Congressional Black Associates Elects 2019 Leadership
The Congressional Black Associates (CBA) recently announced their 2019 leadership team. Audra Jackson, the newly elected President of CBA, currently serves as the Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator for Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) in the House Democratic Caucus. The 2016 The University of Texas at Dallas graduate is the former VP of the CBA. Didier Barjon will become VP. The 2014 Philadelphia University graduate currently serves as a Legislative Assistant forCongresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) where he focuses on the Congresswoman’s family, human rights, immigration, judiciary, and science and technology policy agenda. The former CBA Parliamentarian also previously worked for former CA Congressman Xavier Becerra. Alaura Ervin will serve as Secretary. The double University of Central Oklahoma graduate is currently a Legislative Assistant in the office of Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK), where she focuses on healthcare, Medicaid, tax, budget, disability, and civil rights portfolios. Christopher Harvey, who serves as Staff Assistant to Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT), has been elected Treasurer/Membership Coordinator. The 2014 Texas Southern University graduate, who also has a Master’s from George Washington University, was previously a Legislative Fellow for Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA). Rasheedah Hasan has been elected Professional Development Chair. The 2015 Northwest Missouri State University graduate currently serves as the Executive Assistant for the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Hasan is also the Co-Founder of First Lady Organization, a network of professional development resources that helps college students transition into the workforce. Ashley Bunn has been elected Social Chair. She currently serves as a Senior Instructional Systems Designer and Curriculum Developer for the Congressional Staff Academy in the Customer Experience Center in the Chief Administrative Officers office. The two-time Morgan State University graduate holds a Master’s from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ashleigh Phillips will become Community Service Chair. She currently serves as the Constituent Liaison to Democratic Whip Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD). The 2013 Hampton University graduate earned her Master’s at Johns Hopkins University. Paul Nicholas will serve as Parliamentarian. The 2015 University of Maryland at College Park graduate is currently a Staff Assistant in Hoyer's office. More about them here.