Brook Beardsley, Keecha Harris, Jaribu Hill and Gregg Houston have all joined the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Board of Directors.
Brook Beardsley is the daughter of George Beardsley, a former Board member, and part of the Muma branch of the Noyes family. She is an Auto Damage Unit Manager at Travelers Insurance in San Antonio, TX. Beardsley helped create opportunities for fellow office employees to volunteer and provide financial support for several organizations in her community. She also facilitated a diversity and inclusion program that was widely utilized throughout the company.
Keecha Harris is a Principal of KHA Inc, a public health consulting firm based in Birmingham, AL. She has facilitated evaluations of federally and privately funded community development, food systems and child wellness efforts, as well as provided project management support on topics including impact investing in public health. Harris was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of its 2010 Top 40 Under 40.
Jaribu Hill is a Founder and Executive Director of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, a worker advocacy organization that provides organizing support and training for low wage, nonunion workers in the state. She established the Fannie Lou Hamer Roundtable and the Fannie Lou Hamer Student Internship program. A national and international spokesperson for human rights and social justice causes for over 30 years, Hill is a licensed attorney in the field of civil and human rights.
Gregg Houston is the son of Ann Wiener, a Board member, and part of the Findlay branch of the Noyes family. He lives in the Los Angeles area and has spent over 30 years as an actor and development executive for various companies, such as HBO and MTM. Previously, Houston was a United Airlines flight attendant and the original Director of the Jimi Hendrix Foundation. He is currently the President of the Tarzana Neighborhood Watch Coalition and Vice-President of his homeowners association.