Derek Perkinson - Community Advisory Board Member
Derek Perkinson joined the National Action Network as the NYC Field Director, in 2018. Perkinson oversees NAN advocacy and organizing efforts, including staff and volunteer leader efforts, the individual New York City chapters and the 18 committees in all five boroughs. Derek manages the House of Justice, the National Action Network’s national headquarters in Harlem.
Before joining NAN, Derek worked at the Black Institute – a think tank and nonprofit advocacy organization – where he served as the Community Organizer in their Manhattan office. He has years of experience organizing communities of color to advocate and engage in political campaigns, criminal justice reform, economic justice, census and voting rights, civic engagement, and immigration policy.