Civil Society Fellows

2019 Fellows

The 20 inaugural Fellows, selected from a pool of over 200 nominees from across the country, are proven leaders with a broad array of concerns who have reached an inflection point in their lives where they are ready to apply their talent and skills to build a more civil society. A more civil society requires the participation and mutual understanding of all, regardless of political labels. The Fellowship is intended to ground this group of fellows, all between the ages of 25 and 45, with a foundation to work toward a more civil society and discourse. The inaugural class reflects a diverse mosaic representing a broad geographical, political and ideological swath of the United States. 

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Samah Abukhodeir

Managing Partner 
The Florida Probate & Family Law Firm
Miami, FL


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Antionette D. Carroll

President & CEO

Creative Reaction Lab

St. Louis, MO



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Leon Ford

Entrepreneur in Residence  

Bronze Investments   

Pittsburgh, PA 



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Lauren McCann

Founder & CEO
Calliope Advisors
Falls Church, VA




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Isaiah Oliver

President & CEO  

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Flint, MI

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Laura Beth Prevette

Community Partnerships Manager

Lead for America

Wilkesboro, NC


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Joseph Tomás Mckellar

Executive Director
PICO California
Los Angeles, CA

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Shawn Barney

Managing Director  
CLB Porter Development, LLC  
New Orleans, LA



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Frank Fernandez

President & CEO 

Community Foundation for

Greater Atlanta 

Atlanta, GA  


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Akbar Hossain

Judicial Law Clerk

U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA



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Blair Milo

Director of the Center for Talent and Opportunity
Sagamore Institute
La Porte, IN

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Kaci Patterson

Owner & Principal  
Social Good Solutions  
Los Angeles, CA


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Jenifer Sarver

Principal  
Sarver Strategies  
Austin, TX


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Ryan Zuidema

Chief of Police  
Lynchburg Police Department  
Lynchburg, VA

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Ashley D. Bell Esq.

Partner, Public Policy & Finance

Dentons

Atlanta, GA



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Matthew Fieldman

Executive Director of America Works 

MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network 

Beachwood, OH 

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Joseph Kunkel

    Principal 

    MASS Design Group 

    Sante Fe, NM 




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Aviva Nassimi

Senior Manager, Communications, Corporate Affairs

Pfizer 

New York, NY



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Marlon Peterson

Founder & President   
Precedential Group  
Brooklyn, NY

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Adam Taylor

President

Sojourners

Chevy Chase, MD