Meet Our Fellows
Carl Wilkens Fellows are selected through a rigorous application process based on their willingness, ability, and potential to become movement leaders in their own communities.
Area of Focus: Chad, Darfur, technology
Location: Cary, North Carolina
Scott Sutton is currently a senior communications specialist for Progress Energy, a Fortune 500 electric utility based in Raleigh, N.C., for which his primary responsibilities include media relations and issues management.
Area of Focus: education, genocide prevention, human rights
Location: Minnesota, Woodbury
Mark Turbak has also been heavily involved with a number of international human rights organizations in the Twin Cities including Amnesty International, American Refugee Committee, and the Center for Victims of Torture.
Area of Focus: education, genocide studies, Holocaust
Location: Spokane, Washington
With a teaching career that extends for nearly two decades, James consistently has encouraged his students to assume activist roles but has not, himself, developed the tools and resources to take on such a role.
Area of Focus: Congo, Darfur, LRA, South Sudan, Sudan, U.S. foreign policy
Location: Arizona, Phoenix
Cory Williams is the Co-Founder of Darfur and Beyond, an organization working in Arizona to educate, assist and advocate for those who are involved with genocides and mass atrocities.
Area of Focus: global poverty, law, U.S. aid policy, U.S. foreign policy, women and girls
Location: Ladson, South Carolina
Kutina Williams is an attorney and Diversity Fellow at the Charleston School of Law. She is state chair for CARE USA, an international humanitarian organization based in Atlanta. In this capacity, she lobbies federal lawmakers on the eradication of global poverty by promoting sound foreign aid policies and by addressing the health and educational needs of women and girls globally. She has a passion
Area of Focus: U.S. foreign policy
Location: Washington D.C.
Lindsey Wilkes incorporated GENed Foundation in February of 2007 and began educating students about genocide and Darfur shortly thereafter. Since then, she has spoken to thousands of people at universities, churches and civic organizations. Also in 2007, Lindsey co-founded the Darfur Action Group of SC and now serves on the Board of Directors. As part of her Carl Wilkens Fellowship, Lindsey empowered her Key