Rhonda Dallas - Executive Director
Rhonda Dallas is a visionary arts administrator, public art curator and creative entrepreneur. Growing up in New York, Rhonda learned early on the transforming power of the arts and has since become a champion for the creative community.
Her mission is clear; expand arts opportunities in Prince George’s County by building sustainable infrastructure, targeted alliances and policy driven advocacy. As Board Chair for two terms, Rhonda played a leading role in the re-organization, re-branding and legislative expansion of the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC). As Executive Director for the past six years, she continues to advance the service of PGAHC managing the County’s Art in Public Places Program and launching the Prince George’s Film Office, Prince George’s Office of the Poet Laureate plus other strategic initiatives that bridge cultural diversity and innovation while promoting creative industry growth, smart partnerships, global connectivity and national best practices in arts and economic development, arts in education, and arts and social practice.
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Melony Ghee Griffith, MSW - Deputy Director
Melony G. Griffith is working in her “dream job” as Deputy Director of the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. A lifelong arts advocate, Melony received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Montana State University –Billings, (formerly Eastern Montana College) with concentrations in Psychology, Criminology, and Rehabilitation. She obtained a Master of Social Work Degree from Howard University with a focus on Child and Family Services. In addition to volunteering as an HIV/AIDS support group leader for Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, DC, her professional experience has included service as a hospital social worker, a research project coordinator, and as Program Coordinator for the National Basketball Players Association Health Education Project at the Johns Hopkins University.
Ethel Lewis - Operations Director
Ethel Lewis provides administrative support to the Board of Directors and the Prince George’s County community including local artists, schools, government, etc. She is a native Washingtonian, and has worked in the nonprofit community in Prince George’s County for the past 22 years. Ms. Lewis has developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector, this experience have given me a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for the county which we serve as the designated arts agency by the legislators. She seeks to improve the quality of life for the County, one program at a time.
Kristina Lyles - Program Manager
Kristina Lyles is the Program Manager for the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council. As the Program Manager, she is responsible for managing PGAHC's County Arts, Artist Fellowship, and Arts in Education grants along with other general programs. She graduated from Agnes Scott College located in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Kristina always had a deep passion for performing and has participated in many opportunities such as studying ballet, tap, and jazz, private voice and piano lessons, along with various roles in theatre productions. Currently, she is a graduate student of Goucher College seeking a Master’s degree in Arts Administration. Kristina is a natural born lover of the arts!
R. Joshua Reynolds - Marketing and Communications Manager
Richard “Joshua” Reynolds is excited for the opportunity to combine his passion for the arts with his love for storytelling. A Cleveland, OH born New Yorker, Reynolds grew up singing in his church. He began to take music seriously in 6th grade while attending the Choir Academy of Harlem. The music bug never left him and he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University in 2011. After completing his undergraduate studies, Reynolds earned a Master’s degree in Arts Administration, also from Boston University in 2013. Since then, he has taught music both in and out of the classroom, sung professionally, and composed original music. A lifelong storyteller, Reynolds found that a communications and marketing career was an effective path in which to capture and share the value of the arts. In addition to his work with PGAHC, he is a music minister in Washington, D.C.
Donna Foster-Dotson - Prince George's Film Office Consultant
As a multi-talented, Emmy and NAACP Image Awards winner with experience and expertise in all aspects of television and event productions management, planning and logistics, budgeting, directing, producing and writing, Donna Foster-Dotson brings a wealth of well-rounded knowledge to the Prince George’s County Film Office to assist with production requirements. She has effectively managed multi-million dollar productions to remain on schedule and on budget to achieve the required production goals without compromising creativity. Ms. Foster-Dotson consistently demonstrates thinking outside the box to solve production issues, adjusting to change effectively and with quick solutions. Her extensive news experience enables her to consistently meet deadlines. Her versatility enables her to understand all aspects of production needs.
Her show credits include: BET Walk of Fame, Bobby Jones Gospel Concert Series, Celebration of Gospel, Black Girls Rock, BET at the Super Bowl, Black College Football, BET Black Star Power Tour 2002, BET Town Halls, BET Inauguration Special 2009, BET Awards Pre Show, Soul Train Awards Pre and Post Shows, BET Honors, BET Awards Top 10 Moments, Spring Bling, Lead Story, BET News, Democratic and Republican Convention Coverage, and WJLA Seven on Your Side.
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