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Board of Directors

The Makazi Institute operates under the non-profit umbrella of The Gloucester Institute, is accountable to their board of directors, and is subject to annual fiscal review through their financial team.

John Littel, Esq.

​Mr. Littel Serves as Executive Vice President, External Affairs for AMERIGROUP, Corp. Mr. Littel has served in a variety of positions in federal and state governments, including as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he was responsible for the state's welfare reform and healthcare initiatives, and as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House Drug Policy Office. He has also served as counsel and deputy director of the Citizenship Project at the Heritage Foundation and as senior counselor to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Mrs. Level has served on the staff of U.S. Senator George Allen as his regional representative for Hampton Roads, VA, from 2001 to 2004. Mrs. Level has a bachelor's degree in English from Hampton University, is a mother of three children, and resides in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Elizabeth Level

Mr. Kuykendoll is currently enrolled full time at Harvard Business School where he is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. Prior to Harvard, Mr. Kuykendoll was the Gen X/Gen Y Market Manager for Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance business unit. In this role, he was primarily responsible for driving strategy to target younger consumers. Mr. Kuykendoll is also a frequent presenter at conferences and industry meetings on topics relating to marketing strategy for the 18-25 year old demographic. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Hampton University, is active in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America, and is also the founder of Project H.O.P.E. (Hamptonians Organizing for Progress in Education), which in 2008 was the largest collegiate-based community initiative in Hampton Roads. 

Maurice Kuykendoll

Mr. Nance is the Executive Director of Greenspring, an Erickson Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia, where he is responsible for the overall management of 1,000 employees serving seniors living in 1,409 independent apartments, 104 assisted living units and 180 nursing beds. Having worked for Erickson since 1998, Mr. Nance previously served at Prison Fellowship Ministries and in the George H. W. Bush administration. He received a Marketing degree from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Nance serves on the board of Restoration Ministries, Inc. and the advisory board of the George Mason University Program in Assisted Living and Senior Housing, among others.

Will Nance