Dr. Carl Ellis Jr. is the Academic Dean of the Makazi Institute and Provost’s Professor of Theology and Culture at Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Ellis equips individuals and organizations to meet today’s challenges, including facing the African American cultural crisis and understanding the dynamics of diversity. Dr. Ellis has contributed to numerous publications and has written several articles and books. He holds a Ph.D. from Oxford Graduate School, where he also received the President's Award for Research Showing the Greatest Potential for Societal Change. He has received several other awards including an honorary D.Litt. from Biblical Theological Seminary. He appears as a contributor on national radio and television programs.
Mrs. Level has served on the board of The Gloucester Institute since its founding. Prior to joining the Gloucester Institute, Mrs. Level served on the staff of U.S. Senator George Allen as his regional representative for Hampton Roads, VA, from 2001 to 2004. Mrs. Level has a bachelor's degree in English from Hampton University, is a mother of three children, and resides in Fairfax County, Virginia.
JOHN LITTEL, Esq.
Mr. Littel is the President of Magellan of Virginia and Chief External Affairs Officer for Magellan Health. Prior to joining Magellan, he served as Executive Vice President for External Affairs at Amerigroup Corporation, until that company was acquired by Anthem, then served as an Interim Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Anthem; he was responsible for growth and business development. Previously, he has served at the federal and state government levels, including as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. Mr. Littel earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Scranton and J.D. from The Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.
Mr. Kuykendoll leads a team responsible for financial and management reporting for Prudential’s insurance operations in Japan. He recently returned to the US from a long-term assignment in Prudential’s largest international insurance company, The Gibraltar Life Insurance Co., in Tokyo, Japan. Before his assignment in Japan, Maurice was chief of staff to the CFO, and co-lead for Prudential’s first filing of a resolution plan to the Federal Reserve Board and FDIC. Prior to joining the CFO Community, Maurice held roles in Prudential Annuities and Individual Life Insurance. Maurice is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he earned the Master in Business Administration degree with Distinction. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from Hampton University and is a Virginia certified public accountant.
Mr. Nance is the Executive Director of Greenspring, an Erickson Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia, where he is responsible for the overall management of 1,000 employees serving seniors living in 1,409 independent apartments, 104 assisted living units and 180 nursing beds. Having worked for Erickson since 1998, Mr. Nance previously served at Prison Fellowship Ministries and in the George H. W. Bush administration. He received a Marketing degree from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Nance serves on the board of Restoration Ministries, Inc. and the advisory board of the George Mason University Program in Assisted Living and Senior Housing, among others.