Brian Taylor

Polemarch

Brian Taylor is an award winning, sales and marketing executive with a strong background in sales, marketing, market access, and leading organizations to drive top line sales with strong revenue and profit growth. He is currently the Senior Regional Business Director – Northeast for Global Blood Therapeutics a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on Sickle Cell Disease, after 11 years with Novo Nordisk. During his tenure at Novo Nordisk he held a variety of field and home office roles across the organization and gained significant cross functional experience.  As the Sr. Director Brand Integration he was a member of two brand franchise teams and was responsible for sales and organization readiness for three product launches and one new indication launch. In addition, Brian led the Sales Execution and Operations teams to ensure all strategic plans and initiatives were implemented by the sales force and managed the sales operating budget.  During his time as the Regional Business Director – North Carolina Region, Brian led his team to the #1 rank nationally and was a Circle of Excellence Sales Award Winner. Brian has been an influential voice in the organization as a member of the Field Leadership Team, Extended Marketing Leadership Team, the Multi-Cultural Work Group, the Council for Diversity & Inclusion and a founding member of African Americans in Novo Nordisk.

Ryan Harris, Esq.

1st Vice Polemarch

Ryan A. Harris Esq., is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Delaware Valley Community Health a community-focused health care organization providing affordable, accessible, primary medical, dental and behavioral health care and preventive services to uninsured and underinsured patients.

Prior to Delaware Valley Community Health, Ryan was the Chief Human Resource Officer of MetroPlus HealthPlan a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal health system in the United States.

Prior to MetroPlus, Ryan was the Director of Labor Relations and Associate Director of Human Resources for New York City Health + Hospitals “At Home” (formerly known as Health & Home Care).

Before that, Ryan served as a Deputy Attorney General and Regulatory Attorney for the Division of Law for the State of New Jersey.

Ryan holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School, an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and Labor Relations Certification from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Ryan is a member of Change Church in Ewing, New Jersey, he currently lives in Bucks County Pennsylvania and is a husband (Mary-Anne) and a father of one (Ian).

Ahmanish Robinson, M.B.A.

2nd Vice Polemarch
Ahmanish Robinson, Sr., is a Spr. 2012 initiate of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. He currently resides in Burlington Township, NJ with his wonderful wife Angela, son Bro. Ahmanish, Jr., a Fall 2019 TAC initiate, and daughter Aja, a recent Hampton University graduate. Ahmanish graduated from Ewing High School (1985), Delaware State University (1989), earning a B.S. Marketing, and Grand Canyon University (2011), earning a M.B.A., Information Systems. He is employed by the New Jersey Department of Labor, currently as a Supervising Administrative Analyst in the Office of Finance and Accounting where he oversees financial reporting for various Federal Grants. He has held various titles since he started with the department in 1992. Ahmanish is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. and served as the Asst. Exchequer from 2013 to 2015 and many fundraising events.  He began as the Exchequer for the Trenton Alumni Chapter in 2015 and continues serving in this role.  Ahmanish is also an MTA committee member and have worked on many fundraising events. Ahmanish is a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, N.J. and is a member of the Board of Trustees.  He has been the Church Treasurer since 2017.

Palmer Richardson, Esq.

 Keeper of Records

Palmer Richardson , Esq., is currently the Director of Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for CIS Management, Inc., a real estate development company. As Director of Corporate Compliance Palmer is tasked with ensuring the company is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations affecting the corporation. Prior to CIS Management, Inc. Palmer worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Janetta D. Marbrey, New Jersey Superior Court.

Palmer earned his diploma from Valley Forge Military Academy in 2008 where he was an honor roll student and earned two varsity letters in track and field. Palmer went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in Sociology from Morehouse College in 2012. Upon graduating he was inducted into two Greek Honor Societies for International Studies and Sociology respectively. Following his graduation from Morehouse College, Palmer earned his JD from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law graduating in 2017 and joined the New Jersey Bar in 2018.

He has volunteered for a number of non-profits to include Young Scholars Institute of Trenton and Raising Expectations. Palmer is an active member of the Union County Chapter of the Urban League Guild Trenton Branch and focuses on youth based initiatives.

Palmer is passionate about exercise and most outdoor activities including tennis, cycling, and running.

