Member, Actor/Lagralane Group, joined 2015

Jason Delane Lee is Co-CEO of the Lagralane Group as well as an actor, philanthropist and father to three with his wife and co-founder, Yvonne Huff Lee. Through his work at Lagralane, Jason co-executive produced the 2018 Academy Award winning documentary ICARUS. Jason’s producing credits also include 2019 Berlinale premiere THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE…

Alexis Marnel is an energetic and creative professional offering extensive experience in multicultural arts programming, education, grant writing, and administration for government agencies, schools, community centers, cultural institutions and the private sector. Most recently, as interim co-director of the Morris-Jumel Mansion—an historic museum in Washington Heights—Marnel expanded community and stakeholder engagement, increased in-kind donations, membership,…

Elena M. Paul is General Counsel (GC) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for The Classical Theatre of Harlem where she supports the mission, governance, and activities of the organization. The GC role includes work related to nonprofit governance and corporate matters, strategic planning and risk-management, transactional work (negotiations and drafting) and intellectual property, labor and…

Associate Artistic Director

Carl Cofield directed several plays for CTH before joining as a staff member in 2018. Notable directing credits for CTH include the critically acclaimed productions of The Bacchae, Antigone, Macbeth, The Tempest and Dutchman. In addition, he directed the award winning world premiere of One Night In Miami for Rogue Machine Theater and the Denver…

Brad Bender – Treasurer, Vice President, Google

Brad is responsible for global product management, strategy, and design of Google’s News and Search Ecosystem efforts. This includes News on Search, Discover, and the Google Assistant; the Google News App; Subscribe with Google; and tools for journalists. In addition, Brad drives efforts to create a sustainable and thriving content ecosystem for Search. This set…

Member, Lafayette Square, joined 2017

Joseph Johnson is Managing Director and the Head of Debt Financing at Lafayette Square. Prior to joining Lafayette, Joseph served as a Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Joseph has over 20 years of experience in capital markets responsible for financial institutions coverage and ABS securitization. Joseph started…

Michael Windham joins CTH as General Manager, overseeing the production and business operations. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, including 8 years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in multiple positions.   Michael holds a B.F.A. in Stage Management from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Member, TIME, joined 2012

Sue was appointed Time’s Chief People Officer in November 2018. Prior to that, Sue has spent most of the past decade at one of the world’s largest private philanthropies, the Rockefeller Foundation, whose mission is to bring people around the globe to try and solve the world’s most challenging problems. Her previous roles at the…

Member, Actor

Andre Keith Braugher is an American actor. He is known for his roles as detective Frank Pembleton in the police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999), used car salesman Owen Thoreau Jr. in the comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age (2009–2011), and police captain Raymond Holt in the police comedy series Brooklyn…

Producing Artistic Director

NAACP and OBIE Award Winner, Ty Jones, assumed CTH’s artistic and organizational management in 2009 after the financial crisis nearly forced the organization’s closing. Under his leadership, CTH stabilized its finances, grew its donor base and expanded its programming and community-based initiatives.  Mr. Jones envisioned and launched CTH’s Uptown Shakespeare in the Park series in…