The Board of Directors

Co-Founder, Board of Directors

Actor and Humanitarian, Danny Glover has been a commanding presence...

Co-founder and Chair The Robey Theatre Company Actor and Director

Ben Guillory is a theatre veteran who believes in the...

Board of Directors, Treasurer

During J’on’s eighteen plus years of public accounting, he has...

Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Earl G. Wooten earned his B.A. degree in Economics from...

Board of Directors

As the host of the anticipated weekly talk show MILLENA...

Owner, LeMoine & Associates Educational Consulting Consortium

Dr. Noma LeMoine is the Chief Educational Officer (CEO) and...

Consultant, Marketing, Sales and Business Management

Marisa Hall is a diversity & inclusion specialist, speaker and...

Danny Glover

Position: Co-Founder, Board of Directors

Actor and Humanitarian, Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years.  A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. It was his Broadway debut in Fugard’s Master Harold…and the Boys that brought him to national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in 1984’s Academy Award-nominated Best Picture, Places in the Heart. The following year Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominated films: Peter Weir’s Witness and Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.  In 1987 Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in the first Lethal Weapon film and went on the star in three hugely successful Lethal Weapon sequels.  Glover starred in The Royal Tenenbaums and To Sleep With Anger which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor.  In 1994, Glover joined forces with friend and colleague, Ben Guillory to cofound The Robey Theatre Company: Los Angeles’ longest operating and most award-winning African American led theatre arts organization.  In 1999, Glover starred in The Robey Theatre Company and East West Players, Yohen and recently reprised that role in 2017.   On the small screen, Glover won an Image Award, a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO Movie, Mandela.  He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove, the telefilm Freedom Song, and as a director he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime’s Just a Dream.  Glover also appeared in the HBO Original Movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.  He has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, and currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador and Ambassador for the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. Most recently Glover starred in Almost Christmas for Universal Studios.  He has completed roles in the feature films Proud Mary opposite Taraji P. Henson and Come Sunday with Chewitel Ejiofor. He can be seen in the upcoming films Sorry to Bother You by director Boots Riley this July, and in October will be seen in The Old Man & The Gun.

Ben Guillory

Position: Co-founder and Chair The Robey Theatre Company Actor and Director

Ben Guillory is a theatre veteran who believes in the power and purpose of theatre.  Guillory studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco; and, for more than forty years, has worked extensively in theatre, film, and television as an actor, director, and producer. While at the American Conservatory Theatre, Mr. Guillory appeared in, Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Peer Gynt, Desire under the Elms, Misanthrope, The Cherry Orchard, Othello, Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi is Dead for the Arizona Theater Company, The Los Angeles Theatre Center’s production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Sacramento Theatre’s production of Fences, the Mark Taper Forum’s production of Miss Evers’ Boys, the Robey/Greenway’s co-production of Permanent Collection at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Additionally, Mr. Guillory is co-founder, along with Danny Glover, of The Robey Theatre Company: one of Los Angeles’ longest operating and most award-winning African American-led theatre companies. Mr. Guillory serves as the CEO and Producing Artistic Director, coordinating Robey’s Playwrights Program, directing the Robey Play Reading Series, and serving as instructor for its Advanced Scene Workshop and overseeing the organization’s day-to-day operations. In his capacity as Producing Artistic Director he has developed and produced many celebrated productions, including: Bee-Luther-Hatchee with Elephant Industries and Yohen (1999 & 2017) with East-West Players, For The Love of Freedom Part I: Toussaint and Part II: Dessalines with the Greenway Arts Alliance, Part III: Christophe with the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, The Last Season with Legacy Productions, A Medley of One Act Plays at the Los Angeles Theatre Center with the Against Type Theatre Company, The Piano Lesson, Bronzeville, The River Niger, The Emperor’s Last Performance, The Reckoning, and Pity the Proud Ones, Camp Logan, Anna Lucasta , and Knock Me a Kiss along with the Paul Robeson Theatre Festival and directing the world premiere of The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel. In 2017, he co-starred in and directed, Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington, produced the 2017 Paul Robeson Theatre Festival, and co- produced and directed Yohen (2017) with East West Players. Mr. Guillory received the San Francisco Critics Circle Award, for his portrayal of Paul Robeson, in the Illustrated Stage’s production of, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been. For his Los Angeles performances of Phillip Hayes Dean’s Paul Robeson, Mr. Guillory received the DramaLogue Award and a Special NAACP Theatre Award, and for his directing efforts on For the Love of Freedom: Part I, he was presented with an NAACP Theatre Award. In 2010 he received honors from Playwrights Arena for Outstanding Contributions to the Los Angeles Theatre Community a third award from the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP for Best Producer of The River Niger in 2010, again for The Reckoning in 2011, and in 2013 for Camp Logan. Mr. Guillory was also presented with the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award. In 2018 Mr. Guillory received from the Beverly Hills /Hollywood NAACP a second directing award for Charles Gordon’s Pulitzer Prize winning play No Place to Be Somebody. Acting Television credits include, Mad Love, Eli Stone, My Name is Earl, The West Wing, Threat Matrix, Still Standing, Charmed, The Guardian, Dynasty, The District, Judging Amy, Linc’s, LA Law, JAG, The Young and the Restless, NCSI, Jack and Bobby, General Hospital, and Masters of Sex. Film acting credits include The Color Purple, Our Father, The Tuskegee Airmen, Star Wars, Maid to Order, The Kindred, 3 Strikes, Crawlers, America’s Dream and The Harimaya Bridge. As a recognized leader in theatre arts, Mr. Guillory was invited to forge an ongoing partnership with CBS and ABC. The effort resulted in the development of a nationwide Industry Diversity Showcase for actors of color. In the tradition of Paul Robeson, Mr. Guillory continues to use art to impact community and spark social action. His guiding principle is his profound desire to mentor the next generation of artists through theatre arts is best demonstrated through his hands-on work as acting coach and director. Furthermore, his commitment to supporting the development original plays written by local playwrights, helps to provide a platform for new voices whose impact will be felt for generations to come. To contact Ben Guillory, please call The Robey Theatre Company office at 213-489-4702 or email office@robeytheatrecompany.org.

