Acting National Executive Director
Janaye Ingram is the Acting National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN) and oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative advocacy work under Founder and President, Rev. Al Sharpton. In this role, she focuses on various issues including education, criminal justice, housing, technology, economic development and healthcare among others. Janaye has been with the organization for two years, previously serving as the Washington, DC Bureau Chief, during which she led the organization’s efforts around the 2012 Voter Engagement Tour, coalition work on issues like Stand Your Ground, planning of the 2012 and 2013 conventions and most recently planning the “National Action to Realize the Dream Rally and March” in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
Through her work with NAN, she has become a recognized voice on politics and activism with a weekly blog on Loop21 (www.loop21.com), a weekly segment on the syndicated radio show, “Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton” as well as appearances and features in other media including MSNBC, TVOne’s “Washington Watch with Roland Martin”, The Huffington Post and TheGrio.com. Prior to joining NAN, she held various positions with nonprofits in New York and New Jersey focused on fundraising and development, marketing, communications and government relations for several nonprofits.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School University. Her strong leadership skills and commitment to diversity have landed her in the exclusive fellowships of National Urban Fellows America’s Leaders of Change and Give1 Project. While not working on NAN issues, Ms. Ingram serves as a National Board Member for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (www.weenonline.org), an Editorial Board Member for emPower Online Magazine (www.empowermagazine.com) and a mentor for Brown Girls Lead. Her commitment to giving back led to the founding of Ambassadors of Hope, a scholarship and volunteer involvement campaign that benefits various national and international nonprofit organizations.