Our Leadership Team

Steering Committee

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Marisol S. Norris
 Founder & CEO

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CharCarol Fisher
 Secretary

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Justina Abah
Secretary

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Natasha Thomas
Secretary

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Bianca L. Hamilton
Treasurer

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Natalie Generally Kirk
Treasurer

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 Grant Hales
Social Media Coordinator

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Joe Bailey, Jr.
Public Relations Coordinator

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Tatyana Martin
Community Networking Organizer

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Adenike Webb 

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Donnie Lee III

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Fred Perkins

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Keva Melvin

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Kerri Lawerence Williams 

Board of Directors

Melita Belgrave

Chair of the Board

Dr. Melita Belgrave is an Associate Professor and area coordinator for music therapy at Arizona State University. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Culture and Access in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona. When she isn’t working, you will almost always find Melita in her garden growing her own food.

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Kendra Ray

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Dr. Kendra Ray is a licensed creative arts therapist, board-certified, music therapist and dementia program director a Menorah Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.  With over a decade of experience as a clinician and researcher in settings for elderly adults, Kendra directs a program offering creative, non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia in Brooklyn, NY, and is the Principal Investigator for an Alzheimer's Association research fellowship investigating music-based interventions for people with dementia and their caregivers.

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Andrea Lemoins

Secretary, Board of Directors

Andrea Lemoins is an emergent strategy practitioner working towards Black liberation in memory institutions. She is the founder of Concerned Black Workers at the Free Library of Philadelphia and has a Masters of Library Science from Clarion University. Andrea lives in Philadelphia, writes poetry, collects typewriters, and enjoys reading science fiction.

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D’Angelo Virgo

Board Member

D’Angelo Virgo is an educator and classically trained violinist with over 25 years of musical experience. He is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and National Music Teachers Association. D’Angelo has a love and passion for music and believes in delivering equitable and quality music education to urban communities. He also believes that music is a language that speaks to the heart and soul of every person transcending race, religions, ethnic background, sexual orientation and so much more.

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Britton Williams

Board Member

Britton Williams is an adjunct professor in the Program in Drama Therapy (NYU) and works in private practice. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Social Welfare Program at the Graduate Center (CUNY) where she is a member of the inaugural Mellon Humanities Public Fellows cohort. Britton has presented nationally and internationally on methods and applications of Drama Therapy. Her work also extends to non-clinical settings. In this capacity, Britton uses drama therapeutic techniques with organizations, companies, schools, and universities to help guide and facilitate discussions on cultural humility and awareness; implementing creativity in the workday for increased employee engagement, team-building, and productivity; and self-care.