Frances E. Jemmott, Principal and CEO
Fran Jemmott is a leader and change agent for social justice. Her work has focused on reducing health disparities and social determinants of health as a donor, grantmaker, board member, executive director, policy advisor and volunteer. Before founding the Jemmott Rollins Group in 2002, she served as Program Director for Community and Women’s Health at The California Wellness Foundation. For 12 years, she served on the Board of Directors of the Liberty Hill Foundation on key committees including strategic planning, board development, and Uplifting Change – their signature effort to generate and direct funds for social justice issues in communities of color. She also founded the California Black Women’s Health Project in 1994 along with other pioneers for women’s health advocacy.
As Founder and CEO of the Jemmott Rollins Group, Ms Jemmott leads the firm’s work in strategic planning, fund development and program planning. She serves as a thought partner to private and corporate companies, as well as community foundations, to improve organizational effectiveness through greater cultural awareness, competence and sensitivity.
Fran lives in South Los Angeles with her spouse and partner, Bernard Rollins. Together they are actively involved in civic activities, but are most proud of their involvement and commitment to the educational success and strong cultural identity of their six grandchildren– “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Bernard H. Rollins, Principal and Art Director
As an accomplished graphic artist, art director and writer, Bernie Rollins brings more than 30 years of expertise in advertising, print publications, television, feature and documentary films. Since expanding his career, he has focused his talents on helping nonprofits in the areas of image maximization, promotion, public relations, marketing and technological enhancement. Bernie’s goal is to produce contemporary images that resonate with target audiences by creating and projecting visual messages that are informative, exciting and engaging.
Ebony Jones, Senior Program Associate
Ebony Jones is the Senior Program Associate for the Jemmott Rollins Group. Prior to her position at JRG, Ebony worked as a Service Coordinator for the Coalition for Responsible Community Development in South Los Angeles where she started as a Youth Advocate and was promoted to increased levels of responsibility in career placement and resident service coordinator.
Ebony received both masters and bachelor degrees in Sociology from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She fell in love with nonprofit work and community engagement while growing up in Compton, California where her passion flourished for social justice and social change.
Lakisha Walker, Finance Officer
Kisha Walker is the Finance Officer for Jemmott Rollins Group. Kisha worked as an Account Manager for several Business Management firms specialized in accounting for clientele in the entertainment industry based in the valley & West Los Angeles areas. Kisha received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Promoting from retail, to sales into bookkeeping, she became eager in obtaining a supervisory role in upper management. With the desire to want to make a difference in her community, she decided to change direction in her career path & focus her attention on social change that will effectively impact the community in which she grew up. Kisha joined the JRG team to merge her experience in finance with her passion for social justice.
James Hull, Information Systems Technician
James Hull utilizes his technical knowledge and expertise to compliment his creativity in ways rarely expressed through web and graphic design. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Dominguez Hills, but his specialization spans a variety of fields: from the highly technical development of internet technologies and database management, to the primarily artistic endeavors of digital design and illustration.