"Your gift will make room for you".
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 Board

Charlie Newton, CEO and Executive Director Mr Newton is CEO and Executive Director. A professional artist for many years, his qualifications include graduating with a MFA degree from Norfolk State University and teaching as an adjunct professor at University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Bellhaven University and Chattanooga State Community College. He has completed several public commissions in the Southeast. He also serves as SPLASH Head Art Instructor. 


Iantha Newton, Board Secretary and Executive Assistant Mrs Newton is also a professional artist, her qualifications include: BA(hons) degree from University of North London, England.  Her experience ranges from  adminstrative officer  to her current career that of professional artist. She has garnished  representation from four galleries in the Southeast.   


Jim Collins

A professional artist of many years, Mr Collins received an A.B. degree from Marshall University in West Virginia, a M.P.H. degree from the University of Michigan, and a M.F.A. degree in sculpture from Ohio University. He is indexed in the Dictionary of American Sculptors and similarly in Who’s Who in American Art. Primarily a sculptor, Mr Collins was a Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1966 until 1983 when he resigned that teaching position to devote full time to his career as a professional artist. 


S. Reginald Ruff, III

Mr Ruff received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A registered Architect with an NCARB Registration PC, Mr Ruff is President of SRR & Associates, PC.  He is registered in the State of Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.   He is responsible for overall marketing and management of  SRR & Associates. His responsibilities encompass defining and developing new business opportunities  and serving as Project Manager on the firm's ongoing projects.  


Carolyn Towns

Ms. Towns received a BA in political science and a Master of Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also holds an Ed.S. degree from the University of West Georgia in educational administration. She has served as a classroom teacher, as well as a middle and high school principal.  She most recently served as Interim Director of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.  She is currently doing consulting work with CGLA as they pursue their Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation.

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