Meet the Panelists

Due to severe winter weather and power outages, the panel has been postponed. A new date and time for the event will be determined as soon as possible.
Our panelists will share their lived experiences as educators, activists, and corporate business leaders while mastering the intersectionality of being Black.
Poster with speaker for event, Mario Garza

Dr. Carolyn Ashe Professor Emeritus in the General Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management Department in the Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB) at the University of Houston Downtown.

Kellee Coleman Co-founder of Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana prenatal clinic, social justice community organizer

TaNeika Driver-Moultrie Killeen Branch NAACP President, Executive Director for the Greater Killeen Community Clinic

Kredelle Petway Freedom rider, Civil Rights Activist

Nakia Winfield political social worker, community organizer, antiracist trainer

  • Dr. Carolyn Ashe

    Dr. Carolyn Ashe

    • Dr. Carolyn Ashe is Professor Emeritus in the General Business, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management Department in the Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB) at the University of Houston Downtown. She received her BBA and MBA degrees in management from the University of North Texas and her doctorate from the University of Houston.

      Dr. Ashe’s academic background and accomplishments include:  Faculty Senate President; Director for the Institute for Business, Ethics, and Public Issues (IBEPI); assistant Department Chair; and program Coordinator in the MDCOB). Her business experience includes commercial loan financial analyst and business and academic consulting.

      Dr. Ashe brings years of experience in teaching and research. She has dual experience teaching face-to-face and distance learning.  Presentations and publications encompass research focusing on ethical communication to the correlation of morale, productivity, and profit in an organization.  

       Dr. Ashe is active in both professional and community organizations. Her service is indicative of reality-based education, educational excellence, and community engagement. 
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  • Kellee Coleman

    Kellee Coleman

    • Kellee Coleman has over 18 years of equity and social justice community organizing experience integrating media, and popular educa4on as strategies for social change. In 2008 she co-founded Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana prenatal clinic, a project of Mamas of Color Rising that provides holis4c and culturally specific prenatal care, birth companions, midwifery services, prenatal fitness and nutri4on services to lower income Black and La4na folks in the Aus4n area. 

      In 2013 Kellee facilitated the Austin Public Health Department’s community health workers training focused on health equity issues impac4ng Black women in Aus4n, Texas. She has conducted original research on the social determinants of health as they impact Black women locally. She is a former member of the na4onal leadership collec4ve of Incite! Women and Trans* People of Color Against Violence. She has consulted with numerous na4onal and local organiza4ons on equity and reproduc4ve issues including the U.S. Midwifery Educa4on, Regula4on, & Associa4on, MANA, The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the University of Texas Dell Medical school. 

      Kellee has three children and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Edwards University in 2015. 
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  • TaNeika Driver-Moultrie

    TaNeika Driver-Moultrie

    • Elected as the youngest president in the 51 year history of the Killeen Branch NAACP in 2011, TaNeika was determined to become that somebody her mother always said she would be. Serving three consecutive terms as the Killeen Branch NAACP President from 2011-2016, she was humbled to make such an accomplishment at a young age. She is now back in the seat as president after taking time off in giving birth to a new NAACPer, Caleena Marie Moultrie. 

      Mrs. Driver-Moultrie currently serves as the Executive Director for the Greater Killeen Community Clinic; and, she is the state treasurer for the Texas State NAACP Conference. 

      She loves giving back to her community and is passionate about community service and philanthropy, which extends to a great degree. She mentors young teens, volunteers for HEB Feast of Sharing, chairs the Back 2 School Rally & Symposium, chairs scholarship fundraisers that has raised over $160,000, volunteers for numerous community projects and donates to such charities as the Killeen Food Care Center, Communities in School, Angel Tree, and Thanksgiving baskets, just to name a few, with her favorite being College Tours where her and her husband plan and chaperone high school students to colleges/universities. 

      She is the former president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.-Mu Theta Omega Chapter and ABWA Dynamis Chapter, is a graduate of Leadership Killeen 2010; served on the Bell County Grand Jury as the foreman; served on the Flavors of Central Texas committee, chaired the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) committee, served on the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Leadership Killeen Alumni Committee; and, currently serves on the Chamber’s Non-Profit Council, School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Committee at Alice W. Douse Elementary and the Business Department Advisory Board at Central Texas College. 

      She is married to Mr. Calvin Moultrie, Sr. and is the proud mother of Caleena, Calvin Jr. and Cedric. 

      When she’s not busy giving back to her community, she enjoys collecting postcards from every state, reading poetry and some NFL football or NBA basketball. 

      Her success is attributed to God, knowing that with Him ALL things are possible~ Matthew 19:26. 
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  • Kredelle Petway

    Kredelle Petway

    • Kredelle Petway, a veteran of the Civil rights Movement was born in Camden, Al, and spent the majority of her formative years in Pensacola, Fl. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High school in Pensacola, Fl. and from Florida A&M University - Tallahassee, Fl. 

      As a young adult living in the Jim Crow south, she decided to participate in protest for desegregation while attending FAMU in Tallahassee, Fl. She was arrested after the police threw tear gas into the group of protesters.

      As the daughter of an African Methodist Episcopal Zion Minister who was a staunch civil rights activist, she became more involved in the civil rights movement in Montgomery, al.  During her school breaks, she volunteered with the Montgomery improvement association which was organized by Dr. King and the N.A.A.C.P.  She worked with the voter registration Drive and other projects as needed in the civil rights movement under her father’s direction.

      On July 24, 1961, she became a Freedom rider along with her father, one of her younger brothers and a graduate student from Ohio.  They flew from Montgomery, al, to Jackson, MS, where they were all arrested and charged with Breach of Peace for attempting to desegregate the airport there.

      Her professional career included employment as follows:  veteran’s administration Hospital, Bay Pines, Fl; VA outpatient Clinic, St. Petersburg, Fl; Louisville urban league,  Louisville, Ky; internal revenue service, Louisville, Ky; VA regional office, Louisville, Ky; St. Petersburg, Fl, from whence she retired as a  section chief / program analyst.

      Her extracurricular activities while employed included membership in Blacks in Government (BiG) in Louisville, and helped organize a chapter in St. Petersburg, FL. 

      She currently volunteers for the following:  St. Petersburg Chapter of links, inc.; served on the Board of Directors with Opportunity Plus for Minority students’ success, inc.; presently, a member of the History and Geography Ministry at First Baptist church of Progress village in Tampa, Fl; serves on Board of Directors for Pathways Family Enrichment Center, Bradenton, Fl.
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  • Nakia Winfield

    Nakia Winfield

    • Nakia Winfield is a political social worker & antiracist trainer who uses an interdisciplinary lens to examine power dynamics across social systems. Her research in leadership development and complexity theory made her fall in love with Liberating Structures when she discovered it 2 years ago as a Mental Health Policy Fellow for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-TX) and has been using it in her personal and professional work ever since. 

      In addition to social work, Nakia has been a co-chair of NASW’s Race Equity Accountability and Leadership committee, a Resource Trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a Human Resource Generalist at Apple, and a Policy Analyst in the Texas Legislature for House Rep. Coleman.

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