The Adopt A Destiny


service with a smile

Meet Our People

All of Adopt A Destiny’s governing bodies are a solid and experienced group of volunteers committed to helping the organization achieve its mission of helping first-generation, low-income, minority students start and complete college.
Even though Adopt A Destiny is a volunteer organization, the Board of Directors is committed to providing staff with opportunities for professional development. This may involve attending conferences, workshops, webinars, taking online courses, or shadowing other professionals in the field.

Service as a way of life

Our Board

Morlette Cowan

Founding Member

Morlette Cowan: Founder & President

Driven by a lifelong passion for helping others, Morlette Cowan established Adopt A Destiny in memory of her late sister, Dahlia. An accomplished leader with a 30+ year career, She brings a unique blend of business acumen (MBA, business paralegal experience) and creative expertise (Master's in Creative Writing, seasoned creative director) to empower the next generation.

Carine Hall-Brown

Vice President

Dr. Carine Hall-Brown ND: Championing STEM Education

Award-winning educator (2024 Sloan Winner) with 27 years of experience igniting passion for science in Bronx classrooms. PhD candidate in Naturopathic Health, Dr. Hall-Brown uses her diverse background to empower the next generation of STEM leaders.

Donna Powell-Wilson

Executive Director

Dr. Donna Powell Wilson: Education leader

Dr. Wilson brings a wealth of experience to the board, with a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and a passion for math education. A dedicated volunteer, she serves as a Justice of the Peace, Church Secretary, and Women's Group President. Recognized with the Prime Minister's Medal of Appreciation for her 25+ years of service to education.

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Our Staff Volunteers

Wendlamita Ouedraogo

Fundraising & Development Director
Leveraging 5+ years of experience in development and fundraising, I lead strategic initiatives for Adopt A Destiny as the Volunteer Development & Fundraising Director. My expertise in donor cultivation, grant writing, and corporate partnerships fuels successful fundraising campaigns, securing critical resources for sustainable growth.

Philo Uwamaria

Writer & Content Manager
Philo Uwamaria is a seasoned marketing professional with over 8 years of experience in the industry. She started her career as a newswriter at a local TV station, where she developed her skills in writing and editing. She then transitioned into digital marketing, working as an asset copywriter for an agency.

Alexis Wynn

Writer & Email Coordinator
Alexis Wynn is a project manager and YA writer from Queens. As an alum of Prep for Prep, a leadership development and gifted education program, she understands first-hand the importance of mentorship and readiness for low income youth. She spends her time volunteering as a writer for various non-profit youth organizations and is excited to join the Adopt a Destiny family.

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Mailing Address

116-23 196th Street,
New York, NY United States

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