Founding Team

Community and Arts Leaders committed to the vision of Atlanta School for the Arts

Dr. Kristin Moody

Executive Committee

USC Professor,  

Education Consultant, 

Change  Leadership Educator and Coach

(Baltimore School forthe Arts  Graduate)

Sonya Halpern

Executive Committee

Entrepreneur,

National Board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,

National Black Arts Festival,

Atlanta Judicial Commission,

Equity Advocate

Angela Harris

Executive Committee

Artistic Advisor - Dance

Executive Director - Dance Canvas, 

Emerging Leaders Council for Americans for the Arts,

National Visiting Fellow - School of American Ballet

(Baltimore School forthe Arts  Graduate)

Verena Anders

Executive Committee

Artistic Advisor - Music

Musician and Music Educator, 

Choral  Teaching Artist for Atlanta Music Project - AMPlify 

(Baltimore School for the Arts  Graduate)

Jessyca Holland

Founding Team

Co-Founder and  Executive Director of C4 Atlanta, Actor, Arts Advocate

Dr. Julie Johnson

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Dance

Dance Artist  and Educator, Senior Dance  Lecturer - Spelman College

(Baltimore School for the Arts Graduate)

Khari Simmons

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Music

Producer,  Band leader, Bassist

Dr. Fahamu Pecou

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Visual Art

Interdisciplinary Artist and  Scholar

Jason Carter

Founding Team

Founder of Sol Fusion, ONE Music Fest

Neda Abghari

Founding Team

Founder and  Director of the The  Creatives Project,  Photographer, and Arts  Advocate

Jamil Jude

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Theatre

Artistic Director at True  ColorsTheater

Director,  Producer, Playwright,  Dramaturg 

Veronica Kessenich

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Visual Art

Executive Director of the  Atlanta Contemporary  Museum

Asata Reid

Founding Team

Chef, Community  Health Educator Nutrition Activist 

Mike Johnson

Founding Team

Founder/CEO  of Groundrush 

Founder and  Director at Decatur FM

Damita Howard

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Theatre

Stuntwoman  (SAG) and Action Actress

Neil Rollins

Founding Team

Senior Vice President of FinTech and Alternative Lending at SunTrust

Chris Lane

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Theater

Music producer, actor

(Baltimore School for the Arts Graduate)

Hallie Angelella

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Theater

Alliance Theater Early Childhood Program Manager

(Baltimore School for the Arts Graduate)

Raymond McCrea Jones

Founding Team

Artistic Advisor - Visual Art

Independent Photographer and 

Co-founder ATL Photo  Night

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