Meet Our Experts

NBWJI’s experts include community organizers, lawyers, mental health providers, policy analysts, public health professionals, and criminologists.

Executive Director

Sydney McKinney, Ph.D, MPH, MA

Issue Areas: Gender-based violence

Andrea Ritchie, ESQ

Issue Areas: Culturally and gender affirming programs & gender-based violence

JoHanna Thompson, MPA


Nicole Kenney, MPP

Associate Director

Issue Areas: School-to-confinement pathways & economic justice

Aishatu Yusuf, MPA

Issue Areas: Gender-based violence & expanding access for victims

Falilah Bilal, MA

Web Developer

Lillian Gooden

Board of Directors and Advisors

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D

Isis Sapp-Grant, LMSW

National Black Women's Justice Institute 

2703 7th Street, Mailbox #109

Berkeley, CA 94710

543 Franklin Avenue, 1st Flr 

Brooklyn, NY 11238 (NYC Office)


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