OUR TEAM

Giovanni Russonello

NEXTfest co-director and comms lead

Co-founder, CapitalBop

Luke Stewart

NEXTfest artistic director

Co-founder, CapitalBop

Jamie Sandel

NEXTfest co-director and operations lead

Managing Director, CapitalBop

Kelsye Adams

NEXTfest community & vendor lead

Executive director, Long Live GoGo

Gloria Nauden

NEXTfest senior project advisor

Founding board member, CapitalBop

Dr. Jocelyn Imani

NEXTfest humanities director

Ashleigh Mitchell

NEXTfest humanities coordinator

Program director, Wash. Parks & People

Steve Coleman

NEXTfest parks advisor

Exec. Director, Wash. Parks & People

Justin "Yaddiya" Johnson

NEXTfest artistic partner

Founder, Long Live GoGo

Sia Barnes

NEXTfest social media coordinator

Curator, Woke Flow

Latesha Smith

NEXTfest volunteer coordinator

Principal, Events by Fabienne

Dr. Maurice Jackson

NEXTfest Lead Historian

Associate Professor, Georgetown U

Sadie Gronigan

NEXTfest development coordinator

Development assistant, CapitalBop

Brenda Harrison

NEXTfest permitting coordinator

Principal, The BBH Group