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Hi, I'm Kenrick (he/him). Welcome!

For the past 15 years I've had the honor of building and scaling programs and organizations in areas I am deeply passionate about, such as social justice and entrepreneurship; urban policy; intersectional diversity, inclusion, and equity; and inclusive sports.

I currently serve as the the Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), a federation of LGBTQ+API organizations across the United States, and I am also the founder of Urban&Out, a LGBTQPOC professional and leadership development network.

 

During my career, I've held senior management roles across functions, including as an executive director, and at the director-level in program design and management; professional and organizational development; fundraising; compliance; and operations. 

I've served as Executive Director of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance; Director of Education, Career Services, and Community at the YWCA of Queens; Director of Professional Development and Quality Assurance for The Leaguers, Inc; Manager of the Small Business Support Project at Brooklyn A; and development officer at Diaspora Community Services.

I've also founded several organizations, made two short films; spoken and presented at 20+ conferences such as Creating Change and the Out&Equal Workplace Summit (planned and chaired a few, too); and served on a dozen boards (currently chairing the Board of Diaspora Community Services), while playing as much tennis as possible. 

I co-produced "Queens At Court", a short documentary on amateur LGBTQ tennis which was screened at US and Canadian professional tennis tournaments, and I've played 70+ amateur tennis tournaments, including Gay Games 2010 (Cologne) and 2014 (Cleveland).

I was born in Guyana, raised in the NYC area, and currently live in Newark, NJ. I hold a BA in Politics from New York University, and an MS in Urban Policy and Leadership from CUNY-Hunter College. 

Check out the links, my LinkedIn, and Urban&Out, and/or drop me a line.

*I also smile much more in person than in photos.

KENRICK I. ROSS