Meet AFC's new Board members

March 9, 2021
Cecil Dearborne

Cecil Dearborne joined AFC's Board in 2020. Since 1992, he has worked in the IT consulting industry, focusing on business transformations and product development. He currently leads operations and strategy within North America for his company's Enterprise Modernization, Platforms, and Cloud service line. Although he is a tech guy at heart, as a gay Black man who grew up witnessing inequities in Houston, Cecil also has a passion for social and economic justice. He has proudly served on the executive board for the Chicago Roundup, a not-for-profit organization that hosts an annual global conference and thought-provoking workshops, engaging speakers, pure entertainment and fellowship opportunities throughout the year. 

Adwoa Antwi-Barfi

Adwoa Antwi-Barfi joined AFC’s board in 2020. She currently serves as the Portfolio & Process Manager on McDonald’s Global Technology Strategy & Planning Team. She also serves on the Executive Council of the Associate Board of Providence St. Mel School in Chicago. Adwoa has over 15 years of experience in program and project management, procurement, insurance solutions and people management. In the past, she has served on the Executive Board of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., as a member of the Illinois Quality of Life State Board, the chair of the Parks & Recreation Committee for an incoming mayor’s transition team, an adjunct member of the HIV Prevention Planning Group of Chicago’s – Gap Analysis Committee, an HIV / STD Prevention Instructor for the Red Cross and the Chicago Dept. of Public Health and a volunteer instructor for the National Society of Black Engineers NSBE Jr. Summer Program. 

Caprice Carthans

Caprice Carthans joined AFC’s board in 2020. She is a Trans advocate, author and has worked more than 30 years in the field of HIV and LGBTQ+ issues. Her early career on the East Coast included serving as the Trans Coordinator for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and as an independent consultant for Gay Men of African Descent and the Callen-Lorde Community Health Centers. After Caprice relocated home to Chicago, she served as a Housing monitor for Chicago House’s Translife Center and then as Peer Health Navigator for the Affordable Care ACT, where she enrolled 327 individuals, with 204 being of Trans experience. Caprice is currently a consultant serving at the Southside Help Center and the Coalition for Justice and Respect. She was the former Vice-Chair of the AFC’s Integrated Community Advisory Board (CAB) and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Chicago Area HIV Integrated Services Council and Vice-Chair of the Christian Community Health Center’s CAB. She has received two awards from the office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, AFC’s Innovation award, and is a 2020 inductee in the Illinois LGBTQ Hall of Fame.

Liu Montsho

Liu Montsho joined AFC’s board in 2020. She is a training and instructional design professional who partners with companies to help their teams work better together. As the co-founder and principal consultant of 360 HR Solutions in Chicago, she has built trusting relationships and facilitated creative learning programs that deliver results for over 50 clients and thousands of employees. In her work with small businesses, Liu has served as a certified Business Advisor for the Illinois SBA. Liu’s 14-year professional training career has included roles such as Director of Training & Development, and she has consulted widely in a variety of sectors. Her training specialties include leadership development, diversity & inclusion, change management, instructional design and facilitation. Liu is True Colors®, Growth Wheel®, Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI™) and Organizational Effectiveness Inventory (OEI™) certified. She is experienced in coaching at all levels, including senior executives. 


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