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Kelly Chunn


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Kelley Chunn is the principal of Kelley Chunn & Associates (KCA), an award winning, 25-year-old, state certified, collaborative consultancy based in Boston. KCA specializes in multicultural and cause-related public relations and marketing, strategic communications, research, branding, community/corporate outreach, civic engagement, media relations, event planning, and management and training.

Chunn is a thought leader and frequent speaker throughout Metro Boston. A former broadcast journalist, Chunn graduated from New York University and the Simmons College School of Communications Management. Her journey has taken her from Boston to New York, to Nigeria and the White House where she joined other community and business leaders to advise former President Barack Obama on small business and economic development.

Brooke Woodson


Brooke Woodson


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Brooke E. Woodson is an experienced senior executive with over 25 years in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. He serves as Director of Trade Partner Diversity at Suffolk, one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country, providing preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, and commercial sectors.

He previously worked as Vice President of Programs at Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), one of the leading CDCs in New England. In his role at MPDC, Woodson oversaw operations at Hibernian Hall, Communications, Resource Development, Civic Engagement, Government Relations, and Office Administration. He previously served as the Director of the City of Boston’s Small and Local Business Enterprise Office Office for 20 years. Woodson graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs at Boston University.

Napoleon Jones-Henderson


Napoleon Jones-Henderson


Napoleon Jones-Henderson was born in 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Jones-Henderson attended the Sorbonne Student Continuum-Student and Artists Center in Paris, France in 1963 where he was immersed in an independent study program in French Art History and Figure Drawing. Upon returning to the United States, he enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago receiving his B.F.A. degree in 1971. Jones-Henderson went on to earn credits in advanced graduate studies in Fine Arts at Northern Illinois University and earned his M.F.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005.

In 1968, during the apogee of the Chicago Black Arts Movement, Jones-Henderson became a member of the Chicago-based artists’ collective called COBRA (Coalition of Black Revolutionary Artists). The collective changed its name in 1969 to AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). During the formative years of AfriCOBRA, Jones-Henderson created large pictorial woven tapestries that were included in the group’s important series of exhibitions. In the early 1970s, exhibitions were mounted at the newly founded Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Roxbury. He has been an active member of AfriCOBRA since 1969. Jones-Henderson is one of the longest continual active members. In 2011, the documentary AfriCOBRA: Art for the People was produced by the TV Land Network. The documentary chronicles the history and celebrates the contributions of AfriCOBRA to the 1960s Black Arts Movement.

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Over the course of his career, Jones-Henderson has served in various academic positions at Malcolm X College in Chicago, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Emerson College, Roxbury Community College, and Vermont College of Norwich University. In 2005, Jones- Henderson was appointed associate professor of art at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. In addition, Jones-Henderson served as artist-in- residence at Towson University, Syracuse University, and the McDonough School. Jones-Henderson has been honored with artist residencies, lecture in residencies, visiting artist, juror, and curator of numerous exhibitions and panels.

Jones-Henderson is Executive Director of the Research Institute of African and African Diaspora Arts, Inc. and BENNU ARTS, LLC., in Roxbury. He has received awards, both for his artwork, and in recognition of his community in-reach, and curatorial efforts championing Black Art internationally. He was honored by the National Conference of Artists with the Award of Excellence and the Massachusetts State Senate, “Omical Citation for Cultural Excellence.” Among others, Jones-Henderson has received the Boston Foundation’s “Brother Thomas Fellowship," the Merit of Honor Award from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the Award for Outstanding Recognition from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

His artwork is in the collections of the DuSable Museum of African American History, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Southside Community Art Center, Hampton University Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of National Center of Afro-American Artists, and Studio Museum in Harlem. In addition, his artwork is in distinguished private collections and numerous public art commissions.

KaY Mathew


KaY Mathew


Kay Mathew is Resource Development Manager at Madison Park Development Corporation and its arts and culture department, Hibernian Hall, Dudley Square’s performing arts center, which works with community arts partners and individual emerging artists, presenting and producing theater, dance and music for local audiences and audiences from around Greater Boston. She has been at Madison Park for eight years. She serves as member of the Hibernian Hall team and coordinates its membership program, Friends of Hibernian Hall.  

Mathew is a former director of a local community arts center and former program coordinator of a neighborhood arts center in the Boston area. A photographer and writer, Mathew has worked as an independent curator of visual arts and photography. She served as a program officer at the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities in the 1980s.

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Kathy Kottaridis


Kathy Kottaridis


Kathy Kottaridis joined Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) as its Executive Director in 2007. A patient investor in the redevelopment and re-use of endangered historic buildings, HBI is recognized by its partners and collaborators for high quality projects that re-activate historic buildings projects for new uses. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh calls HBI “an invaluable ally in the development of thriving urban neighborhoods and the preservation of places we treasure.”

