Team

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.

Tanja Castro, President
CastroHaase
Maurice Perry, President-Elect + Treasurer
Bank of America Community Development Corporation
Olwen Pongrace, Vice President
Doug Yeuell, Secretary
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Anita Ayerbe, Immediate Past-President
Savias Group, LLC
Michael Abrams
FPR Medical Properties
Vincent Ammann
Washington Gas Light Co.
John H. Brown, Jr.
Fine Arts Photographer
Adrienne Childs
W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Hutchins Center, Harvard University
Juanita Hardy
CulturalDC
John Jessen
VOA Associates
J. Brooks Martin
Municipal Mortgage and Equity, LLC
Gerald Musarra
Lockheed Martin
Cheryl Numark
Numark Art Advisory
Sharon Robinson
Robinson Associates, LLC
David Shiffrin Esq.
Arena Stage and WETA
Nikki Sorg
Sorg Architects
David Trebing
Daimler
Tracy Washington
International Finance Corp.

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
CB Richard Ellis
Alexine Clement Jackson
The Black Women’s Agenda
George Koch
Artomatic
Lon Levin
SkySevenVentures
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

Staff

Amanda Lee Barber
Manager of Venue Programs
amanda[at]culturaldc.org

Patricia Ferrand
Office Manager
patricia[at]culturaldc.org

Jenny McConnell Frederick
Director of Artistic Programs
jenny[at]culturaldc.org

Juanita Hardy
Executive Director
juanita[at]culturaldc.org

Sarah Hyde
Development & Communications Associate
sarah[at]culturaldc.org

Laura Rojas
Director of Consulting Services
laura[at]culturaldc.org

Darci Spasojevich
Director of Development & Communications
darci[at]culturaldc.org


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