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Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Purelegacee. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of YOUR BUSINESS NAME. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

THE
PureLegacee
Team

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The Change Maker.

A self-motivated, dynamic professional with a diverse background in direct services and people-centered advocacy for systems change. Motivated leader with strong organizational and leadership skills, as well as extensive professional experience in social justice advocacy and client-centered crisis management strategies. 

 

Directly impacted by the criminal justice system and deeply committed to transforming it into a more just and equitable system for women and girls.

Naquasia Pollard

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Meet Our Board

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Topeka K Sam

Vice Chair

Topeka K. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries – The LOHM, President and CEO of TKS Ventures LLC and Faces & Voices Inc. She serves on the board of directors for Coalition for Public Safety, The Marshall Project, Operation Restoration, and United Justice Coalition. 

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Gouri Sadhwani

Treasurer (Acting Chair)

 Gouri Sadhwani is Executive Director of the Akanksha Education Fund in the U.S.  

She joined the Fund in 2013 and has led their efforts in grant making and raising public and private support for the Fund’s focus areas. 

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Lanetta Hill

Secretary

Lanetta engages with a range of organizations and diverse populations to promote change in society. As an advocate and motivational speaker for the injustices of the criminal justice system , Lanetta strives to promote change.

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Naquasia Pollard

Founder & Executive Director

Naquasia Pollard is an advocate, activist and direct service provider. She was incarcerated for 15 years in a Women’s Correctional Facility at the age of 19. After being released in 2017, she worked at the Ladies of Hope Ministries where she utilized her BA in Sociology, earned in prison, to support women impacted by incarceration.

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