Nachelle Pugh

2023 Chicago Peace Fellow
Co-Founder and Executive Director, John Walt Foundation

Nachelle Pugh is the co-Founder and executive director of the John Walt Foundation. In February 2017, she suffered the tragic loss of her son, Walter “John Walt” Long Jr., after which she co-founded the John Walt Foundation in memory of her son. Nachelle has now dedicated her life to being an advocate for her son John Walt and the underserved young creatives in the Chicagoland area. Nachelle is a Westside of native who enjoys working with and motivating young creatives to be a better part of our community.