K. Bain

Founder and Principal

Emerging as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of community led public safety, K Bain is a socialpreneur, public speaker and activist for human rights, human development and human justice. Bain is a nationally recognized thought leader and strategists in the areas of conflict resolution and mediation, intergenerational wealth building, and youth development. Bain’s demonstrated track record spans two decades with accomplishments in government, education, entertainment, philanthropy and business and now the non-profit sector He has been an unparalleled and incomparable voice in promoting violence as a public health issue, structural and systemic racial discrimination, personal and professional development through sustainable growth planning on the local, national and international stage. As the founder and principle of Globan Bain, he has successfully brought together leading experts to address and elevate the skill sets, capacity and scalability of for profit and nonprofit organizations dedicated to uplifting marginalized communities. He also serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Community Capacity Development (CCD), a Human Justice organization dedicated to community renewal, community led public safety and grass roots driven economic and social development. In spring of 2021, Bain was sworn in as a Commissioner to New York City’s  Racial Justice Commission. As one of 11 appointed commissioner’s, Bain is charged with examining the City’s foundations to identify structures and systems that by design, implementation, or impact enable and perpetuate inequitable power, access, and opportunity.  Bain has presented nationally as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker in colleges and universities such as UCLA, NYU, Princeton and Columbia University and has provide guidance on human justice solutions for multilateral systems of inequity to cities including but not limited to; Baltimore, Newark, Miami, Durham, Newburgh, Chicago and countries such as Ghana, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  

Bain is a graduate of Brooklyn College, where he earned his B.A. in African Studies and Sociology, and a M.A.  in Urban Policy and Public Administration. He has completed post graduate, executive leadership trainings and certification at Harvard University, New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Columbia University’s Center for Justice and has earned a Congressional Achievement Award from the 5th Congressional District, and multiple citations from elected officials across the United States.

Divine Pryor, Ph.D

Policy, Government, Compliance
Dr. Pryor is a social scientist who has extensive knowledge and experience in the criminal justice field having spent over half his career administrating HIV/AIDS, youth development, juvenile justice, and community-based reentry, substance abuse and addiction organizations. He has been particularly interested in the issues related to mass incarceration and social concerns that are addressed by both social service non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.
He has traveled extensively providing expertise and counsel on criminal justice issues to academicians, activists and advocates, judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors and others, for the purpose of influencing policy decisions.
In addition, he has developed trainings and workshops for professionals that have produced initiatives such as Operation S.N.U.G., PPA for community policing, School to Prison analysis, and Building Bridges, an initiative that creates employment opportunities for people returning to the community from prison.
He has influenced alternatives to incarceration programming, resulting in the reduction of collateral consequences associated with people who have convictions or who’ve had any type of criminal justice involvement.

Dr.  Pryor is an eloquent public speaker, lecturer, and trainer and overall educational specialist, whose delivery is insightfully powerful, informative, and extremely impacted by the depth of research and analysis that he has been engaged in over the years. He has lectured extensively throughout the county and abroad. Dr. Pryor completed his graduate work in the State University of New York at Albany and New Paltz

Joe Ghartay

Technology and Education | Founder KNG Technologies

Joe Ghartey graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a degree in Applied Math and Economics. He worked for 13 years at JP Morgan, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Derivatives in the US.  Following his career on Wall Street, he spent 5 years producing and writing music. Joe was nominated for 8 Ghana Music and Ghana Music Video Awards and won 2.  Joe created software development start-up Ghartey Curations in 2015, which eventually turned into KNG Technologies in 2019.  Joe is passionate about education in both the US and Ghana.  Joe was raised in Boston, MA, but moved to Ghana after the 7th grade.  He has maintained strong ties to Ghana throughout his life and in 2010 started Music Loves Math, an educationally focused NGO that operates libraries, educational facilities, and computer coding programs for over 400 children in Ghana.   

In 2015, he also started as a mathematics teacher at MACADEMY School of Science and Technology in Brooklyn.  In 2016, he developed and taught the computer science program for the 2nd-8th grades.  In 2020, with the onset of Covid-19, Joe combined his passions for technology and education in the US and Ghana by implementing a remote computer coding educational program for MACADEMY, which is now taught by instructors out of the KNG Technologies offices in Ghana. Joe is also an advisor to his uncle Joe Ghartey (same name), who was the youngest Attorney General in Ghanaian history, the former Minister of Railways, presidential candidate, and deputy speaker of Parliament.  Joe Ghartey comes from the Ghartey royal family of Winneba. 

Kathirvel Kumararaja

Technology and Systems

Kumararaja is a Data Scientist who brings a unique perspective to management and IT. With over 25 years of IT experience and more than a decade as a business owner, his credentials consist of an equal blend of corporate and consulting experience. His experience include Developing and implementing systems for Property Management, Manufacturing and Construction industries. His recent engagements include heading the IT division of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, part of US$18 billion Jindal group of companies (India), Implementing a Construction Management system for Pentagon Renovation Program (Wedge 5) a long-term project by the United States Department of Defense, CM systems implementation for Burj Khalifa Tower part of (US$20 billion) Downtown Burj Dubai development, etc.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University and MBA from Dr. C.V Raman University. Kathirvel also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business offered jointly by MIT and Columbia University through Emeritus platform.

Desiree M. Claudio, Esq.

Law and Advocacy

Desiree M Claudio is the Principal attorney with Claudio & Associates, Attorneys at Law, and represents clients in Queens, New York. Her practice is focused on matters of matrimonial, Family Law, specifically, abuse and neglect, visitation, fathers’ rights, domestic violence, child support, child custody and high-asset divorce, and her clients also come from Suffolk and Nassau counties, as well as Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.  Ms. Claudio is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. She has argued cases before the Appellate courts of New York.  She is a member of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Claudio attended Long Island University and earned an undergraduate degree in political science as well as receiving her Masters of Science in Urban Policy and Non-Profit Management from the Milano division of The New School before attending Law School.  

At Rutgers Law School, she graduated with her Juris Doctor and has been nominated by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for New York and New Jersey and in 2019 her Law Firm earned the coveted award of 10 Best Law Firms for Client Service. Her Avvo “Superb” rating highlights her stellar record and unique ability to develop a relationship with her clients. Ms. Claudio has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and was nominated President of the National Advocates alongside our countries top litigation lawyers including Gloria Allred and F. Lee Bailey. An engaging, informative presenter, she is a speaker on topics of juvenile immigration and family law for The Queens Latino Forum for a Progressive Policy Agenda and was given the honor of facilitating a Continuing Legal Education course at the Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami where she discussed the intersection of Immigration and Family law. 

Martin Antonio Caba

Non Profit Management and Strategy
Martin Caba has built a career in non profit management, youth and community development in New York City.  Mr. Caba received his M.A. in International Studies and Public Administration and his M.B.A in Finance and Marketing from The University of Connecticut. His undergraduate work was completed at Binghamton University.

He has over 20 years of experience in the strategic development of non-profits specializing in school based and community based- programming, urban education, juvenile justice initiatives and youth and community development.

His work includes board of director development and stewardship, fundraising, strategic planning, policies and procedures, fiscal governance and management, community and government relations, organizational partnerships, program planning and evaluation.