The HQ Team

Headquartered in Oakland, California, Outdoor Afro’s staff spans the country. With backgrounds ranging from nonprofit, corporate, education, entertainment, agriculture, and finance, our team’s unique expertise works together to move our mission forward.

Rue Mapp
Founder & CEO

Deborah Hayman
Executive Manager to the CEO

DD Johnice
Chief Program & Innovation Officer

Camille Rochester
Operations Director

Candace Dantes
Communications Director

Gina Wright
Program Strategy & Growth Manager

Lauren Kelly
People Operations & Human Resources

Shivanni Maharaj
Development & Grants Program Manager

Natasha Perez
Finance Director

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 planet for generations to come:

Rue Mapp

Tarik Moore

Morgan McCray

Mike Brune

Melanie Strong

Maria Louise Hekker

Christiane Maertens

Nik Dehejia

Shane Douglas

Ashley Williams