Ed Fields, Chair
Ed Fields is an award-winning professional with more than fifteen years of experience in a variety of roles, including not-for-profit executive and entrepreneur, among other roles.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ed received his B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from Alabama State University and his Executive MBA from The University of Alabama’s prestigious Manderson School of Business. He is certified in not-for-profit management by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ed is a Founding Member of the Birmingham Change Fund and has been involved with the Community Investment Network since the organization’s inception.
Marsha Morgan, Vice Chair
Marsha Morgan was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from Ramsay High School. She obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Marsha has gained numerous experiences while working at the Southern Company. She has worked as Engineer in the areas of Distribution and Transmission. She also has gained Generation and Compliance experience. Currently, she works Operations Compliance.
Marsha is involved in a number of community and professional organizations. She is a Founding Member and immediate past Chairperson of the Birmingham Change Fund. She also has held leadership positions in the local chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Tennessee State University Alumni Chapter. She is involved with the Leadership UAB Alumni Council Steering Committee and the Birmingham Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Marsha resides in the greater Birmingham area with her husband, Jerome Morgan, Jr. She enjoys reading, traveling, and philanthropy education. She is inspired by a quote by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Byron D. Baldwin
Byron Baldwin obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Jackson State University. He is a member of Next Generation African American Philanthropist (NGAAP) and A Legacy Of Tradition (ALOT) Giving Circles, which provide Time, Talent and Treasure to support nonprofit organizations in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
Born into a family of civic organizers and philanthropists during the Civil Rights Era has nurtured Byron’s passion for methodized involvement for developing greater communities. Byron is an adult & youth bible study teacher, coach (life, sports), mentor and community oriented activist. A native of Gautier, MS, Byron currently resides in in Durham, NC.
As a Midwest native, Colette Lewis developed a strong sense of devotion to collective philanthropy growing up in a close knit family-oriented community. Colette’s passion for giving back and “paying it forward” fuels her leadership commitment to the Community Investment Network (CIN). She happily admits that her personal and professional success is due to the love of many selfless men and women who have poured into her life. In adulthood, she rekindled that passion as a founding member of Birmingham Change Fund.
Colette has obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a executive MBA from C.T. Bauer College of Business at University of Houston. She is President and Founder of FFG Strategic Consulting, a power industry engineering services firm, and has served for over 20 years providing engineering design and leadership in the energy industry. She intentionally makes time, however, to strongly support STEM career initiatives, mentor, teach and support causes to “pay it forward” when she’s not traveling, dancing or decorating.
A native of Lawton, Oklahoma, Terry Love is a graduate of Duke University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Religion, and is currently a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt Consultant with The Improvement Consultants. There, he supports clients in food distribution, oil & gas, energy, and manufacturing industries, with an emphasis on Change Management and Process Improvement.
Anthony C. Hood, PhD
Dr. Anthony C. Hood is an Associate Professor in the UAB Collat School of Business where he conducts research at the intersection of social networks, shared cognition, communication and innovation in interdisciplinary teams. He received his PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Alabama and a Certificate in Community Health Leadership from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He is also an alum of the Teaching and Learning Studio at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.
In addition to the Community Investment Network, Dr. Hood serves on a number of boards including the Birmingham Education Foundation, the Woodlawn Foundation, and the Birmingham Industrial Development Board. For more, visit www.anthonychood.com.