Myriah R. Martin
Acting Executive Director
Myriah Martin, from Brooklyn, NY, is a Temple University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies/Africology. While at Temple University, she held leadership positions such as the Black Student Union President and the Student Ambassador for the Department of African American Studies at the National Council of Black Studies Conference. She presented her now graduate proposal, Urban Holism: Radical Reformation on Urban Policy Pedagogies which highlighted her passion for public policy reform focused on arts, education, and sustainable growth within Black urban communities. She is currently a teacher in the Department of Education and pursuing her master's degree in Liberal arts with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology at SUNY Empire State College.
When Myriah heard about MIFAL INC and MIFAL Arts Academy on a Facebook interview with Dean Lavender and Mr. O, she fell in love with us and immediately wanted to come on board to help move our company to the next level.
Ashley Lyles, a Baltimore native, has worked in Administration for 3 years. She has a passion for the arts and loves everything in musical theatre. She looks forward to working with MIFAL to assist in any way possible.
Shonelle Calhoun is a Baltimore-based professional event planner who has been active in event coordination for nearly 20 years. Some of the largest events that she has overseen have included church galas, college celebrations, family reunions, surprise parties, bridal/baby showers, and weddings/receptions. Known for her warmth and magnetism, Shonelle infuses a genuine passion in all of her projects big and small, especially those that allow her to work within the community at large. When she is not working, Shonelle is busy being creative, whether it is through music, entertainment, or a multitude of other artistic endeavors. Shonelle has been a longtime resident of Baltimore and spends life with her husband and cat children.
Tiffony Demory graduated from Loch Raven High School in 2010, 2 days after giving birth to Ayanna Demory-Gray. She is a mother of 4 beautiful girls, Aaliyah Demory, Ayanna Demory-Gray, Aubrey Demory, and Autumn Richardson. They are her
Tiffony loves cooking, doing hair, watching infants, and helping any, and all that may need her help in any way.
She is a Chef and will graduate from her culinary program in April. Her future goals are to own her own catering service, daycare, hair salon, and as well get her own food truck.
Mark Johnson is a native of Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Woodlawn High, in Baltimore County where he then later pursued a career in the HVACR industry.
Mark is not only our new Parent Liaison, but he's also a well-known businessman. Over the past few years, he's been a great help and assistance to MIFAL INC. He's at all programs helping at the door, helping other parents when they may have any issues, or just making sure his son Shahyan Harris practices.
You see, he's a parent who's vested time into the program over the past few years. So, MIFAL INC is glad to have him on board as our Parent Liaison.