Board of Directors

Executive Director NKwanda Jah

Co-founder and Executive Director for Cultural Arts Coalition. We created the Annual 5th Ave Arts Festival (which is part of a permanent exhibit in the Library of Congress in Washington DC), tours to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Black History programs, Kwanzas, African American Men in the Public Schools, Girl Power, Environmental Youth Summit, the Environmental Ambassadors (a 30 year old teen job training program) and presently 7 Science Clubs for Elementary students in East Gainesville. Science clubs are at; Caring and Sharing School, Clarence Kelly Center, Library, Wilhelmina Johnson Center Boys and Girls Club at Sugar Hill and Resilience School.

President Anthony Greene, PhD

Dr. Greene, a psychologist at the UF’s Counseling & Wellness Center, is very keen on balance with intensity; he strives to work really hard, play really hard, and rest with enthusiasm. His day begins with seeking a place of inner peace through spiritual solitude, and he tries to maintain that place throughout the day regardless of what else occurs. He also enjoys oil painting for his more aesthetic creative needs and is very active in his place of worship.

Secretary Alishia McDonald, Esq.

Ms.  McDonald is an attorney at Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc in Gainesville with over 21 years of experience.

Treasurer Roberta Gastmeyer

Owner of a bookkeeping business specializing in non-profit services. She has been the volunteer bookkeeper since 2012.

Member at Large Barbara McDade Gordon

Professor UF Geography Department, served on a number of Gainesville community nonprofits boards and a long-time supporter of CAC.

Member at Large Heather Langford

Alachua County Sustainability Manager, strategic sustainability expert with a deep understanding of the pieces needed to create healthy, sustainable buildings and communities and how that can scale to a global level.

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