Board of Directors

The Madame Walker Theatre Center is a 501 c 3 corporation governed by a board of directors. These directors are our nation’s foremost leaders in business, community, and in arts & culture. Some are appointed by organizations the Walker was incorporated to support. The organizations we were designed to support are – Ransom Place Neighborhood Association, Inc.; Indianapolis Chapter of the Links Incorporated; Circle City Chapter of the Links Incorporated; 100 Black Men; Indiana Black Expo, Inc.; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; National Council of Negro Women; Historic Landmarks Foundation; National Coalition of 100 Black Women; and Crispus Attucks High School. We work with these organizations to collaboratively execute our mission as well as their mission.

Joyce Q. Rogers, Esq.

Vice President for Development & External Relations for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University Foundation

Stephanie Nixon
Vice Chairman

Consultant, Nixon Invest Group

Willie Roper

Retired, Indianapolis Power and Light

Tara Y Melton, Esq.

Permanency Facilitator, Child Advocates

Anya Seymour

Director of Development
and Communications,
Horizon House
Indianapolis Chapter of the Links, Inc.

Vop Osili

City-County Councillor, City of Indianapolis, District 11
Ransom Place

Dr. Nichole C. Wilson

Vice President of Retail Sales, Community Health Network
National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Willie F. Roper

Indianapolis Power and Light – Retired

Martha Lamkin, Esq.

Retired CEO, Lumina Foundation

Mark Miles

President & CEO, Hulman & Company

Camy Broeker

Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, IUPUI

Clayton C. Miller

Counsel, Stoll Keenon Ogden
Indiana Landmarks Foundation

Lacy M. Johnson

Partner, Ice Miller

Kristian Little Stricklen

Public Information Director, Indianapolis Public Schools

The Madame Walker Theatre Center exists to advance the legacy of our namesake through art, entertainment, cultural education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.