Combining his broad range of experiences in the environment in which he lived and worked with the knowledge gained as a Harvard Leadership Fellow, MetroMorphosis founder, and Chief Executive Catalyst Raymond A. Jetson has undertaken a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the community together to solve many of the challenges we face.
A native of New Orleans Louisiana, Terina moved to Baton Rouge post Hurricane Katrina in 2006. Terina has spent 25 years overseeing the operations, logistics and administrative performance of minority owned, non-profit, faith-based, and government entities.
Tamiera (TC) Nash is the Communications Catalyst at MetroMorphosis and works in partnership with team members to replace the deficit-based narrative around Black and other POC’s communities and the individuals who live within them with an asset-based narrative.
A native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, Luke St. John McKnight is an artist turned community organizer and social strategist. McKnight began his community-based work in 2015, building initiatives with intent to multiply the individual and collective capacity for vibrancy, enrichment, and livability within Baton Rouge.
Dr. Sonia Daniels was born and raised in southwest Louisiana and currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sonia has worked in the public sector for over 10 years at a variety of nonprofit organizations supporting marginalized communities.
Combining his broad range of experiences in the environment in which he lived and worked with the knowledge gained as a Harvard Leadership Fellow, MetroMorphosis founder, and Chief Executive Catalyst Raymond A. Jetson has undertaken a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the community together to solve many of the challenges we face. As an ALI Fellow, Mr. Jetson also developed relationships with national think tanks and thought leaders who are available to strategize on approaches to different community challenges. His position as Pastor of Star Hill Church for 23 years resulted in a formidable network of people and organizations; he has also served on many diverse nonprofit boards throughout the parish. His lifetime body of work to date has, therefore, enabled Raymond to be a visionary and astute architect for building a connected web of city assets that are needed to support our models for transformative change.
Sherreta R. Harrison Sustainability Catalyst
Sherreta R. Harrison oversees the development of the infrastructure and the internal processes that will allow the organization and its programs to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. Originally from Houston, TX, Sherreta fell in love with the Baton Rouge community while pursuing her undergraduate degrees at Louisiana State University. During that time, she began working with a local non-profit to increase literacy rates in the Baton Rouge area. Upon graduation, she accepted the role of Program Coordinator where she spent more than 10 years teaching basic reading, writing and math, and job skills and developing programs to assist underserved populations before returning to school to complete her Masters in Counselor Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While in Lafayette, Sherreta combined her teaching experience with her mental health education to provide in-home therapy services and life skill instruction to youth and their parents. She also served as an adjunct instructor at local colleges where she taught developmental and foundational courses. In 2013, Sherreta moved back to Baton Rouge to return to non-profit education. For the next 4 years, she would serve as the Student Support Specialist for Up Alliance (then the Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition) in which she developed programs and initiatives to increase educational and career access for low-skilled and underemployed adults until their closing. Sherreta now utilizes her 16 years of non-profit experience to help build the capacity of organizations and individuals in their work to transform their communities into thriving and vibrant places to live and work through her work with MetroMorphosis. Additionally, she has served on several boards, advisory, and planning committees and spends her free time learning new recipes, writing, and thinking of ways to make the world a better place.
Terina M. Washington Operations Catalyst
A native of New Orleans Louisiana, Terina moved to Baton Rouge post Hurricane Katrina in 2006. Terina has spent 25 years overseeing the operations, logistics, and administrative performance of minority-owned, non-profit, faith-based, and government entities. Currently, as Operations Catalyst at MetroMorphosis, she is responsible for managing the daily operations of the organization, financial management systems, and events logistics. In addition, She serves as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Catalyst. Terina is currently enhancing her professional development skills in Accounting at Baton Rouge Community College and is an active entrepreneur with her start-up, Wristy Business, and Co.
Tamiera Nash Communications Catalyst
Tamiera (TC) Nash is the Communications Catalyst at MetroMorphosis and works in partnership with team members to replace the deficit-based narrative around Black and other POC’s communities and the individuals who live within them with an asset-based narrative. Nash’s work is directly tied to influencing, creating, and supporting narrative change in the communities that the organization serves in an effort to create a Baton Rouge community where everyone can thrive, experience, and celebrate their success. Outside of work, Nash is a community advocate and organizer who works with local non-profits to coordinate events and conversations. Currently, Nash sits on the Foundation for Louisiana’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Advisory Board and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration at Southern University A&M College and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Spring Hill College in 2018.
Luke St. John McKnight Innovation & Partnerships Catalyst
A native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, Luke St. John McKnight is an artist turned community organizer and social strategist. Creative Director of the seasonal event series, Build The Fire, lead strategist and co-founder of planning bureau, Saint John & Company, McKnight began his community-based work in 2015, building initiatives with the intent to multiply the individual and collective capacity for vibrancy, enrichment, and livability within Baton Rouge. St. John further crystallized his interest in nonprofit work while providing services in creative development and program management for multiple programs within The Walls Project, a local nonprofit leveraging the arts for community revitalization. Under the Walls Project, Luke also served as their program director for the creative workforce program The Futures Fund. McKnight now works with the social enterprise MetroMorphosis, a systems change organization transforming urban communities from within by helping individuals and institutions transform broken and neglected communities into thriving spaces to live, work and experience success. Luke serves as MetroMorphosis’ Innovation & Partnerships Catalyst, Developing and coordinating place-based arms of the Urban Congress on African- American Males.
Rachel Jackson Program Catalyst
Rachel B. Jackson serves an integral role in the development and management of the work of MetroMorphosis. With diverse professional experiences in the arts, public health, education, and community engagement, Rachel brings enthusiasm to her work with MetroMorphosis team members, citizen partners, and partner organizations to implement strategies and projects that advance LaunchBR, MetroMorphosis’s business development initiative.
As a Monroe native who migrated south to attend Louisiana State University, Rachel has spent over a decade living and learning in the Baton Rouge area. After completing a graduate degree in Public Administration and Public Management, she has applied her experience in academic research and public policy at every opportunity. She continues to emphasize a spirit of innovation in her work in social spaces of all types, including cultural institutions, local businesses, and governing agencies. In her spare time, Rachel is a small business owner that prioritizes community collaboration by working with local storefronts and other local organizations to plan events and initiatives for the public. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, writing, enjoying local live music, and visiting museums.
Dr. Sonia Daniels Community Impact Catalyst
Dr. Sonia Daniels was born and raised in southwest Louisiana and currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She started college as a first-generation college student who successfully matriculated through three degree programs and obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in General Studies in Arts & Humanities, a Master's degree from the University of New Orleans in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Southern University and A&M College in Public Policy.
Sonia has worked in the public sector for over 10 years at a variety of nonprofit organizations supporting marginalized communities. In addition to her work at MetroMorphosis, she owns a management consulting firm. Dr. Daniels is also a certified facilitator and trainer on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She has presented at a variety of local and national conferences.
She is a member of the Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals and Forum 225. She also volunteers with The Butterfly Society domestic violence organization and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. She is also an alumnus of Dialogue of Race.
When she's not working, she enjoys traveling abroad, arts, and music.