Board of Directors

Dr. Yuxuf Abana

Dr. Yuxuf Abana

Faculty - Africana Studies, University of Arizona

Dietrich Benjamin

Dietrich Benjamin

Personal Trainer / Board Secretary

Charlene Pesquiera Burner

Charlene Pesquiera Burner

Vice President, National Institute of Contract Management

Frances Diaz

Frances Diaz

TUSD Assistant Principal Retired / Treasureer / Parent

Dina Dieglio

Dina Dieglio

Attorney – Charnesky and Dieglio / Vice President / Parent

Sally Knowles

Sally Knowles

Caremore / Volunteer Instructor

Adiba Nelson Segal

Adiba Nelson Segal

Parent of student/Author,“Clara Belle Blue” children’s book series

Joseph E. Rodgers

Joseph E. Rodgers

Acting Board President / Founder / Artistic Director

Soleste Lupu-Rodgers

Soleste Lupu-Rodgers

Acting Board President / Founder / Artistic Director

Dr. Praise Zenenga

Dr. Praise Zenenga

Faculty and Director, Africana Studies, University of Arizona

Advisory Members

  • Susan Kelly, Lawyer, Juvenile Division Pima County Defenders Office
  • Robert Nevins, University of Arizona Professor of Architecture, Retired
  • Larry Bruce, Media Consultant/Strategic Planner
  • David Nevins, Webmaster Owner of Aji Translation, LLC
  • Jim Hentz, Accountant, Camber Accounting
  • Dr. Molly Faulkner, Professor at Palomar College, Guest Teacher at Burklyn Ballet.
  • Charon Battles, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Deputy Director for Programs

Emeritus Members

  • Jodi Horton, Public Relations consultant, APR, Fellow, PRSA
  • Alfred L. Urbina, Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor, Pasqua Yaqui Tribe