Board of Directors

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John Henry

He/Him/His
Chair
MarlinSpike, LLC
Weston, MA
A woman with short hair and a beaded necklace wearing a black jacket

Carrie Zaslow

She/Her/Hers
Vice Chair/Treasurer
Providence Revolving Fund
Providence, RI
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Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

He/Him/His
Secretary
Lawyers for Civil Rights
Boston, MA
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Magdalena Abrego

She/Her/Hers
Guitarist/Teaching Artist | INPUT/OUTPUT
Boston, MA
A Black man with a shaved head and short facial hair wearing a tweed jacket and tie

Michael Bobbitt

He/Him/His
Mass Cultural Council
Boston, MA
A black woman with round glasses wearing a black top with her hair pulled back; ferns appear in the background.

Edwige Charlot

She/Her/They/Them
Artist / Alliance of Artists Communities
Providence, RI
A woman with short dark hair and a dark patterned jacket.

Amy Zell Ellsworth

She/Her/Hers
MA/CA
A white man with wire glasses and short light hair wearing a black shirt

David Greenham

He/Him/His
Maine Arts Commission
Augusta, ME
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Douglas Keith

He/Him/His
Air-Matt, Inc.
Eliot, ME
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Min Jung Kim

She/Her/Hers
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, MO
A woman with short blonde hair wearing a red blazer and black shirt.

Erinn King

She/Her/Hers
Payden & Rygel
Boston, MA
A woman of Asian descent with long wavy hair, wearing a black top and red earrings against a neutral background.

Angie Lane

She/Her/Hers
Red River Theatres
Concord, NH
A woman with glasses and dangling earrings.

Ginnie Lupi

She/Her/Hers
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Concord, NH
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Frank Mitchell

He/Him/His
Cultural Organizer
New Haven, CT
A woman with bobbed hair and glasses wearing a red top

Karen Mittelman

She/Her/Hers
Vermont Arts Council
Montpelier, VT
a woman with short red hair and dangling earrings and wearing a patterned top

Barbara Murphy

She/Her/Hers
Burlington, VT
A man with short white hair, a yellow polo shirt and navy blazer

Chip Newell

He/Him/His
NewHeight Group
Portland, ME
A man in a black suit with white shirt and red paisley tie. He is bald, has a short beard, and is wearing glasses.

Randall Rosenbaum

He/Him/His
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Providence, RI
A woman with long brown hair looks over her shoulder with a huge smile across her face

Madeline Sayet

(Mohegan)
She/Her/Hers
Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program
Mystic, CT
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Elizabeth Shapiro

She/Her/Hers
Office of the Arts, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Hartford, CT
A woman with blonde hair wearing a black sleeveless collard shirt and a red beaded necklace

Pamela Tatge

She/Her/Hers
Jacob's Pillow Dance
MA/CT
A man with white hair and glasses with a blue collared shirt and sweater

Ted Wendell

He/Him/His
Milton, MA

Advisory Council

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David Howse

He/Him/His
Co-Chair
ArtsEmerson
Boston, MA
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Liana Krupp

She/Her/Hers
Co-Chair
Krupp Family Foundation
Boston, MA
Christal is a Black woman with forhead length curls and wears a brightly colored, printed blazer over a pink top.

Christal Brown

She/Her/Hers
INSPIRIT dance company
Vermont
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Shoshona Currier

She/Her/Hers
Bates Dance Festival
Lewiston, ME
Kara wears dark glasses and a necklace and has shoulder length brown hair.

Kara Elliott-Ortega

She/Her/Hers
City of Boston
Boston, MA
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Stephanie Fortunato

She/Her/Hers
City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism
Providence, RI
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Orlando Hernández

He/Him/His
Performer, Teacher, and Writer
Providence, RI
Adriane has long black hair and wears black in front of a black backdrop.

Adriane Jefferson

She/Her/Hers
City of New Haven
New Haven Festivals
New Haven, CT
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Alyce Lee

She/Her/Hers
Boston, MA
Chris has short dark, thinning hair and wears a blue and gray tie.

Chris Newell

(Passamaquoddy)
He/Him/His
Akomawt Educational Initiative
Mashantucket, CT
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Jacob Padrón

He/Him/His
Long Wharf Theatre/The Sol Project
New Haven, CT
Melissa has long brown hair, pulled back into a loose ponytail. She wears a pearl necklace and big blue earrings.

Melissa Richmond

She/Her/Hers
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Claremont, NH
A man with glasses and a short beard wearing a yellow tie, white shirt, and caramel blazer, sitting in an office setting.

Lawrence Simpson

He/Him/His
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Kerry has shoulder length brown hair, a gold beaded necklace, and hazel eyes.

Kerry Thompson

She/Her/Hers
Silent Rhythms, Inc.
Disability Rights Fund
Boston, MA

Staff

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Morganna Becker

She/Her/Hers
Community Engagement Coordinator, Creative Economy
Jess wears glasses and has reddish, auburn hair. She smiles.

