Board of Directors

Robin Simmons Blackwell

Board Member
Community Advocate, Compliance Officer Wells Fargo

Joe Deer

Board Member 
Chair, Artistic Director and Distinguished Professor
Wright State University 

Marti Williams Head

Board Member
Activist and Philanthropist

Ann Todd

Board Member
Attorney, College Advisor, Title IX/Clery Consultant 
D Stafford & Associates, LLC

Sharon Washington

Board Member
Actor, Playwright, Author
Feeding the Dragon, Scottsboro Boys, While I Yet Live, Joker, Die Hard

Braxton Winston

Board Member
Charlotte City Council, Activist
IATSE Stagehand and Grip

Advisory Board

Chris Boneau

Boneau/Bryan Brown Publicist, Media Trainer, Adjunct Professor

Jeep Bryant

Arts Advocate- The Broadway League; Arts and Science Council of Charlotte

Adam Burke

Artistic Director- Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Tomé Cousin

Professor- Carnegie-Mellon University , choreographer, actor (Contact)

Colman Domingo

Actor (Fear the Walking Dead, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Writer, Director, Mixologist

Aunjanue Ellis

Actress (Lovecraft Country, When They See Us, 61st Street), Activist

Lisa Gray

Nonprofit Strategist and Trainer

Robert Hartwell

Founder and Artistic Director of The Broadway Collective 

Joshua Henry

Actor, Singer (Carousel,  Shuffle Along, Scottsboro Boys, Hamilton)

Joanne Hock

Storyteller. Viewfinder. Artist in motion. (Discarded Things, When We Last Spoke, Purple Dreams)

Phillip Johnson-Richardson

Actor, Singer, Writer, Lyricist, Musician, Dancer

James Kennedy

Writer, composer, director

Grasan Kingsberry

Actor (The Color Purple, Motown; the Musical, Once On this Island), Teacher Designer

Cameron Knight

Professor- University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Director, Actor

Mekhai Lee

Actor (Rock of Ages, The Color Purple), Producer, Writer (For the Boys [web series])

Forrest McClendon

Actor (Scottsboro Boys, Cabin in the Sky), Singer, Professor

Joey Monda

Co-Founder Dailey-Monda Management. Producer (Hadestown, Slave Play, Mrs. Doubtfire, Bandstand)

Monica White Ndounou

Associate Professor- Dartmouth, Founding Executive Director- The CRAFT Institute 

Estella Afi Owoimaha-Church

Theatre Arts Educator, Activist, Educational Consultant

Adam Podowitz-Thomas, Esq.

Princeton University- Senior Legal Strategist at Electoral Innovation Lab, LBGTQIA+/Voting Rights/ Civil Rights Activist

Billy Porter

Emmy and Tony winning Actor (Pose, Kinky Boots) Singer, Activist, Fashion Icon

Charles Randolph-Wright

Director, Producer- Motown; the Musical, Delilah on OWN

Renee Rapp

Actress, Singer (Mean Girls, The Secret Sex Lives of College Girls)

Seth Rudetsky

Writer, Arranger, Producer, Activist, Host (Sirius/XM On Broadway, Stars in the House)

Eduardo Sanchez

Elon University

Allyson Siegel

President and CEO Tru-Pak Moving, Therapist, Activist, Philanthropist

Maya Sistruck

Actor, Writer, University of Michigan BFA Musical Theatre

Holly Stanfield

Theatre Educator
Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame

Jerry Tsai

Operations Director, Acceptd

Mark Wade

Assistant Professor/ Program Director of Theatre Arts Arcadia University

Lillias White

Tony Award winning Actress and singer extraordinaire (Search Party, Fela!, The Life, Dinah Was)