Board Members

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Opeyemi Olukemi

Director

Throughout her career as an interactive producer, funder, and public programmer, Opeyemi has created spaces and pipelines for interdisciplinary artists, communities, and creative teams to experiment and create meaningful innovative content.

Lois Deloatch

Lois Deloatch

Board of Directors

Lois Deloatch has a nearly three-decade-long career in higher education, philanthropy, and the arts. After two decades as a fundraiser for Duke University, Deloatch served as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the NCCU Foundation at North Carolina Central University.

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Von Diaz

Board of Directors, Spring 2020 Lehman Brady Professor

Von Diaz is a writer, documentary producer, and author of Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she explores food, culture, and identity, and currently teaches food studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Serges Himbaza

Board of Directors

Serges Himbaza is a technology and media entrepreneur.

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan Jensen

Board of Directors, Co-Chair

Jonathan Jensen has been a serial entrepreneur in media, real estate, and energy, and is currently trading commodities and managing an asset portfolio while taking time off to raise his two young sons with his wife, Amy.

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Shambhavi Kaul

Board of Directors

Shambhavi Kaul is a filmmaker who has exhibited her work worldwide at venues including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlinale, The New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Edinburgh International

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Barb Lee

Board of Directors, Co-Chair

Barb Lee is the founder and President of both Point Made Films, a documentary film company that focuses on American identity, and Point Made Learning, a consulting company that, using the stories of Point Made

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton

Board of Directors

S. Charmaine McKissick-Melton is associate professor and former interim chair in the Department of Mass Communication at North Carolina Central University, and a 2017–18 NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellow.

Julie Morris

Julie Morris

Board of Directors

Julie Morris is a longtime leader and advocate for the arts nationwide. Splitting her time between Raleigh and Los Angeles, she became involved with CDS and Full Frame in 2015 and is currently a member of the Full Frame Advisory Board.

Benjamin D. Reese, Jr.

Benjamin D. Reese Jr.

Board of Directors

Benjamin D. Reese Jr. is President of BENREESE, LLC. , a global diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm.

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Angie Vorhies

Board of Directors

Angie Vorhies is a poet, documentarian, and co-founder of San Diego Roots, a nonprofit dedicated to educating, empowering, and cultivating sustainable local food communities.

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis

Board of Directors; Fall 2000-Spring 2001 Lehman Brady Professor

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on photography and imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender.