Phyllis Dickerson

Chief Executive Officer


Phyllis Dickerson currently serves as CEO of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). She is also the CEO & President of Red Ink, LLC, since 2002, which assists organizations with business development and government relations. Before joining AAMA in 2021, she served as Regional Mayoral Director for Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Campaign. She also served as a Lead Advance staffer for two U.S. Presidents. Phyllis also previously served as the first woman and African American Chief of Staff for former Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, Arkansas from 2015 to 2019. In this role, she coordinated daily operations within the Mayor’s office, conducted research and analyses on constituent issues, and provided support for the implementation of special programs and initiatives. She also served as the Special Events & Program Coordinator for the City of Little Rock.  In that capacity, she was responsible for planning the Central High Integration 50th.


Throughout her career, Phyllis has proudly served on the Board for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), Delta Research & Education Foundation, Cross World Africa Foundation and is a current member of the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

In 2001, Phyllis received a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management from the University of Central Arkansas. Outside of the office, she is an advocate for children with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease as well as enjoys traveling, reading, and watching Western films. Her mission is to continue to ensure her clients get the best service possible in order to move their organization to the next level.

Jamie Pascal

Director of Policy and Programs


Jamie Pascal serves as the Director of Policy and Programs for the African American Mayors Association. Prior to her role as Policy Associate, Jamie worked as an intern for the Association for two years. As an intern, Jamie has assisted with conference preparations, internal organization operations, as well as research analysis on African American mayors and their efforts on prevalent issues across the nation. In addition, Pascal served on the Executive board of Howard University’s Undergraduate Student Assembly as a Program Director. Jamie is a strong community and social services professional with a Bachelors of Arts, English focused in Pre-Law Studies from Howard University.


Nandi Henderson

Digital Marketing and Communications Associate

 dsc_0137.JPGNandi Henderson serves as the Digital Marketing and Communications Associate for the Association. Prior to joining AAMA, Nandi worked as a Multimedia Pathways Intern at the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. There, she assisted with internal and external communications strategies, managed digital analytics and played an integral role in the office's visual rebranding. In addition, Nandi earned her Masters of Arts in Strategic Communications and Public Relations from Trinity Washington University where she was inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society. Nandi prides herself on her creative approach to digital strategy and the use of data to find areas of digital strengths and weaknesses. Nandi is also an alumnus of Morgan State University, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Broadcast and Integrated Media with a concentration in Video Production. Nandi is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Jasmyne Harper

Operations and Development Associate

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Jasmyne Harper serves as the Operations and Development Associate at AAMA. Prior to joining AAMA, Harper worked as a contract management services clerk at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). At CABVI, she assisted with government contract closeout and managed databases for a team of visually impaired contract specialists. A supporter of public service, Harper has interned with the Stafford County Government and volunteered with the Aquia Christian Academy. Harper is an alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in social justice and minor in French.

Antonio Scott

Manager of Student Programs and The Mayors Institute


Antonio D. Scott serves as the Manager of Student Programs and The Mayors Institute for the African American Mayors Association. Prior to joining AAMA, Antonio served in multiple leadership and staff roles at The University of Memphis and The University of Maryland. At AAMA, Antonio coordinates the teaching and learning portfolio, serving as the primary manager for the Future Leaders Fellows program, the internship program, and The Mayors Institute for Racial and Economic Justice Policy. Antonio’s former experiences fueled his interest in developing college students and working in policy spaces to improve access and opportunity for underserved populations with a critical focus on leadership development. Antonio is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Antonio is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy at the University of Maryland. Antonio’s favorite quote is by Dr. Martin Luther King, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?”