Josina Greene of the St. Louis Community Foundation Joins Forward Through Ferguson Board of Directors
Forward Through Ferguson (FTF), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing its community-policies and vision for racial equity in St. Louis, selected seven new community leaders to join the board of directors. Josina Greene, Donor Relations and Services Manager for the St. Louis Community Foundation (STLCF), was among those selected.
Greene came to St. Louis from Columbus, GA, where she served on multiple nonprofit boards, worked as the Donor Services Officer at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and was the Public Information Officer at the Columbus Consolidated Government for Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
With intentions of contributing to the sustainability of FTF, Greene is committed to executing the FTF strategic plan by using her experiences in Georgia, knowledge and overall background. In addition, she hopes to include aspects of the FTF framework into future Foundation projects, as well as educating donors on how they can incorporate racial equity into their grantmaking efforts.
Not only does Greene’s professional experience make her a valuable addition to FTF board, she places a strong emphasis on equity as a value.
“I truly value equity because I am a mother of a young, black son and I know that the world will be different for him than the world of his white counterparts, so it’s important for me to be at the forefront of change for the future of my child,” said Greene. “It’s also my hope to inspire other members of the board and those in the St. Louis community to advocate, educate and fight for equitable practices alongside me,” said Greene.
FTF added seven new directors to their board of directors:
- Josina Greene – Donor Relations & Services Manager, St. Louis Community Foundation
- Alicia Hernández – Eastern MO Organizer, ACLU of Missouri
- Elise Miller Hoffman – Principal, Cultivation Capital
- Gary Parker – Associate Dean of External Affairs at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis
- Melanie Powell-Robinson – Lead Consultant, Painefree Consultants
- Claire Rippel – Community Economic Development + Engagement Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
- Dara Taylor – Director of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Community Catalyst
With the new additions to the board, Forward Through Ferguson is focused on activating community advocacy, building the racial equity capacity of organizations, businesses, and institutions to be actively anti-racist and combat systemic racism; and growing the human and financial resources invested in achieving racial equity.
To learn more about Forward Through Ferguson click here.