Patrick Healy Fellowship

Our Mission:

The Patrick Healy Fellowship is a community of dynamic leaders who share a passion for addressing issues that affect communities of color through a commitment to service, professional development, and alumni mentorship.

Our Founders: 

  • Rhondale-Marie (Rhon) Barras
  • Christopher Burke
  • Damien Dwin
  • Caleb Pitters
  • Ericka Souter-Pitters
  • George Weathers

Our Advisors:

  • Charlene Brown-Mckenzie – Director, CMEA
  • Esther Owolabi – PHF Young Alumni Advisor

The Patrick Healy Fellowship is housed at the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access. A CMEA professional staff member and young PHF alum serve as Advisors for PHF. They are responsible for overseeing the annual budget, meeting with Fellows bi-weekly, providing mentorship and guidance, and leading different programs (such as the Interview Weekend).

Our Alumni Board Members:

  • Yamiche Alcindor
  • Minnie Annan – Chair
  • Charlene Brown-Mckenzie
  • Christopher Burke
  • Daissan Colbert
  • Soyica Diggs Colbert
  • Yashreeka Huq
  • Christian Lozano
  • Nkiruka Ogbuchiekwe
  • Esther Owolabi
  • Jason Park
  • Dennis Williams (Advisor Emeritus)​

The PHF Alumni Board meets monthly to discuss the fellowship programming, pillars, and other business. Each board member leads specific aspects of the fellowship, such as Senior Service Trip, mentoring, professional development, and marketing and communications. Board members serve for two consecutive years and can serve a total of three consecutive terms.


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