August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape: The first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of August Wilson is now open! Learn More

Our People

The people of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center are a cohort of creative and dedicated arts professionals committed to community and the Center’s mission, vision, and values. They see the audience as cultural partners and meet every challenge with courtesy and a smile.

  • Janis Burley Wilson

    President / CEO

  • Professional headshot of Denise Church

    Denise Church

    Vice President
    Operations & Administration

  • Professional portrait of Tonya Johnson

    Tonya Johnson

    Vice President
    Finance & Legal Affairs

  • Professional portrait of Damen Taylor

    Damen Taylor


  • Professional portrait of Cydney Nunn

    Cydney Nunn


  • Professional portrait of Gerald Stevens

    Gerald Stevens

    Facility Operations

  • Professional portrait of Shane Richardson

    Shane Richardson


  • Amber Cannon

    Events Manager

  • Professional portrait of Cathryn Calhoun

    Cathryn Calhoun

    Education and Community Engagement

  • Adrianne Redwood

    Senior Manager
    Special Events & Sales

  • Professional portrait of Abigail Sarnacki

    Abigail Sarnacki

    Senior Manager

  • Sidney Hale

    Senior Marketing Manager

  • Professional portrait of Derrick Thrasher

    Derrick Thrasher

    Staff Accountant and Business Analyst

  • Christina McLachlan

    Annual Giving and Stewardship

  • Stephanie Rolland

    Stephanie Rolland

    Theatre Curator

  • A. Orlando Watson

    Senior Director Programming

  • Tanika Hill

    Administrative Support Coordinator

  • Marnie Testa

    Executive Assistant

  • Victoria Rajaramen

    Development and Prospect Research Coordinator

  • Brianna Kubiak

    Production Manager