Heather L. Hodges, Executive Director joined the Gullah Geechee Corridor after serving as Pro Bono Counsel for almost a decade at Neighborhood Legal Services of the District of Columbia. She is an experienced, non-profit executive and attorney with significant experience in program design, resource development, fundraising, community engagement, communications, board relations, organizational development, capacity building, advocacy and strategic planning. An honors graduate from the Tulane University School of Law, Hodges began her legal career in private practice in Washington, D.C., as an Associate at the international law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) and then as Counsel with Crowell and Moring LLP. She was the recipient of a 2010-2011 Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship from Georgetown Law School where she did field work exploring challenges to providing access to justice in Belize and organized programs on international human rights law. Ms. Hodges is also a documentary photographer who specializes in African, Afro-Latino and Hispanic culture with an emphasis on contemporary and traditional music and dance culture. She has traveled extensively including to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, to study traditional Afro-Cuban dance; to La Sabana, Venezuela, for the Fiesta de San Juan; to Dakar, Senegal, to explore its contemporary music scene; and to Belize for Garifuna Settlement Day. She has also documented the roots of Delta blues and the Gathering at Geechee Kunda Festival in Georgia. Her photographs have been exhibited in Washington D.C. and London.
Page Meyer, Operations Officer is a lifetime resident of the Low Country with a strong background in accounting, bookkeeping, business management and human resources. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Page spent more than a decade as an art buyer and gallery manager in Charleston, SC before entering the world of business finance.