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Chasma Smith

Board Secretary


At an early age, Chasma realized that where you live is a large determinant in access to resources and educational opportunity gaps. This unfair correlation between zip code and potential success sparked her desire to advocate for marginalized and overlooked communities. Appointed Board Secretary in 2014, Chasma handles the administrative responsibilities of the Board and is committed to expanding Soulciety's reach to impact more youth. She manages people and operations at Teradata Labs where she supports the Engineering team and is constantly cooking up creative events and strategy to improve collaboration, employee wellness and productivity.

Chasma graduated Magna Cum Laude and Alpha Chi from Harris-Stowe State University and earned an M.A. in Media Communications at Webster University in St. Louis. A life hack connoisseur, organization whiz, and techie; Chasma consistently does three things every morning; pray, dance and list 5 'daily goals' before starting the day.

Lamont W. Allen

Board Member


Lamont W. Allen is one of Soulciety’s original board members and has served on the board as the President. He is the owner of LWA Ltd IJP, a paralegal consulting business, where he has been serving our community for over 20 years. He has been a huge supporter of Soulciety and believes in the organizations cause in helping youth. Lamont is happily married and has 2 adopted children.

Hanson Hui

Board Member


Hanson Hui joined the board of Soulciety in 2015 with the intent to give back to the community in which he was raised. Hanson is a Director of Business Development at SquareTrade (pre-IPO finanical start-up), where he works with key partners on strategic and operational value creation initiatives. Earlier in his career, Hanson has worked as an investment banker with Citigroup and Jefferies. He began his career in Accenture's consulting practice, working with clients in technology, communications, and financial services. Hanson holds a B.S. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Miyishia Slay

Board Member


Miyishia Slay joins our board with experience serving on nonprofit boards in the Sacramento County area. Her passion for youth development, education and the arts is what inspired her to contribute to the Soulciety family. Miyishia has a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Saint Mary's College of California and has built her career in marketing for a variety of companies including UC Davis, Google, Sonim Technologies and Western Union Digital specializing in branding, corporate marketing and social media. She is rekindling her love for travel, trying to practice fluency in Spanish and loves living in Oakland.

Lindsey Mantoan

Board Member


Lindsey Mantoan is a theater and performance studies scholar who teaches in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. Her research focuses on contemporary US politics and its intersections with performance. She has also directed a dozen performances around the Bay Area. She is thrilled to be a Board Member for Soulciety because she believes that its mission of empowering youth to find their purpose through creativity is profoundly important.