Board Members

The Board of Directors continually seeks grant funding, corporate support, and donation opportunities to bring educational programs and exhibits to the museum. In addition, other non-profit organizations with an interest in history, ecology, science, and African-American arts are sought to become affiliate members of The Friends.

Executive Board:

Composition – The Executive Board consists of the following officers of the Friends: the President, the Vice President of Community Affairs, the Vice President of Museum Activities, the Treasurer, the Recording Secretary, the Corresponding Secretary, and the Parliamentarian.

Duties – The Executive Board has general supervision of the affairs of the Friends between meetings of the Board of Directors.  It makes recommendations to the Board of Directors, orders an annual external audit, develops a long range plan, arranges for insurance, and resolves issues.  The Executive Board is subject to the orders of the Board of Directors and none of its acts  will conflict with actions taken by the Board of Directors.

Meetings – Meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the President or may be called upon the written request of three members of the Executive Board.  Minutes of the meetings shall be taken by the Recording Secretary.

Honorary Board

The Honorary Board of the Friends is comprised of recognized persons whose special interest and contribution provide a benefit to the museum.  Selection to the Honorary Board is made by 3/4 vote by the Board of Directors.


PRESIDENT – Cynthia Dejesus – president@fbbhpm.com


VP Museum Activities – Colleen Walter – vpactivities@fbbhpm.com


VP Museum Affairs – Fred Hitcock – vpaffairs@fbbhpm.com


Recording Secretary – vacant – rsecty@fbbhpm.com


Corresponding Secretary –  Terri D. Wright, PhD                – corrsecty@fbbhpm.com


Treasurer – Al Bracey – Treas@fbbhpm.com


Parliamentarian – Jerome King


President Emeritus – William Lambert


Committee Chairs –
Farmstead Committee – Bob Garner
Membership Committee – Allora Goode Cyrus
Book Club Coordinator – Virginia Schurman


Honorary Board Members –
Ray Clark
Gwen Marable – 7th collateral descendent of Benjamin Banneker
Maxine Taylor
Lenwood Johnson