Meet Our Staff

Sadie M. Winlock, D.Mgmt., MBA

President & CEO


With more than over 30 years of leadership experience in the profit, not-for profit and small business sectors industries, Ms. Winlock brings exceptional skills to reshape and deliver a successful strategy, engaging employees, the corporate community, funders and citizens to achieve the mission and vision of the Akron Urban League.

Minette Boyd

Executive Administrator & Director of Events


Christopher Brown

Sr. Director, Marketing & Operations


Andreas Ellis

Director, Advancement


Vernia Johnson

Sr. Director, Programs


Toni T. Johnson

Manager, Transitions Program


Lamon Harris

Adult Employment Specialist


Alice Samuels

Supportive Services


Abby Billups

Lead Case Manager

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Cynthia Price

GED Instructor


Victoria Meneese

Case Manager, Comprehensive Case Management & Employment Program


Natashia Bishop

Administrative Assistant, Programs


Kimberly Irvin-Lee

Director, Minority Business Assistance Center - Akron


Carla Matthews

EEO / Compliance Officer, Akron Water Ways Renewed!


Misty Rogers

Assistant EEO / Compliance Officer, Akron Waterways Renewed!


Michael Jefferson

Business Consultant


Tracy Williams

Business Counselor


Eunice Hampton

Program Receptionist


Jason Samuels

IT Consultant