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I faced challenges in the U.S. and Liberty’s Promise gave me a better understanding of my new environment and how I can relate to the people. —17-year-old Ethiopian youth

A seven-member Board of Directors oversees the activities of Liberty’s Promise. The Board, which meets quarterly, represents professionals from the private and nonprofit sectors and includes a youth representative. Board members are:

Mr. Andrew Young (Board Chairperson & Treasurer)Mr. Young is a shareholder at Renner & Company, CPA, P.C. and has worked in public accounting for both Big 4 and regional firms throughout his career. Passionate about serving the non-profit community, his non-profit experience includes audits of trade associations, public charities, private foundations, labor unions, schools, and other tax exempt organizations. In addition, he has extensive experience auditing federal award programs and grants. Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Liberty University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and New York State, and maintains a Chartered Global Management Accountant License. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Finance and Administration Roundtable. 

Ms. Pamela Daley (Secretary): Ms. Daley is originally from the great state of Ohio and is currently the Grants & Communications Manager at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC. Prior to Capital City, Pamela worked as a Program Officer for Liberty’s Promise from 2009-2012. She holds a Master in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh – Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science from Wright State University. 

Ms. Krista Hendry: Ms. Hendry is the Senior Manager at Monkey Forest, a social performance consulting firm. She also serves as director of the Human Rights and Business Roundtable, engaging businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations on issues related to sustainable development and security in weak and failing states. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Jack McLindon: Mr. McLindon is an Experienced Associate in the Financial Services Operations practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Mr. McLindon originally got involved with Liberty’s Promise by teaching financial literacy as a guest speaker at our programs. Since then, Mr. McLindon has developed a passion for the organization and now serves on the Finance Committee of the Liberty’s Promise Board of Directors. Mr. McLindon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College where he also earned an athletic scholarship to play baseball. 

Ms. Patricia Minikon: Ms. Minikon is the founder of Minikon Law, LLC, a Maryland immigration law firm. Ms. Minikon became involved with Liberty’s Promise as a speaker, sharing her immigration journey from her birthplace of Liberia to the U.S. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, the D.C. Bar, and the Maryland State Bar Association. She holds a BA in the Administration of Justice, magna cum laude, from Howard University, a MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. 

Ms. Austin Morris: Ms. Morris, originally from the Philadelphia area, began her tenure at Liberty’s Promise as an intern in 2008. Upon graduating from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, she returned to the organization as a Program Officer from 2009-2013. Upon receiving a Master of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Austin returned to Washington, D.C. as a caseworker in the Office of Senator Van Hollen.

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