Meet The Board

Pam Gowland 

                  Board Member

The premise of BRIDGE goes with my verse for the rest of my life. 2 John, verse 6. “As you have heard from the beginning His command is that you walk in Love.”

From all I see, I’m honored to even be asked to be on the board for BRIDGE.

Michelle Hall


I love being a part of BRIDGE because it aligns with my core values of teaching and helping people. 

It swells my heart to see the joy that BRIDGE brings to so many faces while at the same time making life a little bit easier for people by teaching and serving them. I’m excited to see what more we can do in the future while Building Relationships In Different Generations Every day!

Africa Perrin


Africa has a wealth of strategic human resources leadership experience and a strong background in HR infrastructure, talent management and development, and succession planning. Her background includes working with large non-profit organizations such as Lincoln Park Zoological Society and for-profit professional services organization in industries such as accounting firms and healthcare organizations 

Becky Swanson

          Board Member

As a mother of a multiracial son, it has always been important to have open conversations about our similarities and differences.  BRIDGE allows us to continue these conversations while learning and understanding the needs in the community and putting forth efforts to make a lasting difference.  The mission of BRIDGE to advocate for social justice and equality for the under-served and under-represented is a natural fit.


           Board Member

Keesha is excited to serve as a member on the board of B.R.I.D.G.E. She currently is working in a Nonprofit program that works directly with families with children ages birth to three. The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program aims to positively impact early childhood development, promote literacy, and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during the critical years 


Newsletter Editor/ Communications

The work that is being done in and through this group of people is beautiful, meaningful, and critically important in our community and world. It is truly a privilege for me to come follow and come alongside everyone connected to and leading BRIDGE. The relationships being formed and work being done matters so very much and it brings me so much joy to tell others all about it through our email newsletters and other communications.  

    Sabrina Perrin


"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." 

-Coretta Scott King

    William Perrin


"Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together."

- Jacqueline Woodson