Board of Directors & Staff

The Board of Directors

Sharon-West
Chair
Sharon West, RN, BSN, MHS, CCE(c)
Program Manager
Veterans Administration
Richard-Fort
Vice Chair
Richard Fort, AIA LEED AP
Architect-Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development
CLARK NEXSEN Architecture & Engineering
YMI Cultural Center
Secretary
Patricia Griffin, MA
Educator/ Administrator
Retired
YMI Cultural Center
Treasurer
Monique A. Taylor, CFE, CICA, CPM
Director
University of North Carolina Asheville, Office of Internal Audit
YMI Cultural Center
Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, BSM
President/CEO
Eagle Market Street Development Corporation
YMI Cultural Center
Roy R. Harris, BS
Engineering (Retired)
Meritor Inc.
Leonard-Jones
Leonard E. Jones, Jr., BA African American Studies
Accounting Clerk
City of Asheville
YMI Cultural Center
Debora Holmes-Young
CEO
Dilettante Exclusively Yours
YMI Cultural Center
Daren Pinkerton
Owner
PBI, Inc.
Boakye-Boaten
Agya Boakye-Boaten, PhD
Director & Assistant Professor – Africana Studies
University of North Carolina Asheville
Lamar Hylton
Lamar Hylton, PhD
Director of the Intercultural Center & Multicultural Student Programs
University of North Carolina – Asheville
YMI Cultural Center
Calvin A. Kelly, PhD
Owner, Counselor
Dr. Calvin A. Kelly and Associates