Founder & President
Angelita D. Reyes, PhD, is an educator, award-winning author, and public historian with demonstrated success in university teaching, grant-funded projects, and higher education administration to promote and achieve equity, diversity, and inclusive practices.
Dr. Peter V. Bergstrom hails from Wisconsin. Now residing in Greensboro, North Carolina, he continues his research pursuits in Virginia.
Alexandria (Alex) Reyes Schroeder is Director Counsel at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In that role, she provides legal and regulatory support for financial products and payments.
Dr. Dorothy M. David is the CEO and founder of DMD Tax & Accounting Services, LLC and serves as a financial advisor to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals.
Inez Arnett-Ferrer recently retired to southern Virginia from New York City after 39 years in project management, staff development, and organizational leadership.
Adam T. Erby is Curator of Fine and Decorative Arts at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. He grew up on his family’s farm in Southside Virginia, where he developed his dual passions for politics and material culture.
Sonja Ingram is an archaeologist and a historic preservationist. She is the Chief Operating Officer for the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all museum operations and programming.
As principal consultant at Every Museum a Civic Museum, Sarah Jencks works with museums and museum educators to help them find their authentic civic missions and see the possibilities for igniting and enacting the collective impact of museum education in schools.
Cameron Patterson is Vice President for Student Affairs for Longwood University and Senior Partner for Strategic Initiatives for the Robert Russa Moton Museum, a National Historic Landmark located in Farmville, Virginia, where he was previously Executive Director.
Charter Member (2007 - 2018)
Doris Hester was a native of Clarksville, Virginia and graduated from the HBCU St. Paul’s College, in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She received her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education from Longwood University and a Master of Arts degree in Education Mathematics from Syracuse University. Mrs. Hester practiced as a teacher and high school principal in Virginia for more than forty years. Her extensive range of participation and policy-making within community agencies include serving on the Board of Directors of the YMCA, the Sixth Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury, and the United Negro College Fund committee. Mrs. Hester was an anchor in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for bridging communities in diversity, patience, and understanding.