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Ron Claiborne

Acting Board President, Journalist and retired Correspondent for ABC News

Rondi Charleston

Vice President, Jazz Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Recording Artist

Patricia Pastor

Board Secretary, Human Rights Attorney and Legislative Vice President of the National Organization for Women of New York State

Becca Pulliam

Board Treasurer, NPR Radio Producer, Writer

Tom Dempsey

Guitarist, Composer, Author, Assistant Professor of Music, LaGuardia Community of College

Shireen Dickson

Choreographer, Producer, Director Okra Dance Company and director of International Conference of Collegium for African Diaspora Dance at Duke University

Jeff “The Jedi Master” Jones

Director, Producer, Grammy Award winner

Dr. Wendy Rothman

Organizational Psychologist, Business Entrepreneur, Author, President of Psychology at Work

Debra Vanderburg Spencer

Curator, Art Historian and Cultural Policy Specialist

Eli Yamin

Pianist, Composer, Singer, Educator, Founding Board President and Managing Artistic Director


ADVISORY BOARD

Jim Anderson
Recording Engineer, Producer

Kenny Barron
Pianist and Composer

Phil Bertelsen
Filmaker, PBS, CBS

Dena Engelhardt
Visual Artist, Founding Board Member

Fred Hersch
Pianist and Composer

John Hollwitz, Phd
Fordham Graduate School of Business Professor

Kirk Imamura
President of Avatar Entertainment

James McBride
Author and Musician

Kate McGarry
Grammy nominated vocalist

Kristy Nguyen
Director of Development at Working In Support of Education
Baruch College, City University of New York

Catherine Russell
Singer and Bandleader

Phil Schaap
Historian, Radio Host “Bird Flight” on WKCR Radi

Corinna Skema Snyder, Phd
Director Learning and Development, Price Waterhouse Cooper