The Board of Directors of the Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute is the governing body of the organization. Committed, enthusiastic, and professional, the people who serve on the ELI board guide each division to educate, develop, mentor and empower more people.

Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell is a co-founder of ELI, CEO of the Leading Through Living Community, a Leadership & Success Speaker, and #1 Best-selling Author of three leadership books.
Known as Ivana, The Confidence Architect™, V. Ivana Foster is co-founder of ELI, and founder and principle life coach of The Confidence Architect™ Coaching, Consulting & Development Practice.
Deborah M. Williamson is a co-founder of ELI. She is currently a Senior Human Resource Generalist – Employee Relations at AC FIRST/AECOM/GSS in Afghanistan.
Dashawn Mayweather is a co-founder of ELI. She is the founder of See Shawn Live motivations and an Instructional Designer.
Sonji Willingham is the founder and CEO of Premiere Transitional Services, a behavioral assistance and intensive family intervention organization.
Raven T. Lee is the Georgia Program Director, and is an executive coach and human resource trainer.
TaShundra Robinson is the Alabama Program Director, and is an engineer at a Fortune 500 energy company.