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LEADERSHIP

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Quentin Anderson
BlackOwned Founder & CEO

Quentin is a serial entrepreneur.  A graduate of San Diego State University and member of Aztec 4 Life and FBI Citizens Academy. Self employed since the age of 21, Quentin started his career as an insurance agent.  After 3 years he transitioned into full time real estate sales.  Quentin became a real estate broker in 2001 and opened his first office in San Diego.  Within 6 months, Quentin’s brokerage, Dream Homes California, became the largest black owned real estate company in San Diego.  Quentin eventually opened an office in Los Angeles and Santa Clara County.  Quentin is also very active in sports, as he is a Nationally certified sprint coach with USATF, and owns a personal training gym.  

 

Nearly 20 years ago, Quentin acquired the domain, BlackOwned.com. Quentin had the idea of making it a place where black professionals could go to find advice on opening a business, where to find information on black health, and all things positive about black people.  It has taken some time to bring his vision into focus and over the years.

 

With social injustice reaching its boiling point, Quentin has been gaining momentum in carrying out his vision.  BlackOwned.com is the most valuable piece of virtual real estate on the planet.  We are building our own Wakanda. BlackOwned.com is about cutting edge technology, education, health and entertainment.

Pamela Nichols
President of BlackOwned,CEO of BOI and BTH

I’m still learning about the role we played creating America, and when I learn something new, it makes me stand taller. I want kids to share that feeling.

 

A U.S. Army veteran, Pamela has more than 25 years’ experience in nonprofit management and human resources, has started her own business and has worked closely with companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. 

 

Pamela is vice president of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego Board and directs the nonprofit’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory committee. She has served eight years with Voices for Children, chaired Walden Family Services and was honorary chair for the American Heart Association, San Diego.  

 

Pamela wants to help African Americans learn about their heritage by overhauling how Black history is taught in schools.

Dr. Eric Brown
(BOI, Principal)

A native San Diegan, Dr. Eric Brown has over 20 years of leadership experience in K-12 education and as a U.S. Army veteran. He has taught mathematics in both middle and high school and has held administrative positions at varying levels in k-12 education. During his military service in the U.S. Army, he led Soldiers in various military environments with multiple tours in the Middle East.

A life-long learner, Eric earned all of his academic degrees from the University of San Diego, culminating with his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. His goal when he began his educational journey was to continue the work on “building the bridges” necessary for the success of our youth. His passion is helping youth realize their potential and develop their perseverance and determination to reach their goals. Eric is also a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
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Aaron Cohn
Executive Director of Sales

Aaron Cohn has a 20-year track record building long-term partnerships. Cohn led the negotiations on the largest deal in Pittsburgh Pirates' history and helped negotiate the naming rights for LECOM Park. He has secured partnerships with 16 Fortune 500 companies.

 

Cohn has served on boards for The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Hillsborough Community College and Moffitt Cancer Center's Pinellas Partners. He was president of the Children's Dream Fund's First Team.

 

Cohn graduated from Ohio University where he met his wife, Karen. They live in Pittsburgh with their three sons: Elliott, Samuel and Oliver.

Analisa Anderson
 

Analisa Anderson is a high school student who lives in San Diego. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is working with peers to address voting issues in the United States. In April 2020, she co-founded a group called Her Mind, in which members discuss female pioneers and controversial issues and work to empower each other. In addition to history and politics, Anderson enjoys acting, tap dancing, song writing and drawing. 

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