Anya Douglas

Member Director of Theatre

Anya has been with AVP since 2016, initially as an intern overseeing the organization’s media and film projects, and later becoming our newest Board member. She serves as the Director of Theatre for management of the production crew, props, equipment, and consulting in the script development ensuring proper formula and format for the expected impact,…

Maria D. Gallardo

Member Community Outreach Liaison

Maria has a passion for helping people and since 1984, she has been very actively involved in the community providing community outreach to children, youth, and parent groups at schools, community Centers, childcare centers, WIC clinics, nonprofit organizations, churches, family resource centers (FRC) and youth opportunity centers (YOC). Maria has been with AVP since 2012,…

Lena Leatherwood

Lena has been with AVP since 2010, and in addition to her role as Treasurer, she serves in many capacities to include stage manager, hospitality, planning, fundraisers, and instructional aide for the after school performing arts program. Lena served as the Creative Arts Director for a faith-based organization for which she wrote and directed several…

Patricia Franks

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia is the founder and President of Anointed Vessel Productions (AVP) and serves as the Executive Director of its daily operations. She began playing the piano at age 12 for which she states her music was the lifeline that enabled her to navigate through a tragic childhood. Because of the impact music had on her…