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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
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Embrace the Experience!

About Us  /  Meet Our Team


Angela Lee

Executive & Artistic Director

Manages day to day operations of the Center including directing program and event implementation, governance, development, external relationship building, strategic partnering and community outreach.

Melody Little

Executive Finance Officer

Manages daily fiscal operations, maintains organization budget, manages staff/payroll, and assists CPA and auditor in preparation of annual reports.

Quentin “Q” Talley

Program Director

Q joined the Hayti team as Program Director in 2019. He is the founder and artistic director of OnQ Performing Arts, Inc. in Charlotte. He is a proven Program Director with extensive experience in collaborating to develop strategic plans aligned with organizational priorities. Q has proven success building relationships with community and regional partners, and brings that record of success to Hayti.

Sam Hoggs

Marketing Coordinator

Sam is the eldest son of Douglas & Donna Hoggs, born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He is a proud graduate of Winston Salem State University, a multidisciplinary artist, serial entrepreneur & collector of Black ephemera. Sam is building upon the legacy of his ancestors with love & vigor, establishing institutions for his community to thrive for generations to come.

John Frazier

Facility Manager & Programming Assistant

John Nyrere Frazier is a native of the Hayti Heritage community. An NCCU Alumnus he has gone on to receive degrees in acting and theatre literature. John has performed across the country and taught acting techniques, performance history, and Black theatre at leading institutions. He is currently active in theatre, film, education, and community development. His experience in arts education and his love of the arts will help expand our programming at Hayti.

Carol Lloyd

Development Director

A consummate producer, Carol Lloyd has a career in arts, culture, and entertainment that spans over four decades, providing sustainable programming through multi-layered fundraising initiatives. Her broad base of expertise encompasses working with local, regional, and international artists and institutions while leveraging resources for strategic growth. She’s a transplant from Atlanta and a seasoned non-profit development specialist with a passion for the arts. Specialized in motivating and empowering others while building community-based programs, Carol is equipped with a multitude of skill sets having worked extensively with pioneers in the arts and civil rights arenas. She attributes her successes to her early training through the Dunham model of Socialization Through the Arts. It was there where she obtained the discipline and training required to stay the course. With a full-circle approach to program development, Carol continues to “give back” to the foundations from which she came.

Sandra Gentry

Administrative Support

Sandra provides administrative support to the Hayti team. She is also responsible for answering and disseminating phone calls, and also provides technical support.

Marc Lee

Site Coordinator

Mark assists with on site operations during in-person programs, monitoring those events to ensure programs run smoothly.


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