Board Of Directors

Tallal I. ELBoushi, Chairman
Head of Total Rewards & HR Operations

Dianne A. Whitfield-Locke, DDS, Treasurer
Dentist and Collector

Sheila Rohan, Secretary
Director, Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theater

Akosua Barthwell-Evans
C.E.O., The Barthwell Group

Johanne Bryant-Reid
Retired, First Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Emilie de Brigard 
Independent Scholar and Curator

Walter K. Evans
C.O.O., The Barthwell Group

Alva G. Greenberg
Philanthropist, Independent Curator

Irie K. Harris
President, Irie Incorporated

Ronald David Jackson
Educator and Multimedia Artist

Imani Lewis, DDS

Eric Shiner
Artistic Director


E.T Williams, Chair Emeritus
Marie Rohan, President Emeritus


Johanne Bryant-Reid
Co-Director |

Diedra Harris Kelley
Co-Director |

Board of Advisors

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell
President, Spelman College; Bearden biographer

Allan L. Edmunds
President, Brandywine Workshop

Josianne Fleming-Artsen
Director of Education, St. Martin University

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Chair, Department of African and African American Studies,
Harvard University

Sam Gilliam

Fabian Badejo
Author and Creative Director, St. Martin

Irene Gumbs

Agnes Gund
Trustee & Former President
Museum of Modern Art, NY

Tonya Lewis Lee
Author and Producer

Glenda Noel-Ney
Director of Development, College of Letters and Science,
University of Wisconsin Foundation

Dr. Robert O’Meally
Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, & Director, Center for Jazz Studies Columbia University

Dr. Richard J. Powell
John Spencer Bassett Professor, American, Afro-American and African Art, Duke University

Grace Stanislaus
Principal, Celestina and Associates Consultancy

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