Board & Advisors

Meet our Board of Directors and Advisors who help us bring world class ideas and practice to all areas of education in Delaware.

H. Raye Jones Avery

Executive Director, Christina Cultural Arts Center

H. Raye Jones Avery is the executive director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in English and sociology and earned a master’s degree in health services administration from West Chester University. She has 25 years of experience in nonprofit management. Raye has been employed by Community Action of Greater Wilmington, Delaware League for Planned Parenthood, and United Way of Delaware. Raye is the recipient of numerous awards from the NAACP; the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families; the National Center for Justice; and Brandywine Professional Association. In 2000, she was appointed by then-Mayor James H. Sills Jr. to serve as chair of the Wilmington Neighborhood Schools Committee. Her public service includes positions with the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Wilmington Renaissance Development Corporation, Downtown Visions, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Delaware Chapter. Raye is board president of Kuumba Academy Charter School in Wilmington.