Our People

JPF is a community of people who share the common purpose of Martin Luther King’s beloved community and engage in change through projects and seminars. Learn more about our people by clicking on the buttons below.

The JPF Board of Directors


A.J. Robinson, PhD (Board Chair)

Founder and Chief Executive Officer 

Symphonic Strategies

Byron Bland

Associate Director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation

Stanford University

Clayborne Carson, PhD

Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History

Stanford University

J. Goosby Smith, MBA, PhD

Assistant Provost for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Co-Director Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Center; Associate Professor of Management & Leadership

The Citadel

John Hockenstad

Ernie Jackson


Grace Tabernacle Community Church

Jack Kirkman

Managing Director of Acumen LLC

Valerie Miles-Tribble, PhD

Leadership & Org Change Professor/ Strategist
American Baptist Seminary of the West

Bear Ride

Retired Presbyterian Minister

Founder of the Ride Family Foundation

Larry Secrest


Founder of IC2 Institute

Rev. Jerry Van Marter

Stated Clerk, Retired Clergy

Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky

Meet the JPF Staff


Floyd Thompkins, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Lai

Chief Operating Officer

JPF Official Mascots 



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