Jessica Wong Camhi

She/Her/Hers
Program Coordinator, Public Art
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Kamaria Carrington

They/Them/Theirs
Program Officer, Public Art
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Jug Chokshi

He/Him/His
Chief Operating Officer
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Rodrigo DelaTorre

He/Him/His
Senior Accounting Manager
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Cathy Edwards

She/Her/Hers
Executive Director
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Falyn Elhard

They/Them/Theirs
Program Coordinator, New England Presenting & Touring
A man with short red hair wears blue rimmed glasses and a plaid shirt.

Steven Fenton

He/Him/His
Human Resources & Operations Director
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Jeffrey Filiault

They/Them/Theirs
Communications Manager
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Indira Goodwine

She/Her/Hers
Program Director, Dance
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Kristin Gregory

She/Her/Hers
Program Manager, Dance
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Daniela Jacobson

She/Her/Hers
Program Manager, New England Presenting & Touring
Woman leans over and smiles pensively

Meena Malik

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Manager, Theater
Cheri smiles in front of a gray background

Cheri Opperman

She/Her/Hers
Grants Manager, Dance
A woman with brown bobbed hair wears a black and green jacket with yellow flowers

Adrienne Petrillo

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Director, New England Presenting & Touring, Center Stage
Woman with a scarf tied around her neck smiles softly.

Jane Preston

She/Her/Hers
Deputy Director, Programs & Interim Accessibility Coordinator
A smiling woman with blond curly hair

Dee Schneidman

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Director, Research & Creative Economy
A young man with a short beard and glasses; the backdrop includes the trees of Boston Common and buildings in Back Bay.

Derek Schwartz

He/Him/His
Program Coordinator, Theater
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Sarah Silva

She/Her/Hers
Interim Development Manager
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Abby Southwell

She/Her/Hers
Technology & Data Director
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Kelsey Spitalny

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Officer, Center Stage
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Janusz Sulanowski

He/Him/His
Finance Manager
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Quita Sullivan, JD

(Montaukett/Shinnecock)
She/Her/They/Them
Senior Program Director, Theater
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Kim Szeto

She/Her/Hers
Program Director, Public Art
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Natalya Tausanovitch

She/Her/Hers
Program Administrator, Creative Economy
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Sharon Timmel

She/Her/Hers
Development Director
Elizabeth, wearing a gold laurel necklace and plaid, smiles.

Elizabeth Timmerman

She/Her/They/Them
Technology & Data Coordinator
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Ann Wicks

She/Her/Hers
Communications Director
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Annie Yang-Perez

She/Her/Hers
Executive Affairs & Special Projects Officer
A man smiling; he is wearing glasses and a blue shirt and blazer.

John Henry

He/Him/His
Chair
MarlinSpike, LLC
Weston, MA
A woman with short hair and a beaded necklace wearing a black jacket

Carrie Zaslow

She/Her/Hers
Vice Chair/Treasurer
Providence Revolving Fund
Providence, RI
Head shot image of board member Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal; he is wearing a blue shirt and smiling.

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

He/Him/His
Secretary
Lawyers for Civil Rights
Boston, MA
A woman with long straight brown hair over one shoulder wearing round wire glasses and a white button down shirt against a white backdrop.

Magdalena Abrego

She/Her/Hers
Guitarist/Teaching Artist | INPUT/OUTPUT
Boston, MA
A Black man with a shaved head and short facial hair wearing a tweed jacket and tie

Michael Bobbitt

He/Him/His
Mass Cultural Council
Boston, MA
A black woman with round glasses wearing a black top with her hair pulled back; ferns appear in the background.

Edwige Charlot

She/Her/They/Them
Artist / Alliance of Artists Communities
Providence, RI
A woman with short dark hair and a dark patterned jacket.

Amy Zell Ellsworth

She/Her/Hers
MA/CA
A white man with wire glasses and short light hair wearing a black shirt

David Greenham

He/Him/His
Maine Arts Commission
Augusta, ME
A man wearing glasses and dressed in business attire.

Douglas Keith

He/Him/His
Air-Matt, Inc.
Eliot, ME
Head shot image of board member Min Jung Kim; she is smiling and wearing a ivory jacket.

Min Jung Kim

She/Her/Hers
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, MO
A woman with short blonde hair wearing a red blazer and black shirt.

Erinn King

She/Her/Hers
Payden & Rygel
Boston, MA
A woman of Asian descent with long wavy hair, wearing a black top and red earrings against a neutral background.

Angie Lane

She/Her/Hers
Red River Theatres
Concord, NH
A woman with glasses and dangling earrings.

Ginnie Lupi

She/Her/Hers
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Concord, NH
A man poses in front of a wall with text on it.

Frank Mitchell

He/Him/His
Cultural Organizer
New Haven, CT
A woman with bobbed hair and glasses wearing a red top

Karen Mittelman

She/Her/Hers
Vermont Arts Council
Montpelier, VT
a woman with short red hair and dangling earrings and wearing a patterned top

Barbara Murphy

She/Her/Hers
Burlington, VT
A man with short white hair, a yellow polo shirt and navy blazer

Chip Newell

He/Him/His
NewHeight Group
Portland, ME
A man in a black suit with white shirt and red paisley tie. He is bald, has a short beard, and is wearing glasses.

