This committee is charged with developing a plan to ensure that women of color are recognized and represented across the field via various platforms, including presence on organizational boards, conference sessions and professional development panels, and funding and grantmaking panels. The committee also has the larger task of raising the visibility of WOCA and its work in equity, inclusion and diversity through advocacy measures on the state, regional and national levels.
Advocacy Committee Members
Krista Bradley, Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Jean Cook, The Ford Foundation
Sage Crump, National Performance Network
Helen Haynes, Montgomery County Community College
Maria Lopez De Leon, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
Nicole Shivers, National Museum of African Art
Membership and Recruitment Committee
This committee is charged with developing membership through recruitment and outreach, as well as, collecting and maintaining data on WOCA members and using member statistics to assist with member connections. The committee also diligently assesses new membership applications and inquires.
Membership and Recruitment Committee Members
Jean Cook, Ford Foundation
Pamela Green, PMG Arts Management
Courtney Harge, Fractured Atlas & Colloquy Collective
Brea Heidelberg, Rider University
Kaisha S. Johnson, Women of Color in the Arts
Alison McNeil, MCE Arts
Alisha Patterson, AfroHouse
Mentorship and Professional Development Committee
This committee is charged with helping to develop the talents of current and future arts administrators and planning and coordinating events and programs to aid in and enhance the professional development of membership. Committee activities include connecting senior and junior WOCA members to one another based on expertise and professional goals and conducting outreach in local communities to nurture prospective arts administrators.
Mentorship and Professional Development Committee Members
Alexis Ortiz, The Andrew Mellon Foundation
Jillian L. Johnson, Lawrence University
Jerica L Humphrey, Freed Center for the Performing Arts & Ohio Northern University
Alisha Patterson, AfroHouse
Tiffany Vega, Independent Consultant
Alorie Clark, Step Afrika!
Communication and Technology Committee
This committee is charged with informing, advising and developing WOCA’s network and community through our internal and external communications. Maintaining a formidable online presence is key and currently, committee members help manage our e-newsletter, website and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Overall, the committee is charged with helping to raise the visibility of the organization and its membership and work on special media projects like our WOCA Member Profiles, a digital repository highlighting the stories of our members.
If you are a current WOCA member and interested in serving on any of the WOCA committees, please send an email to email@example.com and identify how and where you would like to serve.