Jasmine C. Turner


Jasmine Turner is a native Houstonian and works at LyondellBasell as a Cost Analyst where she is responsible for budgeting and forecasting spending for capital projects at Lyondell’s Houston Refinery. Jasmine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Corporate Communication from Baylor University and serves on the Baylor Business Network Advisory Board.

She is the President of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) and board member of the Houston Area Urban League. HAULYP is an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League where their mission is to support the affiliate through advocacy, fundraising and service. Prior to her role as President, Jasmine served as Civic Engagement Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of HAULYP. She also currently serves on the National Urban League Young Professionals Programs Committee.

Jasmine is a graduate of the Houston Black Leadership Institute’s Class III; a program affiliated with the Greater Houston Black Chamber.  Along with her classmates, Jasmine launched the Empower 360 Initiative, an interactive curriculum for high school seniors that teaches them the importance of voting and being involved in the political process.

Jasmine also volunteers her time with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and is a graduate of the United Way’s Project Blueprint Program.

Jasmine is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church and is a leader of the Young Adult Ministry. She is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.

As President, Jasmine is focused on the mission of the Urban League while developing leaders.

Vice President

Deion N. Dorsett, MBA

Vice President 

Deion Dorsett has been a member of HAULYP since 2014. In 2007, Deion received dual Bachelor degrees of Science in Economics and Finance from Southern University and A&M College. He later returned to Southern University and A&M College to receive a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. He currently works for the Federal government as a Senior EEO Specialist.

Deion is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and serves as the National Chairman of the Southern University Young Alumni Network, Southern University Alumni Federation board member, and iSeeMyself board member. He is also a graduate of the Houston Black Leadership Institute and member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.  He is a devoted father and friend who enjoys sports, community service, and black empowerment. As Vice President, Deion is devoted to developing community advocates and ensuring that all organizational programming is relevant, impactful, and intentional to serving our limited-resources communities.


Dr. Kimberly J. McNeil


Dr. Kimberly McNeil is a Houston native and currently works as a Teacher Development Specialist (TDS) in Houston Independent School District (HISD) where her focus is supporting teachers in low performing schools by providing individualized feedback, coaching, and development to improve their performance and increase student achievement. Prior to the TDS role Dr. McNeil served as an ESL Specialist in Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) and as a classroom teacher in both FBISD and HISD. A recipient of the HISD Outstanding Young Educator award Dr. McNeil has taught across elementary including Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Third, and Fifth Grades. Dr. McNeil earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lamar University, and a Doctor of Education in instructional leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has been a member of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) since 2016 and prior to becoming an officer and joining the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) as Secretary she was a member of the HAULYP Membership Engagement and Community Outreach Committees.  In addition to serving HAULYP she is also a volunteer with the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation and an active member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.


Cherrelle J. Duncan, MPSA


Cherrelle J. Duncan is a native of Lafayette, LA and has been a Houstonian since 2013. She is a Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and plans special events, including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay For Life. In this role, she facilitates event planning, fundraising, and volunteer management for communities in the Greater Houston area. Cherrelle is also the founder of Duncan Impact Solutions, which specializes in non-profit consulting. She uses her experience to oversee the development needs of organizations and cultivate fundraising vehicles and sponsorship for the various events.

She received her B.A in Public Relations from the University of Louisiana in 2011 and her Master of Public Service & Administration from Texas A&M University in 2013. Cherrelle has been a member of HAULYP since 2014 and has served as the Fund Development Chair between 2015-2017. She has been selected into the 2017 National Urban League Emerging Leader Program and was honored with a 2016 National Urban League Heroes in the Movement Award. Cherrelle is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was chosen as a 2017 AFP International Outstanding Young Fundraising Professional. Finally, she is a proud member of the Prince Hall affiliated Order of the Eastern Star, the Junior League of Houston and the Houston A&M Club.


Carlos D. Pinkerton

Carlos is from Cleveland Heights, Ohio and currently serves as a Community Director at Texas A&M University in the Department of Residence Life. Carlos is an alumnus of The Ohio State University where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in Strategic Communications. Carlos then went on to The University of Toledo and received a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Student Affairs. Carlos co-chairs the Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant for the Department of Resident Life where he helps to lead efforts of retention and persistence of African American/Black and Latinx students at Texas A&M University.Carlos loves giving back to the Black Community and working with students of color to finish college. Carlos also enjoys hanging out with friends/family, being silly and cracking jokes. Carlos is a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church where he also serves on the Greeters Ministry.


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