J’on Dennis, CPA

Position: Board of Directors, Treasurer

During J’on’s eighteen plus years of public accounting, he has held several  leadership  positions  with  national  and  regional  accounting  firms; as well as a Fortune Global 500 company. J’on has a unique set of skills; in addition to his diverse accounting and SEC background, J’on  holds  undergraduate  degrees  in  both  Accounting  Information  Systems and Computer Science, as well as a Master’s degree in accounting  from  Eastern  Michigan  University.  J’on’s  expertise  in  these areas has allowed him to become successful in bridging the language barrier between solving complex accounting  issues with  dynamic information technology; providing an unparalleled service to his clients. Over the years as a CPA, J’on has learned that the best way to serve clients is to provide practical, cost beneficial solutions; and everyday J’on strives to  be his clients  first  resource when  it comes to  accounting and tax issues. J’on also serves on the board of directors of several Los Angeles based not‐for‐profit  organizations.  In  addition  to  his  community  involvement, J’on is very involved in many professional accounting organizations.  In 2016, Boomer (a  national public accounting  consortium) selected J’on as one of its “Emerging Leaders in Public Accounting”. Also, during that year, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants elected J’on to serve on its 2016/2017 Statewide Technology Committee. Through the years, J’on has been recognized by other professional organizations for his accomplishments; including, as one of the youngest African‐American Partners in a Top 100 Accounting Firm. J’on resides in San Fernando Valley along with his wife and kids. He is a member of Braemar Country Club and enjoys a great round of golf. Professional Involvement: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Institute of Internal Auditors Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA) Civic Involvement: Board Treasurer, The Robey Theatre Company Board Treasurer, California Children’s Academy Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.   J’on R. Dennis, CPA, MSA Managing Partner Dennis Duncan & Covington LLP (424) 256‐8778: Office (213) 944‐2678: Cell jdennis@dennisllp.com  

Earl G. Wooten

Position: Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Earl G. Wooten earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Davidson College, NC. He furthered his music education at the UCLA School of Entertainment Studies and has composed the musical scores for numerous independent films. Earl is employed in the Wealth Management Division of Wells Fargo Bank as a Senior Underwriter.  In addition, he is an author of prose and poetry, having recently completed his first novel “A Shade Different” which is represented by the Paul Levine Literary Agency, and his poetry has been published in the Altadena Poetry Review.  Earl is actively engaged in the community, currently serving as a Board member of the Robey Theater Company and a Board member of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.   Earl is the Vice President of the International Black Writers and Artists of Los Angeles and he also serves as a founding member of the board of In The Meantime Men’s Group, an HIV advocacy and awareness community organization.   

