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Staff & Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Eric E. Peterson


Pamela Alexander

Vice Chair

Elizabeth W. Brooks

Chair Emeritus

Lynn Weaver




Kelly Major Green


James P. Cunningham

Executive Committee Member

Kala J. Gibson

Executive Committee Member


Executive Staff

Neil A. Barclay, JD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey J. Anderson

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Sharron Rose

Chief Financial Officer

Germaine Williams, PhD

Vice President, Development

Board of Trustees

Marseille Allen

The Warriors Trust Fund

Rumia Ambrose-Burbank


Jasmin Barnett

Ladies In Training

Scott Benson

Detroit City Council

Yvette Bing

H.T. and Associates, Inc.

Herb Boyd

Author and Journalist

Larry Bryant

Comerica Bank

Tamira T. Chapman

SIAB Global

Joni M. Thrower Davis

Janjomar Inc.

Matthew Davis

Chase Bank

Walter E. Douglas

Avis Ford

Jennifer Fiore

Fiore Ventures

George R. Hamilton

Hamilton Consulting International

Joyce V. Hayes-Giles

Retired (DTE)

Roderick D. Gillum

Jackson Lewis, LLP

Anika Jackson

Jackson Asset Management

Hiram E. Jackson

Real Times Media

John James

James Group International

Marion (Mame) Jackson

Con/Vida-Popular Arts of the Americas

Vivian R. Pickard

The Pickard Group

rochelle riley

City of Detroit

Jimmy Settles

City of Detroit

Brian Smith, PhD

Tuskegee Airmen National Museum

Dr. Richard Smith

Henry Ford Health System

S. Gary Spicer Sr.

Law Offices of S. Gary Spicer, Sr.

Carolynn Walton

Retired (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)


Museum Staff 

Neil A. Barclay, JD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Anderson

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer 

Yolanda Holder

Executive Assistant to President 

Leslie Tom

Chief Sustainability Officer 

Annivory Calvert 

Director of Donor Stewardship

Collections & Exhibitions
Patrina Chatman

Director of Collections & Exhibitions

Jennifer Evans 

Assistant Curator 

Melissa Samson

Archives Database Specialist

Design & Fabrication
Kevin Davidson 

Director of Design & Fabrication

Shivani Gajjar 

Assistant Design & Fabrication

Germaine Williams

Vice President of Development 

Mena Davis 

Grants Writer/Administrator 

Aundrea Stokes

Development Database Specialist

Reggie Woolery

Director of Education 

Jatu Gray

Administrative Assistant, Public Program

Yolanda Jack

Museum Educator & Outreach Coordinator 

JOnathon Jones 

Administrative Assistant, Public Program

Jessica Brown 

Outreach Coordinator 

Doug McCray

Museum Educator 

Michelle Mckinney  

Education Specialist 

Facility Rental 
Carole Blanding 

Facility Rental Event Coordinator 

Erica Adams

Facility Rental Event Coordinator 

Ricarda Brooks 

Facility Rental Manager

Delmar Jones 

Audio Visual Tech

Sharron Rose 

Chief Financial Officer

Ramon Sandelin


Tracey Smith 

Senior Accountant 

Group Tours
Sheneese Johnson

Group Sales Manager 

Guest Services & Retail Operations  
Tracey Williams 

Director of Customer Experience 

Ashley Smith 

Guest Service Team Leader 

Phyllis (Nesie) Harmon 

Guest Service Associate

Shirmere Cheatham

Guest Service Associate 

amy Diomande

Guest Service Associate 

Richard Yancy 

Guest Service Associate 

Human Resources
Raina Polk 

Human Resource Manager

Marketing & Communications
EdWARD Foxworth III

Director of External Affairs 

Arielle Wallace 

External Affairs Coordinator

Jerry Clinton

Director of Building Operations 

Cheryl Holley Stanton


Jay Moorer


Public Programs
Kristian Waterman 

Administrative Assistant, Public Programs 

Nathaniel Adegbola

Security Officer 

Ken Boyd

Security Officer 

Edward Hatfield

Security Officer 

Elsa Hernandez

Security Officer 

Kevin Johnson Jr

Security Officer 

Quartina McKinney

Security Officer 

Everett Robinson

Security Officer

Lloyd Tolliver

Security Officer 

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Coordinator & Office Manager

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