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Dr. Wendy Rothman

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

Joe Fortunato

Board Vice President – Business Manager, Music Producer, Project Manager at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

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

Jeff “The Jedi Master” Jones

Director, Producer, Grammy Award winner

Tanya LeMelle

Vice President, Government Banking Relationship Manager at TD Bank, Co-Lead of the TD Bank Metro New York Black Employee Network Business Resource Group, Philanthropist

Eli Yamin

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


Jim Anderson
Recording Engineer, Producer

Kenny Barron
Pianist and Composer

Phil Bertelsen
Filmaker, PBS, CBS

Rondi Charleston
Jazz Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Recording Artist

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

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 Radio

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

Debra Vanderburg Spencer
Curator, Art Historian and Cultural Policy Specialist