Our Staff

Taylor Ryan

Executive Director and Founder

Taylor Ryan is a Kentuckian, born and raised in Paducah, and currently living in Louisville. She obtained her BA in Communications at the University of Louisville, and two masters degrees from Marshall University. She has always been a dynamic and giving part of her community; as a child volunteering with the Boys and Girls and Keystone Clubs; and during early adulthood being involved in various organizations such as New Roots and Empowering Ladies Together. With her focused community connection, Taylor was able to spearhead dozens of impactful projects, including everything from food/pantry and hygiene drives, to entire block clean-ups.
While looking into the needs of her community, she found organizations in place weren’t meeting the mark, either due to a lack of resources or disconnect from the community. Taylor decided to do something about it, and Change Today, Change Tomorrow was founded. Starting just in September of 2019, CTCT has provided barrier free access to the community through food justice, educational services and public health initiatives. Now in 2021, the organization has served over 100,000 residents and delivered over $5 million of groceries to local residents. On top of accomplishing all that, Taylor is currently serving as a Bingham Fellow through Leadership Louisville, sits on Louisville Metro's Community Advisory Board for the Center of Health Equity, as well as the board for Metro United Way's Black L.O.V.E. organization, maintaining her status from birth as a truly dynamic and giving member of her community!

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Nannie Croney

Senior Director

Nannie Croney is the Senior Director of Change Today, Change Tomorrow, as well as the CEO and Founder of Dope Designs by Nannie. With a Masters of Science in Social Work, and a Masters of Arts in Pan-African Studies, Nannie has centered her life around the improvement, liberation, and love of Black lives. Combining her passion and talent for empowering creativity, Nannie has created a brand inextricably bound with inclusivity and dedication. Not only can you find her designs on sale in Change Today, Change Tomorrow’s Black Business empowerment hub Pocket Change, you will also find the products from many other Black-Owned businesses that Nannie has mentored through her Small Business workshops.
Direct and honest work is what drives Nannie, and the organization as a whole. You can listen and get to know her, and CTCT CEO & Founder Taylor Ryan, as they discuss the truth in their experiences and work first hand on the first Wednesday of each month with, “CTCT Got Tea.”

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Andreana Bridges

Director

Andreana is the Director of Change Today, Change Tomorrow, and has been a part of the bedrock and complete development of the organization having served as one of the founding board members. Andreana has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree.

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Jason Deakings

Research and Development Specialist

Jason Deakings serves as the Research & Development Specialist for CTCT. As one of the senior staff members, Jason has grown with the organization since May 2020. Jason originally from Pittsburgh, PA and has been a resident of Louisville since August 2018. Jason is a PhD candidate in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Slippery Rock University and his Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College. Jason is a diversity fellow and an HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion Health and Social Justice scholar, and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. His research has been focused in health equity and social justice, specifically for Black women, men and urban youth.

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Talesha Wilson

Director of Community Engagement and Human Resources

Talesha Wilson, a West End Louisville native, serves as Change Today, Change Tomorrow's Director of Community Engagement and Human Resources. She is also an abolition organizer and community activist. She is the Founder of Diversity At The Table, an organization that focuses on the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality, and how it relates to social issues. In addition to her commitment to community, she is a mid-level social media content creator of fashion and style that inspires women, specifically Black women and girls to live a free and unapologetic autonomous life. Some of success includes: Being on the front page of USA Today, working in collaboration with LGBTQ youth, training JCPS teachers on inclusion and equity, creating several initiatives, and facilitating workshops at the Dialogue on Diversity and the White Privilege Conference.With all of her accomplishments and achievements, she is most proud of the impact she has on people in her community to help them be or discover their best selves.

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Ali Gautier

Public Relations and Event Coordinator

Ali Gautier is an activist, comedian, and performing artist originally from Danville, KY, currently living in Louisville, serving as Public Relations & Event Coordinator for Change Today, Change Tomorrow. After graduating from Centre College in 2015, she completed two terms of Americorps service based in the Louisville community.
You can currently find her performing throughout the city, or online with her Youtube channel, “Could Be Worse,” and through her podcast, “Funny Fat Friend,” which can be found on all streaming platforms.

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Hannah Jones

Program Manager

Born and raised in Louisville, Hannah received her B.A. in American Studies studying the histories of interlinked, extractive, anti-Black systems in the United States. She is the Program Manager, and as a white CTCT staff member, Hannah uses her skin privilege to aggressively challenge other white people and white-led institutions, not only to give their money, time, labor, and other material resources directly to Black people and Black-led initiatives, but also to give without restrictions, qualifiers, or caveats.

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Jewels Clarke

Research and Development Intern

Jewels serves as the Public Health Intern for Change Today, Change Tomorrow. She is also a current Masters of Public Health student at the University of Louisville, pursuing a track in Epidemiology.

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Skylar Davis

Social Media Manager

Skylar Davis is a photographer and social media creative living in Louisville, KY. She was born and raised in the small town of Lancaster, KY. Skylar earned her BFA in photography from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012. She is currently working for CTCT as the Social Media Manager.
In her artwork, jobs, and life, she has fought to create a more equitable Kentucky. Through managing social media, Skylar helped raise awareness nationally for KY LGBTQ+ legislation. She has consistently been funded to create photography series that addresses women’s rights issues. CTCT brings many of her passions together as they serve barrier-free access to Trans funding, food, education, and more. When not working, you can find Skylar cuddled with her Frenchie, Gucci.

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Weslie Rowan

Operations Support

Weslie Rowan, born and raised in Louisville, KY, has many years of technical experience. With the opportunity to see the impact their work is making, Weslie decided to accept a Technical Operations position at Change Today, Change Tomorrow. Weslie’s passion for providing resources for, and educating, oppressed populations on technological operations aids them in the removal of historically entrenched barriers within the Black community.

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AZ Williams

Education Advocate

Azure Williams is an education justice advocate focused on the marginalized
youth in Louisville, KY. They are the founder of Watch Us Grow, a program committed to uplifting black children from diverse educational backgrounds. Azure has worked with hundreds of young scholars with a variety of needs. Since a young age, they have worked with the youth to assist them on their educational journeys.

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Anna Hayes

Feed the West Coordinator

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