Under her leadership, HBI has undertaken $25 million in project investments, transforming eight abandoned historic structures into new mixed-use developments and leveraging considerable private investment. Among these are the rehabilitation of city’s oldest remaining fire house for HBI’s headquarters in Roxbury, and the redevelopment of architect H.H. Richardson’s only remaining commercial building in Boston for mixed-use housing and retail development.

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Kottaridis’s career includes many years devoted to public and non-profit service. She served as Director of Economic Development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development, and was the founding director of Boston Main Streets, the first city-wide Main Streets program in the country.

A native of Dover, NH, Kottaridis holds a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Historic Preservation from Boston University, and an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Marshall Hughes


Marshall Hughes


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Marshall Hughes is an Administrator with over 25 years of management in the performing arts with particular strength in creating programs, in founding artistic companies, in building and strengthening academic departments, in discovering and training young artists, and in fundraising and publicity. Hie has over 20 years of experience directing and producing theatrical and musical events. Hughes is a musician (voice and cello) and dance instructor with 30 years of experience performing throughout Greater Boston, including Hatch Shell, Symphony Hall, Roxbury Community College, Jordan Hall, Emerson Majestic, Wilbur Theater, and Boston and Quincy First Nights. He has toured overseas in Russia, Holland, Finland, and China. His artistic affiliations include Greater Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra, Revels, Sharing a New Song, Opera unMet, Emerson College School of Performing Arts, Neponset Choral Society, Boston Orchestra Chorale, New England Conservatory, and Boston Conservatory.

Yusuf Bramble


Yusuf Bramble


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Yusuf Bramble is the owner of Crescent Graphics in Roxbury and an agent for Primerica Financial Services. Recently, Bramble was named President of The Islamic Council of New England. Bramble earned his Associate Degree in 1978 from Roxbury Community College and later earned his Bachelor of Science in 1995 from University of Massachusetts.

Bramble is an avid practitioner of Islam and has been actively involved in the Greater Boston Muslim community since 1981. In 1986, he founded the Muslim Youth Basketball Team, Raad, with Muslim youth from varies Masjids in Greater Boston. A year later, he co-founded the Islamic Sports Association of New England and was the Director of the Boston Branch. The Islamic Sports Association has played a vital role in positively engaging Muslim youth from the New England and Tristate areas. Bramble serves in various other leadership roles within prominent Islam organizations. For the past 15 years, he has served as the President and Chair for the Greater Boston Eid Committee, a joint effort of Islamic Society of Boston, Masjid Al’Quran, Masjid Lil Humadulilah and Brighton Islamic Center. He also serves as the Treasurer of Society for Islamic Brotherhood/Masjid Lil Humduliah for the past 20 years.

Bramble remains committed to both Islam and the Greater Boston community and is an active member of the Whittier Choice Community Advisor Committee and was the previous chair of the Rexford Street Neighborhood Association. Bramble is happily married with five children and four grandchildren.

Daniel Callahan


Daniel Callahan


Daniel Callahan is a multimedia artist and designer. His work merges various disciplines including but not limited to music, film and video, painting, drawing, collage, animation, photography, and performance to create immersive experiences that seek to reveal that which links us to each other and our world.

His current work centers on his art technique of MassQing; a ritual painting that uses the human face as a canvas to reveal rather than conceal one’s essence and/or state of being. MassQing requires a more intimate encounter between artist, subject and viewer, and is derived from the ancient phenomena of body decoration practiced by nearly all indigenous cultures on the planet.

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Callahan uses the art and ritual of MassQing as a platform to engage individuals and communities to make cross disciplinary collaborative works on the subjects of identity, communion, and change--the three core aesthetic concepts of the MassQing.

Callahan is a graduate of the UPenn School of Design, where he received the Fine Arts Chair Award for his thesis exhibit and is a 3rd-year Graduate Fellow in the MFA in Film Program at Emerson College. His work has been shown in the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art and has been featured in such publications as Believer Magazine and The Bay State Banner. He is co-founder of the artist collective Fear & Fancy, a recipient of the Donor Circle for the Arts Grant, out of Oakland, CA.

Nia Evans


Nia Evans


Nia Evans is the Director of the Boston Ujima Project. Nia joined Ujima's executive leadership after serving as a co-founder and Steering Committee member since 2015. Nia is the former Executive Director of the Boston NAACP, where she helped grow the membership and advance the Chapter's Education and Economic Development strategies.

