Board & Staff


Executive Office

Wanda Draper
Executive Director

Jasmin Alston

Executive Assistant


Architectural Services

Dave Ferraro
Director of Architectural Services &
Exhibits Manager

Tyree C. Taft

Maintenance/AV Technician


Collections and Exhibitions

Kaili Lockbeam




Kristina Palmer
Director of Development

Denisha Queen

Membership & Database Manager


LaDawn Black
Public Relations Coordinator


Sandy Smalls

Group Sales and Special Events Manager

Malcolm Grimes

Special Events Assistant

Dannille Foster

Facilities and Special Events Assistant



Jacqueline Copeland
Director of Education and Visitor Services

Kenneth Johnston

Visitor Services & Volunteer Manager

Terry N. Taylor
Education Program Manager

Joy L. Hall
Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator


Finance and Administration

Alexis Davis
Director of Finance and Administration

Semeka Lyles
Senior Accountant

Sandra F. Elmore



Board of Directors

Maurice C. Taylor, Ph.D., JD, Board Chair
Rosalyn Fugett Wiley, Ed.D., Vice Chair
Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., Ph.D., Secretary


Alston, Jr.

Martin King


J. Attman

Paulette Lundy

Phillip Byrd

Charles Martin

Chezia Cager

Annette Palmer

Beverly Cooper

Walid Petiri

J.M. Giordano

Thomasina Poirot

Dale Glenwood Green

Karen Proudford


King Hammond

Alma Roberts


Drew Hawkins

Ricky Smith

Lenneal Henderson

Donna Wilson

Sam Henry

*Peter G. Angelos, Esq.
*Sandra Brock Jibrell
*Brooke Evans Jordon
*Theodore H.  Mack
*Lyndra Marshall (nee Pratt)
*Garland Williamson
*Director's term expired, but is continuing to serve until successor is appointed and qualifies, pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland State Government Article 9-2603(d)(4)