About Us

NBJC Board Members

Sharon J. Lettman-HicksSharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Board Chair/Chief Executive Officer
Tallahassee, FL

Throughout her career, Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks has brought vision, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, political savvy, and strategic thinking to every endeavor she has attempted. She has the ability to bring talented people together to form cohesive leadership teams within organizations and build collaborative advocacy coalitions among very diverse stakeholders. 

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Kylar W. Broadus, Esq.Kylar W. Broadus, Esq.

Board Counsel
Columbia, MO

Kylar W. Broadus serves as the Operations Officer of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund since January of 2017. Broadus was formerly a tenured Professor of Business Law at Lincoln University in Missouri with over 20 years’ experience, and ran his own law practice in Columbia Missouri since 1997, serving all kinds of clients, including transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual clients. 

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Benjamin L. Crump, Esq.Benjamin L. Crump

Board Member
Tallahassee, FL

Benjamin Crump represents clients in some of the most important and contentious cases of our time, taking a place in legal history with his pursuit of justice. His role in the Trayvon Martin, Martin Lee Anderson Boot Camp, Jannie Ligons (State of Oklahoma vs. Daniel Holtzclaw) and Robbie Tolan cases shows a legacy built around the idea that the Constitution applies to everyone, at every level of society.

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Founding Board Members

Keith Boykin
Jasmyne Cannick
Mandy Carter
Roddrick A. Colvin, Ph.D.
Dr. Maurice Franklin
Donna Payne
Frank Leon Roberts
Sonya Shields


Emeritus Board Members

Rev. Irene Monroe
Dr. Sylvia Rhue