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.
With over 15-years of experience, Neisha Springer is a licensed Executive Coach and career Human Resource Management Professional.
With a laser focus on Human Resources and Talent Development in a Management and Leadership capacity, Springer has lead initiatives for industries including Advertising, Education, Health, and Creative Services for both US and Global Markets. She has also led HR, Learning, and Operations nationally for Dr. Oz’s nonprofit HealthCorps, led HR within Omnicom Health Group, and now serves as the Director of Global Learning and Development for VMLY&R, an international Marketing, and Advertising Agency with over 12,000 employees in over 50 offices worldwide. In this role, focuses on North America and LATAM markets while also supporting and facilitating learning experiences for APAC and EMEA.
Springer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English from Virginia State University and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Long Island University – Brooklyn. In her spare time, she serves on the Executive Board for the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America and is working on a Leadership Development course at Harvard Business School.
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.