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  • Denise Blake

    Denise Blake

    Vice president, regional operations

    Denise Blake has held key positions in nonprofit, corporate, and governmental organizations. At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, she served as Education and Training Coordinator, where she was responsible for designing training curricula for adult learners. Also, she led important research on the philosophy of nonviolent social change. At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Denise managed the Foundation’s educational scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs. Denise then served as Associate Director for the FaithFactor program at the Interdenominational Theological Center. Later, Denise served as the Senior Project Director for The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections Media Outreach Initiative. She managed the charitable foundation for former Atlanta Falcons’ defensive tackle Rod Coleman, providing support to youth in foster care, and served as Project Director for the Twenty-First Century Foundation’s Black Men and Boys Media Outreach Campaign. In 2013, Denise became the Executive Director of WINGS for kids – Atlanta, where she oversaw delivery of WINGS’ award-winning social-emotional learning after-school program. Most recently, Denise served the United Negro College Fund’s Atlanta office as Senior Development Director and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as National Director of Field Operations. In her role at MADD, Denise managed and coached executive directors representing 14 states and was responsible for ensuring that revenue and programmatic targets were met in all regions. Denise Blake is a Northern California native and a graduate of Spelman College.
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