Ramáni Hunter
Executive Director

Graduate from Xavier University (Cincinnati) with a Bachelor in Science, Business Management. Has over 15 + years of coordinating special events including working with the City of Dublin, AME Churches, Xavier University, etc.  Held a successful career in Sports Management which included working at the University of Illinois, Columbus City Schools, and the City of Columbus. Also serves on the Board for Sonshine Christian Academy.


Dwayne Butler
Program Director

Employed with the City of Columbus. Has been recognized for his community service in the Columbus area. Personally is the father of two daughters and three grandchildren. Involved in ministry at New Covenant Believers’ Church. Native of Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Columbus City Schools.

Brandon Halliburton 
Graphics & Marketing Director

Has over six years of experience in the Information Technology field as a Network Systems Engineer. Personally is the Owner and Creative Director of Graphic Blueprint, LLC., established in 2012, a multi-disciplinary design and marketing company that specializes in artistic and original design services for sole proprietors, businesses, and organizations. He holds a Bachelors of Arts & Sciences, with a concentration in Communication from The Ohio State University. Brandon is married to his lovely wife Carla and together they have a beautiful daughter.


Laurice Roquemore
Artist Administration

Laurice Roquemore is a native of Columbus, Ohio and an alumnus of Ohio Christian University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. She has spent the last eight years with the Franklin County Office on Aging’s Finance Department. Within her first two years with the county she was recognized as “Employee of the Year”. Laurice is a member of New Covenant Believer’s Church. Laurice is currently attending Graduate School to obtain her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Her favorite quote is by the renowned Oprah Winfrey, “I think that God is always listening to all my prayers and I have so many dreams in my life, that’s why I`m always praying that someday I`m going to achieve all my dreams.”

Gabriel Day
Artist Administration

Gabriel Day is a minister and rapper out of Rome, NY who now resides in Columbus, Ohio.  He is an Hip Hop Gospel Artist who has released music through the burden God put on his heart.  Within the last two years, he started a company in Columbus, Last Trump a Christian concert, event, and outreach company to facilitate unity among the churches, artists, musicians, and people in Columbus and bring national artists.   His album The Message was picked up by Tate music group and re-released June 2014.  He spent much of 2015 building and branding Last Trump while also managing other artists and hosting several events.  

Byshe' Newman
Executive Board Member

Byshe' Newman is a native of Columbus, Ohio and a member of New Covenant Believers' Church. She has a special interest in assisting special events and loves to help people. Employed with a top 100 Insurance Company for over 14 years, 6 of those years specializing in auto claims. Personally, married to her high school sweetheart for 5 years and loves to travel.

Michael Pittman
Executive Board Member

Michael D. Pittman is a native of Columbus, Oh and a true creative at heart. Since childhood he has participated in almost every facet of the creative arts (Singing, Dancing, acting, and even playing a few instruments). It wasn’t until 2014 when he discovered that he had a niche for videography and website design as well, all self-taught and God inspired. He then founded Mike The Mogul Entertainment LLC, which currently focus’ on videography and website design, which he hopes to expand services later within the next year revolving around music,social media marketing, and graphic design. Michael D. has a desire to help bring others visions to life, just as God has sent others to help him with his personal visions.

Derrell R McNeal
Executive Board Member

• Born and raised in Columbus Ohio
• Masters degree in Adult Education and Training
•Full time educator at a high quality rated Early Childhood center
•Adjunct faculty for one of the top community colleges in Columbus
• Training facilitator of an early childhood organization
•Married with two boys
•Loves to spend time with family, travel and enjoy watching movies