Leadership Training Facilitators

The Leadership Training Facilitators are a dedicated team of professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. Their intensive trainings provide and build professional capacity and self-determination. The intensives empower cohorts to be change agents in ways that productively and constructively serve.
The intensive training can be separated into 4 categories:

Equity & Inclusion

Kibibi Ajanku
Equity & Inclusion Director; Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Avis Ransom
Engineer, Consultant; Baltimore Racial Justice Action

J.C. Faulk
Author, Consultant, Founder; Circle of Voices


Lady Brion
Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Activist; Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Social Justice Panel


Marion Blackwell
Manager; Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street
Social Justice Panel


Quanice Floyd
Executive Director; Arts Education in Maryland Schools
Intention Vs. Impact

Community Engagement & Activism



Nneka Nnamdi
Engineer, Activist
Fight Blight


Artist, Activist
Community Agreements


Diana Baird-N'Diaye
Cultural Specialist and Curator; Smithsonian Institute
Telling Stories with Material Culture



Sojin Kim
Collaborative Collecting & Storytelling


Betty Belanus
Educational Specialist and Curator
Preparing Oral History



Catherine Hiebert Kerst
Folklife Specialist, Archivist; Library of Congress
Archiving Best Practices




Guha Shankar
Folklife Specialist, Research and Programs; American Folklife Center
Folklore Documentation


Michelle Stefano
Folklife Specialist, Research and Programs; American Folklife Center
Folklore Documentation



Marjorie Hunt
Educational Specialist and Folklife Curator
Preparing Oral History



David Hamilton
Architect & Photographer
Documentation: The Art of Seeing


George Ciscle
Curator in Residence, Emeritus, Maryland Institute College of Art
Curatorial Practice



Alexis Dixon
UAL Alumni Cohort '18
Executive Assistant, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
Curatorial Practice


Marketing and Communications



Dr. Garey Hyatt
Professor, Fine Arts Dept. Chair; Coppin State University
Public Speaking



Renz Balagtas
UAL Alumni Cohort '18
Assistant Program Manager; Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
Documentation & Video Production



Kayla Morgan
UAL Alumni Cohort '19
Marketing & Communications: Best Practices





Alahna Nichole Davis
Social Media & Marketing Manager
Social Media Marketing Workshop



Alisha Patterson
Managing Director; Afro House
The Great Stretch: Creating Long Term Goals


Angela N. Carroll
Writer, Artist-Archivist, Educator; Stevenson University
The Power of the Press




Maurissa Stone-Bass
Director of Innovation;
The Living Well

Social Media & Branding



Development & Financial Management



Jill Steele-McGhee
Founder, CEO; JP Homes Inc.
Owning Your Own Art Space



Teara Q. Booker
UAL Alumni Cohort' 16
Director, Development & Membership; Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Professional Development Best Practices



Sonja Cendak
Program Director; Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
Grantwriting Intensive





Doreen Bolger
Retired, Director;
Baltimore Museum of Art

Resume Writing







Our Partners



Arts Administrators of Color




The Library of Congress



Maryland Citizens for the Arts





The Smithsonian Center for Folklife
and Cultural Heritage





Station North Arts Cafe