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2014-2015 Board of Directors

Cicely E. Mitchell, DrPH (President and Co-founder)

Albert Strong, IV (Vice President and Co-founder)

Jocelyn Harper (Treasurer)

Michele Johnson (Secretary)

Farnum Brown, member-at-large

Peter Burke, member-at-large

Ellen Cassilly, member-at large

Brett Chambers, member-at-large

Eric W. Hill, member-at-large

James Howse, member-at-large

Benjamin Reese, Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Susan Scott, member-at-large

Sam Stephenson, member-at-large

Chuck Watts, member-at-large


Advisory Board

Jesica Averhart, New Business Development at American Tobacco

Connie Campanaro, former CEO of The Carolina Theatre

Aaron Greenwald (Director, Duke Performances)

Jim Ketch, President Jazz Foundation of North Carolina (JFNC), Inc. and Music Director of the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

Alice Sharpe, Development Officer for the Durham County Library and serves as the staff liaison to the Durham Library Foundation


Musical Programming Selection Committee

2013-2014 Season

Nnenna Freelon (Six time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist)

Phonte Coleman (Grammy-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter/producer & member of The Foreign Exchange and former member of Little Brother)

Kate McGarry (Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist)

Aaron Greenwald  (Director, Duke Performances)

Bob Nocek  (CEO, Carolina Theatre)

Sylvia Pfeiffenberger (freelance journalist for the Indy)

Eric Tullis (freelance journalist for the Indy)


2012-2013 Season

Branford Marsalis (world renowned saxophonist with three Grammy awards)

Aaron Greenwald (Director, Duke Performances)

Sylvia Pfeiffenberger (freelance journalist)

Carolyn Malachi (Grammy-nominated recording artist)

Yahzarah (2011 Rising Artist by Jet Magazine)

Phonte Coleman(Grammy-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter/producer & member of The Foreign Exchange and former member of Little Brother)