Devon Nelson

Keeper of Exchequer

A Kappa Fellow of the Gamma class of Kappa Alpha Psi’s Undergraduate Leadership Institute, Devon Nelson has served the fraternity in various capacities including Northeastern Province Board of Directors, Chapter Polemarch and Keeper of Exchequer.

Devon Nelson is a 2003 initiate of the College of New Jersey Chapter, the Eta Delta of Kappa Alpha Psi. He would later attend Florida State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Trade. Specializing in International Political Economy, Devon has written extensively on capital flows to the Caribbean Basin, where he has worked for a Grammy award winning music studio as well as for the trademark desk of an international business law firm.

As an Army veteran and federal employee, Devon has stewarded millions in US Treasury transactions each year. He has served on the advisory council for Veterans’ Affairs for the Social Security Administration and worked with the Department of Defense in support of strategic supply chain management since 2004.

Devon attends Mount Sinai Church and has supported and volunteered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Young Scholars Institute and The African American/Latino Alumni Network of Trenton State College/The College of New Jersey (TALANT).

Devon is a conservationist with a growing green thumb, a dog lover and avid musician, a doting son, proud father and a loving husband to his wife of ten years.

Devon Nelson

Keeper of Exchequer

Ahmanish Robinson, Sr., is a Spr. 2012 initiate of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. He currently resides in Burlington Township, NJ with his wonderful wife Angela, son Bro. Ahmanish, Jr., a Fall 2019 TAC initiate, and daughter Aja, a recent Hampton University graduate.

Ahmanish graduated from Ewing High School (1985), Delaware State University (1989), earning a B.S. Marketing, and Grand Canyon University (2011), earning a M.B.A., Information Systems.

He is employed by the New Jersey Department of Labor, currently as a Supervising Administrative Analyst in the Office of Finance and Accounting where he oversees financial reporting for various Federal Grants. He has held various titles since he started with the department in 1992.

Ahmanish is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. and served as the Asst. Exchequer from 2013 to 2015 and many fundraising events.  He began as the Exchequer for the Trenton Alumni Chapter in 2015 and continues serving in this role.  Ahmanish is also an MTA committee member and have worked on many fundraising events.

Ahmanish is a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, N.J. and is a member of the Board of Trustees.  He has been the Church Treasurer since 2017.

Arthur Esaw

Asst. Keeper of Records

Arthur T. Esaw, Sr. attended the nation’s first Historically Black College University — Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a dual degree. His education equipped him to offer life-changing results to those who need it the most. As a lifelong Trenton resident, Arthur’s goal is to reach at-risk youth and produce community-minded citizens. Arthur’s service to the Trenton community began over twenty years ago. He directed programs like Fishers of Men, a male mentoring program for Trenton youth. He is active in church serving as an ordained Elder. Arthur is also a Journeyman Electrician and has been a member of IBEW Local 269 for over twenty years. Arthur is an active member of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He currently resides in Trenton, New Jersey with his wife and two sons.

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Dana Williamson

M.T.A. Chairman

 

Bro Dana Williamson is a Vice Principal in the Trenton Public School District and has been in education over 30 years. In the Spring of 2011, Bro Williamson entered the bond of Kappa Alpha Psi as a member of The Trenton Alumni Chapter. Bro Williamson earned a BS Degree in Marketing from Delaware State University and two Masters Degrees in School Administration and Curriculum\Technology from Grand Canyon University. Bro Williamson is a husband of 27yrs to his beautiful wife Shawn and they are both proud parents of their phenomenal daughter Sydney.

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Glenn Derricotte

Historian/Recorder

 

Glenn L. Derricotte, affectionately known as “Doc,” is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and serves the Trenton Alumni Chapter as Historian and Recorder.  He is employed by PQ Corporation as  a Senior Laboratory Technician.  “Doc” has a great love for photography and  rocking the “fraternity nalia”.

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Eddie M. Roberts, Jr.

2nd Vice Polemarch

 

Eddie M. Roberts, Jr. is the Director of Grants and Programs at Princeton Area Community Foundation. He has acquired a reputation for being committed to serving his community. Prior to joining the Foundation, Eddie spent 2 years at Cenlar FSB as a Business Analyst and 18 years at Bloomberg L.P in various positions.

He graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Science degree in Law and Justice. He has served on the Trenton Kappa Foundation Board for 3 years. Eddie is also a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Assistant Director of Guide Right for the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.