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Meet The Team


Cristina D Whitlow

Founder/ Program Director

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With over 20 years in the entertainment industry and events, Cristina Davis Whitlow has become an esteemed entertainment industry producer. She is the CEO of Ambassador Entertainment Group where she started her career as a personal manager.  Her producing background includes celebrity panels, live shows, film festivals, award shows, television shows, and films. 

Diversified in her endeavors, Cristina was the casting director and one of the producers on the International film entitled "Love By Chance". Love By Chance debuted in South Africa in theaters and has had a US theatrical release. She then went on to be one of the producers of the film His Hers and the Truth" which aired on BET. Cristina is also a partner and producer with Supremacy Films based in Atlanta Ga.

Her passion for giving back and caring for the well-being of the next generation is what sparked Cristina to launch Ambassador Arts Academy. Cristina believes that the arts can help heal a generation.


Felina Martin

Sponsorship Coordinator

Felina develops the sponsorship investment strategy for Ambassador Arts Academy to include asset creation and sponsor engagement. Martin’s career in the nonprofit industry spans over 2 decades with leadership roles with the YMCA, March of Dimes, and Florida Chamber of Commerce. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of West Florida. 

Felina is also the Co-CEO of Be. in_ marketing, an event marketing company that she launched with her son in December 2022. She is also the designer and artist behind Pamoja na, a wearable art clothing line, and the author of Sunshine in Hell.

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Syreeta Kinnard

Administration & Events

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Syreeta is responsible for administration and event planning tasks for the Ambassador Arts Academy.  Her 15 years of experience has included coordinating events from weddings, anniversaries,  graduations, corporate events, non-profit and fundraisers. As an event planner, she loves the planning, preparation, and execution of events. As an organized detailed oriented person, she also has a planning blog resource to share her planning knowledge to assist wedding couples - Jas Blue Print 


In addition to supporting the Academy she also has worked in the healthcare industry for almost 20 years. She currently works at UnitedHealth Care as a project manager lead which allows her to showcase her organization and administrative skills. 

Cherrie McRae, native Floridian, Georgia transplant. Cherrie affectionately known as 'Cher' is a Professional TV/Film actor working in major markets such as Atlanta, Los Angeles & New York. Cher is also a Film Director and proud member of the Alliance of Women Directors - Southeast Chapter. She is also an entrepreneur, author, speaker and organizational leader.


Cher is extremely passionate about the arts and has a undying zeal for the Craft. She coaches youth, young adults and beginning adult actors and volunteers heavily in her local artistic community.

Cherrie "Cher" McRae

Community & Arts Liaison

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Lepang Ferguson is an author, designer and artist and founder of Lepang Ferguson International, a Media and Luxury Investment Company based in Johannesburg and Gaborone. She is a former Student Ambassador for Canberra under the Australian Capital Territory, a Junior Chambers International Honoree for the Young Outstanding Persons of the World and Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, as well as a Mandela Washington Fellow 2015 and YALI Regional Advisory Board Member. Lepang successfully created global brand and communications strategies for various global firms in Germany, USA, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Lepang was the Head of Ceremonies & Protocol for the 2nd African Youth Games and has hosted various events including Mosadi; Celebrating Batswana Women through the Arts, Mascom Yellow & Black Fashion Shows and The Wine & Jazz Festival. Lepang has previously worked as a development consultant with the First Lady of Zimbabwe, Auxilia Mnangagwa to develop WE Hub and 100 Women Scholarship Fund. 

Lepang Ferguson

Branding & Communications

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