Boston Arts Academy Foundation (BAAF) is pleased to announce two new leaders to our Board community. Stephanie L. Brown, Of Counsel for Markun, Zusman, Freniere, Compton, LLP has been elected Chair of BAAF’s Investment Committee; and scholar-activist, Yndia Lorick-Wilmot, PhD, has joined BAAF’s Board of Directors.
Stephanie L. Brown joined Markun, Zusman, Freniere, Compton, LLP in 2013, where she specializes in securities, corporate, and regulatory law and counsels clients on a range of business and litigation issues. She brings incredible experience and knowledge from her career as well as her time serving as a member of FINRA’s National Adjudicatory Council and a member representative of the Financial Services Roundtable. Ms. Brown is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars. She also supports culture, education, and her community through her board service to Boston Ballet, Boston Philharmonic, Bryn Mawr College, Celebrity Series of Boston, and the Farnsworth Art Museum. We are lucky to have Ms. Brown as Chair of BAA Foundation's Investment Committee!
A writer, sociologist, educator, and digital creator, Dr. Yndia Lorick-Wilmot focuses on issues impacting diverse racial-ethnic and immigrant communities across the Americas. An educator at Northeastern University, Dr. Lorick-Wilmot is an Africana Studies Program faculty member in the College of Social Sciences & Humanities as well a senior lecturer in Sociology in the College of Professional Studies. She has authored many articles, papers, and book chapters along with two books—Creating Black Caribbean Ethnic Identity (2010) and Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans: We, Too, Sing America (2017)—and a digital media project, Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness (JourneysB2B). Dr. Lorick-Wilmot uses narrative and storytelling as platforms to empower marginalized and historically disenfranchised communities to tell their own stories about challenging structures of oppression while traversing public and private spaces. She is forever working to change the hearts and minds of people, one story at a time.
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Yndia Lorick-Wilmot and Stephanie L. Brown to the BAA Foundation family.
Denella J. Clark, President & CEO, Boston Arts Academy Foundation