Original Air Date: December 12, 2011
Sharon Lettman-Hicks is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a national civil rights organization dedicated to empowering black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC has provided leadership at the intersection of mainstream civil rights groups and mainstream LGBT organizations, advocating for the unique challenges and needs of the African-American LGBT community, which are often relegated to the sidelines.
Sharon joined the NBJC after eight years at the People For the American Way (PFAW) Foundation, where her responsibilities included leading the Homophobia in the Black Church program in the African American Religious Affairs division.
The Rockwood Leadership Institute selected Sharon as one of 24 progressive executive management leaders for the 2008-09 Leading from the Inside Out Fellowship Program, designed to strengthen senior leadership in the non-profit sector.
She has appeared on broadcast and in print media, including CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and NPR. Read more.