board of directors
founder of the i am project, he is a veteran jazz radio personality, emcee, producer, promoter, curator, clinician, writer, and poet who has been creating educational platforms for the past thirty years. a passionate mentor, he has provided alternative perspectives to historical ways of thinking to the next generation..
retired guidance counselor at miami-dade county public schools began her career in public accounting with coopers & lybrand before transitioning to education. her non-profit experience includes more than two decades of financial and programmatic oversight at miami youth garden, inc., greater miami ymca, and economic opportunity family health centers.
akidah n. felder
senior director of marketing and communications who for twenty~five years has consistently directed the narrative and branding across the university, corporate, and non-profit landscapes. she is the founder/owner of what is suite ta bu, an online fashion enterprise.
film | director, producer, actress
well versed in all aspect of the film industry. produced and directed the documentary betye saar: ready to be a warrior, curtsy mister, wish me luck, and last call; has acted in numerous television and film roles not limited to 48 hours, crossroads, ugly betty, criminal minds and angel city.
film | management
founder and chief executive officer of namasté productions and has been an entertainment and management professional for the past forty years. her prowess extends beyond managing large staffs; negotiating contracts; scheduling and budgeting film projects; and managing productions from conception through post and pass audits. she executes line producing for large and small productions, bringing them in on time, on budget and on point.
public relations & marketing
as director and chief idea officer, she has been a major force in atlanta market for the past ten years as a pr, marketing, and social media consultant, producing and distributing press releases, social media campaigns, website copy, newsletter stories, media pitching, ideation, and brand strategies.
art direction | graphic design
with twenty~five years of art direction, graphic and website design under her belt, she has been the creative enigma at her company, unit one design.
non~profit senior director of fiscal management & human resources
she joins the team to manage fiscal responsibilities for the organization. she brings a wealth of non-profit expertise focusing on program budgets and reporting.
banking | finance
an award winning mentor to the small business community of miami dade. author of numerous small business trade articles and manuals. certified sba loan originator
processor. director ~ financial literacy 4 biz; president - florida fidelity group miami.
ravi a. windom
for the past decade as a chief executive officer, she has steered the wind agency in project management, campaign planning and activation, graphic design, creative services, public relations, brand development, and management.