Board and Staff
Nijeeah Richardson, LMSW- Interim Director
Nijeeah Richardson is a young licensed masters-level social worker and activist from Charleston, SC. Nijeeah completed their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in2015 and Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2017 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. As an undergraduate, Nijeeah interned at Time Out Youth, a local LGBTQ youth center in Charlotte, NC. For their graduate field experience, Nijeeah interned at the Freedom Center for Social Justice, also located in Charlotte, NC. They also worked as a behavioral interventionist at Justice Works Behavioral Care in Charleston, SC. Nijeeah is a co-founder and workshop facilitator with the Transformative Teaching Collective, a cooperative based in Charleston that provides social justice education to schools, community groups, non-profits and government organizations. In the past, Nijeeah has also worked as an assistant preschool teacher. They continue to organize and volunteer with various grassroots organization in their hometown of Charleston, SC.
Cator Sparks- Chair
Jonatan Guerrero Ramirez
Jonatan Guerrero Ramirez was born in Celaya, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Growing up in the small town of Waynesboro Georgia, Jonatan was involved in music, theatre and dance where he was even featured in Teen Vogue Magazine and receiving recognitions such as ‘Best in Theatrical Caption” from the Georgia literacy Association. After moving to Charleston in 2014, Jonatan started working in fashion through styling, PR, and special event planning. Some of his work includes Charleston Fashion Week, Lowcounty Live, and Bravo TV’s Southern Charm. While working with the city during special projects, Jonatan became a strong supporter of animal rights, LGBTQI rights, adult education, as well as one of the youngest Hispanic activists in the low country. His passion for children and helping others is his driving force to “Keep moving forward”. www.jonatanguerreroramirez.com Social Media: @jonatanguerreroramirez
KJ is a Charleston native, and a current West Ashley resident. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2012 with a BA in Criminal Justice and moved back to Charleston shortly thereafter with his wife, Sam. He has been working here as a police officer, with a particular interest in improving the department’s policies and relationships with LGBTQ community members. KJ is also a dog dad to an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Muppet mix, Emma, and has a wide range of interests. On any given day, you may find him either out on the water fishing and kayaking or practicing yoga. He also enjoys more low-key activities like podcasts, savoring his eighth cup of coffee for the day, and crafting.