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Lilian Ndangam, PhD
Senior Fellow

  • Hometown:Denver, CO

Prior to joining the National Civic League, Lilian worked as a program director for the African Canadian Social Development Council (ACSDC) - an umbrella organization for agencies serving the African Canadian community in Toronto from 2008 - 2012. During that time, she developed programs, oversaw the Council’s projects, strategic planning and worked with community organizations to address issues affecting immigrant communities in Toronto.

Lilian has also worked as a researcher and consultant for the World Association for Christian Communication – an international social justice organization in Toronto, Canada where she helped coordinate and co-author the 2010 and 2015 report for the Global Media Monitoring Project which monitors gender portrayal in the media globally.

Lilian holds a PhD in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK, an MA in Communication Studies from the University of Leeds, UK and BSc in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Buea, Cameroon. She has been an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Rhodes University, South Africa. Her research has been published in international media and communication journals. As a Senior Fellow at the National Civic League, her research will focus on local programs that foster inclusion for immigrants and strengthen international connections.

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Valerie LemmieChairDirector of Exploratory Research, Kettering Foundation Angela RomansSecretaryFormer Senior Vice President of Programming at Say Yes to Education, Inc. Heather A. JohnstonTreasurerFormer City Manager, City of Burnsville, MN Teree Caldwell-JohnsonBoard MemberChair, Des Moines School Board Jim CloarBoard MemberCommissioner, Tampa Housing Authority Hon. Brad ColeBoard MemberExecutive Director of the Illinois Municipal League Bryan DeslogeBoard MemberCounty Commissioner, Leon County (Tallahassee, FL) Lee FeldmanBoard MemberPresident-Elect of the International City/Count Management Association (ICMA) Alex HannahBoard MemberManaging Vice President, Marketing & Communications, ICMA-RC Alicia LaraBoard MemberSenior Vice President, Impact United Way Worldwide Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr.Board MemberMayor of Roanoke, VA Hon. Ron LoveridgeBoard MemberDirector of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at the University of California Maureen McDonaldBoard MemberFormer Senior Director for Community Benefit & Relations at Kaiser Health Plan Colorado Terry MingerBoard MemberFormer President and CEO of The Piton Foundation in Denver, Colorado Derek OkuboBoard MemberExecutive Director, Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships Hon. David SanderBoard MemberCouncil Member of Rancho Cordova, California Anthony SantiagoBoard MemberSenior Fellow, Program & Partnership Development, National League of Cities Cindy SteinhauserBoard MemberCity Manager of Frankfort, KY Andy TaftBoard MemberPresident at Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Hon. Angel TaverasBoard Member Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Wendy WillisBoard MemberExecutive Director, Deliberative Democracy Consortium

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