Our Staff

Cody Bahn

Communications Manager

Madison Chapman

Program Manager

Brenna Hill

Development Director

Lauren Ihenachor

Program Associate

Rodney Johnson Jr.

Program Associate

Farah Lawal Harris

Artistic Director

Keta Newborn

Production Manager

Jared Shamberger

Education Director

Matt Volk

Development Manager

Tristan Willis

Operations Specialist

Brigitte Winter

Executive Director

Our Board of Directors

Dr. LaMar Bagley


Producing Artistic Director

The SEED School of Washington, D.C. Falcon Theatre

Camille Bryan


Beth Francesco

Executive Director

National Press Club Journalism Institute

Alejandra Jensen

Partner, Audit

GRF CPAs & Advisors

Michone T. Johnson


Vice President, Federal Government Relations


Courtney Knowles

Director, Marketing Operations

National Geographic

Damión Perkins

Program Manager

Kaiser Permanente

Lisa Rawls



Tyrone Short



Southern Imaginations

K. Michele Walters

Arlington, VA

Lara Trujillo Webb

Senior Manager, Contracting Center of Excellence


Lemar White


Program Manager, Inclusive Learning


Join our board

YPT seeks board members who understand and value racial equity and anti-oppression as organizational operating principles and share our passion for affirming the brilliance of young people and advancing access to arts education that centers the experience of youth.

Work with us

Our organization believes storytelling is integral to a better future. Through our workshops, performances, and support for educators, our work fosters the creativity and confidence of young people. If you share our passion for the arts and the advancement of youth, and you’re seeking an opportunity to work for an organization that values autonomy, equality, collaboration, and compassion, we encourage you to learn more about YPT and our employment and service opportunities.