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Janaye Ingram

DC Bureau Chief, National Action Network

Janaye Ingram serves as the DC Bureau Chief of the National Action Network, bringing with her years of experience of working in communities of color. Ms. Ingram has dedicated her life to building social justice and equality after growing up in one of the nation's most dangerous cities, Camden, NJ. Her passion for creating community change has always encouraged her to remain involved. She has worked with numerous organizations across the nation to improve the lives of others and has received many awards and recognition for her efforts including the coveted Women's History Month Awards for Community Service given by the New Jersey State Assembly. In 2004, she was named one of New Jersey's 25 People to Watch by South Jersey Magazine and since then, has been featured in numerous publications, websites, and other media for her work in the community.

Ms. Ingram comes to the National Action Network after serving as Senior Development Officer for Project Enterprise, a nonprofit microlending organization in New York. In this role, she was responsible for cultivation and stewardship of individual donors, overseeing the organizational communication and marketing efforts, and managing development and programmatic events. Her work in the nonprofit sector began as the Development and Events Coordinator for EducationWorks in New Jersey overseeing development, events and volunteer management. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, she worked for a multi-state Medicaid insurance company handling corporate expansion, marketing, and government relations. She holds a BA in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and an MS in Nonprofit Management from Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy.

In her role as DC Bureau Chief, Ms. Ingram will work closely with the senior leadership of the organization to uphold NAN's mission of protecting the civil rights of all Americans by making sure the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all levels of the legislative body are aware of key civil rights and social justice issues.

While not working on NAN issues, Ms. Ingram serves as a board member for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (www.weenonline.org) and a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) DC Chapter. Her commitment to giving back led to the founding of Ambassadors of Hope, a scholarship and volunteer involvement campaign. She also volunteers her time with various organizations in and around the DC metro area.

September 19, 2012

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