“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.” — Wilma Rudolph
I’m proud of what I have accomplished. It gives me a tremendous sense of joy to look back and know that all the hard work and sacrifice was worth it.
I have been blessed by having the opportunities to be part of some wonderful programs, commissions and organizations. All of these experiences have taught me that my individual accomplishments were only achieved by the generosity, help, and mentoring of others.
Accomplishment only occurs when you have a solid base of supporters that encourage, help, counsel and get you through the tough times. To everyone who has helped me achieve my goals, thanks. I could not have done it without you.
Accomplishments and Experience
- Secured over $2.5 million dollars to renovate the ~35k square foot African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC)
- Responsible for $1.4 million annual budget as the ED of the AAACC
- Responsible for 50 employees and contractors as ED of the AAACC
- Secured multiple grant funds for art and cultural programming for youth and seniors
- Secured $1.4 million dollars for new youth programming
Appointments and Elections
- 2010: Appointed to the San Francisco Fire Commission
- 2009: Reelected as a delegate to the California State Democratic Central Committee.
- 2009: Elected Legislative and Policy Issues Chair for the Women’s Caucus of the California Democratic Party.
- 2008: Elected as a Barack Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention
- 2007: Elected as a Delegate to the California State Democratic Central Committee
- 2005: Appointed to the Redevelopment Agency Commission
- 2002: Appointed Executive Direction of the African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC)
Awards and Honors
- 2008: Recipient of the Kuumba Award form SF Noir for excellence in the Art
- 2007: Recognition by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, San Francisco Chapter for her contribution to the Arts
- 2007: Geraldine Johnson Community Advocate Award
- 2006: Chosen as California State Senator Carole Migden’s “Woman of the Year”
- 2006: African American Historical and Cultural Society Award
- 2006: Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Committee Annual Community Service Award
- 2005: Ronald DeVoyce Blackburn Talented Tenth Award
- 2005: Honored by the Commission on the Status of Women and San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco
- 2005: Heart to Heart Award given by the Schools of Sacred Heart in San Francisco, California
- 2012: MA in Public Administration, USF with Honors
- 1997: BA in Political Science-Public Service, UC Davis
- 1993: Graduated Galileo High School with Honors