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Board of Directors

"If military strength is a nation's right arm, culture is its left arm, closer to its heart."

- Leonard Bernstein, in a speech to the National Press Club, 14 October 1959

DESAP Board of Directors

Officers

  • Charles Barber, Esq., President
  • Jeanette McCune, Interim Treasurer

At-Large Members

  • Michael Brewer
  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz
  • Isaac Daniel
  • Ari Fitzgerald
  • Alex Romain
  • Mario Rossero
  • Sanjit Sethi
  • Gregory Squires

Ex-Officio Members

  • Desepe de Vargas, Head of School
  • Harriette Ecton
  • Paula Godfrey, Co-President of SHADE
  • Jeanetta Jones, Co-President of SHADE

The Ellington Fund Board Of Directors

Officers

  • Ari Fitzgerald, President
  • Theresa Balaran, Vice President
  • Daryl Libow, Vice President
  • Rajeev Garside, Treasurer
  • Alison Hooker, Secretary
  • Annie Whatley, Chair, Nominating Committee

At-Large Members

  • Charles Barber, Esq., President, DESAP Board
  • Eliot Battle, MD
  • Sherri Blount
  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz
  • Priscilla Clarke
  • Edward Cohen
  • Dennis Cotter
  • Desepe de Vargas, Head of School
  • Vince Griffin
  • Lewis Paul Long
  • Brenda Morris
  • John Morton
  • Michelle Persaud
  • Alex Romain
  • Casey Stringer
  • Liv Violette

Ex-Officio Members

  • Harriette Ecton
  • Paula Godfrey, Co-President of SHADE
  • Donna Hollis
  • Tracie Jenkins
  • Jeanetta Jones, Co-President of SHADE
  • Sandi Logan
  • Ronald Lee Newman, President of Ellington Alumni Association
  • Savannah Overton
  • Cameron Van Patterson, Ph.D.