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BAPAC Board Members

Ellen Nash, President

Ellen Nash currently serves as president of the Black American Political Association of California, San Diego Chapter (BAPAC SD) where she is responsible for working with the board on the organization’s strategic direction. Ellen is also responsible for forging relationships with funders and community stakeholders and presiding over BAPAC’s monthly meetings. Ellen is a Southeast San Diego native who graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Public Administration, and an emphasis in Human Resources Management. Her graduate studies were in Educational Leadership and Counseling. Ellen was instrumental in forming the first Black Gospel Choir at SDSU. Over a 28-year period, Ellen worked her way up from student assistant to manager of SDSU’s Human Resources Department. She then served as manager of human resources at UCSD’s Health System for five years before retiring. Ellen is co-owner of Life Strategies, LLC which specializes in human trafficking, financial literacy, and human resources consulting. Ellen’s extensive volunteer work includes the San Diego Urban League, NAACP, San Diegans for Educational Justice Warriors, and the Black Leaders Collective. Ellen currently serves as the inaugural Chair of the Leon Williams San Diego County Human Relations Commission. She is also an administrator at Faith Tabernacle Family Worship Center and a board member at Youth Will.

Meet the BAPAC Board
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Marquetta Brown

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Eric Hereford


Ken Seaton-Msemaji


Pearlie Blackmon-Cotton

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