Leadership

The South Side Community Art Center is proud to be governed by a diverse board of professionals, educators, artists, art enthusiasts and collectors who are dedicated to ensuring the center fulfills its mission to preserve, conserve and promote the legacy and future of African American artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture.

“I welcome the opportunity to create, collaborate and honor our history while at the same time forging new paths that will help to ensure that our programming continues to celebrate the rich cultural history of Bronzeville, the African American artist, and the City of Chicago while inspiring and showcasing the next generation of great artists.”

Monique Brinkman-Hill
Executive Director

STAFF

MONIQUE BRINKMAN-HILL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ZAKKIYYAH NAJEEBAH DUMAS-O’NEAL

MANAGER OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

LAMAR GAYLES

ARCHIVES AND COLLECTIONS MANAGER

LENNELL DAVIS

FACILITIES MANAGER

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PHILLIP M. GANT III

CO-PRESIDENT

Advertising Executive

TWYLER L. JENKINS

CO-PRESIDENT

CEO and Chief Strategist of Strategic Events Solutions Founder and CEO of I Am That Woman Movement & Retreat

JENNIFER HALE

VICE-PRESIDENT

JUDY MATHEWS

TREASURER

Founder and President of Community Interface, Inc.

BILL MICHEL

Assistant Treasurer

Associate Provost and Executive Director UChicago Arts and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Interim Co-Director, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art The University of Chicago

CAROLYN DAY

SECRETARY

Executive Director of Black United Fund of Illinois

CHARLIE ABELMAN

MEMBER

Education Leader and Consultant

SUSAN DAVENPORT SMITH

MEMBER

Apostolic Faith Church

REBECCA ZORACH

MEMBER

Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History at Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Emeritus Board Members are former members of the board of directors who have completed his/her service as a director and continue to be associated with the organization as an adviser.

Arcilla Stahl

SSCAC Historian, Collector, Former Director of Supplier Diversity at SBC Ameritech

ROBERT STARKS

Educator, Political Consultant and Activist Professor