Ifeyinwa Anako is the Founder and CEO of Anako Consulting, LLC, based in New York City. In addition to her founding role, she is a Content Coach at Metamorphosis TLC, a preeminent provider of Content Coaching for teachers, coaches, and administrators in New York City. Ifeyinwa’s strengths are working side-by-side with schools and districts to build capacity at all levels and to help individuals and groups of teachers to design, implement, and reflect on rigorous, differentiated, standards-based lessons that promote student learning through improved instruction.
Ifeyinwa began her educational journey as a New York City mathematics teacher in 2011 with over ten (10) years of experience. Within this role, she served as Grade Team Leader, Instructional Coach, and Dean of Students in various school communities. In 2017, she transitioned into the role of Director of School Affairs and founded an all boy’s charter school in New York – Stradford Preparatory Charter School for Boys.
Ifeyinwa holds a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Research from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Education from St. John’s University.
Beginning his career as a Psychiatric Social Worker for The Los Angeles Unified School District School Mental Health Division, Dr. Jaime Mendoza-Williams has worked within the Human Services and Education Community for 15+ years. From serving in various school leadership roles in Los Angeles, New York City, and Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Mendoza-Williams’ roles included serving as the Vice Principal of Culture for Newark Public Schools and the Principal of Operations for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
After 15 years in the public school system, Dr. Mendoza-Williams left the education industry and currently serves on the Executive Management Team of MindRight Health as the Vice President of Member Care, which places him at the intersection of mental health and social innovation. Additionally, Dr. Mendoza-Williams has co-founded a comic book publishing company called Me, Myself & I (MMI), whose mission is to destigmatize mental health in communities of color across the world.
Dr. Mendoza-WIlliams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Chicano Studies from California State University, a Master of Social Work in Mental Health/School Social Work from the University of Southern California Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University at Long Beach.
Neisha Springer brings to her role with ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders’ more than 15 years of Human Resources and Talent Development experience in a Leadership capacity for industries including Advertising, Education, Health and Creative Services for both US and Global Markets.
Neisha has led HR, Learning, and Operations nationally for Dr. Oz’s nonprofit HealthCorps, led HR within Omnicom Health Group, and she is currently the Director for Global Learning and Development with VMLY&R an international brand experience, commerce, and marketing and advertising agency with over 12,000 employees and over 50 offices world-wide. At VMLY&R, Neisha spends time focused primarily on North America and LATAM markets while also supporting and facilitating learning experiences for APAC and EMEA.
Neisha graduated from Virginia State University with her BS in Media and Mass Communications, pursued her MS in Human Resources Management with LIU Post Brooklyn, is currently attending Harvard Business School pursuing her Professional Leadership Development alumni status (2021 – 2023), and certifying as an Executive and Business Coach with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) by January 2022. Neisha sits on the board for ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders,’ a nonprofit focused on serving the underserved or at-risk youth across NYC. Neisha also serves on the Executive Board for the Brooklyn Chapter of national organization ‘Jack and Jill of America,’ Inc, which is a high-caliber, by invitation-only, international organization for black families. The mission is to 1) educate minority youth on civic, social and health initiatives as well as 2) connect the powerful parents of these children across the globe.
As a Brooklyn native who has grown to be a captivating facilitator, exceptional content creator, talent developer – Neisha is someone who really knows how to grow, cultivate, and inspire talent! All Neisha needed was a start, and now she gives that same sentiment back to those who can benefit from her services across the United States through her business A Rose Grows, LLC. Having people who’ve coached, groomed, and believed in her almost more than she could believe in herself – made Neisha who she is. Learning, coaching, and leading runs through her veins! In Neisha’s personal time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Craig and two children Lauren and Aiden. She loves being with her friends and family! She is always laughing a lot, smiling until her cheeks hurt, and cherishing each day and moment!
Clinton Jackson is an adventurous learner, practitioner, and entrepreneur within the entertainment, multimedia, and financial spaces.
With over ten years of experience within the legal community and throughout his law school and post-law school experience, Jackson has served in various capacities, including serving as a Paralegal, an Intellectual Property Attorney, and now serves in a Marketing and Compliance capacity at American Express. In 2015, while working in his full-time role, Jackson founded The Jackson Law Firm, P.C., a firm that focuses on Intellectual Property matters, Copyrights & Trademarks, and Entertainment & Media. The Jackson Law Firm is currently expanding services into new and emerging digital spaces including blockchain technology.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University, received a post-graduate degree in Media Sales from Howard Univerisity, and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Southern University Law Center.
Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, affectionately known by Toyin, founded Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC in December of 2011. Toyin was born and raised in Brooklyn and spent several years working with inner-city youth in nonprofits and education settings.
Toyin holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Temple University and a certification in Nonprofit Management from Medgar Evers College.
In June 2015, Toyin was named an Echoing Green fellow. For his work with TLNYC, he has been featured in various media publications, including but not limited to Forbes, Huffington Post, NBC Blk, ABC7NY, and Brooklyn 12 News. Toyin was also invited to the White House for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative under the Obama administration. Since 2012, Toyin has fundraised $1.5 million for TLNYC and has been recognized as one of the world’s brightest social innovators who seek to foster change and equal opportunity for the underserved over-age student school population.