Brianna Miller, Executive Director

Brianna Miller joined Phyllis Wheatley Community Center as the Executive Director effective July 1, 2017. She held the Interim Executive Director role from January 2017 to June 2017, and worked as a consultant from April 2015 to January 2017.  

“Phyllis Wheatley was originally established in 1924 as a settlement home and it was the center of the North Minneapolis African American community for many years.  I named 2017 “Year of the Sankofa” because different outcomes require different actions, and we get to look back to where we were to know where we are going. 

I am extremely grateful to the Board of Directors in naming me as Executive Director.  My vision is to bring the community back to Phyllis Wheatley, establishing our community center as a historical organization with a new vision.”

Prior to Phyllis Wheatley, Brianna worked at 180 Degrees, Inc. as Director of Outcomes, Policy and Communications.  She was instrumental in the opening of Brittany’s Place – the first shelter opened in MN behind the Safe Harbor Law in August 2014. She also worked at African American Family Service as Director of Advancement.  Her early career began in direct service and program development and grew to  include fundraising, compliance and evaluation.

Brianna has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ontological Development & Advancement with a minor in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.


ALPHABETICAL STAFF DIRECTORY:

Lutunji Abram, MA Administration Director
lutunjia@phylliswheatley.org

Jasmine Boudah, M.Ed.,  Parent Resource Teacher
jasmineb@phylliswheatley.org

Makeeva Brown, Starfish Preschool Room
makeevab@phylliswheatley.org, 612-374-4342

Chantele Burgess, Victim Services Advocate
chanteleb@phylliswheatley.org, 612-374-4342

Debra Bushrod, Victim Services Advocate
debrab@phylliswheatley.org, 612-374-4342

Jenna Dey, Dolphin Preschool Room
jennad@phylliswheatley.org, 612-374-4342

Willie Johnson, Angelfish Toddler Room
willier@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3244

Lucius Luther, The Wayne Hunter Stronger Together Men's Program Coordinator
luciusl@phylliswheatley.org

Brianna Miller, Executive Director
briannam@phylliswheatley.org

 Dr. Verna Monson, Stronger Together Women's Program Coordinator & Domestic Abuse Counselor
vernam@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3250

Pam Moore, Early Childhood Services Director
pamm@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3259

Marcia Pelham, Community Customer Care Specialist
marciap@phylliswheatley.org, 612-374-4342

Valerie Stevenson, Youth Services Director
valeries@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3253

Veronica Walker, Teaching Sub/Help Assistant
veronicaw@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3255

Jayme Williams, Angelfish Toddler Room
jaymew@phylliswheatley.org, 612-977-3244

 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr Byron Jackson
Chair

Ms Lori-Ann C. Jones ESQ
Secretary

Ms Martine Smaller

Dr Rosilyn Carroll
Vice-Chair

Mr Fred Easter

 

Dr Christopher Williams

Dr Jan Tyson Roberts,
Ph.D., LP

Ms Karen Starr

Mr Steven Spencer

Treasurer