Lisa Li

Hailing from Dallas, TX, Lisa has been an avid lover of hip-hop from a young age. Lisa obtained a Bachelor…

Timothy Anne Burnside

Timothy Anne Burnside works closely with object donors and museum colleagues to build collections and…

Simone Baskerville

Board Member

Simone Baskerville is an interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of theater, dance and literary arts.

Saafir Raab

Board Member

Saafir leads the Interculture team in providing our clients with culturally competent business solutions.

Don-nisha Johnson

Board Member

Don-nisha Johnson is a stay at home (mostly), homeschooling, work from home (ideally), child-
centered mother of one: Kalik Mumean (15 yrs old)

Naima Costello

Board Member

Naima Costello has worked in event promotion for over 15 years. She has a deep rooted love for all forms of artistic expression.She believes that art, culture, and community are the catalyst for personal growth and evolution.

Jose Dominguez


Jose Dominguez is a veteran of the District of Columbia’s rich non-profit community and has more than 16+ years of experience in government, non-profit management,

Anaia Peddie

Board Member

Anaia Peddie is Program Manager for the Minnesota Avenue Main Street. She leads the Main Street Initiative and engages with small businesses concentrated on Minnesota Avenue NE and Benning Road NE to provide business

Omrao Brown


Omrao Brown has provided artistic direction / programming, booking, PR, marketing and operations services for 10 years in his capacity as owner/operator of Bohemian Caverns. From 2006 to 2016 under his visionary leadership

Dwayne Matthews

1st Vice Chair

Dwayne Matthews is from Little Rock Arkansas. He received his bachelors’ degree in sociology from Norfolk State University, and then received his masters’ degree in community and economic development from the University of Central Arkansas.

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