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kakela hall president
KaKela (Kela) D. Hall, Sr. a.k.a KD Hall is the epitome of a networking and corporate problem solvering genius. Her production and problem-solving skills are not the only thing that sets her apart. With years of experience in higher education, communication management, strategic professional planning and training, Kela is equipped to handle a copious number of tasks with integrity and poise. She is a visionary, a creator, and a leader in workforce development women initiatives including sexual harassment prevention. Her high energy and hardworking core keeps her motivated while assisting clients to achieve their professional goals. She also serves as an adjunct marketing and communications professor at Bellevue College and holds her own as a professional speaker, moderator, spokesperson and special interest journalist. Not to mention, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Broadcasting Journalism, MBA and Master in Adult Education- Leadership and Training.

Kela co-founded KD Hall Communications in 2013 and has since been extremely impactful across corporate and government sectors. As a result, Kela and the KD Hall team have been invited to the White House, received 10 proclamations, and successfully guided 24 students through an internship for the Inauguration of Women on the Rise Season 1 and Women on the Rise Season 2 as well as two Women’s History Month conferences.
kimi lee king project manager
Kimi Lee King has spent more than a decade in organizational development, community advocacy and the health industry, with a focus on improving the lives of our most marginalized and impacted communities. With equity for all at her center, Kimi passionately works alongside individuals and organizations to enhance their vision, purpose and passion towards building a sustainable model that transforms communities. She provides access and strategic support that deconstructs barriers for success. Formerly a director lead in organizations such as, the Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition, YMCA of Greater Seattle, YES Foundation of White Center, and the Evergreen School, Kimi founded and is the CEO/Small Business and Event Consultant at Roots Royal Solutions. In addition to operating the day-to-day operations of Roots Royal, she is actively pursuing her PMP and is mother to two wonderful children, ages 13 and 11.
alexis howell project manager associate
Chicago native Alexis Francine AdeShola Howell graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism concentrating in editorial reporting and Master of Arts in journalism. Howell worked as a television news producer in Lansing, Michigan. Throughout her collegiate years, Howell was invited by the Broadcast Education Association to present her research on If Social Media Affects the Way College-Aged Women View Themselves, and How Does A Woman Reporter’s Background Affect Sources In Her News Stories. The latter of the two has been published. Howell has hosted workshops for high school students on college readiness and career exploration and served as a panelist for the National Association of Black Journalist chapter at Michigan State University. During her free time, Howell channels her humanitarian spirit by volunteering at various Food Lifelines, Meals on Wheels, Voter Registration, and many more.
keelin everly-lang social media specialist
Keelin Everly-Lang is a multimedia journalist, hiring manager, student, and storyteller who uses any tools at her disposal to educate and inspire. She is committed to social justice and creating conversation around difficult topics, with a pointed emphasis on sharing solutions. Her focuses are on how health and environmental consciousness can interact positively to offset societal struggles on topics such as race, class and gender. She was recently accepted to the UW, majoring in multimedia journalism with an emphasis on environmental studies. While attending Bellevue College, she was a staff reporter for “The Watchdog”, and has been an Ambassador for KD Hall Foundation since June 2016.
Ellison Shieh seeks to create diverse, inclusive, and compelling narratives through the many mediums, and their works include short films and documentary pieces. Intersectional and their identity as queer, gender non-conforming Asian American plays an important role in what they do and how they approach their work. With much faith in the power and influence of media, they strive to make a difference through their creations. Ellison is currently based in the Pacific Northwest, working on both narrative and documentary projects.
ellison shieh web manager
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