The Festival is managed by Doreen Ravenscroft, supported by Officers, a Board of Directors, Committees, and an Advisory Board.

Our Leadership

Doreen Ravenscroft
Founder, President, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Bart Townsend
Vice President

Steve Cook
Treasurer

At Large Members:

Laura Beck
Rhett Dawson
Matthew Maron
Claire Sexton
Steve Veracruz

Advisory Board

Keith Bailey, Michael Bettersworth, Katie Croft, Fiona Bond, Lucretia Darden, Jacqueline Deavenport, Brett Eaker, Karin Gilliam, Brenda Khozein, Tom Kingsbury, Lance Magid, Mandi Marshall, Kara Neely-Goble, Carla Pendergraft, Barry Perez, Valerie Robinson, Stephanie Schattschnieder, Brooke Schlecte, Lisa Sheldon, Jimmy Stones, David A. Smith, Sam Torres, Henry Wright, Scott Wright

Committees

The following groups help enable us to keep all our activities and programming free to the public. Thank you for your support!

Finance
Steve Cook
Bart Townsend

Membership & Merchandise
Catherine Haynes Bauer
Missi Cook
Kathy Davis

WCAF Juried Artist Show
Brenda Khozein

Entertainment Directors
Sandi Horton
Rhett Dawson

WordFest
Sandi Horton

Volunteer Coordinator
Carla Pendergraft

Waco Parks & Recreation Site Support
Jonathan Cook
Megan Davis

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L. Brooke Schlecte

FilmFest- Celebration Africa
Vivian Van Gorder
Central Texas African American Heritage Foundation

ScienceFest
Science Festivals Alliance
Bart Townsend
Tom Kingsbury

Graphic Design
Jimmy Stones

Website
Carla Pendergraft