CulturalDC is led by a volunteer board of area leaders with the business skills and experience to govern operations, as well as cultural and civic interests in Washington’s quality of life. An advisory committee made up of other arts and business representatives provides the organization with additional feedback and guidance.

Maurice Perry, Chair
Bank of America Community Development Corporation

Jessica Altschul

Vincent Ammann
Washington Gas Light Co.

John H. Brown, Jr.
Fine Arts Photographer

Tanja Castro, President

Adrienne L. Childs, PhD
Art Historian, Curator

Vicki Davis
Urban Atlantic

Geoffrey Fenner
Brooks, Harrison, LLC

Timothy Hyde
DCI Group

J. Brooks Martin
Municipal Mortgage and Equity, LLC

Dale Mott
Arena Stage

Gerald Musarra
Lockheed Martin

John D. O’Dowd
VOA Associates

Olwen Pongrace
Thorpe + Searl Communications

Sharon Robinson Goods
Robinson Associates, LLC

Andy Shallal
Busboys & Poets

David Shiffrin Esq.
Arena Stage and WETA


Many other professionals and former board members continue to provide the organization with support, feedback and guidance on a regular basis.

Shalom Baranes
Shalom Baranes Associates
Richard Bradley
Downtown DC Business Improvement District
Janet Farrell
M&T Bank
Anthony Gittens
Filmfest DC
Michele Hagans
Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation
Ernest Drew Jarvis
First Potomac Realty Trust
Alexine Clement Jackson
The Black Women’s Agenda
George Koch
Lon Levin
Patricia Mathews
Northern Virginia Health Foundation
E. Ethelbert Miller
Howard University
Kevin Moore
The Cleveland Playhouse
Oramenta Newsome
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Frederick P. Ognibene, MD
National Institute of Health
Marshall Purnell
Devrouax & Purnell
Chris Reutershan
United Group Limited – Equis
Victor Shargai
Shargai and Associates
Sam Sweet
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Andres Tremols
Vivo Design
Tom Wilbur
The John Akridge Companies
Douglas Wheeler
Washington Performing Arts Society


Tanya Hilton
Interim Executive Director

Jenny McConnell Frederick
Interim Deputy Director & Director of Artistic Programs

Kristi Maiselman
Major Gifts Officer

Samantha May
Consulting Manager

Jennifer Osborn
Booking + Events Associate

James L. Rogers III
Operations Manager

Rachel Burley
Gallery Fellow

Monica Scavone
Business Manager

Patrick Landes
Marketing & Program Fellow

Caitlin Caplinger
Development Fellow


Special thanks to all of the energetic and passionate volunteers, artists and community leaders who make CulturalDC’s work possible.