People Category: Directors

Toni Friday

As Director of Events & Partnerships, Toni leads the team and vendors that manage private and partner events. With more than 20 years of experience, she is over associated communications

Jennifer Richardson

Jen Richardson is the Director of Human Resources. With over 20 years’ Human Resource experience, in addition to the pride she has in working with The Center and its people,

Nicole A. Moore

Nicole leads all educational initiatives at The Center, including K-12, university and lifelong learning. A public historian with more than 10 years of museum experience, her primary focus has been

Sonya Pierce

Sonya brings more than 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate and is responsible for building maintenance and operations at The Center since its doors opened in

Ryan M. Roemerman

Ryan wears multiple hats at The Center, connecting academics and advocates to advance LGBTQ equity through research and education focused on the American South as well as helping to refine

Lance Wheeler

Educated at Belmont Abbey College (BA) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MA), Lance Wheeler is from Jersey City, New Jersey, with a passion for history and exhibitions.

Phil Polk

Philip Polk, an executive with more than 22 years of marketing leadership experience, serves as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lead for the National Center of Civil and Human Rights. In

DJ Sims

Darrin “DJ” Sims is a minister, teacher, community organizer, and strategist. He currently serves as Director of the Truth and Transformation Initiative at The Center. In this role, he leads