Our Team

Leadership
 Roger Cummings
Chief Cultural Producer
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Loeb Fellow // Harvard University, 2009
Started at JXTA in 1995
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Our Staff
 Mikesha Barnes
Development Coordinator
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 Desiree Bogan
Fulfillment and Special Project Coordinator
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JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Chango Cummings
Enviromental Design Lab Lead
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 Nesra Cummings
Development Director
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B.A | Psychology // Hampton University
M.A | Teaching // Relay Graduate School of Education
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 Cameron Downey
Contemporary Lab Lead
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BFA in Visual Art and Environmental Science from Columbia University in the city of New York, Class of 2021
Artist in residence, Walker Art Center
Exhibited in Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, LA, Berlin (names of orgs in 2nd paragraph of bio)
Jxta Alum

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 Julia Garcia
VALT Instructor
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BFA in Visual Critical Studies from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2014
MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2016
Artist in Residence, Moriumius, Ogatsu, Japan 2018
Artist in Residence, KAUST, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2019
Exhibited in Minneapolis, New York, Miami, Baltimore, Cologne, Palma De Mallorca, Rome
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 Joe King
Maintenance Manager
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 Ethan Nevalainen
Graphics Lab Lead
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Currently pursuing a Graphic Design degree from the University of Minnesota.
JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2018
Previous KNOCK intern
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 Drew Peterson
Director of Program Design and Implementation
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2013 Master of Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2009 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2008 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
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 Qadiym Washington
Enviromental Design Lab Lead
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 Erika Wilkinson
Campus Manager
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10 years of proven experience in Operational Leadership
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Board of Directors
 C Terrence Anderson
Board Member & Previous Co-Chair
Dir. Of Community Based Research
U of M, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
 Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretsen
Vice Chair
Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer
Girl Scouts River Valleys
 DeAnna Cummings
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair also Co-Founder
Program Director of Arts at McKnight + Co-Founder, Former CEO at JXTA
McKnight Foundation, Bush Foundation Board of Directors
 Roger Cummings
Board Member & Co-Founder, Chief Cultural Producer
youth ed, Biz. Dev. enterpenuership visual artist
Co- founder of JXTA, Harvard Loeb Fellow
 Gregory G. Cunningham
Board Vice Chair
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
U. S. Bank
 Stephanie Englund
Chair
Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition
Best Buy Co., Inc.
 Travis Lee
Board Member
Consultant/Photographer
Urban Trends LLC
 Leah Leyendecker
Secretary
Attorney
Saul Ewing LLP
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Board Member
General Counsel
Meristem Family Wealth and Meristem Trust Company
 Dorion Taylor
Board Member
Chief Marketing and Growth Officer for Wildfire Water Solutions.