HOPE ROAD BOARD
Charlette Franklin, Board Chair
Maria Sue Boykin, Board Co-Chair
Kameka Dunson, Board Member
Dr. Jenny Wariboko, Board Member
Diongela Wess, Board Member
Gil Williams, Board Member
HOPE ROAD OFFICERS
Nicole Pritchett, Executive Director
Shari Hoosier, Program Director, Art of Hope Program
Mandi Smith, Development Director
De’Shawna Yamini, Program Director, Grow2Live Youth Gardening
Andrea Tribble, Program Director, Money In The Bank Program
Abet Tekeste, Program Director Image of Hope Youth Advocacy Awards
Krista Franklin is a writer and visual artist, the author Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books, 2020), the artist book Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018), and the chapbook Study of Love & Black Body (Willow Books, 2012).
She is a Helen and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Awardee, and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her visual art has exhibited at Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and the set of 20th Century Fox’s Empire. She has been published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and a number of anthologies and artist books.