DeAnna Cummings is the Arts & Culture Program Director for the McKnight Foundation, and is a co-founder, board member, and served as the long-time CEO of Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA). JXTA is a social enterprise nonprofit in north Minneapolis that trains and employs historically underestimated youth as a springboard to higher education and careers in art and design. Prior to cofounding JXTA, DeAnna served as a program officer for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and as a senior administrator for the Council on Black Minnesotans. DeAnna is chair of the Bush Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She holds an MPA from Harvard University and studied sociology and psychology at the University of Minnesota.