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Hannah Tucker-Flarity

Hannah Tucker-Flarity

Hannah Tucker-Flarity serves as the Consortium’s Regional Coordinator in Birmingham, as well as the Program Supervisor for our Gateway Youth Program. Hannah first joined the team in 2022 as an Education Coordinator for Gateway prior to serving in her current role. She has extensive experience in informal education and curriculum development, with specific focuses on...

Anna Beth Peters

Anna Beth Peters

Anna Beth Peters (she/hers) serves as administrative assistant for the Consortium.  She is a native of Tuscumbia, Alabama.  She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2021 with a bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications.  While an undergraduate, Anna Beth worked and volunteered on projects focused on social justice issues including voting rights, reproductive...

Shareta Collins

Shareta Collins

Shareta Collins (she/hers) serves as External Relations Manager for the Consortium. She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Shareta joined the Consortium team in 2022 with 10 years’ experience in development and communications. Her professional career included serving as Director of Marketing and Development for Impact Family Counseling and Membership and Volunteer for Railroad Park. ...

Jessica O'Connor

Jessica O’Connor

Jessica O’Connor (she/hers) is the Consortium’s Public History Project Manager. She is a Cheyenne, Wyoming native. A graduate of Winston-Salem State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jessica holds a B.A. in History and M.A. Museum Studies. She also holds certificates in Inclusive Leadership, Project Management, and Cultural Heritage Preservation. Prior to joining...

Vera Whisenton

Vera Whisenton

Vera Whisenton received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta in 1964 and went on to pursue a master’s in library science from Atlanta University in 1965. Her vigorous career spanned 42 years, which included serving in influential positions such as the Director of Administrative Services in the Office of the Secretary of the...

Barbara Hogue

Barbara Hogue

Barbara Hogue is the Executive Director of the Christ Church Preservation Trust in Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark that welcomes 200,000 visitors each year with strategic responsibilities for guiding the education, arts, material culture, and archival programs, as well all preservation and conservation efforts across the historic campus of properties including Christ Church, The Christ...

Roy DeBerry

Roy DeBerry

Roy DeBerry, a native of Holly Springs, MS, recently retired as Vice President for Economic Development and Local Governmental Affairs at Jackson State University. He also served as the Executive Vice President and an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Jackson State University, where he taught two courses. He was also Activist in Residence-2014-16...

Ted Debro

Ted Debro

Theodore R. Debro, Jr. is the Retired Deputy Director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO), Birmingham, AL. JCCEO, a non-profit organization, is one of 22 Community Action Agencies (CAA) located throughout the State of Alabama to serve all counties in Alabama. His work at JCCEO included the management and oversight of more...

Dwight Cammeron

Dwight Cammeron

Dwight Cammeron is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker whose projects have been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, PBS’s National Black Programming Consortium, The National Educational Telecommunications Association, and the Broadcast Education Association. His films, which highlight African American history and center the African American experience, have been screened at film...

Lisa Ackerman

Lisa Ackerman

Lisa Ackerman serves as Executive Director of Columbus Citizens Foundation, an organization devoted to Italian culture and Italian American heritage. CCF provides more than $2 million annually in scholarships and offers a broad range of public programs. Previously, Ms. Ackerman served as Interim CEO of the World Monuments Fund in 2018 and 2019, after having...

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