About Us

Our mission is to address mental health and professional development needs for Black and Brown Men in Tech.

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The Icon Project was founded in 2019 by entrepreneur Wayne Sutton. Wayne experienced the benefits of therapy and professional development coaches while living through his own challenges of depression, anxiety, and imposter syndrome as a Black man working in tech. These experiences led him to advocate for mental health awareness, as today humans worldwide – especially Black and Brown men – are experiencing a mental health crisis. In response, Wayne launched the Icon Project.

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The Icon Project consists of the following efforts: A mutual aid fund to access mental health services through our partner networks, a fellows program launching this fall, along with storytelling and community networking opportunities.

Wayne Sutton
Founder, CEO

Team
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Ariyah Chambers April
Director of Marketing
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Renzo Santos
Finance & Operations Analyst
Justin Cobb
Justin Cobb
Research Intern
Advisors
Leslie Miley
Leslie Miley
Director of Engineering
Jeffrey Namnum
Jeffrey Namnum
Partner at Touchlab
Robert Murray
Robert Murray
Software Engineer
Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez
Co-Founder and COO at Studio HQ.
Micah Baldwin
Micah Baldwin
Coach-in-Residence at High Output
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Anthony Ware
Founder & Principal at Founder Mental Wealth
Maurice Wilkins Jr.
Maurice Wilkins Jr.
Director, Inclusion and Diversity at Fastly
Ally Advisors
Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
Director, The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health & Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech
Sian Morson
Sian Morson
Investor. Storyteller
Melinda Briana Epler
Melinda Briana Epler
CEO & Co-Founder Change Catalyst
Joshua Krammes
Joshua Krammes
Strategic Partnerships, Community & Startup Engagement at Equinix.