bridgilance Team

Meet the Passionate Team Driving Bridgilance's Impact

Dr. Renee Hickson - Board Member:

A board-certified family physician based in New Orleans, Dr. Renee Hickson brings over 20 years of medical practice experience to Bridgilance. As an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Tulane University Medical School, she is deeply committed to addressing health disparities. Dr. Hickson’s dedication to sharing healthcare knowledge with younger students led her to develop the interactive curriculum “AH-HA: Addressing Health Disparities through Health Awareness” for high school students. She has organized numerous events to improve community health, including initiatives to boost minority enrollment in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Antoine L. Andrews - Board Member:

As the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Symantec Corporation, Antoine L. Andrews is passionate about promoting diversity and equality. At Symantec, he focuses on developing diverse talent and reducing employee retention while increasing employee engagement. Antoine’s commitment extends beyond the corporate sphere as he actively engages with non-profit organizations, including the Mosaic Project, working towards a peaceful future by uniting children of diverse backgrounds. He is also the Chairperson for the Gender Equality Council, advocating for women’s empowerment and corporate policies.

Garima Prasai - Board Member:

An independent consultant in the Cognitive Computing and AI field, Garima Prasai collaborates with Fortune 100 companies and startups to leverage cognitive technology for solving complex business challenges. Her expertise in Crisis Management Consulting and Audit Enterprise and Risk Services has made her a key asset to Bridgilance. A strong believer in giving back to the community, Garima actively supports charity efforts and is a passionate traveler, artist, and reader.


John Henry Gilmore, Jr. - Board Member:

Former NFL tight end, John Henry Gilmore, brings his passion for community support to the Bridgilance team. With 11 years of NFL experience, including playing in the Super Bowl, John is widely recognized for his deep commitment to community service. In collaboration with Chad Henne, he established the Gilmore/Henne Community Fund, dedicated to improving recreational facilities and providing scholarships for local high school students in Berks County. John’s company, Encore Select, focuses on sports marketing and apparel, giving back through charitable initiatives.


Joe DeFilipps - Board Member:

As a partner at Just Add Water Inc., a successful post-production company in Manhattan, Joe DeFilipps is a true jack of all trades. From being a rock and roll recording artist to working in crisis management consulting, Joe’s diverse background adds immense value to Bridgilance. He is an instrumental part of the team, contributing to charity efforts and supporting various causes with video editing.


Justin Williams - Board Member:

With 17 years of experience as a public school educator in Long Island, NY, Justin Williams brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for community advocacy. His administrative position in a high school showcases his leadership and commitment to making a difference in the lives of students and the community. Justin’s impressive educational background, including a B.S. in English education and M.Ed. in education administration, enhances Bridgilance’s impact on the education front.

Rhorian J. Moss - Board Member:

With over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, Rhorian J. Moss is a valuable asset to Bridgilance’s mission. His work in therapeutic areas such as Neuroscience, Oncology, and Virology has given him a deep understanding of health disparities. Rhorian’s volunteer work with troubled teens and passion for community building are vital in addressing social challenges.

James Stephenson Burrell II, Esq. - Co-President, General Counsel:

As the Co-President and General Counsel of Bridgilance, James Stephenson Burrell II plays a pivotal role in driving the organization’s vision. His law practice, The Burrell Law Firm, specializes in start-ups and small business legal guidance. James’s extensive experience in securities class action litigation and financial services industry adds unique insights to Bridgilance’s strategic approach.

Joshua Blair - Co-President:

As a PMP-certified consultant and veteran of the U.S. Army, Joshua Blair embodies leadership and determination. His work with Coty and Delete Blood Cancer laid the foundation for Bridgilance’s inception. As a single dad raising his son, Travis, Joshua’s personal journey motivates Bridgilance’s focus on supporting single parents and those in need of a strong support network.

The Bridgilance team is a dynamic group of individuals with diverse experiences and unwavering dedication to making a difference. Together, they are the driving force behind Bridgilance’s vision of building bridges for lasting change.