Ikenna Ike

Board-Chair | 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-Chair | Google

Aileen Casanave

General Counsel

Aneita Gage

Board Member | Intel Corporation

Erika S. Albury

Board Member | Diverse BioSolutions

Christina Lewis

Board Member | Secretary

Cynthia Joseph-Magee

Board Member

Stephanie Menzies

Board Member

Isabella Nyakundi

Board Member

Cheryl Thompson

Office Aide | Receptionist

Cathy Blake

FRC Program Manager

Sasha Richardson

Community Worker

Ernest Kirk, Jr.


Myisha Taylor

Program Specialist & Coordinator

Kenny Jackson

Student Executive Assistant Intern to Executive Director

Zakiya Cooper

Student Office Assistant Intern

Ariadna "Ari" Luna

Community Worker, Family Resource Center (FRC)

Kiana Munoz

Community Worker, Family Resource Center (FRC)

J. Bernard Hishamunda, PhD

Board Member

Daric V. Jackson

Board Member

Andy X. Mitchell

Board Member

Stephanie Allen

Homelessness Prevention Case Manager

Jerome Holloway

Student Finance Intern

Helen Kassa

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Oladotun "Dotu" Hospidales

Programs Coordinator

Zachary Meade

Policy & Advocacy Intern II

Beverley Waithaka

Policy & Advocacy Intern I

Tammy Sanders

Board Member

Jaden Morgan

Student Board Member

Lennies M. Gutierrez

Board Member

Babatunde "Tunde" Onadele Jr.

Board Member