Prior to serving with the NAACP, Evans was an accomplished policy analyst and researcher, with expertise in the fields of education and community development. Evans is a contributing researcher for widely cited education policy briefs, and is co-creator of Frames Debate Project, a multimedia policy debate project that explores the intersections of drug policy, mental health services, and incarceration in Massachusetts. Evans was also a school teacher and arts program founder in Inglewood, CA and served as an administrator at The Harlem School of the Arts. Evans has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from the Teachers College at Columbia University.

Biography courtesy of the Boston Ujima Project

Barry Gaither


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Since 1969, Edmund Barry Gaither has been Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA), and Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston.

At the MFA, he has served as curator for eight exhibitions including "Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston," a groundbreaking show of l970. For the NCAAA, he developed the museum from a concept to an institution with collections exceeding 3,000 objects and a 32-year history of exhibitions celebrating the visual arts heritage of black people worldwide.

Formerly, he developed a course on African American art which he taught as a lecturer at Harvard College (l972-75); Wellesley College (1971-74), Massachusetts College of Art (1970-71), and Spelman College (l968-69). Additionally, he taught a special course for Afro-American Studies at Boston University (l971-83), and also served on the summer faculty of the Arts Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota (l989).

In the museum field, Gaither has been very active. He served on the Commission on Museums for a New Century (American Association of Museums, l984), Commission on Equity and Excellence (American Association of Museums, l986), and Museums and Communities, American Association of Museums, 2000. Gaither was co-founder and first president of the African American Museums Association (now the Association for African American Museums).

In the field of education, Gaither has published and lectured widely. Additionally, he was a consultant to Urban Ways: The Center of Arts Education, in Chicago; Department of Education, Art Institute of Chicago; as well as for Primary Source, a curriculum development organization based in Boston.

As a citizen, he served on President George W. Bush’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and on the Commission for the Roxbury State Heritage Park. He headed the national committee that commissioned the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (l985-86). From l980-83, Gaither was Panel Chairman for the Expansion for the Expansion Arts Division of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gaither has traveled widely. He has worked or conducted research in: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (Museum Consultant); Paris, France (Symposium Presenter at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, 2000); Jamaica, West Indies, (Adjudicator for Independence Festival, Museum Consultant, independent research); Ethiopia (researcher); Israel (researcher); Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (researcher in art and museum education); Germany (studying models for museum education); Haiti (researcher); Senegal (Presented at Symposium in honor of President L.S. Senghor; delegate to planning conference for Black Arts Festival); Barbados, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic (researcher); Guyana (Presented: Celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation in British Caribbean), and Mexico.

Gaither's honors include: Commonwealth Award for Organizational Leadership (highest award in the arts by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), l997; MassArt Award, l988, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives for contribution to the arts, l997; Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center’s 20th Anniversary Award, Fondo del Sol, Washington, D.C, l993; The J. Eugene Grigsby Award, Committee on Minority Concerns, National Art Educators Association, l989; In Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions, WGBH Community Advisory Board, l979-83; Men of Vision Award, Museum of Afro-American History, l992; Unity Award, John D. O’Bryant African American Studies Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, l998; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Northeastern University, l984; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Framingham State College, l993; and Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island College, 1994.

Selected presentations include: “Africa in Black Art”, Contemporary African and African American Art, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 2000; Nefretiti in the Black Imagination, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000; Collogue: Culture and Development, Foundation Leopold Sedar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal, l976; In Our Own Image, Panel on Cultural Hegemony and Institutional Autonomy, One Third of a Nation: African American Perspectives Conference, Howard University, l989; Figuration in African American Art: An Alternative Modernism, Virginia Museum of Art, l997; Integrating the Four Disciplines, Education in Art: Future Building Conference, The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, l989; Panelist, African American Aesthetics, CELAFI: Celebrating African Identity Conference, Toronto, Canada, l992; Panelist, Afro-American Art of the l960s: Since the Harlem Renaissance Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, l985; Fellow, Center for Black Music Research, Integrative Studies Program, Columbia College, Chicago, l996-97; Presenter, Harvard Extension Museum Studies Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, l996; I’ll Make Me a World, Public Television Special, produced by Blackside, Inc., l997; Telecommunications and Culture: Black Studies in the Age of New Technologies, New England Regional Conference on NCBS and Institute of Black Culture, University of Massachusetts, l986; Turning to Our Communities for New Directions, Building Partnerships in Education, Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian Institution, l990; Preserving the African and African Diasporan Heritage for the 21st Century, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, l991; Whose History? Engaging Community in Art and Education, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, Chicago, l993; John Wilson: Capturing Living Human Spirit, in association with the exhibition In the Spirit of Resistance: African American Modernists and Mexican Muralists, Diggs Gallery, Winston Salem State University, North Carolina, l997; and Presenter, Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke: A Conversation on the Use of Black Stereotypes in Contemporary Visual Practice, Harvard University, l998.

