In 2011, Leadership Huntsville's Impact Class 3 tackled the controversial issue of how we could build a lasting framework to better empower and mobilize leadears in the areas of race relations and diversity among our community's private and public sectors. Impact graduates discovered that being an inclusive community is easier said than done, and takes a long-term commitment and willingness to face conflict head-on.
The results of Impact's efforts was the formation of a new entitity, Vanguard Huntsville/Madison County. And while there were serveral current organizations focused on promoting equity, diversity, and tolerance, current efforts had been somewhat challenged in their ability to engage the business sector. This is what makes Vanguard Different.
Impact Class 3/ *Vanguard Board of Directors
*Kevin Wendt, The Huntsville Times
*Pastor TC Johnson, St. Luke Church
Mayor Tommy Battle, City of Huntsville
*Donna Lamb, Lamb Commercial Services, Inc.
*Attorney Kim Ford, Dick & Miller, P.C.
*Taralyn Caudle, UA Huntsville Ofc. of Diversity
*Melissa Thompson, Huntsville Council for PTAs
*Rosa Toussaint-Ortiz, Ortiz Consulting & Educational Svc.
*Bryan Dodson, Pheonix
*Dr. Darrell Ezell, Dream Chasers Foundation
*Chantelle Hawkins, Huntsville Hospital
Allison Dillon-Jauken, The Arts Council
*Don Nalley, Beason & Nalley
*David Little, Blue Creek
*Angelo Coleman, At-Risk Management
Will Culver, City of Huntsville
Pastor Wayne Snodgrass, Progressive Union