Brown has more than 20 years of experience in learning and training systems, talent management, human resources and workforce development system. He provides employment services to promote family-sustaining wages for low-income, unemployed or underemployed individuals. Brown is completing his doctorate in naturopathic medicine.
Charles Walker| Workforce Development –YouthBuild Program Manager
Charles Walker has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit field. Prior to joining the Urban League of Greater Atlanta staff in 2014, he was managing partner of Executive Boardroom Consulting. Walker manages the ULGA YouthBuild program, which helps young men and women further their education and secure employment. Walker graduated from Morehouse College with degrees in psychology and business administration.
Phone: (678) 539-6470
Ebony White/Training to Work 2/Employment Advocate
Ebony White has worked in the nonprofit/ social services field for more than 15 years, primarily with special needs populations in Metro Atlanta. She also has a background in institutional corrections. White joined the ULGA in 2014 and provides case management and supportive services to help participants of the Training to Work 2 Adult Re-entry program find careers and sustained employment. She earned her business management degree from the University of Phoenix and is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology.
Sheree Knowles | Workforce Development Coach and Facilitator
Sheree Knowles joined ULGA in 2014 to lead the agency’s Accelerated Business Professionals career services program, where she coaches unemployed and underemployed degreed professionals to advance their careers. Knowles brings more than 20 years of senior-level human resources experience to the League. Knowles received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and is the founder of HR Knowledge Source, a full-service human resources consulting firm.
Angela H. Marshall/Training to Work 2/Project Manager
Angela H. Marshall is the project manager for ULGA’s Career Pathways Training to Work 2 – Adult Reentry Program. Marshall spent 25 years in law enforcement with experience in human services, criminal justice and community corrections, and teaching. She also was the State of New Jersey’s Coordinator of Women Reentry for the Division of Parole. Marshall received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a certificate in criminology from Rutgers University. She earned a master of administrative science and paralegal certificate from Farleigh Dickerson University.
Samuel Fair/Training to Work 2/Senior Empowerment Advocate
Samuel Fair serves as a senior empowerment advocate for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Training to Work 2 – Adult Reentry Program. Fair brings 19 years of experience in institutional and community corrections and five years as an adjunct professor. Fair received his bachelor’s degree in criminology from the State University of New York’s – College at Old Westbury, and his master’s degree in criminal justice from the City University of New York’s – John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Sherman T. Lockett/Workforce Development/Career and Employment Specialist
Sherman T. Lockett serves as the Career and Employment specialist for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Workforce Education and Training Department. Lockett began his career in the banking industry and shifted in 2010 to the non-profit sector, where he served as disability navigator/ case manager for the Full Employment Council in Kansas City, Missouri. Lockett received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri.