Tomeka C. Bumbry- Chair
Tomeka Caldwell Bumbry currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Prince George’s County Council Member Todd M. Turner, District 4. Prior to joining Council Member Turner’s staff, Ms. Bumbry served eight years as the Chief of Staff to Former Prince George’s County Council Member Ingrid M. Turner. Prior to working for the Legislative Branch, Ms. Bumbry was the Executive Director of Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc., in Washington, D.C.; and the Director of the Clark Atlanta University Head Start program in Atlanta, GA.
Actively involved in community affairs, she is currently the Chair of the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council where she has served on the Board for three terms; a 2009 graduate of Leadership Prince George’s, Inc.; and a graduate fellow of The University of Maryland’s Academy for Excellence in Local Government program. She served on the Board of Directors of the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County, Inc., and a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Prince George’s County. For her over nine years of service has homeroom mom, she was awarded the St. Mary of the Assumption HAS, 2015 Hogan/Keplinger Award; the highest award presented to a parent for their involvement and commitment to the school’s mission.
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The Honorable Petrella Robinson - Vice Chair
Mayor Petrella Robinson was raised in North Brentwood by her great aunt and still lives in the same house. After marrying Leon Robinson, they returned to raise their four children, Leon III, Jenessa, Shaleta, and Clinton. She has eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Petrella worked for the federal government as Computer Specialist at Voice of America for 37 years; she received numerous awards and accolades before retiring in 2005. She was also treasurer of the Carl T. Rowan Blacks in Government for four years, and is a lifetime member of the organization. She is committed to improve Prince Georges County, the Town of North Brentwood, and the Gateway Arts District in areas of revitalization, economic development and investing in children for the future.
Ronald Waldo Wilson - Secretary
Ronald Waldo Wilson is the founder of the Waldo Gallery which opened in 1992. After completing his undergraduate education at Howard University, and his graduate education at Southeastern University, he was encouraged by the former curator and director of the Barnett-Aden Collection, the late Adolphus Ealey, to continue his studies and to create works of art himself. Since then he has had great success in the art field and has been featured in art exhibitions across the Washington DC area. Ronald has been recognized in the Washington Post as a featured artist in the Art of Interpretation exhibition sponsored by his alma mater Howard University and Lexus of Bethesda Maryland, as well as exhibitions at the Washington Gas Corp, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Central Union Mission's Annual Fundraiser for the homeless. After 30 plus years of attending lectures, exhibitions and studying the history of art, Wilson has become well versed in the fine arts field. He is a virtuoso in creativity that aims to lift the viewer to a higher dimension, and to help facilitate the world's creative, emotional and social growth.
Konrad Herling - Treasurer
Konrad Herling is a lifelong resident of Greenbelt, MD. With a personal mission to improve culture, education and civic engagement, he has served on Greenbelt’s City Council having first been elected in 2003. As a council member he served as the council’s liaison to Green ACES and advocated that Greenway Center work with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the county to improve safe access to and from the adjacent bus shelters. Passionate about the arts, in 2006, he inaugurated a volunteer-led international cultural festival. In addition to serving on PGAHC’s Board, Herling has also served on the executive committee of M-NCPPC's Envision Prince George's, the Prince George's County Municipal Association, as well as Maryland Municipal League's Academy for Excellence in Local Governance and the National League of Cities Steering Committee on Transportation. Herling received his undergraduate degree from Towson University, and has worked as a legal analyst for the Federal Communications Commission for 34 years.
Yvette C. Caldwell
Yvette Caldwell, Associate Vice President for Development provides strategic leadership, direction and management for all fundraising programs in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Bowie State University. Caldwell began her tenure at Bowie State as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations where she lead a wide range of initiatives aimed at raising funds from corporations, foundations and individual donors. Her efforts support board development, program development, major and principal gift solicitation and strategic fundraising planning for the university.
With decades of experience in business development, fundraising and marketing, her career endeavors have taken her around the globe. She has been successfully involved in fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, new product development, special events, advertising and public relations for both domestic and international corporations and non-profit organizations.
