Leadership and Support

HSAN is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and influential members of the Hip-Hop music industry. Its Chairman is Russell Simmons. Dr. Benjamin Chavis serves as the organization’s President and CEO. Dr. Chavis is a 43-year veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and former Executive Director and CEO of the NAACP.   Lynn Richardson serves as HSAN’s Chief Operations Executive.  Mrs. Richardson is a veteran business development executive, real estate and financial industry author/expert, and former Vice-President at JP Morgan Chase.