Impact Council

Our Impact Council is a group of ambassadors who share a passionate commitment for Slingshot's mission to disrupt poverty. Council members work closely with Slingshot's board and team to spread awareness and accelerate the fight against poverty in Memphis.

 

Christopher Capel
Director of Programmatic Partnerships, Communities In Schools of Memphis

Christopher has worked with Communities In Schools for more than a decade. He has served in many capacities within the organization including Site Coordinator with the Charlotte Affiliate, and Student Support Specialist Coach, Talent Development Coordinator, and Quality Improvement Manager for Communities In Schools of North Carolina. He joined the Communities In Schools of Memphis team in July 2017 as the Director of Collective Impact and Continuous Quality Improvement. In this position, Christopher plays an instrumental role in strengthening partnerships to have significant positive impacts on the citizens of Memphis.

 

Hunter Cowan
Fixed Income Broker, Raymond James

Hunter is a Fixed Income Broker at Raymond James and Associates, where he specializes in financial strategies for institutions. Hunter currently serves on the Board of Trustees at St. George's Independent School and the Memphis Chapter Committee for Ducks Unlimited. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in business administration. Hunter and his wife, Miller Crenshaw Cowan, are native Memphians and members at Calvary Episcopal Church.

 

Dorothy Cox
Community Liaison, Rhodes College

Dorothy developed the desire for being a community advocate for change early in life. In her current role she works diligently to connect a prominent, private, liberal arts college to those who reside in the nearby mixed-race Midtown North community. Her work, often referred to as a ministry, has been an instrumental force in building relationships among, community stakeholders, and outside partners. Dorothy prides herself in serving mankind as a bodacious and powerful conduit and catalyst for humanity's transformation to disrupt poverty through compassion and education.

 

Jeremy Park
President, cityCURRENT

As President of cityCURRENT, Jeremy directs the team of more than 75 businesses, including some of the world's largest employers, like FedEx, AutoZone, Cummins, Flex, and Smith & Nephew, that host more than 150 events each year, along with an array of positive-oriented media and philanthropic initiatives to enrich and impact the community. He is executive producer and host of the "ChangeMakers" podcast, the cityCURRENT Radio Show on the Cumulus Media Memphis radio network, and the television series "The SPARK". Park is also a Member of the LLC with Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC. a contributor to Forbes, and the author of the books, "Giving Back with Purpose" and "Giving for Growth".

 

Darren Thomas
Development Officer, Porter-Leath

Darren currently works as a Development Officer at Porter-Leath. Previously, he worked for Rhodes College, where he provided strategic guidance for leadership donors to the college. He also serves as Young Adult Minister and Director of Media and Marketing at St. Andrew A.M.E. Church. He serves on the Board of Directors for Our Grass Our Roots, a local grassroots nonprofit organization in the North Memphis community. He graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in commerce and business. Darren is married to Michalyn Easter-Thomas, an executive director and founder of a local nonprofit organization and high school educator.