NBJC Leadership Team
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Throughout her career, Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks has brought vision, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, political savvy, and strategic thinking to every endeavor she has attempted. She has the ability to bring talented people together to form cohesive leadership teams within organizations and build collaborative advocacy coalitions among very diverse stakeholders. A nationally recognized leader, Sharon thrives on challenges and seeks to develop and promote leadership in others.
Programs and Policy Manager
A burgeoning political voice, Michael J. Brewer has served as LGBT Coordinator for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Co-Chair of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s LGBT Advisory Committee and advisor to Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort’s (D-Atlanta) 2010 re-election campaign. A first-time campaign manager, Brewer helped re-elect Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (HD-39) to her fifth term in July 2010, winning 74% of the vote in a primary challenge. Having previously served as Chief-of-Staff to Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan and Field Organizer at the Equality Foundation of Georgia, Brewer recently relocated to Washington, D.C.
Legal and Public Policy Advocate
Throughout her academic and professional career, Sheila E. Isong has pledged her life to becoming a vehicle of change for oppressed and marginalized communities. Born in Benin City, Nigeria, and raised in the great state of Maryland, Isong embraces her many identities and is proud to serve as NBJC's Legal and Public Policy Advocate. Isong has a wealth of experiences in both the private and non-profit sectors, and most recently clerked at Shipley & Horne, P.A. in Largo, MD. She has also served as an Event Organizer through the AFL-CIO, a Support Specialist through Public Allies Pittsburgh, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair through the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).
Programs and Outreach Associate
Je-Shawna C. Wholley is a rising star and the Programs and Outreach Associate at NBJC. She is also an active member of the organization’s Leadership Advisory Council, providing strategic insight on outreach and issues affecting Black LGBT young people. A recent graduate of Spelman College, Wholley served as President of the LGBT student union, Afrekete, for two years and was credited with numerous accomplishments during her tenure. Dedicated to the empowerment of LGBT youth of color, Wholley is currently traveling across the nation to conduct workshops on creating safe and inclusive campuses for all students to thrive.