2018 - 2020 Board of Directors
Derrick A. Hemphill
Derrick Hemphill is the Editor-in-Chief of the digital entertainment magazine, DailyCommune.com. He is also the Chairman of the Board for the site’s parent company, DailyCommune Publishing, LLC. Derrick attended Helen S. Edwards Elementary School, Valena C. Jones Elementary School, Francis W. Gregory Jr. High School, and Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School. While at Clark, Derrick was a section leader in the marching band, a sprinter on the track & field team, and graduated in the Top 10 of his class. After graduating from Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School in 1987, he attended Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. He was initiated into the Nu Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 1990. Derrick received his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. He served as the Vice President of Public Relations for the Atlanta chapter of National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Derrick was mobilized in support of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and received an honorable discharge from the LA Army National Guard.
Sabrina Mays-Montana is a child-centered educator trained in discipline based arts education. Sabrina served as constituent liaison for New Orleans City Council member Cynthia Hedge Morrell, District D, a committee member of the Joseph S. Clark Senior High School Save Our School Initiative; the first Executive Director of the Orleans Parish Education Network (OPEN), and Deputy Director of the New Orleans Recreation Department. Additionally, she identified and coordinated artists commissioned to create statues, Brass Band, Bamboula Dance, Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana, Buddy Bolden, First Opera House, and Mahalia Jackson, in Louis Armstrong Park. Sabrina served on Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s Sub-Committee Advisory Team Member-Creative Industries. Presently, she serves as the Liaison/Coordinator for the New Orleans Black Mardi Indian Coop. Sabrina taught third through fifth grades at McDonough 15 Creative Arts Magnet School for 15 years, and she served as the Homeless Liaison & Program Director of the New Orleans Public Schools Education of Children and Youth in Transition (Homeless) Program for 13 years. She also created, developed and implemented Art Without A Roof Language and Creative Arts Summer Camp, and Visions in Transition. She developed and facilitated workshops for the Louisiana State Department of Education, Louisiana State Attorney General Office, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Caring Program, and the Louisiana National Guard Child and Youth Program. Sabrina divides her time among community organizations such as the Umoja Committee (Celebration of the African American Child), the Treme/Seventh Ward Cultural District Committee (Secretary), and the Treme/Seventh Ward Arts and Culture Festival (co-founder and producer), the Grassroots Culture Master Plan Committee. She is a member of Christian Unity Baptist Church, the Idlewood, Parkwood and Forest Park Homeowner Association (President), the East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission (ENONAC), and the Joseph S. Clark Senior High School Class of 1973 Reunion Committee. She retired from the New Orleans Public School System after 30 years of service.
Alana Jones is the Supervisor of Administrative Assistants for the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board. She attended St. Peter Claver School, Andrew J. Bell Jr. High School, and Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School. While at Clark, she was Captain of the Clarkettes. She was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and a COE (Cooperative Office Education) student, a program that led her to studying to become an Executive Secretary at Meadows Draughon Business College in 1984. Alana is the co-founder of the alumni picnic. She is now the President of her class, the class of 1983. She has also served in the past roles of Secretary, Treasurer, and Financial Manager for her class. Alana has held the role of Director for Women of Light for her church, Beacon Light Baptist Church. She also takes the time to manage the business of her father's band, Tremé Brass Band.
Meisha Fisher is a 1994 graduate of Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School. She was a part of the CAP program for students achieving academic excellence. Meisha played on the Clark girl’s basketball, track, and softball teams.
After Clark, she attended Grambling State University on a basketball/softball scholarship. She is a Behavioral Interventionist/Dean at International High School of New Orleans. She was ordained as a minister in 2016. Meisha is the Co-Pastor and Praise and Worship Leader at Agape Christian Worship Center.
Conrad Cheneau is a 1996 graduate of Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School. While at Clark, he was voted MVP of both, the football and basketball teams. After Clark, Conrad became a Master Plumber and is the Head Proctor at the Local 60, the first African American to hold that title. He is the owner of One Good Plumber, LLC: a full-service plumbing company and is a plumber at Tulane University. Conrad has held the position of Treasurer for the class of 1996 and works with his class to plan events and fundraise for their periodic class trips. He is an ordained deacon at Greater Evergreen Baptist Church in New Orleans.
Aubrey J. Curtis
At-Large Board Member
Aubrey J. Curtis, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School, Andrew J. Bell Junior High School and graduated from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School in 1976. Later he graduated from Southern University at New Orleans with an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information System. He currently works with the United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Tulane University. Aubrey was enlisted in the United States Army Reserve with twenty-six years of service and retired March 2013 as a Master Sergeant. Aubrey was mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, a member of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School Alumni Association and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Kenner (LA) Metropolitan Alumni Chapter. Aubrey is married to Linda A. Howard-Curtis and has a son Ki-Jana “KJ” Curtis.
Leroy Moon, Jr.
At-Large Board Member
Leroy Moon, Jr. is a graduate of Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School Class of 1972, and he is presently serving as interim class President. While at Clark, he was the Center on the football team. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve where he served as a Communications Seaman on the Flag Ship U.S.S. Julius A. Furer. He holds an Associates Degree in Business Management from Meadows Draughon Business College where he also received a minor in Accounting. Leroy received a Certified Management Certificate from LSU Continuing Education Program Level 3 and served on Goodwill Industries P.W.I. (Progress With Industries) Advisory Board for 15 Years. He retired as an Administrative Services Manager 2 with LSU Health and Sciences Center with 32 ½ Years of employment where he managed a $3.2 Million Dollar Budget. He participated in the Summer Programs under JOB 1 where he was employed as a Site Monitor for 4 summers and he worked for LA. Green Corps as a Job Placement Specialist for 1 year. Leroy is a Former Vice-President of Joseph S. Clark Alumni Association and where he served as the Chairman of the Mentorship Program and a member of J. S. Clark Community Council. He is the Vice-President of the Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association and a member of Prince Hall Lodge, New Tuscan #5, Masonic Affiliation, as well as the Director of Golden Voices of New Tuscan. He is also a 33rd Degree Mason (Grand Inspector General) with Eureka Consistory #7 Scottish Rights Affiliation and a Noble with Platta Temple #15 Shiners. He is a former member of Brooks United Methodist Church where served as Lay Speaker, Sunday School Teacher, Chairman of the Trustee Board, a member of the Sanctuary Choir, the Herbert B. Richardson Men’s Choir and the Voices of Salvation Gospel Choir. He also served as Treasurer for both Choirs for 14+ years. Leroy is formerly a Member of Williams Ross United Methodist Church, served as Certified Lay Speaker, Superintendent of the Sunday School Program, and the United Methodist Men’s Chairperson. Leroy serves on Advisory Board for Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) under the auspices of Council on Aging (COA). He is a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Fred Luter, and also a member of the Heritage Choir, Men’s Choir and Noon Day Bible Study Praise Team.