Staff

The FBC Staff plans and executes all of the organization’s programming and develops relationships with Coalition Members and other key constituents.

Niciah MuJahid

Coalition Director
Executive Director

“Wisdom is Knowledge applied with Mercy.”

Niciah Mujahid is an award-winning activist, scholar, writer, and educator, and a devoted wife and mother. A 4th generation Washingtonian, she graduated from The Howard University’s School of Divinity with a Master’s in Social Justice and Ethics, after earning a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and Africana Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Before joining FBC, her career focus was at the intersection of Black healing and multi-level policy. In 2017, she founded an organizational space that works to normalize spiritual and holistic wellness for Black and indigenous people as the foundation for political sovereignty and liberation. She now works as the Campaign Manager at FBC, reallocating resources toward the underserved and historically oppressed in DC.

Niciah is a true dreamer-Pisces and works to incorporate intentional imagining, play, and ritual in her work toward dismantling systems and building new ones in their place. She is a mama of two girls and wife to an amazing and supportive movement lawyer. When not working, she’s likely facilitating healing spaces on the Soufside, studying religion, meditating, finger painting with a toddler or two, or sitting beside the Anacostia River.

Will Stewart

Director of operations

Introducing Will Stewart, the maestro of non-profit success! With a flair for financial finesse and operational wizardry, Will’s journey spans from orchestrating cultural budgets to optimizing organizational strategies. 

As a Director of Operations, Will orchestrates finances and operations with finesse, boosting memberships and balancing budgets with ease. His expertise extends to IT and operations management, where he’s the go-to guru for all things tech and strategy.

Before diving into non-profits, Will spent over a decade shaping young minds and bodies as a teacher and athletic coach. With a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and dual Master’s degrees in Management and Business Administration from Western Governors University, his education complements his practical experience seamlessly.

Now, when he’s not revolutionizing non-profit operations, he’s enjoying his favorite role yet: dad to a cute human baby boy and twin rescue cats.

Whether balancing budgets or wrangling kittens, Will Stewart brings his expertise, charm, and  new dad energy to every endeavor.

Sophia Bos-Shadi

Lead Organizer

Sophia Bos-Shadi (she/her) is a community organizer who understands and honors organizing as a discipline, a tradition, and a craft. Originally from Kankakee Illinois, Sophia developed a deep appreciation and love for the city of DC during her undergraduate career at Georgetown University.

Prior to joining the Fair Budget Coalition, Sophia engaged in successful organizing and advocacy efforts across local, state, and national spheres in order to advance a myriad of social justice issues. In 2020, she focused on community organizing in support of direct actions for justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the countless additional Black Americans who have been victims of deadly police and state violence. Passionate about challenging the systemic injustice of the carceral system and its impacts in her community, she co-founded the Illinois Prisoner Rights Coalition (ILPRC) in 2020. Sophia was also a member of the ACLU’s inaugural cohort of Pauli Murray Fellows. In this role, which was designed to invest in historically marginalized leadership in the nonprofit and civil rights fields, she was honored to walk in the legacy of the civil rights legend Dr. Rev. Pauli Murray.

In all her work Sophia is honored to serve her community and looks forward to deepening her knowledge and capabilities to effectively instigate transformational change.

Katharine Landfield

Katherine Landfield

Senior Advocacy Strategist

Katharine Landfield is an economic and racial justice advocate with decades of experience in service to families, community strengthening, policy change, and direct clinical services. In the past several years she has been involved in various movements for workers’ and tax justice. 

DC cannot flourish if we continue to freeze Black and brown working-class and poor folks out of resources and power. Being the daughter of a refugee and a former social worker, Katharine has seen up close that children do well when their families are doing well; families do well when their communities are doing well.

Katharine is the mother of two wonderful young people, loves to hike in Rock Creek Park, and hopes to be a badass in old age. She holds degrees in religion, social work, and policy leadership.

Ashlei Alexander

Program Manager

Ashlei Alexander serves as our Program Manager of the Fair Budget Coalition. Ashlei is a New York native who has come to make the DMV her second home. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland – College Park. She has spent the last 10+ years working in victim services. She has worked on and managed various projects from creating budgets and programming to help increase retention in her role at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington to managing a team of victim specialists as they navigated providing services to victims of crime in her role at National Center for Victims of Crime. She also has direct service experience from being a case manager of a residential program for women with children escaping domestic violence and previously incarcerated women with children to providing crisis intervention for those experiencing homelessness. 

 She has a deep passion for this work and continues to look for ways to serve her community.

April Davis

Membership & Operations Coordinator

April Davis is a highly motivated and results-driven professional with over 20 years of experience in membership services and customer relations in the nonprofit industry. With a passion for excellence, she has established a reputation for delivering exceptional customer service and improving organizational efficiency. April serves as the Membership & Operations Coordinator for the Fair Budget Coalition supporting the vision of the Fair Budget Coalition in creating a just and inclusive District of Columbia by using her knowledge of member development, engagement and strategy to help build our programming and supporting our operational and executive strategic plans.

April is a graduate of George Mason University and resides in Dumfries, Virginia with her daughter Kendra. She is also a longtime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.