The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Beatrice Brown and Jennie Cain.

Beatrice Brown is a consultant with a background in science and social justice. As a biochemist and medical researcher in the field of cancer diagnostics, Beatrice traveled nationally and internationally teaching state-of-the art diagnostic, and biotechnology practices. She is a certified facilitator with the National Coalition Building Institute of Washington, DC. Beatrice is an affiliate at the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. Her expertise includes facilitation, mediation, interactive learning, training games and simulations, and controversial issues process. Beatrice holds a BFA in fashion and design, BS in Biochemistry, and a Ph.D in Immunology, Cell Pathology and DNA repair. As a consultant, she has helped hundreds of organizations, teams and individuals be more productive, creative and inclusive.

Jennie Cain is a Cuban American from Miami, FL. She moved to Athens in 2007 where she studied Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Spanish at the University of Georgia where she earned two Bachelors degrees. After graduating she, along with her husband, fell in love with quirky nature of Athens and decided to make it home. Jennie founded her business, Viva Wild, in 2013 where she curates vintage fashion and is a stylist. She is also a stylist and model at Atomic in Athens, GA. A veteran of the Athens movie scene, Jennie has both directed and acted in several local films. She is also a mother, performance artist and writer. Jennie values, above all, positivity, love, hope and drive.

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission would like to extend a warm thank you to Jan Levinson Hubbard and Sarah Traub, who concluded their terms on the commission in April 2018, for their dedication to the arts in our community.

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