The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a tax exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers. 

The robust membership of more than 3,000 professionals internationally includes astronauts, commercial pilots, military aviators, maintenance technicians, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, students and more. Collectively, we seek to promote increased diversity in aerospace and aviation industries while honoring the achievements of pioneers in aviation through the OBAP Hall of Fame.

The Board of Directors and an invaluable group of volunteers ensure the excellence of annual initiatives including youth enrichment programs and aerospace professional development initiatives including twice-yearly career fairs.

We are solely funded by donations and grants to provide the vital resources and staffing needed to spearhead initiatives that embolden increased diversity in aerospace.

Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison
Board Chairwoman 2016 - 2019

Yoki Johnson
OBAP National Office Administrator

OBAP Board of Directors and Leadership