William Buster is the Senior Vice President of Impact for Dogwood Health Trust where he leads the Foundation’s Education work and Racial Equity investments. He also provides oversight for the Foundation’s grantmaking and program-related investment strategies. Beginning as a Program Officer for the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundations, William has served in various leadership roles during his career in philanthropy. He was formerly the Executive Vice President of Community Investments at St. David’s Health Foundation in Austin, TX., Owner and Lead Consultant for Common-Unity Philanthropic and Nonprofit Advisors, and Director of Mississippi and New Orleans Programs and Advisor to the President on Men and Boys of Color during nine years with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. William holds a Master of Arts in Policy and Practice of Development from University of New Hampshire.
Toya Randall is Senior Director of Community Initiatives in the office of the CEO at Casey Family Programs where she is responsible for a national portfolio of racial equity and multi-sector alignment initiatives focused on community health and safety, school justice reform, child well-being, and family strengthening. She is also the Catalyst & Curator of Voice. Vision. Value. Black Women Leading Philanthropy, a multimedia narrative platform that elevates and celebrates the historic leadership impact of Black women in professional philanthropy. Moreover, Toya Co-Chairs the Greater New Orleans Funders Network Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Committee of Communities for Just Schools Fund, and is a Board Trustee for The Giving Square in addition to Nafasi Fund. She is one of the founders of the Black Women in Philanthropy Leadership Retreat and an inaugural fellow for both the ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellowship and the Funders Network for Smart Growth P.L.A.C.E.S. Fellowship.
E. Bomani Johnson is Vice President of External Partnerships at The Moriah Group where he also serves as Associate Director of Forward Promise. He co-designed and led the multi-million dollar grantmaking processes for the Momentum Fund of the United Philanthropy Forum and the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a collaboration between Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. In 2015, Bomani founded Emergent Pathways, a management consulting firm that builds and implements strategies for racial equity, gender equity, and social justice. He previously served as Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships for the DC Trust and in several capacities at The Greater Washington Community Foundation (formerly The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region). Bomani is a member of the Board of Directors of the RYSE Center in Richmond, California and a trainer of ABFE’s Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities Framework.
Dr. Rhonda Tsoi‑A‑Fatt Bryant is President/CEO of The Moriah Group, an international consulting firm, based in Huntsville, AL and Executive Director of its signature initiative Forward Promise. Dr. Bryant has over 20 years of program development and public policy advocacy experience focused on the issues children of color face from birth to young adulthood. Her expertise has been integral to advancing the national work on BMOC through Forward Promise and other initiatives. Rhonda holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, a master’s degree in Urban Affairs & Public Policy, and a doctorate in Education Leadership.