Archives: Staff Members

Nettie Washington Douglass

Nettie Washington Douglass’s paternal great grandfather, David T. Howard, was the first licensed mortician in the state of Georgia and a survivor of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. The shared

Patricia Walker Bearden and Yolanda Walker Simmons

Patricia Walker Bearden and Yolanda Walker Simmons are the granddaughters of Alex Walker, one of the few people convicted of an offense connected with the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Both

Ralph Baker

Ralph Baker is the great-nephew of Jesse Max Barber, Editor-in-Chief of The Voice of The Negro. Jesse Max Barber was born July 5, 1887, in Blackstock, South Carolina. Barber moved

Farrow Allen

Farrow Allen is the grandson of Luther Judson Price, South Atlanta’s first African American postmaster who was threatened by a mob during the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Now retired and

Jill Savitt

Jill Savitt, the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is a human rights advocate with expertise in genocide and atrocity prevention. She assumed this

Donald Byrd

Donald brings his interest in the history of civil rights and 25 years of executive, finance, accounting, management and business development experience to his role. Prior to joining The Center,

Adriana M. Higgins

Adriana Higgins recently joined NCCHR as our Chief Advancement Officer.  Adriana fills the leadership role for our Development efforts as well as integrating the important synergy between Development and Marketing

Kama Pierce

Kama Pierce recently joined The Center as Chief Program Officer with over twenty-five years of experience working in civil rights, educational programming, and non-profit and education leadership. Her first position after

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,

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