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Stefanie Siegel, Executive Director and Founder

Stefanie Siegel, Executive Director and FounderDriven by the desire to find a place of solace and to build positive, reciprocal relationships between generations, Stefanie Siegel founded Bailey’s Café in 2002. Her work with young people and school reform have been integral in shaping her vision for the organization.  Read More

Teaching Artists

Kadeem Alston-Roman, Dancing, Acting, and the Healing Arts

Kadeem Alston-Roman, Teaching ArtistKadeem Alston-Roman hails from Brooklyn, New York; attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music, Art and the Performing Arts (The Fame School);  and has choreographed over fifty dance pieces in a variety of dance genres (including modern, contemporary ballet, jazz, tap, African, and liturgical dance).  Read More

Kadeem has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2013.

Mo Beasley, Poet, Actor, Activist

Mo BeasleyMo Beasley is an award-winning performance poet and storyteller. He is also a sexuality educator, author, and public speaker. He has successfully integrated his love of performing with his love of education and community building. In the fields of sexuality, race, manhood, and arts advocacy, he has more than 20 years experience as a stage performer, teaching artist, workshop facilitator, consultant, activist, and mentor to youth.  Read More

Mo has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2014.

Marvin Dolly, Guitar and Music Teacher

Marvin DollyPassionately driven to create good music, arranger and composer Marvin Dolly combines his love for jazz with broad influences from calypso and Brazilian music to create his signature style.  Read More

Marvin has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2015.

Zoe Flowers, Poetry, Acting, and the Healing Arts

Zoë Flowers, Teaching Artist

Zoë Flowers is a Reiki Master, actress, poet, and playwright.  Her poetry can be found in Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Mrtin and Marissa Alexander and Dear Sister Letters: From Survivors of Sexual Assault and several online journals.  Read More

Zoë has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2013.

Michael Hill, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting, and Music Production

Michael Hill, Teaching ArtistMichael Hill has been a performing musician since 1973.  Over the course of his career, he has produced six internationally released albums of his Original New York-Style Blues with his band Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, and taken his music to twenty-nine countries around the globe.  Read More

Michael has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2008.

Marienne Thomas, Vocals, Acting, and Visual Arts

Marienne Thomas, Teaching ArtistMarienne Thomas is a multi-talented painter, playwright, actress, choir director, praise dance choreographer, and youth leader, bringing her passionate, outgoing, and energetic personality to all that she undertakes.  Read More

Marienne has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2007.

Keisha J. Turner, Dance, Yoga, and Community Engagement

Keisha J. Turner, Teaching ArtistHailing from Chicago, Keisha J. Turner has performed with several choreographers (including Molly Shanahan and Duane Cyrus) and dance companies such as Chicago Dance Crash and Corpo Dance Company.  Since 2008, she has worked with Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based dance company, as a performing company member, teaching artist, and most recently as a BOLD Network Facilitator.  Read More

Keisha has been working with Bailey’s Café since 2012.

Board of Directors

Anna-Nanine S. Pond, Chair

Anna Pond, Board of DirectorsAnna-Nanine S. Pond is a Principal at Anna Pond Consulting, specializing in strategic planning, institutional and program development, and research and assessment services targeted to private foundations, higher educational institutions, and non-profit groups across the U.S.  Read More

Anna has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2013.

Ife-Sharon N. Charles

Ife-Sharon N. Charles, Board of Directors

Ife-Sharon N. Charles is a New York State Certified Mediator specializing in community, family and parent teen mediation.  For thirteen years she served as Deputy Director of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center (“CHCMC”), a project of the Center for Court InnovationRead More

Ife has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2001.

Erika Olivia Alexander, Secretary

Erika Olivia Alexander, Board of DirectorsSince she first started volunteering for Bailey’s Café in 2008, Erika Olivia Alexander’s involvement has grown to providing graphic design services and serving as a Board Member.  Read More

Erika has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2008.

Ramona Kearns

Ramona Kearns, Board of DirectorsRamona Kearns’ strength comes from giving and helping others learn, develop and grow.  She brings her outright passion and sincerity to everything she does (her motto being “don’t say it if you don’t mean it”).  Ramona also enjoys teaching fiber arts, art therapy, creative writing, sewing, and expressive dance.  Read More

Ramona has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2001.

Ron Pierce, Treasurer

Ron Pierce, Board of Directors

New Orleans native Ron Pierce recently joined PBS as Senior Director, PBS Veterans Initiative on the Station Services team. In this role, he leads the planning, coordination, and implementation of PBS’ Stories of Serviceinitiative in support of veterans, which includes working closely with member stations, CPB, NPR, other public media partners, and veterans’ groups across the country.  Read More

Ron has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2014.

Rodney Rahim Deas

Rodney Rahim Deas, Board of Directors

Rodney Rahim Deas (AKA “Radio Rahim”) has been in the entertainment industry for thirty-nine years.  Already working as an MC throughout Brooklyn, Radio Rahim got his break in 1969 when DJ Gary Byrd hired him at radio station WWRL in New York City, and by 1973, Radio Rahim was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast. Read More

Rodney has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2011.

Alex White

White, AlexIn 2007,  Alex founded Gotham Professional Arts Academy, a 501 c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting arts experiences for students at Gotham Academy.  Located in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Alex continues to manage this small, arts-themed public school.  Read More

Alex has been a member of Bailey’s Board since 2014.