Ikenna Ike

Board Member | Google
Ikenna Ike
is amazing.
Even if there were words provided to describe all of their awesomeness, you'd just be reading a different set of words with all of their accolades meant to tell you what we're telling you now ...
Ikenna Ike
is an amazing human being.

"Success should be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." This quote by Booker T. Washington lays the foundation for one of the most important lessons in life, a quality that has recurred for Ikenna quite often - resilience.

Ikenna Ike is currently an Environmental Engineer and Program Manager at Google. In his role he is responsible for enabling company-wide responsible supply chains in order to minimize environmental and social impacts and risks while striving to restore ecosystems and promote healthy communities. Ikenna is also passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity at Google. He belongs to and supports several affinity groups such as the Black Googler Network and also is involved in mentorship programs geared towards Black and Brown students such as Tech Exchange (formerly known as Howard West).

Ikenna is a Houston, Texas native of direct Nigerian descent. He is a double alumnus of Howard University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and Global Business Consulting. There, on the campus of the Mecca, is where he learned the true meaning of being a social activist. He was elected into several student government positions and was able to organize and photograph over 500 Howard students in the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” stance, garnering national and international attention and helping spark the movement that adorns the same name. An active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Ikenna maintains his involvement through mentorship, activism and service to the community.

Ikenna is still very keen on the arts - a published photographer, avid reader/writer and a music enthusiast - he spends a lot of free time immersed in creative spaces. A motivating factor for Ikenna is his love for the environment and his ultimate goals in life are to make an impact on the world no matter how small and to take care of his family. He is also passionate about giving back to his community and hometown, either monetarily or through service - a big reason as to why he serves the Agency in his current capacity.

The Team

Milan R. Balinton

Executive Director

Sabrina-Moné Lamontagne

Operations and Finance Manager

Ikenna Ike

Board Member | Google

Aileen Casanave

General Counsel

Aneita Gage

Board Vice Chair | Intel Corporation

Erika S. Albury

Board Member | Diverse BioSolutions

Christina Lewis

Board Secretary | Visa

Cynthia Joseph-Magee

Board Treasurer| Shutterfly

Stephanie Menzies

Board Member | Educator

Cheryl Thompson

Office Aide/Receptionist

Cathy Blake

FRC Program Specialist & Coordinator

Ernest Kirk, Jr.


Myisha Taylor

FRC Program Manager

Kenny Jackson

Programs Student Intern

Ariadna "Ari" Luna

Community Worker, Lead + Special Projects

Kiana Munoz

Youth Engagement Coordinator

J. Bernard Hishamunda, PhD

Board Member | Adobe

Daric V. Jackson

Board Chair | Education Administrator

Stephanie Allen

Programs Coordinator

Jerome Holloway

Finance Assistant

Oladotun "Dotu" Hospidales

Programs Manager

Beverley Waithaka

Policy & Advocacy Student Intern I

Tammy Sanders

Board Member | Lam Research

Jaden Morgan

Student Board Member | Stanford University

Lennies M. Gutierrez

Board Member | Comcast

Babatunde "Tunde" Onadele Jr.

Board Member | Blach Construction

Kennedy Myers

Executive Office Student Intern

Amber Mopress

Community Worker

Monnie Allotey

Community Worker

Lavere Foster

Associate Director

Naomi Grubb

Office Aide/Receptionist

Wesley Cox

Reparations Research Fellow

Mia Veal

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Paulette Moore

Employment Services Program Coordinator

Maria Lopez

Office Aide/Receptionist

Sofia Alvarez

Virtual Assistant to the Executive Director

Taylor Adams-Booker

Programs Coordinator

Egyptsheanna Lundy

Policy & Advocacy Student Intern II