Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.


- Henry Ford

Executive Leadership Team 



Melvin Lewis


Melvin Lewis, known to many as DJ Forerunner, is an open format disk jockey, providing services for corporations, weddings, private events and clubs. He specializes in partnering with brands to provide premier, upscale experiences. Melvin can also be heard on Lexington’s Hot 102.5 on weekdays during the “Hot Drive at 5.” He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Dominique Wright is the CAE, Thermal and Test Engineering Manager at Lexmark International, Inc. Previously, she served as the Worldwide Service Parts Engineering Manager, Supplier Relationship Manager as well as a Mechanical Engineer. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky and Master’s Degree from Georgia Tech, both in Mechanical Engineering. Some of Dominique’s other activities include the National Society of Black Engineers, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and serving on on various community boards. She believes that service and mentoring are the ways to connect, grow and unify communities. Dominique grew up in both Hershey, Pennsylvania and Lexington, Kentucky.

But out of limitations comes creativity.

-Debbie Allen

President Emeritus

Dominique Wright

Finance Chair

 Dr. April

April Prather, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist from Mobile, Alabama who moved to Kentucky in 2015. In addition to her service with Lexington Urban League Young Professionals, April is an active member of her church and volunteer pharmacist with Mission Lexington’s, Faith Pharmacy. She recently embraced her passion for dance through launching a dance fitness class that embraces Christian music. She is a firm believer that a life in service to others is a life worth living.

Nicole Gwishiri works as a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Bath County through Cooperative Extension with the University of Kentucky. She has an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Nicole was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and grew up in Hamlet, North Carolina. She moved to Kentucky in August of 2015. She loves to volunteer, go to church, and spend time with family and friends. Her hobbies include sewing, writing, and playing with her baby, Shona and poodle, Bates. 

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi





Advocacy Chair

Kabrenda Warfield


KaBrenda Warfield

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Rachel Russey

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Marketing Chair

Rachel Russey


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Professional Development Chair


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Outreach Chair


Position is vacant.






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