Dedicated organization with a proven record of success.


QEM Staff


Dr. Ivory A. Toldson
President and CEO

Althea Burns

Dr. Mercy Mugo
Research Associate

Ludie Armstrong
Administrative Assistant

Laura-Lee Davidson


Shaunette Bishop
Project Assistance

Afzal Hassan
Staff Associate



Board of Directors


Dr. Clara Adams
Special Assistant to the President

Morgan State University

Ernest Green

Matrix Advisor, LLC

Dr. Charles Beady, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

Mississippi Food Network

Dr. Orlando Taylor
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research

Fielding Graduate University

Dr. James Turner
Director, Percy Julian Institute

Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation

Dr. Leonard Haynes, III

American Heritage Defense Corporation

Dr. Cynthia Overton
Principal Researcher

American Institutes for Research


Davien Burnette
Accenture, LLP

Gail Johnson
Vice President, Leadership Development and Diversity Initiatives


Dr. Diana Marinez
Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi