Here we GROW again!
Please welcome PSE’s new team members.
Greg Clay, Managing Director, Regional Organizing
As a civic thought-leader, Greg’s advocacy and perspective on public policy, civic engagement, and operations started from his experience as a government practitioner, working for six municipalities across three states. This foundation in public service enabled Greg to work extensively with political and community leaders, diverse business communities, and other organizations on projects, programs and initiatives to impact policy, service delivery, and outcomes for various stakeholders. His additional experience in strategy development and execution, along with fundraising, empowers Greg to think of balanced, transformative solutions for communities.
Originally from Atlanta, Greg is a graduate of Atlanta Public Schools where he is heavily involved as an alumnus. He serves on his former high school’s Governance Team, has led initiatives around workforce development through CTAE programming, and served on the Atlanta Board of Education’s inaugural Equity Task Force.
Through his service he has been notably recognized in many ways including, Atlanta’s 2020 Top 40 Under Forty by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the M.L.K. Jr. Service Award from the White House, a 30 for 30 Years Alumni Honoree from 21st Century Leaders, and the esteemed Whitney Young Service Award from the B.S.A. Atlanta Area Council. He has also been honored as an alumnus of Outstanding Atlanta, LEAD Atlanta (Leadership Atlanta), and the New Leaders Council. He is a requested speaker, panelist, and moderator on the topics of civic empowerment, millennial leadership and youth empowerment. He lives in the city of Atlanta, with his wife Shani, and is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Greg is a graduate of Florida A & M University and received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.
Domonique Mack, Senior Manager – Coastal Georgia
A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Dominique Mack joins PSE as Senior Manager for Coastal Georgia. She will lead our effort in building PSE’s capacity and network on the Georgia coast and in south Georgia.
Known for her unorthodox approaches, Dominique’s highest values are family, community, and Black women. She has dedicated her life to supporting marginalized communities, especially those experiencing domestic violence, poverty, crisis, and houselessness. That support has often looked like advocating for community-centered solution making, resource development, increasing access through active engagement, assisting Black and women-owned businesses, policy interrogation and change, training and recruiting leaders, developing programs, and obtaining millions in grant dollars to be invested back into the coastal area of Georgia.
Dominique is the visionary and founder of Soul Work Rx, a wellness community that believes in self-mastery restoration for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). She works faithfully empowering others through her writings, training, group facilitation, community development strategies and podcast. Her work is informative, and interactive, and calls for action for change. Dominique has been featured locally and nationally from The Huffington Post, XONecole, Elite Daily, Blavity, For Harriet and many others.
Dominique holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Florida State University, and an extensive background in human services including nonprofit and government management.
Karan Pol, Manager, Just Energy
With a background in climate policy, energy economics, and human rights, Karan Pol joins PSE as the Just Energy Policy Manager. In this role, he will oversee federal, state, and local legislation as it pertains to energy and climate change.. Karan is committed to ensuring that the global energy transition is one that centers the people first.
Prior to joining PSE, Karan worked for a start-up in Washington, D.C. providing geopolitical risk, economic, and financial analysis to bring small, modular, nuclear power to market as a solution for energy poverty and carbon neutrality.
Karan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, and a master’s degree in International Policy, both from the University of Georgia.
Solomon McBride, Manager, Just Energy
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, specifically the West End, Solomon McBride has a long history of advocacy and organizing, bringing an interdisciplinary perspective on the systems change required to develop equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. As Just Energy Program Manager, Solomon will oversee various projects and initiatives to include our Just Energy Academy and Just Energy Circle.
Before joining PSE, Solomon served in leadership roles at the Georgia Institute of Technology, The Clubhouse Network, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, Solomon has continued to root himself in political advocacy work, particularly in regard to racial equity, education, and climate policy and energy.
Solomon holds double bachelor’s degrees in African and African-American Studies and Health Science/Policy, both from Brandeis University.
Chantell Welch, Manager, Just Growth
Chantell Welch is a real estate management and compliance professional. With over 20 years of management experience in the private sector, Chantell has had the opportunity to manage all aspects of homeowner and condominium associations as well as multifamily affordable housing projects. Through her management experience, Chantell has overseen several projects for private owners, nonprofit and for-profit organizations as well as local and city government. Chantell shifted her career in 2020 from serving the private sector to the public sector. In her role with local government, Chantell has gained the opportunity to oversee compliance of several federal entitlement grants, project management for Capital projects, compliance and enforcement with Davis Bacon and Section 3 requirements as well as performing environmental reviews, contract renewals and reimbursement requests. Chantell holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgia State University and is currently in pursuit of her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Miami. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Georgia.
The Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), in partnership with INROADS, is thrilled to announce its 2022 Fall Intern Class.
Through its internship program, INROADS connects diverse and talented college students with paid internship opportunities at top employers, while also providing leadership development and career training. The students are a part of the HBCU Sustainable Communities Initiative which is an alliance between INROADS, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and UNCF to foster communities’ economic vitality by establishing opportunities to expose and promote HBCU talent to sustainability careers.
Learn more about our interns and partnership with INROADS here.