The Committee

Stanley Crawford is a lifelong resident of the City of Philadelphia Pa. He retired from the City
of Philadelphia as a Commercial & Industrial Fire Inspector II, Co-Founder of the Nicetown
CDC, Chairman of the Board of Nicetown CDC, Entrepreneur, and Community Activist. Stanley
is well respected for his work around stopping the violence in the City of Philadelphia.

Stanley Crawford, is the Founder and President/CEO of the Black Male Community Council of
Philadelphia and the surviving parent of a homicide victim. After the 2018 death of his son, Stanley presented a call-to-action for Philadelphia’s Black Men. His efforts yielded a
coalition of 75 African-African Males, whose community leadership and activism span
decades and is multi-generational. These men bring various levels of expertise and diverse
experiences which now encompass the brain trust of the Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia (B.M.C.C.P.)



Mr. Kofi Asante has gained a reputation as a creative leader endowed with remarkable vision. Kofi previously served on the Mayor’s Commission on Reentry and as a vital member of the Philadelphia Council on Fathers and Families. Mr. Asante is also a 2006 graduate of Bryn Mawr College’s School of Social Work NELI Fellowship program for non-profit executives with over 30 years of experience in the Arts and Humanities and Human Service field.

In conjunction with being the President and CEO of the National Comprehensive Center for Fathers, Mr. Asante also received the title of Deputy Director for the Development of Men’s programs of Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. He assumed leadership as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation’s (PWDC) Fatherhood Initiative (FI) program in June 2001 and of the National Comprehensive Center for Fathers. 


Mr. Kofi Asanti is the managing director for the BMCCP & Philadelphia smartWISE Coalition. 


Sharon A. Smith is a retired Social Worker Service Manager of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) a department with over 4,500 inmates and 2,200 sworn personnel. Ms. Smith also worked as the Assistant Manager for The Institute for Community Justice Reentry Center a Philadelphia Fight Program and has over 20-years of experience working with youth and adult offenders throughout the mental health populations within the city of Philadelphia.

Sharon Smith holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Human Service from Lincoln University as well as a Youth in Custody Fellowship received from Georgetown University School of Social Policy.

In addition to her formal education, Ms. Smith has benefited from extensive training such as Non-Profit Leadership and Specialized Training


Sharon serves on various committees in the field of human services, behavioral health field also serves on The Balm of Gilead Counseling Ministry at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church for which she has been a member for over 23 years.   Sharon is a highly sought-after lecturer in various areas of her specialized training.

Hershel Daniels Junior is the Co-Founder of Friends of the African Union and Co-Developer of next-generation communications. Hershel previously served the Senior Honorary Counsel of the Republic of Guinea for the United States. As the Chief Technical Officer, he carried out secured communications, technical analysis and oversaw a process for selection of ITU based SatCom for the country. 

While serving in the US Navy as a Petty Officer at Naval Telecommunications System Integration Command he worked Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance that led to the development of shore-based platforms supporting end-to-end solutions and services to resolve the most complex issues in the intelligence, command & control and information domains.

Hershel Daniels Junior began his American government service in 1973 and is now using his years of experience, Washington insider knowledge, and esteemed relationships to spearhead the development and execution of The Black Folks Plan.

Steering Committee Members 

 Kimberly Mann SHRM-SCP
Steering Committee Member at Large

Steve Harrell Executive Managing Partner
Steering Committee Member at Large

Shani Asantewaa Sheryl Strothers
Steering Committee Member at Large

Keith Quick Coalition Coordinator
Steering Committee Member at Large

Rev. Dr. Frentzie Glover
Steering Committee Member at Large

Renee Toppins
Steering Committee Member at Large
Andre Sawyer
Steering Committee Member at Large
Wali Hamid
Steering Committee Member at Large
Ty Reed 
Steering Committee Member at Large
Ebonie S. Dukes 
Digital Media Manager