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Our leaders are the visionaries at the core of this new enterprise.  With a wealth of experience as entrepreneurs, archive management and philanthropic endeavors, this team will lead our growing legion of fellows, archivists, historians and storytellers to share this history with the world.

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Angela Ford

Founder & Executive Director

Angela is the Founder and Executive Director of The Obsidian Collection Archives. With 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, she has the skills and fortitude to bring this organization to fruition.  Angela is an entrepreneur, sustainability expert, licensed real estate broker, property manager and community philanthropist giving over 1,000 bicycles to neighborhood children. She is also a published author.  Read More

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Adam Glover

Director of Technology

Adam is a data professional interested in using technology to make work easier and competitive. Adam has become a subject matter expert whose work experiences expand multiple industries including private, non-profit, start-up and academic institutions.  

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Lonyea Ellis

Director of Sales for Obsidian Images

Lonyea is a seasoned sales professional and thought leader with more than 10 years of proven success in business development, sales, communications and prospect research in the stock photography and non-profit industry.   Read More

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Anthony Kalume

Curator of Obsidian Images - UK

Anthony arrived in the UK in 1998 as a native of Kenya.  Kalume did a PGCert (M.A. Level) Community Engagement and Enterprises University of Brighton Graduated 2014.  He also volunteers for The Royal Pavilion Galleries & Gardens of Brighton Museums. Now Anthony is a 2019/2021 M.A. Student at the University of Brighton Grand Parade Campus Humanities Department Curating Collections and Heritage.  Read More

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Sheila Solomon

Journalist, Media & Diversity Consultant

Sheila Solomon's an award-winning former newspaper reporter and editor who has worked for the Hampton Monitor, Daily Press, Newsday, The Charlotte Observer and Chicago Tribune.

Currently she’s the senior consultant in Chicago for the Democracy Fund (based in Washington, D.C.) and the strategic alliance liaison and manager of recruitment and internships at Rivet, a Chicago-based “smart audio” creation and distribution company.  Read More

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Verrion Wright

Director of Marketing

Verrion Wright double majored in Business Economics and Africana Studies at Lafayette College. Then became a marketing professional with 15+ years of experience in digital marketing, advertising, strategy, sales, and business development, across several industries. He is not only a marketing consultant, but also a children's book author, spoken word performer who  was chosen as a local performer to showcase his poetry for the PATH Performs! Art in Transit Program and most recently in 2021 NJPAC Jersey Fresh: Open Mic Series.

Social Media Team

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Amy Caggiano

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Steven Ballard

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