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Ruby Costea is the Academic Dean and Chinese Immersion Coordinator at Paint Branch Elementary School in the Prince George’s County Public Schools System in Maryland. In addition, she teaches Online Chinese for Montgomery College. She was also the world language specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education, the coordinator of the TESOL Education: Training for All Teachers Master’s Program and director of the Startalk Arabic and Chinese Teacher Training Program for McDaniel College.When she has free time, she enjoys volunteering for the Prince George Arts and Humanities Council and the Center for Human Services.
James A. Dula, PhD
James A. Dula, PhD, is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, civic, community and military leader. He is CEO of James Dula Consulting, a firm that addresses growth and development for CEO’s and managerial teams. He also serves as Commissioner for Small Businesses for the State of Maryland.
A retired military commander, he is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Pentagon Air Force Intelligence and The Air Force District of Washington. He served as Director of Administration and Executive Officer at Andrews Air Force Base in the Presidential Wing, which required interaction with the White House and high ranking U.S. government officials.
Dr. Dula is known as a social-anthropologist due to the positive results he has accomplished when working with organizations, children, youth, and families. He spent nearly four decades as a senior manager and public administrator at various locations world-wide. As a commissioned officer and organization leader, Dr. Dula has overseen the planning and implementation of various administrative programs. He also has received numerous awards for his work with children, families, communities and women’s organizations.
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Loretta Fuller serves as Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Solutions Associates. Insurance Solutions Associates is an independent insurance brokerage and certified Minority Business Enterprise with over 30 years combined experience in the insurance industry. With four generations and two offices located in the District of Columbia and Maryland, Insurance Solutions Associates services the entire Washington Metropolitan region.
She has served businesses and the community with passion and dedication. She has been recognized for her engagement, her tremendous knowledge about the insurance industry and her wide cross-section of experience. Loretta Fuller was selected as one of the 50 Women of Influence and Power on by Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine (MEA Magazine). MEA is a national bi-monthly publication of the Minority Enterprise Executive Council which recognizes distinguished companies and accomplished women from across the United States. She was one of the Top 100 MBE's for the year of 2010. The Top 100 MBE honors minority and women entrepreneurs. Loretta Fuller was included in The Heritage Registry of Who's Who 2012 edition. Her accomplishments and achievements attained in the field of Commercial, Property and Casualty Insurance warranted inclusion into The Heritage Registry of Who's Who.
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Kenan A. Langston
Kenan A. Langston is a proud Prince Georgian and is in the initial stages of founding a start up graphic design company. Currently, Langston works as a graphic designer at the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. She has also done freelance graphic design work in and around the Greater Washington Metro Area. Langston holds a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Brenda Thompson Makle retired from Prince George’s County Public Schools as the Instructional Supervisor for Visual Arts, supervising approximately 210 art teachers. Mrs. Makle has thirty-nine+ years of experience in visual arts education. During this time, she has taught elementary, middle school, high school and adult art classes. Brenda is currently on the Board of Directors for the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center and a Member of the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council since 2017. She pledged into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., while an undergraduate and was president of the Zeta Delta Chapter at Bowie State College during her senior year. Brenda received a Master’s Degree of Science, in Human Development, from the University of Maryland College Park.
When asked how she feels about the arts she remarked, “I love the Arts! The Arts have been a part of my life since childhood. I enjoyed writing poems, participating in plays, dancing, taking piano lessons and learning to play the clarinet. Visual arts are my very favorite! I majored in Art Education. The joy that the arts give children is priceless!”
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Yolanda was born and raised in Baltimore. Although she was her parents’ only child, she grew up far from alone, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. “I am who I am today because of my strong upbringing and the values instilled by my family,” she says. Among these were a love for reading and learning that earned Yolanda a scholarship to Hampton University in Virginia, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media. Yolanda then embarked on a long and successful tenure in the broadcasting industry, managing commercial sales and major agency accounts for network affiliates.
Yolanda Muckle has worked as a licensed Realtor in Mitchellville, Maryland since 2003 after concluding a successful 20-year long career as an advertising and marketing sales account executive. Her accolades include being named the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2007, and the Maryland Association of Realtors’ Leadership Academy’s Shining Star for 2009. Ms. Muckle also serves on the Board of Directors for the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors.