Board of Directors

Male Mogul Initiative is stewarded by a board of directors who embody the qualities we instill within our program participants.


Walter Mendenhall

Walter is the Founder and Executive Director of the Male Mogul Initiative. A former NFL running back from Chicago, Walter has now dedicated his life to providing leadership to Chicago’s Black and Brown youth.


Brian Alexander

Brian is an authority in management consulting and provides invaluable strategic direction in furthering Male Mogul Initiative’s mission. He is the President of Ready Aim Climb.


Patricia L. Arnold

Patricia is a public relations expert and provides exceptional guidance to get the word out about the Male Mogul Initiative to donors and potential participants. She is currently the Chief Communications Strategist at PhoeniX Strategic Communications. 


Dr. Nameka R. Bates

Dr. Bates is a powerful figure in the field of college admissions and academia and is passionate about providing strategic expertise to nonprofits that provide opportunities for higher education to underprivileged youth. She is the Managing Director of College Access at Chicago Scholars.


Dr. Melissa Dianovsky-Hoeppner

Melissa Hoeppner is an expert in the field of youth healthcare and provides invaluable strategic direction with respect to the health and welfare of our program participants. She is currently a General Pediatrician at PediaTrust.


Michele Rogers

Michele is a powerful figure and authority in academia and provides expert guidance in fostering phenomenal relationships and connections between the Male Mogul Initiative and institutes of higher education. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.



Ronald Milsap

Bruce Hampton

David Lewis

Rasheed Mitchell

Michelle Mendenhall

Neil Codell

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