Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation which is led by a board of directors.

Board Members:

Kelly Anderson

Chair, Board of Directors, Original Founding Member of YEAH!

Dr. Jeff Clark

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Courtney Sharpe

Member, Board of Directors, Original Founding Member of YEAH!

Candace Hooker

Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Michaele Chappell

Member, Board of Directors

Kevin Slater

Member, Board of Directors


Joshua G. Hildebrandt

Administrative Director

Josh Hildebrandt came to Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities with an expansive and successful background in the arts and cultural not-for-profit community in the summer of 2012.

A graduate of Belmont University, Hildebrandt began his career while at Belmont as an administrative production intern at the Masterworks Festival near Fort Wayne, IN. After graduation, Hildebrandt returned to his hometown of Chattanooga, TN to serve at Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga as coordinator for the Bill Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and Imagine Chattanooga 2020 cultural plan. In fall 2011, Hildebrandt joined the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera as marketing lead for the Chattanooga Youth Symphonies’ 2011-2012 season. Soon after finishing work at  Allied Arts, Hildebrandt was brought on by Chattanooga’s public radio station WSMC 90.5 to coordinate sales and sponsorships for the national radio program “From The Top” that was taped at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre in 2012.

After his time in western North Carolina, Hildebrandt returns to his home state where he has spent time in the administrative offices and on the steering committees of symphony orchestras, arts councils, public radio stations, and secondary school art departments. Hildebrandt enjoys the outdoors, college football, travelling around the USA, studying philosophy and spending time with family and friends. Hildebrandt is a proud alumni of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

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Sarah Bandy

Program Manager

Sarah Bandy first volunteered at Southern Girls Rock ‘n Roll Camp in 2008. After seeing the way that the rock camp environment empowered the campers and volunteers, she knew that rock camp was going to be a part of her life forever. She went on to volunteer at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp and Girls Rock Austin before founding Girls Rock Charleston along with five other women. She served as its Volunteer Coordinator for three years and joined YEAH! as its Program Manager in December 2013. Sarah Bandy is a songwriter that plays ukulele, loves snail mail, and is passionate about fostering creative community in Tennessee!

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Tim Greenwood


Tim Greenwood has been serving as the Webmaster of YEAH! since the fall of 2012.