Board of Directors

Our board members are here because they share our passion that children, teens, and young adults, regardless of social and economic need, should have access to quality music and music education as part of their journey.

  • Harry Staley
    CHAIRMAN
    Owner and operator of McDonald’s, Anna’D. Foods, Inc.
  • Wayne Ferguson
    VICE CHAIRMAN
    Wayne Ferguson, a native of Prince George’s County Maryland, serves as Vice Chair of the FAME Board of Directors.
  • Cecelia Davis
    TREASURER
    Cecelia has been actively involved with FAME since its founding in 2004.
  • Gwen Ferguson
    SECRETARY
    Gwen Ferguson has worked in the Human Services field for nearly 35 years
  • Sam E. Hutchinson
    Board of Directors
    Sam Hutchinson has a distinguished national reputation and has had an outstanding career in federal service.
  • Karen S. Jackson
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    Karen Stamper Jackson served as a Federal senior executive with an accomplished career.
  • John Ray
    Board of Directors
    John Ray retired from the U.S. General Services Administration
  • Reginald ‘Reg’ Weaver
    Board of Directors
    Reginald ‘Reg’ Weaver is past president of the National Education Association
  • Gregory K. Wells
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    Gregory K. Wells earned his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Maryland School of Law.
  • Moneka Cunningham
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    Moneka Cunningham is the External Affairs Manager, for Pepco in the Washington, DC Region.
  • Ingrid Valentine
    Board of Directors
    Ingrid Valentine is currently the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education.