Meet the Team
We understand high expectations.
Our unique network of strategic partners and executive coaches helps you create a narrative that will inspire you to move forward.
During her time at the largest companies in the world, Meredith led award-winning global CSR initiatives and external brand engagement resulting in recognition as a diversity leader and talent developer. Meredith's writing explained McDonald's corporate commitment to advancing women globally, resulting in the corporation receiving the prestigious Catalyst award in 2011. Meredith's book, Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward, shares her lessons from helping women navigate past the glass ceiling in 119 countries, resulting in the most diverse senior leadership team in the history of McDonald's.
Lola grew up on Chicago’s West Side and began her career in community service and advocacy as acting operations manager for the Westside Association for Community Action (WACA).
A community-based social service agency, WACA’s mission is to identify and alleviate problems contributing to the communal fabric's disintegration. It seeks to increase the strength of family ties, maintain and develop important relationships with community-based providers and offer at-risk youth positive alternatives.
Executive Coaching Lead
Named one of the “Top 20 coaches in Washington for 2021” by Influence Digest, Olu is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and coach, Olu has engaged audiences from organizations including ATD. Capital One, Microsoft, the Federal Bar Association, SAG-AFTRA, and more. A natural communicator, Olu
counts storytelling as part of his strengths and, where appropriate, includes them in his engagements as he encourages his clients to craft their own legend. A student of inquiry, he treats the interrogative as the imperative in establishing connection, and most importantly, breakthrough.
Client Relations Lead
Yvonne started her career at McDonald’s Corporation’s in Communications, and was later promoted to Global Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Engagement, where she provided leading-edge consultation to help divisional leaders and employees incorporate diversity into their business plans. After 6 years, she left McDonald’s to work for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, but returned 5 years later to work for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), where she was responsible for identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships. Additionally, she managed McDonald's corporate contributions budget and disaster strategy.
Pamela K Johnson
In addition to supporting communications clients at Leverette Weekes, Pamela serves as 2nd VP for the National Writers Union, where she’s Digital Content Editor. She teaches Op-Ed writing via Zoom at Project Write Now and has had op-eds published in the NY Times and L.A. Times. As an author, she co-wrote the novel Santa & Pete, which was adapted into a CBS-TV movie starring James Earl Jones and Hume Cronyn. Pamela co-edited Tenderheaded: A Comb Bending Collection of Hair Stories, which became the basis of a stage play.
Executive Assistant &
After managing customer service & support, learning/development, and operation teams for Intuit, Walmart, and Enterprise Content Solutions. Luana now serves as the Executive Assistant & Project Manager of Leverette Weekes. Luana brings her experience to support delivering excellence for communications clients and loves being the point of
contact for clients.
E. Danielle Butler
E. Danielle Butler is a purpose driven ghostwriter, author, creative strategist, and social justice warrior. She embraces a personal mission to produce content that provokes change and inspires action. Danielle’s writing has supported the goals of individuals, organizations and brands. Her collaborative authorship and ghostwriting spans a wide range of industries including arts & entertainment, nonprofit, education, business start-ups, and religion.
Our Strategic Partners
Meet the business leaders who will help you build trust with your audience through communications strategy, public relations campaigns, branding, and stakeholder engagement.
As a Black-woman-led business, we know that investing in diversity starts with your team. When you select Leverette Weekes, your services are provided by minority-owned sub-contractors across the country.
Our strategic partners enable us to offer you facilitators, coaches, and consultants of various backgrounds to support projects and clients of all sizes.
If you are committed to economic inclusion and building relationships with small businesses across the country, we're here to help.
Communications Consulting Stakeholder Assessments
We are communicators, designers, storytellers, political strategists, facilitators, scientists, artists, and coaches.
We like pushing the envelope—but we’re not tone deaf. We are skilled in navigating different types of organizations and adjust our approach to fit yours. Our diversity fuels creativity and innovation.