Our Team

Meet our Staff:

The Economic Development Association for Black Communities is led by a powerhouse team of experts in Black economics and Black business.

Jice Johnson

Jice Johnson

President & Executive Director

Jice Johnson is an established Businesswoman, US Army Veteran, Motivator, and Community Advocate, adept with the sense of developing and strengthening the economic base of the Black community. An institution builder and economic developer, Jice is driven to implement system-shattering, transformational change. For nearly a decade, Jice has utilized her unique upbringing, vast exposure, and her explicit background in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership for the betterment of Diasporic people.

Tricia Allen

Tricia Allen

Chief Program Officer

Tricia Allen serves as the Chief Program Officer at The Economic Development Association for Black Communities. She brings extensive experience in building local and regional economies through business development, attraction, retention, and the creation of high-quality jobs.

Moesha Salmon

Moesha Salmon

Administrative and Community Manager

Moesha Salmon brings a wealth of experience from a robust coordinator background, with a passion for supporting and fostering the growth of Black-owned businesses. Her journey includes roles such as Administrative Coordinator and Social Media Brand Coordinator at her previous firm. In her current role as the Administrative and Community Manager for the Economic Development Association for Black Communities, Moesha continues to dedicate herself to creating positive impacts within the community.

Board of Directors

Jice Johnson

Jice Johnson

Board President
Executive Director, Economic Development Association for Black Communities
Michael Washington

Michael Washington

Board Secretary
Equity Consultant, HDR
Isaiah Alexander

Isaiah Alexander

Associate Commercial Banker, JP Morgan Chase
Simone D. Ross

Simone D. Ross

CEO of the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the Colorado Women's Chamber Foundation
Andre Cunningham

Andre Cunningham

Union President, American Federation of Government Employees
Adrina Gibson

Adrina Gibson

Chief Officer, Division of Small Business Opportunity at City and County of Denver
Zaneta Kelsey

Zaneta Kelsey

Co-Founder and CEO, Access Mode
Topazz Johnson McBride

Topazz McBride

Executive Director, Rediscovery Through Wellness
Aisha Weeks

Aisha Weeks

Managing Director, Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth
Charles Gilford

Charles Gilford

Former Director of Regional Affairs and Migrant Emergency Services Mayor’s Office
Aisha Rousseau

Aisha Rousseau, PhD

Former Chief Equity Officer - Mayor’s Office of Social Equity & Innovation
Lynn Wilson

Lynn Wilson

Founder, SparqU

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Please email hello@edaforblackcommunities.com if you are interested in joining our team.