Rande S. Atcherson, PMP, President
Mr. Rande Atcherson has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2014. He received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Towson University. Mr. Atcherson is the founder of Speak For A Cause LLC; a marketing consultancy that focuses on nonprofit and small business development. He was also recognized as a 2018 Prince George’s County 40 under 40 honoree for his exemplary leadership skills.
Mr. Atcherson has over 11 years of experience leading corporate initiatives and fostering organizational change through strategic and tactical communications. His collaborative nature has proven to be valuable in driving results to achieve corporate goals and objectives. He is a mental health and substance abuse advocate and often volunteers his marketing and communications, change management, and project management expertise to raise awareness and to lift the stigma surrounding mental health. In addition to leading the Board of Directors for Hillcrest, he serves on the Communications and Marketing Committee.
Kris Inman, Ph.D., Vice President
Dr. Kris Inman has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2016. She received her Doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. She is currently based in Ghana and serves as the Research Director for USAID West Africa’s Peace through Evaluation, Learning, and Adapting activity, which supports peacebuilding programs in West Africa through research, evidence-based evaluations, and training.
Dr. Inman has over 15 years of experience working on critical issues in Africa, specializing in democratization, political economy and development, conflict resolution, and counter terrorism/countering violent extremism. In addition, she has more than 10 years of expertise directing research using both data science and mixed-methods and translating data analysis into actionable governmental policies and programming.
Larry McClain-El, Treasurer
Mr. Larry McClain-El has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2017. He has over 30 years of experience in the area of budget and accounting and served as Special Assistant at USDA, Foreign Agriculture Service. He retired after 42 years of government service in January 2014. Mr. McClain-El currently is an independent contractor as a financial and business process consultant for his former agency at USDA since 2014. He studied accountancy at Southeastern University and USDA Graduate School, Washington, D.C.
Keatra Fuller, Secretary
Keatra Fuller has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2017. Ms. Fuller has a Master Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. She presently works for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Jason Lewis, Member
Jason Lewis has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2017. He is currently a Manager and Program Analyst for the Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General, District of Columbia. He has expertise in management, public budgeting, legislative policy, and human resource management and labor relations. Mr. Lewis has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Human Resource Management from Bowie State University.
Ariel Gonzalez, Esq, Member
Ariel Gonzalez has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2017. He has a Juris Doctor Degree from Catholic University of America. He is a Chief legislative professional with experience in lobbying, and representing organizations’ positions and objectives before Congress, the Executive Branch and State Governments. Mr. Gonzalez is also a national expert on health care, and mental health policy.
Aisha Martin, Member
Aisha Martin has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2017. She is a school based Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical. Ms. Martin has over 17 years of clinical experience. She currently provides behavioral services and intervention to students and works as a therapist in a group practice in Greenbelt, MD. She has a Masters of Clinical Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Asaki Shittu, Member
Asaki Shittu has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2018. She has over 7 years of administrative, recruitment, program management, and human resource experience. She has substantial experience in establishing, organizing, and managing offices and business procedures. She is proficient in liaising with communities, agencies, and clients. Ms. Shittu has a Masters Degree in Public Administration: Public Policy & Management.
McKinley Posey, Member
McKinley Posey has served on the Hillcrest Board of Directors since 2018. He is an experienced Grants Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the international development industry. He is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Government, International Relations, Fundraising, and Management. He has a Masters Degree focused in Plant and Soil Sciences from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.