Meet The Team
Adnan Bokhari is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and plays a key role in advancing NCRC’s strategic priorities, including building organizational resiliency through the combined power of people and systems.
Adnan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years of finance and operations experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining NCRC in November 2021, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Immigration Law Center, and the CFO and COO for Prosperity Now; each a nationally recognized movement leader in their respective issue areas of immigrant rights and economic justice. Through decades of experience, Adnan has gained expertise in leading change and garnered a reputation for building resilient organizations.
Adnan has lived experiences as a low-income, asset poor, first-generation immigrant, and is passionate about creating opportunities for others. He was the first Pakistani-American to be elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Golden Key International Honour Society (2016-2020), the world’s largest collegiate honor society. In 2018, Adnan was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Board of the Virginia Community Colleges System (VCCS) overseeing all 23 Community Colleges across the Commonwealth. He also serves on the Boards of the National Housing Trust (NHT) and the Indivisible Project; working to preserve affordable housing and to protect our democracy.
Cypriana Hicklen comes to NCRC with 17 years of nonprofit experience. Prior to NCRC, Cypriana worked at the Textile Museum for 17 years, where she served as Accounting Manager. Cypriana also brings with her 20 years of tax professional services experience. She is currently enrolled in University of Maryland Global Campus pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Larry Cain is the Director of Finance and has over twenty years of nonprofit budgeting and finance experience. As a member of the Finance Team, his responsibilities include monthly budget reporting and analysis, project budget development, organizational budget analysis, as well as overall Finance department leadership. He has a passion for social justice and loves to cook. Larry attended Bowie State University, majoring in Accounting.
Shenicka Gordon joined NCRC in November 2022. She brings over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting. She works with a high degree of professionalism and strong problem resolution capabilities. Prior to working at NCRC, Shenicka worked for another nonprofit organization. In her tenure there, she maintained accuracy in processing invoices, proficient at vendor management, managed the company’s corporate card system, facilitated company SOP, provided training for new hires across the organization, and thrived in challenging and fast-paced environments. Her goal at NCRC is to continue growing in her new role and helping her department achieve many milestones towards greatness.