Andrea Brown-Clarke
MOT Organizer (Middletown-Odessa-Townsend)

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Andrea Brown~Clarke {AKA} ABC from DE is a Wife (who just Celebrated her 22nd Anniversary) & the Mother of 2 Young Ladies (ABC2 + ABC3.) I've been Blessed to Manage My Career which offers more than 25 years of Corporate Sales, Marketing, Management and Executive Leadership Experience.

My experience lends an emphasis on Diversity Recruitment, Training & Development. 12 years ago I stepped out on Faith, from Corporate America, to Launch My Own EMPOWERMENT Life Coaching & Business Consulting Business, where I Am the DOVE™ ~ Director of Vision & EMPOWERMENT (for What’s Your Inspiration, Inc.)

Contact her at andrea@whatsyourinspirationinc.com.

Shané Darby
Wilmington Organizer

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Shané is a proud mother of three girls, Saniyah, Samirah, and Skai. She was born and raised in Wilmington to immigrant parents. She attended Temple University and majored in Mass Communication & African American Studies. She completed her Master’s program in Africana Studies with a concentration in Ethnography and Black Women Studies. Currently, she has purchased lots in her neighborhood to start to take control of the narrative of her community and eventually transform these spaces to Community Art Gardens. 

Her current focus and research includes Maternal Healthcare for Black Women and Reproductive Justice. She is advocating for Doulas to be in prison, increase in certified Black Doulas/Midwives in the State of DE, and decrease maternal health risk for Black Women.

Contact her at sdarby@thenetworkde.org.   

Tyeisha Grier
Community Policy Institute Co-Coordinator

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Tyeisha Grier spent most of her childhood overseas before moving to Delaware in her teens. After high school she attended Delaware State University before serving as a Combat Medic in the US Army. Prior to her honorable discharge she gained her first taste of the administrative side of healthcare as the NCOIC of the Internal Medicine Clinic, one of the largest clinics at WRAMC in D.C. Tyeisha’s experience combines over 20 years of various clinical and administrative roles in healthcare and mental health. She prides herself as a passionate advocate for the rights of patients, workers, and students. Currently she’s one of the Co-Coordinators of the new Community Policy Institute, a joint collaboration with Network Delaware and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.

Contact her at tgrier@thenetworkde.org.   

Jalyn Powell
Sussex Organizer

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Jalyn Powell, 24-year-old Milford, Delaware native, is an advocate, community leader and businesswoman. Through this civil service, Jalyn was inspired to create her own company, OUTLOUD LLC, an empowerment services organization focusing on personal growth and achievement in a holistic approach through empowerment, engagement, and advocacy.

Most recently Jalyn has been utilizing her organizing skills to bring the fight for justice to Sussex County. Jalyn`s first major advocacy role was as the guest speaker for the March for Your Lives Rehoboth March back in 2018. Jalyn spoke to a crowd of over 1,000 in encouragement of the need for gun reform. More recently, she brought together a crowd of hundreds in her organized peaceful demonstration, Walk of Change, held in Milford, Delaware. The attendees shared the message of Racial Equity and Social Justice in honor of George Floyd.

Contact her at jpowell@thenetworkde.org

Drew Serres
Network Coordinator

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Drew is the Network Coordinator and Co-Founder of Network Delaware which focuses on activating regular people in the political process through leadership development, civic engagement, and policy change. Through the organization Drew has provided a space to support campaigns for racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, and economic opportunity. He focuses his time coaching and developing the next set of social change organizers across the state.

Previously, Drew managed and coached multiple grassroots electoral and issue-oriented campaigns from the local to the state-wide level. He also wrote at OrganizingChange.org and coached chess at a local school.

Contact him at info@thenetworkde.org

Sadé Truiett 
Dover Organizer

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Ms. Sharon Sade’ Truiett is a graduate of Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and minor in Psychology. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from Wilmington University. Her passion for knowledge has led her to several careers in education as an Educator and Program Director in the public and private school sectors.

At the core of Sade’ is a passion and purpose designed to specifically empower people to live their best lives. She travels the world with messages of hope, empowerment, and encouragement with practical ways to immediately get individuals to their destiny. Sade’ lives by the life's motto of people won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Kindness makes the world go around.

Contact her at sade@thenetworkde.org. 

Apryl Walker
Principal Facilitator Ella Josephine Baker Black Organizers Group

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Apryl is the Principal Facilitator for Network Delaware’s newly formed Ella Josephine Baker Black Organizers Group which prepares aspiring Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) organizers wishing to improve their skills to make an impact for racial justice and fight for Black liberation. This small group immerses participants in the fundamentals of social change organizing, base building, leadership development, and campaign planning.

Apryl has worked in the community organizing field for over 25 years, and in partnership with Delaware communities since 1998. She regularly facilitates trainings on eliminating oppression, comprehensive peer counseling, community building, and leadership development for Delaware professionals and community leaders. She has also led workshops on these skills throughout the Unites States, as well as in Kenya and South Africa.

Contact her at info@thenetworkde.org