Omari earned degrees in music from Florida State University and the University of Michigan, and extended his love for learning by managing the K-12 education program of the University Musical Society (UMS), by serving on the John F. Kennedy Center's Partners in Education National Advisory Committee, and by serving as the chairman of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation.
A lapsed clarinetist, Omari now uses his voice to co-host an arts-focused radio show on WEMU-FM and recite Robert Frost poetry.
As CultureSource aims "to embrace contemporary culture at its core and edges," and "to speak respectfully, clearly, and inclusively," Hailey is well positioned to help us live and grow in these two guiding principles of our organization. If you don't already know Hailey, we expect you will comment on her cheery and optimistic disposition, one that our team now gets to benefit from daily.
To join us, Erica is stepping down as business development director at Issue Media Group, an innovative, Detroit-based media company that focuses solutions-oriented journalism coverage on communities across the country.
The adaptive capacities Erica honed at IMG had foundational grounding in degrees from Michigan State and Wayne State universities. From this positioning, she'll work with CultureSource as a leader—managing, monitoring, and remaking our work—and we are thrilled.