The FBC Staff plans and executes all of the organization’s programming and develops relationships with Coalition Members and other key constituents.
Stephanie is a full-time mom/caregiver and fierce advocate for racial equity. She is committed to building power in Black communities and dismantling systems of oppression. She joined the staff of Fair Budget Coalition as Co-Director in January 2017 and became Executive Director in February 2019.
Prior to joining FBC, Stephanie worked as a youth developer in school and out-of-school settings. She has experience working at and with non-profits as a staff member, volunteer and constituent.
In her free time, Stephanie can be found trying to keep up with her son, sweating out her edges at bikram or escaping reality in a good book.
A textbook Gemini, Teanna possesses curiosity that drives her to dive into the most pressing issues in the world, such as prison abolition, immigration and overall racial equity. She is committed to learning firsthand from those who experience systemic oppression around the world. She enjoys organizing and instilling knowledge to empower people to make a change.
Teanna is a Bronx native and understands the gravity of living in a community that is facing high rates of gentrification and displacement. She understands the stigma of being from a community known for its poverty and crime, but she also reminds people of the beauty and culture that is even more present in every neighborhood.
As Budget Organizer, Teanna is responsible for information sharing, managing the Constituent Leadership Program, and creating space for transformative dialogue. Outside FBC, she can be found creating digital content, blogging and interacting on social media with groups of Black women that are just trying to figure life out.
Kelsea is a native Washingtonian who loves traveling (especially to Spain, where she previously lived), cooking and shining a light on marginalized voices.
Prior to joining Fair Budget Coalition, Kelsea worked in political communications, helping progressive organizations and candidates connect with voters of diverse backgrounds.
Kelsea is a communicator at heart and a tireless advocate for justice who channels her experiences as a Black woman in all she does. It is her passion to give back to the city she calls home.
“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.