Joan O. Dawson, Ph.D.

Chairperson of the Board

Rev. Keith W. Roberson, D. Min.

First Vice Chair

Senior Pastor, Southern Baptist Church

Mr. George H. Weldon, Jr.

Second Vice Chair

Owner, George H. Weldon Funeral Home, Inc.

Rev. Eva G. Duzant


President, E.G. Edwards & Associates, Inc.

Imam Talib Abdur Rashid

Corporate Secretary

Imam, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood

Rev. John L. Scott, A.B., M. Div., Ed. D.

Assistant Secretary

Senior Pastor, St. John’s Baptist Church


Mr. Malcolm A. Punter, MBA, Ed.D.

President & CEO (Ex Officio)



Rev. Wendy J. Kelly-Carter

National Alliance of Postal & Federal Employees

Rev. Shepherd Lee, Sr., M. Div.

Senior Pastor, Baptist Temple Church

Rev. Gregory A. Merriweather, Jr.

Associate Pastor, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Ms. Virginia M. Montague

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church


Rev. Nigel Pearce, D. Min.

Senior Pastor, Grace Congregational Church of Harlem

Rev. Dr. Loren J. Russell

Associate Minister, Goodwill Baptist Church

Chairman Emeritus  

Rev. Charles A. Curtis, M. Div., Ed.D. 


Trustee Emeritus

Rev. Dr. John E. Carrington

Founding Executive Members 

(In Memoriam)

Rev. Dr. Edward E. Johnson

Bishop Norman Quick

Bishop Roger Rhoss

Rev. Dr. Adolph Roberts

Bishop Preston R. Washington, Sr.

Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

Rev. Canon Frederick B. Williams


Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI)

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