Louis Stokes Fellows
Meet the Current Fellows
The cadre of Stokes Fellows represent a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, perspectives, and
community development experiences. As intended by the funding from HUD, the Stokes Fellowship
Program encourages applicants from out-of-state, especially from the southeastern part of the
country. The current Fellows are from Georgia ,South Carolina,Texas,New York, Missouri and
Ohio. Two fellowships were awarded to applicants who entered the masters program in Fall,
EMMA ANDREWS of Dayton, Ohio earned her undergraduate
degree in organizational management from Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio in 1995. She
is currently the Business Manager at Wesley Community Center, Inc. where she is involved in
organizational assessment and capacity building for small non profit agencies in the Dayton
PAMELA CROSS, who resides in College Park, Georgia,
graduated from St. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida in 1991 with an undergraduate degree in Human
Resource Administration. Pamela is Vice President,Community Development Officer at Wachovia
National Bank in Atlanta, Georgia.
WILLIE J. DAY, JR. resides in Anderson, South Carolina and
earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Lander University in Greenwood,
South Carolina in 1997. Mr. Day is currently the Director of Neighborhood and Transit Services
Division for the City of Anderson, South Carolina. In this capacity, he is responsible for the
provision of holistic neighborhood revitalization strategies and services. In the past, he has
served as the Director of Housing and Community Services for the city. He has extensive experience
in management in municipal and federal government, and community and business district
TIFFANY HOLLIN-WRIGHT of Loganville, Georgia received an
undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Xavier University, New Orleans , Louisana and a Masters
in Public Health in Community Health Education from New York University. She is Resident Service
Manager at Mercy Housing, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
KIMBERLY JOHNSON, a native of Buffalo New York graduated
from the University of Buffalo with a dual major in English and History in 1994. She is the CEO for
Neighborhoods in Partnership, Inc., a community development corporation in the City of Toledo,
DANIELLE PRICE is Associate Director for the Antioch
Development Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the
Genesis Program, a job readiness and placement program, project and program development, event
coordination and assistant to the Executive Director. Prior to joining Antioch, she was a Public
Information Specialist with the Office of Adult and Continuing Education for the Cleveland
Municipal Schools. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania,
earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 1992.
VANESSA RANDOLPH, a graduate of the University of Toledo,
Toledo, Ohio with a degree in Administrative Services currently resides in St Louis, Missouri. She
is the Regional Diverse Segments and Charitable Contributions Manager for Wells Fargo. In this
position, She oversees the work of staff of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in several states in
the Midwest who are engaged in offering services and community outreach to first time low to
moderate income homebuyers from many minority and ethnic groups. She reviews grant requests from
nonprofit organizations concerned with affordable housing and community and economic wealth
building in eight states. prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ms Randolph was the Director of Community
Business Centers for Fannie Mae in northern Ohio and Michigan.
BRIDGET WILES graduated from the University of
Texas, Dallas in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science. She is the Founder
and Executive Director of Skills to Empower People Socially (STEPS) located in Irving Texas.
This brainchild developed over eight years ago is a highly successful truancy intervention
program serving an average of 800 families per year.
RITA WILLIAMS, is the manager of Contract Administration
for the City of Cleveland, Department of Community Development. She is a graduate of the University
of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio with an undergraduate degree in Education.. She has experience in
secondary education,community development grant compliance and monitoring of third party nonprofits
block grant funds.