Our Board Members

Board President


Changa Freeman, was born in Dayton, Ohio. Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Poet and Photographer has a passion for depicting stories of extraordinary people during their daily life through creative writing and visual art forms. Education and Training background includes Organizational Management, Wilberforce University (1993-1994); Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology (1982-1983); Clothing Construction Apprentice, Wright-Patterson AFB (1978-1981) and Associate of Arts degree in Commercial Art Technology, Sinclair Community College (1984).

First Vice-President


Marsha Russ is a Dayton native and emerging artist. She has over 35-years of office management, leadership and other specialized experience. Ms. Russ provided support at federal and private medical facilities in St. Louis, Missouri; Indianapolis, Indiana and Dayton, Ohio. She is a product of Dayton Public Schools and after graduation, continued her education at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, Lindenwood University and The Community College of the Air Force. She is the current business manager for two Dayton Public Schools high schools, as well as, a current union officer. She is an United States Air Force Gulf War Veteran.

Recording Secretary


Cedric McGhee is the Chairman of the ACTSO Division of the Dayton NAACP. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He also has a Masters of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton, Cedric is also a Lifetime member of the NAACP.

Corresponding Secretary


April Alford-Barclay is a graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. She also has an Associate of Arts Degree in Social Work from Sinclair Community College. April is currenly the Executive Manager at the Montgomery County Board of Elections. AAVAG uses her expertise for our social media usage.



Craig Screven is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a professional artist. Craig brings to AAVAG the expertise of organization and has served in many capacities of leadership. A diligent worker and volunteer in many of AAVAG's events and workshops, he has also chaired many committees.


Dwayne Daniel is a charter member of AAVAG, a professiomal artist and Fine Arts Professor at Central State University. He has served as President of the organization. He has a Fine Art Degree from Central State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.


Yvette Walker Dalton is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, she also has a Master of Divinity from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is also a professional artist, and a retired Art teacher. . Yvette brings to AAVAG her experience in Education, the business of Art and spiritual guidance.


Andrea Cummings, is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, she is AAVAG's Gallery Curator, and she has served as Secretary of the general membership, First Vice- President of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Program Development Committee of the general membership.


Clifford Darrett is a charter member of AAVAG and has served in all elected offices of AAVAG. He is a professional artist, musician and a Jazz disk jockey at WDPS radio station in Dayton. Cliff is an Emeritus Board member and serves as a resource person for AAVAG. He has an Associate Degree in Electronic Data Processing from Sinclair Community College, a Bachelor Degree in Business Adminisration from Central State University and a Masters of Computer Science from The University of Dayton. He is a retired General Motors employee and a veteran of the United States Air Force.


African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG)

840 Germantown Street

Dayton, Ohio 45402


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