collective changemakers Our team thrives at the intersection of purpose, passion, and possibility

collaboration across disciplines and organizations is encouraged at the ghood network, and because of it our products are remarkably innovative.

The ghood network emerged from relationships established at the Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium for Social Change in the spring of 2019. A core team arose with a clear goal to create sustainable social change while harnessing technology to drive human connection.

the neighborhood connector

pamela blanding-godbolt

co-founder, community organizer

a community connector, mother, and advocate specializing in forging anti-oppressive initiatives and empathic relationships that yield life-giving connections, social supports, and overall well-being to people in need.


the visionary & spokesman

eric k. grimes (shomari)

co-founder, project director, community organizer, psychoeducational-instructor

a trusted and informed community voice, who develops boundary stretching transformative action, advocacy, knowledge and training activities which are designed to facilitate Ecosystems of Excellence for vulnerable and marginalized populations!


the technology innovation wiz

ángel valentin gonzalez

co-founder, software developer

a human-focused software designer passionate for the creative potential of social-startups; driven to increase the financial access of the underserved, assist minority entrepreneurs, and provide innovative tech solutions for non-profits.


the data architect

george zipperlen

co-founder, data systems scientist

An experienced systems architect with a background in mathematics, computer science, and software engineering; now a consultant applying data analysis, machine learning, natural language processing and AI to solve real world problems for business and non-profit enterprises.


the social-tech campaigner

will remigio

co-founder, project manager, social worker

personally overcame the challenging experiences from incarceration and institutionalization in his youth, now a social entrepreneurial student/researcher who’s creating cutting-edge opportunity channels for dejected youth to reshape their future.



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