Our Team


Tanya Williams

Associate Director

T.W. joined THE UNITY WALK in December of 2018. She studied Psychology & Africana Studies at Hunter College in New York. Her passion is healing our communities by applying her studies to real life situations that directly affect our people in these communities. T.W. believes that therapy is needed and we need to drop the stigmas associated with it. "We are no longer victims, we are survivors. One must understand where we have been in order to make sure we progress as a family unity."

"In a world of wolves one should go armed, and one of the most powerful defensive weapons within the reach of Negroes is the practice of race first in all parts of the world" - Marcus Garvey

AV Knowles

Head of Marketing

AV joined THE UNITY WALK in June of 2016 and took over the role as Head of Marketing in 2018. His passion is the Melanated Community and doing whatever he can to restore our community back to its righteous place in the world. One of the ways in which he does this is by stimulating people's minds visually through marketing.

"Teach life through sports or by any means. Revolutionizing the minds of the youth" - Park Ball Network

Jamaica Porter

Research Director

Hello my name is Jamaica. I am the Research Director for THE UNITY WALK and my job entails project planning, resourcing, business development, advertising and disseminating sensory knowledge. I live in the DFW area right now and I am originally from Kansas.

Koketta Knowles

Actuary Specialist

Koketta is a wife and mother of four who enjoys teaching and learning. She is a mentor for Park Ball & Life Mentoring, educating everyone about life and basketball. In addition to being a mentor for Park Ball, she has received a career diploma for Medical Billing and Coding and Early Childhood Education. She is a secretary on the school board for Central Academy of Ohio, located in Toledo, Ohio. She became a member of THE UNITY WALK in June of 2016 and joined our Administrative team at the beginning of the 2020 year to provide her expertise in stats and statistical analysis.

Desmond Goode

Development & Fundraising

Desmond joined THE UNITY WALK in 2017 and joined our Administrative team in December of 2018 bringing his specialty of Community Development and Fundraising. Desmond's passion is his love for the community, community businesses and helping community business owners to expand their brands and get the support necessary for overall business expansion. Desmond is a life long New Yorker and a committed member of our community.