Millena Gay

Position: Board of Directors

As the host of the anticipated weekly talk show MILLENA – THE TALK SHOW, celebrities, VIP’s and business professionals discuss topics that all people think about but rarely ever speak about. Previously, Millena hosted the talk show Manners and More with Millena, a show dedicated to interviewing celebrities and discussing various topics of etiquette. In addition to hosting, Ms. Gay produced, wrote and directed the 36-week series. Ms. Gay also hosted the 21 episode podcast “Beauty Pop” a weekly talk show about fashion, pop culture, hair and skin care, and all things related to being beautiful inside and out. Millena Gay is an award-winning producer, award-nominated film, television and stage actress and talk show host. She just completed playing leading roles in the short films Redbird and BlackBirds and the webseries Life on Pause. Ms. Gay recently co-produced and starred in the short film, Journey, and is currently working on Journey the series. Her film, Clarissa’s Gift won the coveted 2014 Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit, The Omni Award for best short film, the Audience Choice Award at the Soul4Reel Film Festival, and had 5 nominations and a win for Best Actress at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival. The film was shown at the Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival and was at the Goa Film Festival in India. Ms. Gay produced and co-starred in Clarissa’s Gift, a short film about bullying directed and written by the legendary Obba Babatunde’. Ms. Gay played Mrs. Henderson in the 25th Anniversary production of Shelly Garrett’s Beauty Shop and was seen on several episodes of “Raising Whitley” on The Oprah Winfrey Network. She also had a cameo in the Katt Williams movie, American Bad Boy and played the leading role of Calpurnia in a month-long run of To Kill a Mockingbird receiving standing ovations to sold-out crowds as well as rave reviews.  Ms. Gay made her television daytime dramatic program debut as Nora’s Legal Assistant on One Life to Live. She later crossed over to All My Children while making guest appearances on The Guiding Light. After relocating to Los Angeles, Ms. Gay landed a role on General Hospital as Talia and currently enjoys playing the recurring role of Marjorie Curtis on the CBS Daytime drama, The Young and the Restless for which she was nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Series. Millena Gay has also been on the network television shows: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Show, NY Undercover, 100 Centre Street, Numbers, Played by Fame/Celebrity Dream Day, America’s Trivial Pursuit and Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader, just to name a few. Ms. Gay’s film credits include Sunday School Musical and Jessica Sinclaire’s Thug Love, Now You Have Jazz, Life Change, Romeos Diary and The Devil’s Advocate. Ms. Gay formed her production company, Honey Peach Productions and is the currently in pre-production on the feature film Bitter Inheritance. Ms. Gay was nominated as best producer for Journey at the 2017 Hollywood African Prestigious Awards, she was a presenter at the 2015 African Oscars and was a presenter at both the 2014 African Oscars as well as the 2014 NCNW Red Ribbon Event. She hosted the 2013 Educating Young Minds Gala, the 2013 Legacy Awards and the The Robey Theatre Company’s Oscar Viewing Event.  “Excellence is not an option it is an expectation and a way of life.” Millena

Noma LeMoine, Ph.D.

Position: Owner, LeMoine & Associates Educational Consulting Consortium

Dr. Noma LeMoine is the Chief Educational Officer (CEO) and sole proprietor of LeMoine and Associates Educational Consulting Consortium, a company dedicated to assuring excellence in education for traditionally underperforming students. Dr. LeMoine holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California with a specialization in Language, Literacy, and Learning, she holds a Master’s degree in Language and Speech Pathology and Audiology from California State University at Los Angeles, a second Master’s degree in Educational Administration, and recently earned a third Master’s degree in Practical Theology which included multiple summers of study in Oxford England. For twenty years, Dr. LeMoine served as Director of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Academic English Mastery Program (AEMP).  Under her visionary leadership, the Academic English Mastery Program became a national model for addressing the language, literacy and learning needs of African American and other students for whom Standard English is not native.  The Program has been featured on 60 Minutes; in periodicals including Education Week and Teacher Magazine, and in the PBS Documentary “Do You Speak American.”   Dr. LeMoine has conducted short courses, seminars, and been guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities throughout the United States, including Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and others and has trained thousands of teachers in school districts throughout the United States and Canada. Her work has taken her on educational exchanges to Africa, India, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Spain, Greece, Canada and the Caribbean. Dr. LeMoine’s love for theatre dates back to her high school days when she became a Thespian, won multiple 1st place awards for her performances at Shakespearean Festivals, and claimed the coveted “Best Actress Award” from Washington High School upon graduation.  She is a theatre enthusiast and is excited and honored to serve The Robey Theatre Company as a member of its Board of Directors and chair of the Robey Fund Development Committee.  

Marisa Hall

Position: Consultant, Marketing, Sales and Business Management

Marisa Hall is a diversity & inclusion specialist, speaker and Marketing director. Her extensive background in marketing and pharmaceutical sales has leveraged her knowledge, connections and experience to take lead as an innovative and sough-after consultant on a plethora of projects in Media and entertainment. With a focus on education, insight, and opportunities for impact in the entertainment and philanthropic world Marisa Hall Entertainment strives to make every event a memorable and captivating experience, placing a large emphasis on delivering subject matter that reflects opportunity for actionable solutions and communication tools that can be used as demonstration.

John Fisher