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Our Team

Dr. Portia Ballard Espy

Dr. Portia Ballard Espy

President/CEO

Portia Ballard Espy joined the Mississippi Urban League as its President and CEO in June of 2021.

Maria N. Richardson

Maria N. Richardson

Lead Fellow/Consultant

Maria N. Richardson is a native of Columbus, Mississippi and recently completed a doctoral program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Occupational Therapy.

Angele C. Shaw

Angele C. Shaw

Operations Manager

Angele Shaw, a life-long Jacksonian, serves as the Mississippi Urban League’s Operational Manager and has been with the organization for over 15 years.

Tim Marsaw

Tim Marsaw

Grounds/Facility Maintenance

Tim Marsaw has many years of experience in the areas of horticulture, facilities management, and procurement.