The Board

Our Guidance

Outdoor Afro continues to grow in community impact and numbers because of a talented team supported by you. Yes, you! Your investment in our national work is why our network is able to hire the best outdoor enthusiasts and professionals across the United States. All people of different walks of life who are dedicated to our mission of celebrating and inspiring Black connections and leadership in nature. Your generous contributions and time to Outdoor Afro also helps us invest in high-quality training of our volunteer leaders who guide outdoor activities in our local communities. More about the ones who make annual projects, campaigns and programs happen:


Meet Outdoor Afro’s Board of Directors

Know the ones who provide support and guidance to our organization. Because of their knowledge and recommendations, Outdoor Afro is able to make future decisions that benefit our local communities and the outdoor industry for generations to come:


Dawn O’Neal, PhD

Morgan McCray

Maria Louise Hekker

Nik Dehejia

Rue Mapp

Tarik Moore

Mike Brune

Cristina Kinney

Shane Douglas

Trey Lord

Melanie Strong

Christiane Maertens

Ashley Williams