NBJC Board Members
The Hon. Darryl Moore
Berkeley City Council, District 2
Darryl Moore serves a member of the Berkeley City Council representing District 2, South-West Berkeley, California. Moore is a management analyst for the Oakland Housing Authority and serves as a Board Member of the West Berkeley Foundation and the East Bay Community Scholarship Foundation. In 2000, Moore was elected to the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees becoming the first openly gay African-American elected to office in the East Bay. Moore received an undergraduate degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Michelle E. Brown
1st Vice Chair
Author / Activist Detroit, Michigan
Michelle E. Brown is an author and activist born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Her work is strongly influenced by the socio-economic, political and human rights history of the city. Drawing upon the city’s rich history and her own personal travels locally and nationally for inspiration, she has written essays for several mainstream and alternative newspapers, is a monthly columnist in “Between the Lines” Michigan’s only LGBT Newspaper, and has published poetry, short stories and authored two books. When not writing she works as a consultant to small businesses and non-profit organization providing organizational development assistance.
Brown serves on the board of the Ruth Ellis Center and is Co-Chair of the Michigan Women & AIDS Committee. She is a member of the National Organization of Women-Michigan Chapter, Michigan Fairness Forum, HRC-Federal Club, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Michigan Election Committee, ACLU, Democratic Party-Oakland County, National Black Justice Coalition, Triangle Foundation, Transgender Michigan, and the NAACP.
Kylar W. Broadus, Esq.
Associate Professor, Lincoln University
Kylar W. Broadus is a professor, attorney, activist and public speaker from Missouri. He is an associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college where he previously served as chair of the business department. Kylar has maintained a general practice of law in Columbia, Missouri since 1997. Formerly, State Legislative Manager and Counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group.
In August 2005, Broadus along with two other panelists were the first to present information before the American Bar Association regarding Transgender clients. In 2004, he spoke at the Regional Affirmative Action Conference on Transgender Issues and Affirmative Action.
In January of 2003, Broadus was called before the American Association of Law Schools on transgender issues. In February of 2003, he presented at Georgetown Law School's Symposium on Gender and the Law on the same issue. He continues to speak and lobby on the national, state and local levels in the areas of transgender and sexual orientation law and advocacy.
Chief of Staff, Department of the Interior
Warren Christopher hails from Montgomery, Alabama. After graduating from Purdue University, he entered military service as a commissioned officer in 1989. Christopher recently retired after serving honorably and with distinction for more than 23+ years in the active component of the U.S. Army. Over the span of a distinguished career, his responsibilities included Commanding Officer in Europe; Human Resources Manager and Administrative Officer at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command; Executive Officer to the Army Chief, U.S. Senate Legislative Liaison Division; Joint Staff Fellow, The Pentagon; Chief of Training, Education, and Standards, and Special Assistant/Speech Writer to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific Command; and Commandant and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Pacific Command Special Troops Headquarters. Since retiring from the active U.S. Army, Christopher has continued in public service as a Senior Strategic Planner/Policy Advisor, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA and currently serves as the Chief of Staff, Department of the Interior (DOI) Interior Business Center.
Tiera M. Craig
Co-Founder, Lesbians of Color Support Network
Serving in the United States Army from 1995 to 2004, Tiera Craig was deployed to Iraq to build and maintain a fuel supply and storage system as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After completion of her mission and honorable discharge, she longed for more. Combining both her passion for people and her passion for shopping, she formed The Shopping Soldier Professional Concierge Service, a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. The Shopping Soldier offers administrative assistance, errands, personal shopping, and travel plans, among a host of other services. But her commitment to service didn’t stop when she took off her uniform for the last time. Craig has volunteered at various non-profit organizations. She also co-founded the Lesbians of Color Support (LOCS) Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit mentorship program, the only one of its kind in Southeast Michigan. Her most recent entrepreneurial venture led to the development and operation of LIV Resto-Lounge in the heart of downtown Detroit, where she is currently the general manager.
Alan-Michael S. Graves, Esq.
Los Angeles, CA
President of the National Friendship Movement, President of Gentlemen’s Gentlemen (working on behalf of the LGBT youth), former board member of John XXII AIDS Ministry, past co-chairperson of the Los Angeles Black Pride (ATB), active in serving the Los Angeles LGBT community for several years.
Along with being a father of two teenage boys, he is engaged in a tremendous amount of work with the homeless in Los Angeles, an advocate of public education that brings together parents to promote fiscal transparency, a public process, and a parent voice in budget decisions, along with setting priorities that place children and classrooms first, and continues his ongoing passion of offering an in-depth look at how experienced family law attorneys work with skilled mental health professionals to meet the needs of children in foster care and families throughout the custody evaluation process.
Vice President, Carrington & Carrington, Ltd
Julian High is Vice President of Business Development for Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. and manages the Washington D.C. office. High has expertise in the not-for-profit arena and federal and local governments. He joins Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. after working for President Obama’s 2008 campaign in the State of Nevada. Additionally, he was the Director of Diversity and Human Resources for the Human Rights Campaign. High is chair of the Watergate South Cooperative’s external affairs committee, co-chair of the cooperative’s human resources committee, and serves on the Watergate South Board of Directors. High is a graduate of Wabash College.
Associate Director of Field Outreach, Human Rights Campaign
Donna R. Payne is Associate Director of Diversity, Human Rights Campaign (HRC). In 2008 she celebrated 10 years of service working for the organization. In her capacity, Payne works closely with a number of civil rights organizations and leaders across the country to increase visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community within religious and people of color communities.
HRC is the largest national lesbian and gay political organization, with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that lesbian and gay Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Roddrick A. Colvin, Ph.D.
Frank Leon Roberts
Emeritus Board Members
Rev. Irene Monroe
Dr. Sylvia Rhue