Newark Symphony Hall Staff

Talia Young
President & CEO

Desiree Bronson
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Ranesha Hunt
Finance & Administration Manager

Mack Graham, Jr.
Director of Development

Sheldon Steele
Director of Programming

Ebony Hubbard
Programming Manager

Diamond Hyatt
Programming & Social Media, Coordinator

Terry Brown
Operations Manager

Crystal Ellis
Maintenance Supervisor

Carl Miller

Alvin Simms

Chris Sabin
Director of Communications & Social Impact
(973) 204-0340

Newark Symphony Hall
Board of Directors

Chair of the Board
fayemi shakur
Arts and Cultural Affairs Director, City of Newark, NJ

Roosevelt Donat, Esq.
Special Counsel, Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP

Ronald S. Glover
Retired Lieutenant, Newark Police Department

Tasha Lohman
Senior Vice President, Industrial Bank

Marion Bolden
Former Superintendent, Newark Public Schools


Alfred Bundy
Executive Director for Institutional Advancement, Essex County College

C. Lawrence Crump, Esq.
General Counsel & Director of Development, Newark Parking Authority

Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis
Owner, Wonda Music/Platinum Sound Recording Studios

Margaret El
Director, Visual and Performing Arts, Newark Board of Education

Deborah Smith-Gregory
President, Newark Branch NAACP

Keith Hamilton
Sr. Manager of Property Management, City of Newark, NJ

Darren Harris
Senior Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Donyea L. Hoffman
Executive Director, Clinton Hill Community Development Corporation

Rose Mosley
Realtor, Option 1 Realty Group

Jose L. Ocasio
Director, Operational Risk Management, Prudential Insurance

Danielle Smith
Chief Financial Officer, City of Newark, NJ

Ayana Stafford
Producer, Leopard Stripes Productions

Greg Ward, CPA
R. G. Ward & Company



Ras J. Baraka
Mayor, City of Newark

Mildred C. Crump
President, Municipal Council, City of Newark

Roger León
Superintendent, Newark Board of Education

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