Morgan Harper is a Columbus native, born and raised on the East side. She is a lawyer and founder of the grassroots organization, Columbus Stand Up!
Morgan is also serves as a Senior Advisor to the American Economic Liberties Project. Previously, she was a candidate to represent Ohio's Third Congressional District in Columbus, Ohio.
She has also served as Vice President at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the nation's largest community development financial institution, and worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a Senior Advisor to the first Director.
Morgan continues to serve Columbus through her activism and leadership in the community.
Michael Young is a charismatic leader, visionary, community activist, and entrepreneur who serves as the Lead Pastor of City of Grace Church in Columbus, OH. Truly he is a lover of Jesus and a lover of people. Michael’s mission in life is to help others discover their God given purpose by leading them to an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ. His ministry has been featured on the Trinity Broadcast Network, The Word Network, and various other media outlets.
As much as he believes in the power of preaching, Michael firmly believes the only thing better than preaching the gospel is practicing it. As a result, outside the pulpit he has dedicated much of his life to serving, empowering, and developing his community. For years Michael led an organization that mentored hundreds of inner city children across the state of Ohio. He also sits on the board of several nonprofit organizations that focus on empowering the next generation. Michael also serves as the Lead Pastor for the National African American Male Wellness Initiative.
Michael has a burden for race reconciliation. As a result, he has hosted several citywide townhall meetings to bring unity and reconciliation among police, politicians, pastors, and the people of Columbus. Michael was selected to be the keynote speaker for the first ever black history month celebration hosted by Columbus City Council within City Hall in the 207 year history of Columbus. He was selected by Radio One as a "Future History Maker" and Sankofa Leadership Committee as an "Emerging Leader."
The Lord has also given Michael favor in corporate America where he is a sought after motivational speaker who challenges his audiences to pursue personal and professional excellence. He is a graduate of the University of Akron where he attended on a football scholarship. Michael is married to his high school sweetheart Kellie and they are the blessed parents of three beautiful children.
Regina Alhassan is Founder of ResearchPRO, Central Ohio’s leading prospect development partner. With total dollars identified exceeding $1 billion, she has specialized in major gift campaigns for a spectrum of organizations including The Ohio State University, Ohio History Connection, I Am Boundless, Columbus Academy and Heal Her Foundation. Her 20 years of prospect research and management includes software development, end user training, leadership consulting, knowledge management, moves management, systems management and development operations.
Regina serves on the Women’s Impact Initiative for the global Association of Fundraising Professionals and chairs the Central Ohio chapter’s committee for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access. Previous industry leadership includes Board President of Ohio Prospect Research Network and Chapter Leader for Apra International.
A Columbus native who believes in keeping it local, Regina has also served as Trustee for Columbus Metropolitan Friends of the Library, Create Columbus Commission, South Linden Area Commission, Greater Linden Development Corporation and CDCFC Policy Council. She has also co-founded initiatives such as African Village Arts Festival, The CHANGE Agency and All TEAM Walkathon.
A self-proclaimed data geek, Regina is also an artist, writer, philanthropist and TEDx Speaker who enjoys West African cuisine (read: Jollof!) and walks in wooded metro parks with her family.