Our Team

Samantha P. Davis –  Founder, Executive Director
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. -Audre Lorde


Malaika Javois- Program Manager
“I am a hole in a flute that the [Divine’s] breath moves through…Listen to this music” – Hafiz

Kawanza Billy- Middle School Lead Instructor
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm


Rachelle Downs- High School Lead Instructor
“When I dare to be powerful- to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid” – Audre Lorde


Dion Harrison- High School Lead Instructor
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imagination.” – Dr. Mae Jemison


Youth Organizers

Board of Directors:
Jessica Fulton
Chanon Bell
Mechelle Haywood
Emile Washington
Warren Seay
Elisha Rhodes
Charis Goff

Black Swan Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.