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.
Reeya Shah is an accomplished leader in strategy & operations and an advocate for service. As the Vice President of Transportation-as-a-Service Operations at Via Transportation, Reeya manages and scales Via’s micro transit operations in North America. Before joining Via, Reeya worked as a consultant at Strategy& and in operations at Walmart, where she developed a deep understanding of business strategy and customer-centric operations.
In addition to her professional experience, Reeya is an active member of the nonprofit community. She founded the Junior Board of the Partnership for After School Education, which provides high-quality after-school programs to children in underserved communities. Reeya is also a committed board member of Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC.
Reeya holds a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where she developed her skills in business strategy, organizational behavior, financial management, and leadership.
Fernando Snowden-Lorence is a Vice President in Corporate Responsibility at JP Morgan Chase. As part of the Global Philanthropy team, his work focuses on youth development, specifically college and career readiness for young people of color and job readiness for the military serving and Veteran connected community. Fernando has 15 years of experience working in education, volunteer management, education advocacy, and as an entrepreneur in the nonprofit and youth development fields.
In 2008, Fernando co-founded a youth mentoring organization in Central Brooklyn focusing on academically disengaged youth. He is also a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a Board member of Broome Street Academy, a member of the Blue Star Families Committee for Inclusion, a Council of Urban Professionals Fellow, and a Connecting Leaders Fellow at the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
Fernando is a Certified Project Management Professional and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Philosophy from Hunter College and a Certificate in Strategic Negotiations from UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
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!
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.