He has published many articles and essays including: Robert Blackburn: Millennial Portrait, American Visions, 2000; Toward a Truer History of American Art: The Contributions of Black Colleges and Universities., Revisiting American Art: Works from the Collections of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y., l997; Dialogue: John Wilson/Joseph Norman (Introduction co-authored with Shellie Lansdale), Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, l995; The Mural Tradition, A Shared Heritage: Art of Four African Americans by William E. Taylor and Harriet G. Warkel, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, l986; Heritage Reclaimed: An Historical Perspective, Black Art: Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, l989; Toward Viable Participation, The Art Gallery, vol. XII, number 7, April, New York, l970; Hey! That’s Mine: Thoughts of Pluralism and American Museums, Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture, American Association of Museums, Washington, D.C., l992; Reflective Moments: Lois Mailou Jones, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA., l973.

Gaither was educated at Morehouse College, Georgia State University, and Brown University.

Biography courtesy of the Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists

Kai Grant


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Former teen parent and Entrepreneur Kaidi Grant has an enterprising spirit. Her story began twenty years ago, as a youth-worker-turned-make-up artist turned retail business manager in the cosmetic industry. As a respected beauty industry expert, Grant saw an opportunity to fill a unique niche by exploring the concept of marrying youth pop culture with cosmetics. She launched Lip-Hop Cosmetics, INC in 2001 and discovered her love for teaching young women how to properly brand themselves by working on improving their inner and outer beauty, not only boosted their self-worth, but also changed the way that they perceived and carried themselves in every area of their lives.

Fast forward a decade, Diamond Girls Boston, INC was born. Launched as a small self-esteem group in the Yawkey Club of Roxbury, Diamond Girls Boston has blossomed into a not-for-profit organization impacting over 250 teen girls in Boston’s most underserved areas. Diamond Girls Boston, INC was founded in 2009 with a mission to build self-sufficiency and shine in young women ages 11 to17 years through entrepreneurship. The participants of the program are encouraged to conceive and develop beauty products from idea to market during the signature summer program, “Summer of Epic Entrepreneurship.” As a result of hard work and a phenomenal marketing campaign, the program was personally invited by BET network’s Program Director, Stephen G. Hill, to the taping of the BET network’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK award show in October 2013.

In addition to her work with teen girls, her focus has been to advocate for the community to benefit from the parcels up for development in and around Roxbury’s Dudley Square area. In July 2017, Grant co-founded Black Market, a weekend pop-up market that features black-owned, women-owned and locally-owned small businesses. Grant launched Black Market to eradicate the wealth gap between indigenous Boston black families and their counterparts. Black Market has seen tremendous support and growth: during the 2017 Black Friday weekend the market attracted over 1,300 shoppers and grossed $50,000, making it their most successful weekend yet. Ultimately, Grant hopes to see Black Market serve as a jumping off point for small businesses to grow and stabilize, continued development of similar markets and to pass the business down from herself and her husband to their sons.  

Grant’s other community advocacy work includes having helped to conceive ideas for education, technological literacy and entrepreneurship with the goal of the city of Boston deeming Dudley Square the Education District. Grant is a member of the Highland Park Project Review Committee, Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force, founder of John Eliot Square Neighborhood Association and President of Muriel Snowden International High School’s Parent Council. She is the recipient of Phi Beta Sigma’s 2014 Sapphire Award for business, Recipient of a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governors Citation in recognition of the 2014 Sapphire Award for Business, 2014 NAACP Image Award recipient for “making tremendous differences in the lives of Bostonians”

Grant resides in the Fort Hill section of Roxbury with her husband, Chris, and their four sons. Look for her entrepreneurial spirit to keep burning strong as she and her husband launch Roxbury’s first neighborhood Bistro.

Biography courtesy of Diamond Girls Inc.

Nina LaNegra


Nina LaNegra


Nina LaNegra brings over two decades of award-winning television, radio, and marketing experience to her role as creatrix, producer, and host of Art Is Life Itself! (AiLiLIVE). AiLiLIVE started as a weekly performance series which LaNegra founded in 2005 at the Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury. As of January 2016, AiLiLIVE is a monthly performance series happening every third Thursday evening. Strongly believing in the art of dialog, LaNegra has produced and hosted numerous Broadcast and College television and radio talk show series. LaNegra has featured on television on WGBH, CBS Boston, C-Span, and HBO; on radio WILD 1090AM, WRBB 104.9FM, WMBR 88.1FM to name a few. LaNegra is currently in production for a live podcast series premiering in 2018.

