Meet Our Team
LEATRICE ELLZY, a cultural curator, producer, thinker and fan of disruption is the founder and CEO of Beatrix Moss. She has a penchant for pushing the envelope to engage new responses to old questions and solutions to old problems. Her unique skill set has been developed over 27-years of migrating through non-profit management and development, broadcast, media relations, arts presenting and technology. She has held key management positions with organizations such as Girl Scouts of the USA, YWCA, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Fulton Government Television.
Her arts management and administration experience developed through work in two major arts institutions, Woodruff Arts Center and the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF). During her tenure at NBAF Leatrice was the architect of a technology initiative that was awarded 1 million dollars in funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and thousands of dollars worth of knowledge-based support from IBM. The work she was able to engage in with her team was invaluable to further developing her understanding of how technology can support the creation, distribution and monetization of art and culture.
Leatrice is active in the field and is frequently asked to sit on panels, serve on advisory committees, consult and participate in conversations about the state of the arts nationally, regionally and locally. Her past and present professional affiliations include Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Fractured Atlas, Women of Color in the Arts, the Contemporary African Arts Consortium, C4 Atlanta, Idea Capital, serving on the International Advisory Committee for the Kumasi Festival in Ghana, West Africa and the Fulton County Arts Council. She recently joined the newly formed advisory board of LANE (Leveraging a Network for Equity) who will work with the National Performance Network and the Non-Profit Finance Fund to shape diagnostics, planning and education around an eight-year initiative focused on the capitalization and sustainability of artistic organizations of color.
Leatrice hosts Beatrix Moss' weekly podcast, The 13th Floor Lounge, which focuses on art, culture and cultural intersections through interviewing artists, thinkers and doers who are animating our NOW and informing our LATER. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Government and Public Affairs.
DONNA WATTS-NUNN is the Director of Operations for Beatrix Moss. For more than 25 years she has worked in sales, marketing, the arts and executive administration. She is an experienced business professional with the proven ability to establish an organization from conception. She is a founding board member of the 28 year old Atlanta Street Theatre Inc., an improvisational theatre training summer program for youth and has been a staunch supporter of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company since its inception. Donna co-hosts the 13th Floor Lounge Podcast.
JODINE DORCE is an award-winning event marketing professional and creative visionary with more than 10 years of experience and proven ability to strategize, develop, produce and execute marketing campaigns and programs integrating experiential, digital and social media platforms. She has worked for Red Bull, Digital Blue, 651 Arts and Essence Magazine where she served as the Senior Manager of Production and Operations for the Essence Festival. She currently works with the amazing team at global brand communications agency, INVNT. Jodine specializes in live events, consumer engagement, sponsorship development and activation, integrated marketing, talent management, product launch, client relations and social media. Beatrix Moss is appreciative that she takes time out of her busy schedule and steps into the role of Marketing Consultant, sprinkling her Black Girl Magic on our work.
RAVI WINDOM began her arts career as an intern with the National Black Arts Festival immediately following her graduation from Howard University. It didn't take NBAF long to realize that Ravi would be a great addition to the staff. They hired her full-time following the Festival season. She had the opportunity to work in multiple departments as she sought her place within the organization. After spending time in marketing, development and the executive office Ravi ended up in Artistic Programming. She would go on to work in the Artistic Programming department for five years before taking a position with the Atlanta Public Schools System. One can never get too far away from their passion and Ravi is no different. She has worked with the NUN Event Group to keep her chops up and now serves as Beatrix Moss' Program Manager. In her free time Ravi is a tireless advocate and big sister for young people, runs monthly 5K races and sings karaoke anywhere she can.
BARRY WRIGHT has spent his career managing logistics and people for warehouse operations with names like IKEA, Burlington Coat Factory, US Foods, Puma and Kohls. From shipping and safety to customer relationship management Barry has developed a knowledge base and skillset that is valuable in any setting. He transfers those skills to Beatrix Moss to serve as our Director of Logistics. Event logistics, transportation services, safety preparedness and load-in/load out procedures is a piece of cake compared to the volume of product he has been responsible for moving. When Barry's not pouring over logistics spreadsheets he's writing music and catching up on all things sports on ESPN.