DJ Thornton is a not-for-profit leader with a Master of Business Administration degree and 15 of years of experience in community development. His expertise includes operations, communications and public relations, financial management, and volunteer leadership. DJ’s work focuses on education and economic development for low-income, low-wealth, and diverse communities, with a particular emphasis on children and young adults. In addition to being a board member, DJ also serves on Bread & Roses’ Community Grantmaking Committee. DJ is a mentor to African-American male high school students and volunteers with several community organizations throughout the area. DJ is a dad, a coach, and a fan of the underdog.