Our Team

T.D. Jakes Foundation Team

The T.D. Jakes Foundation team is composed of successful business leaders who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to create a culture of inclusion and expand access to opportunity.

Kelley Cornish, MA, CCDP




Kelley Cornish recently served as a senior executive and the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion (DSRI) at Wells Fargo & Company where she was the primary liaison between DSRI and its various business lines and support partners. Her work included leading planning, implementing strategy and driving accountabilities for all internal functions supporting DEI efforts across the enterprise.

Kelley was also responsible for developing the infrastructure strategy and sponsoring large projects across lines of businesses/functions, including partnership and collaboration with senior stakeholders to improve workforce diversity outcomes for Wells Fargo to compete in the marketplace and optimize growth and profitability. Prior to this role, Kelley served as the EVP, Head of Programming and Diversity Initiatives, as the SVP, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Integration Leader leading a team of DEI Consultants for the company focused on coordinating the timing and administration of the enterprise D&I strategies and processes as well as line of business-specific D&I deliverables across Wells Fargo within the US, Canada, EMEA, and APAC. Kelley also served as the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the TD Bank Group and led Diversity and Inclusion for AmeriHealth Caritas and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In 2022, Kelley received the Woman of the Year Award from iHeartMedia radio because of her work in the community and in corporate America. Her leadership gifts and talents have also been recognized as one of the Most Influential Women In Corporate America by Savoy Magazine, by the Network Journal as one of the Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business, and she was a recipient of the Sojourner Truth Award by the National Congress of Black Women. Kelley was acknowledged for her commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout her career by receiving the Career Mastered Award and has been recognized as a member of the top team of distinction for the American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking Award, and as a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Award winner by Peirce College for the City of Philadelphia. Kelley is also the author of the book, “It’s Work! How Will You Show Up?” where she shares professional, personal and very practical tips on navigating the workplace and career during her journey as a mid-level careerist.

Kelley obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina – Aiken in Business Administration and her Masters from Webster University in Human Resource Management. She is a Certified Diversity Professional by Cornell University (CCDP) and has completed course work at the Harvard Kennedy School in strategies for leading and building diverse organizations. Kelley is very active in her community and in her church.

Kezia Stegemoeller

Chief Partnerships Officer

Kezia Stegemoeller plays a key role to develop and implement the T. D. Jakes Foundation’s partnerships-focused Strategic Plan and build the organizational capacity and culture. Stegemoeller joins T.D. Jakes Foundation after serving as Senior Director of Donor Engagement at The Dallas Foundation. In that role, she co-launched a multi-million-dollar fund to advance equity for Dallas’ BIPOC residents through strategic philanthropic investment in organizations combatting systemic inequities in housing, infrastructure, economic opportunity, education, workforce development, criminal justice, and health.

Prior to her service at The Dallas Foundation, Stegemoeller was the Founding Executive Director of Friends of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas. During her tenure, she developed a comprehensive plan for effective external alliances and new relationships to increase visibility, impact, and financial resources.

Kezia serves on the Racial Equity Committee of Our Friends Place, on The North Texas Community Advisory Board of Truist Bank and the Public and Nonprofit Management Program Advisory Board of The University of Texas at Dallas.

Jennifer C. Stimpson, Ed.D.

Chief Programs Officer

Jennifer C. Stimpson, Ed.D., is Chief Programs Officer of T.D. Jakes Foundation. Reporting to the President and CEO Hattie Hill and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, Stimpson plays a key role in developing and implementing T. D. Jakes Foundation’s mission-focused programs in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education and training, workforce development and community building.

Stimpson is a content expert who consults with community, civic and federal organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Justice, and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, to design educational programs that expand STEAM education opportunities for all students. She is the founder of JSTEMP Science and has produced science-themed camps for students for 20 years. In 2020, Stimpson was a fellow with the U.S. Congress as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator, helping craft STEM education legislation and co-authoring the first Women and Girls in STEM Resolution for Congress. She is a recent graduate of the Education Policy Fellows Program, representing Texas, where she worked with state policy leaders to increase the number of STEM teachers of color. Stimpson is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/IF THEN Science Ambassador, and is featured as one of 125 women scientists presented as a collection of life-size statues in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Stimpson joined T.D. Jakes Foundation after serving as a science teacher at The Hockaday School for 11 years. Previously, she taught at Dallas ISD’s Yvonne Ewell Townview Magnet. Before teaching, she was a forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a forensic toxicologist at Dallas County.

Stimpson has received numerous accolades and awards for her work in science education, including The Oprah Magazine, the Michael Jordan Foundation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. She received the inaugural Hidden Figures in STEM Dallas award from the National Society of Black Engineers and was a finalist for the People’s Choice Award by Ebony Magazine. Stimpson is also a recipient of Texas Women’s Foundation’s Maura Women Helping Women Award.

Stimpson is a member of the Association of Women in Science; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; The Links Incorporated; Leadership Women; the National Science Education Leadership Association; National Girls Collaborative; and The Dallas Summit. She serves on the board of directors at Montessori Children’s House and School and the STEM advisory board for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. A native of Dallas, Texas, Stimpson earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Dillard University, a Master of Arts in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Northern Iowa, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Arnetta Harris

Chief of Staff

Board Members

The T.D. Jakes Foundation team is composed of successful business leaders who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to create a culture of inclusion and expand access to opportunity.

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