Heather L. Hodges, Executive Director, became the director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission in November 2017. During her tenure she has placed an emphasis on developing educational programs, supporting cultural documentation and historic preservation efforts, encouraging heritage tourism, and fostering new research. An honors graduate from the Tulane University School of Law, Ms. 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 awarded a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship from Georgetown Law School in 2010. She is also a documentary photographer who specializes in shooting Diaspora culture with an emphasis on contemporary and traditional music and dance.
Bria Graham, Program Coordinator, is from the historic Long Point community in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and a recent graduate of the College of Charleston. She recently finished an internship at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) and her other internships have included working with the City of Charleston’s Housing and Community Development Department and the Historic Charleston Foundation. Ms. Graham facilitates our Gullah Geechee Documentary Film Festivals, serves as liaison to our Gullah Geechee community festivals and is helping to coordinate this years’s Watch Night and Emancipation Proclamation Linked Observance.
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, Ms. Meyer spent more than a decade as an art buyer and gallery manager in Charleston, SC before entering the world of business finance.