Leadership & Staff

National Black United Fund William T. Merritt

A pioneer in Black Philanthropy, is President and CEO of the National Black United Fund, Inc. (NBUF). For more than thirty years, Merritt has used his professional expertise and leadership abilities in public policy, governance, youth services, social change and Black philanthropy. Presently, Merritt is an active board member of the Volunteer Consulting Group, Southern Rural Development Initiative, National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy and the National Center on Black Philanthropy. A social worker by profession, Merritt has a deep passion for policies that impact on child and family issues in the Black American community.


Halima Mohammed
Chief Financial Officer

Sada Henderson
Accounting Assistant

Wendy Oldham
National & Local Campaigns

Amina Anderson
Federation Development

Gail Maynor
Development and Communications