Advisory Council

Gasp staff and Board of Directors sometimes face difficult situations that need specialized advice. Our Advisory Council is an informal network of experts who offer guidance to our staff and directors. We seek trusted advisors with experience in the health, legal, energy, financial marketing and other industries. If you’re interested in learning more about our Advisory Council, contact Executive Director Michael Hansen at or 205.938.4270.

Dr. Nyesha Black
Visiting Assistant Professor, UAB

Jan Colson
Retired Elementary School Librarian

Scott Douglas
Executive Director, Greater Birmingham Ministries

Richard Izzi

Dr. Michelle Fanucchi
Associate Professor, UAB School of Public Health

Ashley Lyerly
Regional Director of Public Policy, American Lung Association in Alabama

Kindred Motes
Director of Digital Strategy, Vera Institute of Justice

Jennifer Sanders
Pastor, Community Organizer, Writer

Tyrone Williams
Retired School Principal