Board of Directors

 Jama Laurent, Ph.D. President

 Byron Adams, D.M.A.
Professor of Music
University of California, Riverside

 JoAnn Burton
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Director of Development

 Denise Luria, Ph.D.

 Nora Slaff, Ph.D

 Artistic Advisor: Morten Lauridsen, internationally acclaimed composer, is the Foundation’s Artistic Advisor. Dr. Lauridsen has been on the faculty of USC’s Thornton School of Music for many years and recently was awarded the National Medal of the Arts. For more information on Dr. Lauridsen’s distinguished career, visit