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As an artist, teacher and lecturer, LaNegra has held artist residencies in the Boston area at the Sustainability Guild International; Institute of Contemporary Art; and common art on Newbury Street. LaNegra has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Bay State College in the Entertainment Management Department; New England Institute of Art; and lectured at Berklee College of Music; Boston Latin School; and Americorp's Youthbuild. LaNegra has served as an invited panelist on the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. She is also a board member of the nonprofit United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury, a ServSafe certified Chef, and a Nana. LaNegra is very excited about participating in the Roxbury Cultural District as a Board Member and looks forward to continuing to celebrate, promote, and grow Artist and Cultural workers in Roxbury.

Michael Murphy


Michael Murphy


Michael Murphy is the executive director and founder of MASS Design Group, an architecture and design collaborative that leverages buildings, as well as the design and construction process, to become catalysts for economic growth, social change, and justice.

MASS’s work has been recognized globally, and published widely. Most recently, MASS has been recognized as winners of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and Murphy’s 2016 TED talk has reached over a million views. Murphy has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of design and currently teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Murphy is a resident of Dudley Square and holds a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Hakim Raquib


Hakim Raquib


Hakim Raquib is the owner and operator of Hakim Photography Studio for the past 38 years in Boston, MA. His images have been featured in a variety of exhibitions, billboards, catalogues, advertisements, and other publications. Notable clients include: Polariod Corporation, Xerox, Boston Globe Magazine, Travel Magazine, Bay State Banner, Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Urban Arts Institute of Massachusetts College of Arts, WGBH Boston, Oxfam America, Partners Healthcare, Northeastern University, and Boston University. His work is currently displayed at the African American Master Artist-In-Residence Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University.

In addition to his photographic work Raquib has served as an educational consultant for Urban Arts Inc., Wentworth Institute, and New Mission High School. In collaboration with these organizations Raquib developed workshops and instructed inner-city high school students in the media arts. Raquib remains committed to his craft and has amassed a large body of work which he hopes to consolidate into publications and exhibitions.

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Abria Smith


Abria Smith


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Abria Smith is a Boston based community engagement professional. She has worked for over 17 years as an actor, musician, and writer. Smith attended Berklee College of Music where she earned a degree in Music Business/Management and Cambridge College where she earned a Master’s in Psychology. 

Currently the Associate Director for Community Engagement at Berklee College of Music, Smith has spent her 16 years at the college working with programs that empower communities through the sharing of institutional resources. Her office is responsible for establishing and developing positive relationships between the college and outside agencies that support the college in its commitment to the cultural, artistic, and educational development of the Boston-area and benefit both college constituencies (students, faculty, and staff) and partner-organizations in the municipal, for-profit, and non-profit sectors.

Smith’s professional life is driven by her desire to serve and to express herself. She regularly performs community service both at work and personally, serving on Berklee’s Gracenotes Faculty and Staff Volunteer Committee, and as a volunteer leader for Girl Scouts. Her signature statement, “When I cease to create, I cease to exist,” sums up the importance of the arts in her life.

Daren Bascome


Daren Bascome


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Daren Bascome is the founder and creative visionary behind Proverb Agency; a brilliant designer and charismatic leader, Boscome has groomed Proverb into a highly sought after partner for innovative brands seeking market strength. A native Bermudian who cut his teeth in exhibit design, Bascome set out in 1997 to form a new kind of agency—one that would break down the barriers of traditional client-agency relationships. Bascome’s work has won numerous awards and drawn the attention of international media outlets, including Fast Company, Boston Magazine, and The Boston Globe. He has served in various capacities for the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, among others.

Joyce Stanley


Joyce Stanley


Joyce Stanley is the Executive Director of Dudley Square Main Streets. Since 1995, she has worked with businesses, residents, public agencies, local artists, and local community development corporations on the development of 32 large anchor parcels, 288 housing units, and more than 30 storefronts and sign improvement projects producing more than 800 permanent jobs.

Since the late 1960s, she has worked in neighborhood development, city planning, historic preservation, and many community projects for the Dudley Vision Advisory Board, Boston Model Cities, Boston Assessing Department, Public Facilities, the Enhanced Enterprise Community Board, the Roxbury Action Program, the Roxbury Collaborative, The Museum of Afro American History, the Roxbury Bi-Centennial, and the Southwest Corridor Land Development Coalition. Stanley is a licensed residential real estate salesperson. She has also served on many community boards. Her hobbies are historic preservation, doll collecting, jewelry making, stained glass, and gardening.

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