Meet Our Team

Ring of Champions Advisory Council

The Ring of Champions is a group of passionate and influential sports, community, and business leaders committed to SPAAT’s mission. They support, advocate and consult on initiatives that lead to real change for youth in Oakland and beyond.

Akintunde Ahmad
SPAAT Alumni & Delacorte Magazine Fellow, Columbia Journalism Review

Lorenzo Alexander
NFL Buffalo Bills, Linebacker

Na’il Benjamin
Managing Partner, Benjamin Law Group

Michael Bobino
Athletes In Touch, CEO

Alonzo Carter
San Jose State, Football Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Woodie Dixon
General Counsel and CFO, Pac12 Conference

Chris Grant
Pac-12 Network, Vice President

Qiava Harper-Martinez
Oakland Raiders, Vice President, Premium Seating & Service

Adriane Henderson
Kingston 11, Owner

Greg McConnell
The McConnell Group, CEO

Brian McGhee
AAMA, Program Manager

Detra Paige
Oakland Athletics, Director of Alumni Relations

Gary Payton
NBA Hall of Fame Legend

Darryl Stallworth
Law office of Darryl A. Stallworth

Gary Walton
Finance Professional

Kevin Winston
Atlanta Falcons, Sr. Vice President of Player Development

SPAAT Board of Directors

Willie Bogan
Retired Attorney, McKesson

Shomari Carter
Executive Director, OCCUR

Regina Guillory
Retired Government Administrator

Dr. Solomon Hughes
Research Fellow, African American Male Research Initiative, University of Texas

Tasion Kwamilele
Branding & Community Engagement Manager, California Waste Solutions

Harold Pearson
Co-Founder & CEO, SPAAT