Our Team


Amy Fan
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Uyiosa Elegon
Marketing & Development Director
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Our Board

Cassandra D. Jones
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Cassandra D. Jones is an organizer, strategist, and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. She currently serves as the National Deputy Director of Organizing for Faith in Action National Network.

Chris Valdez
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Chris Valdez (he/him/el) is the Director of Communications at Houston in Action, an activated network of over 100 Houston region community-based organizations, former Next City Vanguard and New Leaders Council alum.

Jaison Oliver
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Jaison Oliver is an organizer and educator based in Houston who brings together people and institutions to facilitate collaborative policymaking and catalyze community-led change. As an organizer with the ImagiNoir/BLMHTX Collective, he works alongside artists, academics, technologists, and educators building abolitionist learning spaces through which we might imagine and create more equitable communities where Black people can thrive. An avid supporter of the arts, Jaison works with Black Lunch Table and Art+Feminism to fill gaps in contemporary art history through Wikipedia edit-a-thons. Jaison is a Detroit native and an alumnus of Yale University.

Steven Wu
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Steven Wu is the Organizing and Policy Manager of Woori Juntos. He works with impacted Asian and migrant community members to co-create and implement a holistic policy and organizing platform that advances the full safety, agency, and vibrancy of our communities. In other efforts to advance the interests of migrant communities, Steven is the Coalition Lead of the Texas Data Quality Coalition, a group of community based organizations, health groups, and advocates that aim to pass health equity policy at the local and state level. Previously, Steven was the Health Policy Associate of the Scholars Strategy Network and Vice President of OCA-Greater Houston. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2013. When not engaged in advocacy, Steven enjoys tossing a frisbee on a brisk fall day, snapping candid pictures of Houston, learning Spanish, dabbling in poetry, camping/hiking the beauty of Texas, and reminding any non-Southerner to say “all y’all”.

Advisory Board

Jamaur Barnes Kathleen McElroy Lewis Raven Wallace Muizz Akhtar Ross Ramsey Sam Oser Sarah Yockley Summer Harlow


Amy Fan Andrew Farias Jalesha Bass Loyce Gayo Martha Aguirre Rubio Uyiosa Elegon Zoe Parker