Freda Marshall is the recently hired Executive Director of the Dunbar Pavilion and entered this role with a deep passion for advancing African American community’s social, cultural, and economic well-being. She brings over a decade of experience in community building, program development, and advocacy for marginalized communities. As a graduate of the first HBCU (Historically Black College and University), Wilberforce University, she considers it an honor to walk the halls of the Dunbar Pavilion appreciating its history as the only segregated school for African American children. As an African American female leader, she is committed to honoring the legacy of the Dunbar Pavilion while also pushing forward with innovative strategies to address the unique challenges facing our community today.

Preparing her for a career in service to the community, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Wilberforce University, a Master’s in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University, numerous certifications as a Performance Coach and Emotional Intelligence practitioner, and other business licenses, including real estate.

Freda has served in leadership roles in the non-profit sector most of her career. She has worked with numerous Goodwill Industries organizations as well as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Federal Bureau of Prisons in Atlanta, GA, the Department of Corrections, and more.

Some scenes from our February 9 meeting.