Moving Mountains' 2017 Board of Trustees

Sarah Hasted

After several years of donating her time and expertise to the expansion of Moving Mountains, Sarah Hasted was elected Board President in 2017. For more than 20 years,  Sarah Hasted has been known for her innovative promotion and appreciation of contemporary and vintage photography and artists. She  was the founding partner and director of galleries, Hasted Hunt and Hasted Kraeutler.  In 2016, she joined Edelman Companies as a consultant and Vice President of Edelman Arts. There she instituted and implemented their new Photography Department, specializing in mid-career artists and secondary market works.  She has been an Assistant Professor at the Parsons School of Design since 2003. She has taught, championed, employed and strategized with alumni from Parsons.


Aaliyah Roberson

Aaliyah Roberson has been with Moving Mountains from the onset. A jack of all trades within Moving Mountains alone, she started as an administrator while simultaneously working hand in hand with directors and producers on film sets and theater stages. Aaliyah is someone who knows the business inside out, and from film to television she is able to spot talent and guide them to successful careers. While living in Ohio, she worked with the under-served population for family services. She developed a Rites of Passage program, that still stands today, for girls that teaches them the importance of building image and self-worth. Moving back to Brooklyn, Aaliyah was the background talent working with Roberson Artist Management, while also working for the Board Of Education, where she was often called upon to reach the harder to reach/difficult students. She maintained those positions, until the start of Moving Mountains.


Eric S. Price

Eric Price is a broker who serves as a Managing Director and Head of New York Financial Solutions Group at CIBC World Markets Inc. Aside from having a seat on Moving Mountains' Board of Trustees, Eric is also Head of U.S. Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales at Merrill Lynch & Co. Eric joined the Moving Mountains' board in 2017 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.


Michael Raymond James

Born and raised in Michigan, Michael moved to NYC to train at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where he spent two years training and where he first met Jamie Hector and forged a friendship that will last forever. Michael is so incredibly honored to be a Moving Mountains, Inc, Board Member and contributor, and very proud of the organization in its entirety. James has been committed to fulfilling the Moving Mountains mission for the past the 10 years strong of making a real and lasting difference, to his fellow board members, contributors, instructors, facilitators, but most importantly its students and alumni. Selected film credits include The Finest Hours(2016) alongside Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Eric Bana; Jack Reacher (2012) with Tom Cruise; Black Snake Moan (2006) with Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake and the upcoming Carter & June where Michael recently won the Best Actor Award at the 2017 NY/LA International Film Festival. Selected television credits include series leads in Terriers (FX); Game Of Silence (NBC) as well as series regular roles in Once Upon A Time (ABC); True Blood (HBO). Also a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, where he continues to train between professional commitments.

Chad L. Coleman

Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor Chad L. Coleman is best known for his role as fan-favorite 'Tyreese' in one of the most popular cable series of all time, Golden Globe® nominated series, "The Walking Dead", and as the reformed criminal "Dennis 'Cutty' Wise" in Emmy® award nominated HBO drama series "The Wire."

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia,  Coleman's passion for acting was inspired after joining an after school program where he acted in their production of "Wonderful Town." Coleman grew up in the foster care system. He devotes time to working with children in similar circumstances and underprivileged communities. 


Mary Wagner

Mary was born, raised and educated in New York City. She has spent the majority of her professional life practicing law in Washington DC, both in the Federal Government and the private sector. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards in the areas of secondary education. artist cooperatives, and elder services,  Her volunteer interests have been at the community level. and include participation in a mentoring program for inner city youth, a camp for the severely handicapped, and day care for the elder population.   She has also established a weekly social and music program for those diagnosed with early dementia.

Since its creation some ten years ago, Moving Mountains has demonstrated that it can make a positive difference in the lives of our youth. Mary is both honored and excited to be a member of the Board as Moving Mountains proceeds to expand the reach of its activities and to secure a permanent home to house its growing programs.


Ebony Rentas

Ebony Rentas spent some time working for Expertis as an Executive recruiter before she founded The Women's Age in 2012. The goal of The Women's Age as a digital media firm, is to inspire, motivate and empower women of all ages while still developing original and user-based online content for women transitioning through key life milestones.

Ebony joined in 2013 to help build out the company’s VIP Investor program. As a member of the VIP team, she managed the accounts of 15 midsize-large institutional investors that collectively purchased $150M in real estate in less than two years. Ebony Rentas joined the MM board in 2017, and works dilligently to ensure the continued growth of Moving Mountains, 


Akwasi Prempeh

Akwasi lives for travel and is always seeking new adventures. He is fascinated with culture and he enjoys trying to determine where people are from based on their accents.Akwasi has a genuine love for life, people and travel so he combined these elements to create Live The Dash Tours. He has taken numerous solo trips because his family or friends were not interested in traveling. He has been traveling internationally for over 27 years, he has been on 5 Continents and has visited 30 countries and counting. He understands first hand how travel can positively affect one’s life. When he is not traveling he is living the dash with his family in Brooklyn, New York.