Meet Our Team

Meet Our Board and Advisors

K. Liles

Co-Founder, Board President & Executive Director.

Indiana University School of Dentistry. AS, BS Public Health. State/National professional leadership.
Professional exhibiting artist. Studied under Andy Braitman, Susan Matthews, Anne Harkness.
Committed to ARTS Equity and creating dialog between cultural communities.

Natalie Lloyd

Director and Treasurer

Senior Assurance Associate at GreerWalker LLP. BS/Masters of Accountancy, UNCW. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, NonProfit Board of Directors experience.

Sandra Abraham, J.D.

Director, Secretary

Senior Compliance Officer with Wells Fargo Bank with over ten years non-profit experience. Sandra specializes in policy implementation and communication in enterprise functions compliance, diversity and inclusion through education in the arts .

Brenda Leonard

Advising Director

Associate Vice President Auditing Services & Reporting and a retired CPCC Compliance Officer.

Daniel Brown


Highly motivated Relationship Manager from Bank of America experienced with developing relationships with small business and individual clients for the purpose of meeting their financial needs

Brandi Laughey

Event Marketing Advisor

Marketing and management professional with over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning and implementation specializing in account-based marketing, solutions marketing, content development, and internal communications.

Randy Pender

Strategic Advisor

Randy Pender is a creative visionary with more than 35 years experience developing visual merchandising strategies and compelling branded environments as a senior creative executive, most recently for Belk Department Stores.

Sharon Frazier

Grant Writing Advisor

Retired CMS EthnoMusic Educator and Grant Writing guru.

Chef Sandra Mallut

Culinary Advisor

Gourmet Pastry Chef, Sponsorship/Partnership Business Development. Serving the Food Industry since 2002, from Los Angeles.