About

ChrisTopher 2X
executive Director

Christopher 2X has been an advocate for peace and justice for two decades. He is often contacted to help resolve high-profile incidents involving race and violence in the community. He knows that early childhood education is a vital key to ending gun violence long term. 

In 2018, Christopher 2X was urged by Charles Adkins, tax attorney and retired Special Agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, to expand his impact in Louisville. The result was the formation of 2X Game Changers, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which leads a movement for social justice through education and non-violence so all children can reach their full potential. The name “Game Changers” was inspired to Chris by his friend for over a decade, Entertainment Mogul Percy Miller aka Master P. Christopher 2X is Executive Director of Game Changers which has a diverse, Board of Directors. 

In June of 2022, while in Washington D.C., FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate presented a medal and certificate to Chris in recognition of “outstanding service to the community and enduring contributions to the advancement of justice." Chris is to receive the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, the agency’s highest civilian honor, at a cermony in Louisville later in 2022.

In September of 2021, Mayor Greg Fischer presented Chris with the prestigious Mayor’s Spirit of Louisville Award as part of the WLKY Bell Awards program that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated selfless volunteerism. 

In June of 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation awarded Chris with a certificate of appreciation. They said, “The FBI Louisville Field office is proud to honor Christopher 2X with a certificate of appreciation for his tireless work in the fight against gun violence and his unwavering support of the many victims, survivors and kids left behind.” Chris’s main focus has always been the kids and to make our community a place where they can truly grow and thrive.

In May of 2021, the University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Center honored Christopher 2X with the “Community Partner Award.” For 15 years Christopher 2X has assisted the trauma team doctors and staff by helping victims of violence and their families deal with grief and hard decisions. UofL Health recognized his “countless hours of sacrifice and service both seen and unseen in transforming the lives of those touched by violence.”

In December of 2020, Christopher 2X received a Full and Unconditional Pardon from the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Christopher 2X was grateful to receive this pardon and continued to focus on his work for justice, non-violence and education so all children can reach their potential.

In March of 2020, United States Senator Rand Paul recognized the importance of Christopher 2X’s Violence-Impact on Children Learning report and entered it into the Congressional Record from the United States Senate Floor. This report was authored by Christopher 2X, and 2X Game Changers, to study the impact violence has had on many families and communities in Louisville.

Christopher 2X holds an honorary Doctorate of Public Service degree from Spalding University. He was awarded the Joan E. Thomas, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award for Peacemaking by The Center for Women and Families in 2018. Christopher 2X frequently speaks to organizations and students about the devastating results of violence and the importance of education, especially early childhood education.

ChrisTIE WELCH
Deputy Director

Christie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Louisville 2019 with majors in Pan African Studies and Humanities and minors in philosophy and religious studies. She is the owner of Through The Stone crystal jewelry line and runs a personal blog/community forum theblackbeatnik.com!

heaven Bryant
Director of Marketing
Early Childhood Education

As the Director of Marketing, Heaven Bryant utilizes her unique perspective, derived from 8+ years experience in early childhood education, to bring fresh ideas and energy to 2X Game Changers organization. Heaven also plays an integral part of the Planet Savers Nature Based Therapy projects as the program develops. She provides a mother's perspective of what is needed for all of the kids in our program. In addition to these roles, Heaven also assists in the Voices of Survivors program.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

Percy "Master P" Miller
Honorary Chair

Entertainment Mogul and Philanthropist

Board of Directors

Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus Jr.
Honorary Vice Chair

Artist and Philanthropist

Board of Directors

Josh Crawford
CHAIRMAN

Georgia Center for Opportunity

Board of Directors

Chris Evans
Vice Chairman

Former Acting Administrator and Chief of Operations in the U.S. Department of Justice

Board of Directors

Rich Gimmel
Treasurer

Volunteer executive director, KY Race Track Chaplaincy and vice president, Race Track Chaplaincy of America; former chairman Atlas Machine and Supply Co.

Board of Directors

Kay Stewart
Secretary

Former Courier-Journal Journalist

Board of Directors

David Nicklies

President & CEO, Nicklies Development

Board of Directors

Lee Zimmerman

President & CEO, The Kidz Club

Board of Directors

Aqueelah Haleem

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist and Business Owner

Board of Directors

Lenny Gant

CPA

ADVISORS

Advisor

Hercy Miller

UofL Basketball

Hercy engages with Future Healers, age 4-13, who have been impacted in some way by gun violence

Advisor

mONTY mONTGOMERY

UofL Football

Monty engages with Future Healers, age 4-13, who have been impacted in some way by gun violence

Advisor

Jerron Jones

Behavioral Therapist

Jerron works with kids traumatized by gun violence

Advisor

JaQuaz Terrell

UofL Dental School Student

JaQuaz works at the Chestnut Street YMCA, with kids in the before and after school program, focuses on engagement of children from kindergarten through 8 th grade

Advisor

Dr. Keith Miller

UofL Hospital Trauma Team Surgeon

Dr. Miller advises the Future Healers program of UofL medical students who develop and teach a curriculum for children primarily from underserved neighborhoods

Early Childhood & YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

The Youth Advisory Board works with 2X and Deputy Director Christie Welch to develop programs and efforts to combat violence and support families and kids impacted by violence.

Early Childhood & Youth Advisory Board

Tiana Miller

Before and After School Educator

Early Childhood & Youth Advisory Board

VICTORIA GWYNN

Gun Shot Wound Survivor

Early Childhood & Youth Advisory Board

J'Lan Reed

Double Homicide Survivor

Early Childhood & Youth Advisory Board

Malakai Roberts

Gun Shot Wound Survivor