About Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

Reverend Dean Nelson serves as the Executive Director for Human Coalition Action, the advocacy arm of Human Coalition, a national non-profit organization serving women and families in metropolitan areas. He is also the Chairman of the Douglass Leadership Institute, which educates, equips, and empowers minority leaders to bring positive change to their communities.

In 2018, Rev. Nelson was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Congressional Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission whose mission is to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. He has previously served as the Executive Director for various non-profits and has spoken for and worked with a diverse array of groups including the United Way, NAACP, Prison Fellowship, the SCLC, and TeenPact Leadership Schools. He has appeared on and been published in a variety of media outlets, including MSNBC, ABC, and USA Today.

Rev. Nelson is and his wife Julia homeschooled their three children, and he has served on the advisory board of the National Black Home Educators. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

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