Board Bios



Clarence Moore, Jr. is a man of his purpose, a lifestyle entrepreneur whose passion is helping others. Clarence graduated from Grinnell College in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. His purpose was shaped long before his academic and sports achievements in college.

Returning to Chicago upon graduation, Clarence began his career as a Fitness Professional running his own business, Moore Transformations, LLC, focusing on functional fitness with everyday working people and sports specific training with youth and professional athletes. Clarence is also bringing his people skills and expertise in business to serve as the role of Treasurer for ACE’s board of directors.


Jennifer Meade

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, educator and writer with over 16 years of experience working with youth and families. She works at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) as Director of School Social Work and as an adjunct lecturer. In her roles at SSA she is privileged to educate and mentor the next generation of school social workers, which is how she became connected to The ACE Project. Jenny is passionate about empowering children, families and communities and thrilled to be a member of the Board of Directors since The ACE Project’s inception.

Nicole Clopton

Nicole Clopton is a Managing Director and Learning Executive at JP Morgan Chase. In her current role she leads a global team that partners with the business to set and execute the learning strategy for Technology, Operations, CAO-Corporate Services, Digital and HR employees.

Nicole joined JPMC in 2012 after 6 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Nicole previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Accenture. Nicole lives in New York City with her husband and son. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts from Case Western Reserve University.

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