Azha Simmons, MBA
Associate Director of Development and Marketing
As a San Jose native Azha Simmons has worked at various museums and nonprofits throughout the Bay Area. An experienced fundraiser, Azha has knowledge in grant writing, donor cultivation, board recruitment, and strategic planning. Outside of her role at CEN, Azha serves as the President of Bay Area Emerging Museum Professionals. She was recently published in Theory & Practice's Volume 2, 2019. Museum Futures: Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice edition with an article called Power & Protest: Using Community Exhibition Practices for Engaging San Jose’s African American Community. Azha received her M.A. & M.B.A degree in Museum Studies & Business Administration from John F. Kennedy University.
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