Our Founder

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Our Founding Director Leia Lewis Henderson is an arts administrator, cultural worker, organizer, entrepreneur, artist, wife and mother, who is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. Leia knows the impact creativity has on a community and has combined her academic education (B.A., M.A., University of New Orleans) and professional expertise to form Sankofa Vision, Inc. She has more than two decades experience in the nonprofit sector and has managed resources, raised funds, coordinated programs and organized events. Also popularly known as The Sankofa Lady, Leia Lewis Henderson is a motivational teacher, speaker, author and consultant.

To learn more about our founder, visit www.thesankofalady.com and www.leialewis.com