Mr. Tim Swain l Co-founder
Mr. Tim Swain is an award-winning poet, educator, and catalyst for social change. He has used poetry to transform thousands of lives across the globe and has been the keynote speaker at dozens of conferences, colleges and churches. Swain has headlined venues in Mexico and Africa focusing on empowerment through literacy, as well had his work serve as the inspiration for Why I Write, a national anti-bullying campaign in London, England.
He holds a M.Ed. from Texas State University-San Marcos and works diligently to improve the lives of disenfranchised communities through the performing arts, mentoring, and community empowerment programs.
Rome Meeks l Co-founder
Rome D. Meeks is a Ph.D. student of Psychology at Michigan State University. Before this, he earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Science and Technology Studies, and a Master’s in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. His work focuses on the neurological effects of physical, social, and environmental stress on youth living in poor, urban areas. In addition, Rome is interested in community program development and program evaluation.
Robert “Rob” Campbell l Social Media Intern
Robert graduated from Illinois State University with B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and jumped right into a variety of marketing roles such as: social media management, event management, print, t.v., and radio advertising. Robert participated in the 2016 Ghana 360 Challenge and credits his ACTperience in making him a more confident, self-aware, and outgoing person proud to be of African descent.
Justus Kelley l Fundraising Intern
Justus Kelley is a second-year Masters in Public Health student at Indiana University. She also earned her B.S. in Community Health, and is a Sankofa 360 alum. Her concentration in Public Health Administration and role as Ambassador for Riley Children’s Hospital lead to her pursue a career in fundraising and development. She aspires to merge her passion for community health and philanthropy to improve the conditions of disadvantaged communities and at-risk youth. She looks forward to using her skills and experiences in Anidaso to help empower disenfranchised communities.