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Our Team

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Olivia White, Interim Executive Director

Welcome back Olivia! Effective March 6, 2023, Olivia will be serving as The Amistad Center’s Interim Executive Director.  She previously held this leadership position for 16 years and will stay on board until a new permanent hire is in place. Olivia may be reached via email at

Bethani Blake

Programs Manager for the African Diaspora


Bethani is responsible for creating and delivering programs for all audiences in coordination with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Her previous roles include positions at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing and Cultural Arts Complex in Columbus, Ohio. She has a BFA in Painting and Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bethani brings experience as a practicing artist and educator in museum spaces.

Frank Mitchell, Ph.D, Curator-at-Large

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T.Marie Media Group, Marketing Consultant

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