Board of Directors

Board Chair

TaMara Howard, MBA

Vice President of Finances

ACTION-Housing, Inc.

Board Treasurer

Camille Mangham, Treasurer

Internal Audit


Sherlyn Harrison, EdD

Early Childhood Administrator 

Pittsburgh Public Schools 

Beatena Milliones Nance

Human Resources Director

Allegheny Health Network

Board Vice-Chair

Barbara Johnson, MA, MFA

Senior Director of Race and Gender Equity

Carlow University

Allegra Battle

Communications Manager

Propel Schools

Ayisha Morgan-Lee, Ed.D.

Founder, CEO & Artistic Director

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

Mitchell T. (Mitch) Swain


Pittsburgh Arts Council

Board Secretary

Ellen Martin

Tax Manager

Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Michael Belgrove, MBA

Human Resource Manager

Jewish Family & Community Services

Veronica Morgan-Lee, Ph.D.

Director of Fund Development

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

Courtney Williamson, Ph.D.




Administrative Staff

Ayisha Morgan-Lee

Ayisha Morgan-Lee, EdD

Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director

Michia Carmack

Michia Carmack

Associate Artistic Director

and Rehearsal Director | 412-925-3691

Veronica Morgan-Lee

Veronica Morgan-Lee, Ph.D

Director of Fund Development

Eric A. Smith

Director of Marketing

and Technology | 412-925-3692


Leslie Anderson-Braswell
Michia Carmack
Joni Carroll
Kaila Carter
Indira Cunningham
Karen Hall
Celeta Hickman
Akin Lowman
Tanya Thomas