Community Hero is a non-partisan organization determined to break the cycle of complacency and rigidity in solutions in the African american Community. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get a different response is the definition of insanity. In underrepresented communities, especially in the Black community, there has been a void of active, progressive organizations that meets the community where their actual needs exist. Community Hero emerged to fill that void.
Tom is an operations and finance Leader with extensive multi-disciplinary project management expertise. Achieves public policy goals through real world project execution experience utilizing urban planning background.
Angelique has been a resident of the Norristown area for over 35 years and has a passion for empowering her community. Mrs. Hinton spent 20 years of her career working for Vanguard i n Client Serivces and currently follows her passion of community activism.
Kaya recently obtained a bachelors degree Political Science and Journalism from Temple University. There, she served as VP of External Affairs of Student Government. She has interned with Angela Rye, Inc. and was a legislative intern for PA State Rep Joanna McClinton. Kaya is committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion for women and minorities in leadership positions.
Monique Keels, Esq.
Founder, Board Chair
Nicole McGruder is the Founder and Board Chair of Community Hero Action Group. She is a board member of Habitat for Humanity -Philadelphia . She served as political action chair of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference during one of the most historic election seasons of our lifetimes (2020).
Dr. William Simmons
Dr. Simmons is Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Gateway Medical Society (GMS), Inc., a component society of the NMA.
( (C The Community Hero family consists of two organizations.
Community Hero Action Group (CHAG) is a non-profit organization that educates the Black community on civic topics through in-person and online forums, community events, and town halls. CHAG also provides tangible resources and services to those in need.
Community Hero Action Alliance (CHIA) is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the Black community about policy that has a significant impact on the community, providing a space for the community to open discuss and develop the Black agenda, and execute that agenda by holding public officials and others in position, accountable. A special focus on leveraging technology and online strategies an area of emphasis.