JOHNNY POWELL '20, PRESIDENT
Johnny Powell was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a rising junior concentrating in Chemistry and living in Eliot House. As President of the Harvard Black Men’s Forum, he aims to make Harvard more navigable and enjoyable for all self-identifying Black men through purposeful, enticing, and inclusive programming. His hope is for the organization to develop its members socially, intellectually and professionally, that they all may make a positive impact on Harvard’s campus and beyond.
injil muhammad '21, vice president
Injil Muhammad was born and raised in Westampton, NJ. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Applied Mathematics and living in Adams House. As Vice President, he looks to increase BMF’s role in facilitating programming for the entire Black community as a means to improve the participation of overall membership. In addition, he will work with the President and BMF predecessors to ensure that on a large scale, BMF is an organization that will have impact on its members in the long term.
Lorenzo Daniel, jr. '21, development chair
Lorenzo Daniel, Jr. was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Applied Mathematics with a secondary in Economics and is living in Currier House. As Development Chair, LJ plans to increase sponsorships and internship opportunities for the organization, while informing the membership of occupational possibilities through career panels.
derek onserio '21, treasurer
Derek Onserio was born and raised in Maple Grove, MN He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Economics and living in Lowell House. As Treasurer, he plans to ensure BMF’s financial health through effective, consistent budgeting. In addition, Derek strives to help make BMF a more inclusive space for all black men on campus.
rani shagarabi '21, brotherhood chair
Rani Shagarabi was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Economics and living in Eliot House. As Brotherhood Chair, he wishes to ensure that incoming freshmen have a strong community of brothers to help them navigate and grow as black men, and to give upperclassmen ways to continually benefit from actively participating in BMF.
meshaal bannerman '21, political action chair
Meshaal Bannerman was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Woodbridge, NJ. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Government and Economics and living Currier House. As Political Action Chair, he hopes to increase BMF’s political involvement on campus through voter registrations, collaborations with other marginalized groups on campus, and inviting high-profile leaders for guest lectures and discussions.
mike aduboffour '21, secretary
Mike Aduboffour was born in Edukrom, Ghana and raised in Bronx, NY. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Economics and living in Mather House. He hopes to refine and update the BMF archive in a way that best presents alums and members with complete information on our past activities/programs. He also hopes to hold community-wide BMF communications to a standard of deliberation that assures all their language feels purposeful and appropriate to all our readers.
Camiren carter '20, social chair
Camiren Carter was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He is a rising junior concentrating in Neurobiology and living in Mather House. As Social Chair, he plans to organize events that allow members to both develop an active social life within the Black community and build meaningful relationships with other members.
Anselm kizza-besigye '21, inclusivity chair
Anselm Kizza-Besigye was born in Kenya and raised across Africa. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Social Studies and living in Mather House. As Inclusivity Chair, he hopes to evaluate the accessibility of each BMF program to Black people of all identities. He also intends to create programming that promotes inclusivity and belonging, such trainings, dialogues, intersectional social events, and more.
ELIEL IG-IZEVBEKHAI '21, PUBLIC SERVICE CHAIR
Eliel Ig-Izevbekhai was born and raised in Woodbury, MN. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Neurobiology and living in Lowell House. As Public Service Chair, he plans to expand the David Walker’s Scholars program and bring the Black Men’s Forum to the forefront of public service on campus and across the Greater Boston Area by invigorating a spirit of service within the organization
kevin ogonuwe '21, alumni relations chair
Kevin Ogonuwe was born in Dublin, OH and raised in Hilliard, OH. He is a rising sophomore concentrating in Applied Mathematics and living in Currier House. As Alumni Relations Chair, he strives to innovate the ways in which BMF members connect with alumni. He believes that changing the way members interact with alumni and overall BMF history will enable them to learn and grow as an organization.
michael phillips '20, executive programming CHAIR
Michael Phillips was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Reisterstown, Maryland. He is a rising junior concentrating in Social Studies and living in Leverett House. As Executive Programming Chair, Michael plans to actualize the vision of BMF through discipline and sharp attention to detail. He hopes to do this by picking up slack where it appears, ensuring no task hits the floor, and serving as an extra hand for the betterment of the organization.