Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Founder & CEO
Chloë Sledd (she/her/hers) is a social impact tech entrepreneur who is passionate about uniting changemakers around shared causes and movements. She is a Howard University Honors graduate and has previously worked for Google, Teach For America, and Emerson Collective's Elemental Excelerator. Chloe founded COMMUNITYx (Cx) in light of her dad’s tragic experience with police discrimination and misconduct that left him permanently handicapped. Since launching the BETA App in September 2019, Chloë and COMMUNITYx have earned major accolades such as being recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 as the #1 2019 Startup of The Year and being named one of Startup Grind’s Top 100 Global Startups. Additionally, the company has received press coverage from outlets such as Forbes, MSNBC, Black Enterprise, The Root, ZORA by Medium, and The Grio. You can follow Chloë on the COMMUNITYx App and on other platforms @chloecommunityx.
Co-Founder & CTO
Kourtni Marshall (he/him/his) has worked in the software industry for over 10 years. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago as the top Computer Science student in his class twice; once when receiving his B.S and again when receiving his M.S. in Computer Science. After school, he joined Red Hat as a software engineering consultant, working on infrastructure modernization project for a banking client.
In 2012, he was recruited by Google as a Software engineer in their Cloud Solutions team, where he designed and built reference applications to demonstrate the usage of Google's then fledgling Cloud Platform offerings. He went on to several other teams within the company where he took on tech lead roles and mentoring of more junior engineers for the majority of his projects.
While at Google, Kourtni also became very active in the Black Googler Network (BGN), one of the company's employee resource groups. He spent three years on BGN's Global Leadership Team, setting direction for the organization and it's nearly 20 local chapters.
Kourtni splits his time between COMMUNITYx and Google, contributing 40 hours per week at both companies.
Tenesha Wallace Hood
VP Marketing (Part-Time)
Tenesha Wallace Hood (she/her/hers) graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor's and Master’s in Health Sciences with a concentration in Community Health. After graduating, Tenesha served 1 year in the AmeriCorps Peace Corps at Impact America. She has worked within the non-profit sector for over 5 years including the Georgia Department of Public Health as a Public Health Educator serving 13 counties in the North Georgia Health District where her focus was program and policy implementation. She then served as Director of Marketing & Communications and Public Health at Georgia Academy of Family Physicians where her focus was event management, sponsorship activation, and process development & implementation. She has a passion for social impact with a focus on outreach, events, and offline to online community building.
Tenesha works 20 hours per week at COMMUNITYx and 40 hours per week at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
Co-Chair Board of Activists (Part-Time)
Brea Baker (she/her/hers) is a skilled communications strategist, influencer engagement professional, and activist/organizer with a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. Her expertise in digital organizing spans 8 years including a thesis at Yale on social media for activism as well as contributions to dozens of electoral and advocacy campaigns including the 2017 Women’s March (where she served as the youngest national organizer), the campaign to #FreeMeekMill, the 2018 student walkouts against gun violence, and more.
Brea currently works part-time for COMMUNITYx, contributing roughly ten hours per week.
André Murray (he/him/his) is a seasoned sales professional who has worked alongside companies in the medical, legal, and tech spaces. Over the last 5 years he has focused exclusively on raising the standard of care in healthcare networks across the country by consulting on hospital system implementations and EMR upgrades. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and works closely with his home chapter on a number of community service initiatives. As a board member of COMMUNITYx, he is passionate about leveraging his personal & professional relationships to ensure the success and longevity of the technology.