FABRICE JULIEN, PRESIDENT
Fabrice Julien's involvement with the Community Affairs Committee began in the Spring of 2016. A public health researcher at UAB, Julien's work with the parent board centered on identifying the root causes of health disparities present in Jefferson County, and at obtaining a place history of the region. Julien is an educator and doctoral student in Medical Sociology. He has served as President of the Young Partners since the Spring of 2017, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Aletheia House.
Haley COLSON lewis, Immediate past president
Haley Colson Lewis is a founding member of the CAC Young Partners. She served as President of the organization during its first year. Haley is the Staff Attorney for GASP, an environmental advocacy group in Birmingham.
matthew smith, vice president
Matthew Smith is a proud Alabama native with a passion for working with young people and a full-hearted belief in the healing power of laughter. Matthew is Co-Founder and Executive Director for the AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE), a Birmingham-based nonprofit making Social and Emotional Learning an integral part of the way we educate in Alabama. Before co-founding ACE in 2015, he worked as a Field instructor for a wilderness therapy program in the mountains of Georgia, served as co-director for the Anytown social justice leadership camp in Central Alabama, taught US history for a traveling school in New England, and worked as an environmental educator for the Cahaba Environmental Center near Montevallo, Alabama. While studying Human Ecology at the University of Alabama, Matthew also served as an AmeriCorps member through the YWCA of Central Alabama and traveled to local schools to facilitate discussions on dating violence prevention and crisis management. Matthew is a certified life coach, teacher, and leadership trainer. He is also certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Social Justice Leadership and Crisis Prevention and Intervention. In his free time, he enjoys digging in the garden, exploring the great outdoors, and working on renovations to the hundred-year-old mountaintop bungalow that he calls home. Matthew is honored to be on the leadership team for the CAC Young Partners.
Deidra Fields Sanderson