National Executive Director
Janaye Ingram is the National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN), a national civil rights organization with a modern agenda and a goal to create one standard of justice and decency for all. In this role, she oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative advocacy work under Founder and President, Rev. Al Sharpton and focuses on various issues including education, criminal justice, housing, technology, economic development and healthcare among others. Through her work with NAN, she has become a recognized voice on politics and activism with a weekly commentary on NewsOne (www.newsone.com), a weekly segment on the syndicated radio show, “Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton”, honors like Loop21.com’s Top 40 under 40 on Capitol Hill and The Grio 100, as well as appearances and features in other media including MSNBC, TVOne, The Huffington Post and TheGrio.com. She speaks regularly on the topics including justice, women’s rights, and youth activism.
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) and an Editorial Board Member for emPower Online Magazine (www.empowermagazine.com). 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 and passion projects.