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Board of Directors and Staff

Our staff and board members have a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those people affected by racism and poverty to provide training for them to have a voice in the decisions which affect their families and community.

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and for bringing about a more just society. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised are of benefit to the community.

Board Officers: 

Tamera Moore, President - Monroe Street Christian Church

Rev. Martin Woulfe, Vice-President - Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Roy Williams, Jr., Treasurer - Ward 3 Alderman, City of Springfield

Sr. Marilyn Jean Runkel, Secretary - Dominican Sisters of Springfield / St Patrick’s School

Board Members: 

Sadieka Qadeem, Islamic Society of Greater Springfield

Ulonda Gladney, Memorial Health System

Dr. Glenn Walton, Options Outreach Ministries

Linda Byrd, Ntosake Pride Chair

Vanessa Knox, Transformational Justice Chair

Mark Franklin, Individual Sustainers Chair

Anne Logue, Sustainable Springfield

Rev. Silas Johnson, Calvary Baptist Church


  • Tyshianna Bankhead
    Tyshianna Bankhead

    Executive Director

  • Quonie Barney
    Quonie Barney

    Transformational Justice Community Organizer
    Quonie was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently working towards his BA in Minister Leadership at Grace University. Quonie has called Springfield home for three years and plans to keep it that way. He is most passionate about solving injustice against humans; advocating especially for people who have been incarcerated and have mental illnesses.