Heather Brady joined Grounds For Sculpture in 2015 as its first ever Director of Education and Engagement. In this role, she oversees a diverse mix of education, performing arts, and community programs. Heather came to Grounds For Sculpture from The Noguchi Museum, where she served as Head of Education. Heather also worked as the Director of Education at the Museum of Chinese in America, and as an educator at the Bronx Museum of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, and in schools and community-based organizations throughout New York City.
Elaine Buck is a founder of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and a member on the Advisory Board, as well as a thirty-year Trustee of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association which is a historic cemetery for people of African descent located in the Sourland Mountains in Hopewell, New Jersey. Along with her research partner, Beverly Mills, Elaine has co-authored “If These Stones Could Talk,” a book based on over a decade’s worth of research on the contributions of African Americans who lived in the Sourland Mountain region and surrounding area. Elaine is also a co-founder of Friday Truehart Consultants, a consulting company that works closely with K-12 educators who are interested in including African American history in their lesson plans and curriculum.
Bruce Daniels has been the Facilities Director and Project Manager at Grounds For Sculpture for more than 30 years. He was involved in the initial planning of the park and was responsible for all of its building and landscape construction, as well as the day-to-day supervision of its operations. Bruce is also Vice President of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum. Bruce has a master’s degree in Sociology from Rutgers College.
Dr. Linda J. Caldwell Epps is President and CEO of 1804 Consultants, a consulting firm dedicated to the advancement of educational and cultural organizations. Linda has more than 40 years of experience working with educational and cultural institutions, including the New Jersey Historical Society and New Jersey Network Television and Radio. Prior to this, Linda held various positions at Bloomfield College, where she helped lead the institution to successful completion of an $8.4 million capital campaign. Linda has also served as a Ford Foundation-funded consultant to several institutions of higher learning on issues of diversity and equity in higher education. Linda holds degrees Rutgers University’s Douglass College and Seton Hall University. She earned her Ph.D. from Drew University, completing a dissertation titled, From Zion to Brick City: What’s Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties. She completed the Institute for Higher Education Management program at Harvard University, the American Associate of Colleges and Universities Diversity Institute at Georgetown University, and is a Leadership New Jersey Fellow, Class of 1992.
Beverly Mills is a founder of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and a member on the Advisory Board, as well as a thirty-five year Trustee of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association. Along with her research partner, Elaine Buck, Beverly has co-authored “If These Stones Could Talk,” a book based on the contributions of African Americans who lived in the Sourland Mountain region and surrounding area. It was through this research that Beverly was able to trace her ancestry to African Americans who were enslaved in the Hopewell Township, New Jersey area prior to the Revolutionary War. Beverly is also a co-founder of Friday Truehart Consultants, a consulting company that works with K-12 educators to include African American history in lesson plans and curriculum. Beverly is the first African American woman to hold the elected position as a Councilwoman in Pennington Borough, NJ.
Sam Stephens is a Trustee of the Trent House Association Board, which works with City of Trenton to maintain the 1719 William Trent House Museum and to provide programming related to the history of the House. With a background in sociology, Sam has led the Trent House Association’s work on expanding its research into and deepening its interpretation of slavery at the Museum.