Leadership

CREATING A MORE PERFECT UNION

Reparation Generation’s founders and participants span various races, career fields, educational backgrounds, and levels of community activism, but we are united in our quest to do what’s right: pursuing reconciliation between Black and White Americans. To achieve this, we must first reckon with our past, explore our interactions with a government and society built upon Black oppression, and bring long-overdue economic repair to Black Americans.

While a national, government-funded reparations program is our goal, we are taking action today to demonstrate how reparations help heal our communities and improve Black Americans’ opportunities for wealth-building pursuits.

 

OUR FounderS

Kiko Davis Snoddy

Detroit, MI – Co-Chair, Founder Reparation Generation (she/her)

Trustee of the Donald Davis Living Trust and current Managing Director of Groovesville Productions, a major music industry business. Founder and Trustee of several regional and national organizations. Active in numerous local, national, and international community benefit organizations.

David Mayer

Berkeley, CA – Co-Chair, Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

Founder and President of Mayer Laboratories, Inc, a North American medical device company. Founder of BeHOME (Berkeley Housing Opportunities for Municipal Employees). Has served in various capacities at numerous community organizations.

Pamela Alexander

Detroit, MI – Reparation Generation Founder (she/her)

Director of Community Development for the Ford Motor Company Fund. Many years of experience establishing community engagement and outreach strategies and initiatives for key nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.

Denise Brooks Williams

Detroit, MI – Founder Reparation Generation (she/her)

Senior Vice President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System’s North Market. Over 20 years of experience serving on a variety of regional and national professional associations.

Paul Cameron

Sonoma, CA – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

Served 22 years as President, Wealth Strategist, and Chief Learning Officer for the office of a multi-generational, high net worth family. Prior experience as a partner in a San Francisco-based CPA firm and has served on national and international Boards.

Ian Conyers

Detroit, MI – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

Business consultant to start-up ventures. Political and legislative experience at the national, state, and local government levels. Mr. Conyers served as Michigan State Senator-District 4.

Ed Dua

Berkeley, CA – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

35 years of business experience specializing in start-up and venture capital. Founder of Batchery, an incubator that graduated 75+ early-stage companies over the past five years. Active in numerous San Francisco Bay Area community nonprofits.

Michael Eric Dyson

Washington DC – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

A nationally renowned professor and author of more than 20 books. National commentator on Black America, matters of race and racism in America, history, and religion.

Byna Elliott

Detroit, MI – Founder Reparation Generation (she/her)

Senior Executive with over 20 years experience in ethical business practices, economic responsibility, and community reinvestment with major US financial institutions. Managing Director for JP Morgan and Chase Bank. Active in numerous Michigan community nonprofits.

Gwyneth Galbraith MBA

Berkeley, CA – Founder Reparation Generation (she/her)

Consultant with 25 years of experience in strategic development for nonprofit organizations focused on financial inclusion, economic development, education, and equity. Active in numerous San Francisco Bay Area community nonprofits.

Mark Galbraith

Berkeley, CA – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

Leader of an Oakland-based brand strategy and design firm. Special focus on partnering with progressive brands to realize a positive impact on company and community, which should never be mutually exclusive. Active in numerous San Francisco Bay Area community nonprofits.

Jeffrey Glaser

Los Angeles, CA – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

Senior executive at Sony Pictures Television with 30 years in development, production, and distribution of major television programming. Active in numerous Los Angeles community nonprofits.

Dr. Kenneth L. Harris PhD

Detroit, MI – Founder Reparation Generation (he/him)

President/CEO of the National Business League, Inc (NBL). Prior to NBL, served as the President/CEO of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, active in numerous Michigan community nonprofits.

Karen Hughes, MPH

Berkeley, CA – Founder Reparation Generation (she/her)

Project Director for UC Berkeley University Health Services – Health Promotion Unit. Founder for numerous high-profile campus and community programs. Educator and advocate for local, state, national and international public health initiatives.

Vivian Pickard

Detroit, MI – Founder Reparation (she/her)

Seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience with major Fortune 500 Companies in philanthropy and community development. Experience includes state and national government assignments and participation in impacting key issues.

Bishop Marvin L. Sapp

Dallas, TX – Reparation Generation Founder (he/him)

A spiritual leader and award-winning vocalist drawing upon historical text, gospel music, and his connection to individuals and institutions alike, and building a message of hope and healing.

Xylinda Smith

Detroit, MI – Founder Reparation Generation (she/her)

Sales and marketing professional for multiple pharma and medical device companies. More than 20 years working in Detroit-based community, youth, and women’s empowerment programs.

Meagan Ward

Detroit, MI – Reparation Generation Founder (she/her)

Principal and Founder of Creatively Flawless media and communications company. Specific areas of focus include women’s empowerment, impact entrepreneurship, and natural creativity.