Randall Rosenbaum

He/Him/His
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Providence, RI
A woman with long brown hair looks over her shoulder with a huge smile across her face

Madeline Sayet

(Mohegan)
She/Her/Hers
Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program
Mystic, CT
Head shot image of board member Liz Shapiro; she is smiling and wearing a black and white graphic pattered jacket.

Elizabeth Shapiro

She/Her/Hers
Office of the Arts, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Hartford, CT
A woman with blonde hair wearing a black sleeveless collard shirt and a red beaded necklace

Pamela Tatge

She/Her/Hers
Jacob's Pillow Dance
MA/CT
A man with white hair and glasses with a blue collared shirt and sweater

Ted Wendell

He/Him/His
Milton, MA
In a scarf, a bald man smiles.

David Howse

He/Him/His
Co-Chair
ArtsEmerson
Boston, MA
A woman smiles.

Liana Krupp

She/Her/Hers
Co-Chair
Krupp Family Foundation
Boston, MA
Christal is a Black woman with forhead length curls and wears a brightly colored, printed blazer over a pink top.

Christal Brown

She/Her/Hers
INSPIRIT dance company
Vermont
A head shot of a woman standing in front of a brick wall. She wears a blue patterned top under a rust color blazer.

Shoshona Currier

She/Her/Hers
Bates Dance Festival
Lewiston, ME
Kara wears dark glasses and a necklace and has shoulder length brown hair.

Kara Elliott-Ortega

She/Her/Hers
City of Boston
Boston, MA
A head shot of woman with dark hair and red lipstick wearing a gray top.

Stephanie Fortunato

She/Her/Hers
City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism
Providence, RI
a head shot of a young man with a beard wearing a white shirt. The backdrop is all black.

Orlando Hernández

He/Him/His
Performer, Teacher, and Writer
Providence, RI
Adriane has long black hair and wears black in front of a black backdrop.

Adriane Jefferson

She/Her/Hers
City of New Haven
New Haven Festivals
New Haven, CT
A head shot of awoman in a black suit jacket and pearls; the background appears to be a park.

Alyce Lee

She/Her/Hers
Boston, MA
Chris has short dark, thinning hair and wears a blue and gray tie.

Chris Newell

(Passamaquoddy)
He/Him/His
Akomawt Educational Initiative
Mashantucket, CT
A head shot of a man smiling, wearing a navy overcoat and sitting outside.

Jacob Padrón

He/Him/His
Long Wharf Theatre/The Sol Project
New Haven, CT
Melissa has long brown hair, pulled back into a loose ponytail. She wears a pearl necklace and big blue earrings.

Melissa Richmond

She/Her/Hers
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Claremont, NH
A man with glasses and a short beard wearing a yellow tie, white shirt, and caramel blazer, sitting in an office setting.

Lawrence Simpson

He/Him/His
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Kerry has shoulder length brown hair, a gold beaded necklace, and hazel eyes.

Kerry Thompson

She/Her/Hers
Silent Rhythms, Inc.
Disability Rights Fund
Boston, MA
Woman outside smiles in front of autumnal trees

Morganna Becker

She/Her/Hers
Community Engagement Coordinator, Creative Economy
Jess wears glasses and has reddish, auburn hair. She smiles.

Jessica Wong Camhi

She/Her/Hers
Program Coordinator, Public Art
A smiling person with short hair and chunky earrings

Kamaria Carrington

They/Them/Theirs
Program Officer, Public Art
A man wearing a blue button downs shirt.

Jug Chokshi

He/Him/His
Chief Operating Officer
A man with short gray hair and wearing a blue button down shirt with a white collar.

Rodrigo DelaTorre

He/Him/His
Senior Accounting Manager
Cathy wears a pink top and smiles

Cathy Edwards

She/Her/Hers
Executive Director
A person leans in and smiles.

Falyn Elhard

They/Them/Theirs
Program Coordinator, New England Presenting & Touring
A man with short red hair wears blue rimmed glasses and a plaid shirt.

Steven Fenton

He/Him/His
Human Resources & Operations Director
A smiling man in a black and white printed shirt

Jeffrey Filiault

They/Them/Theirs
Communications Manager
In a dress, a woman poses and smiles,

Indira Goodwine

She/Her/Hers
Program Director, Dance
A white woman with medium length straight blonde hair wearing a v-neck red top and subtle jewelry.

Kristin Gregory

She/Her/Hers
Program Manager, Dance
Woman in a purple top and lipstick smiles.

Daniela Jacobson

She/Her/Hers
Program Manager, New England Presenting & Touring
Woman leans over and smiles pensively

Meena Malik

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Manager, Theater
Cheri smiles in front of a gray background

Cheri Opperman

She/Her/Hers
Grants Manager, Dance
A woman with brown bobbed hair wears a black and green jacket with yellow flowers

Adrienne Petrillo

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Director, New England Presenting & Touring, Center Stage
Woman with a scarf tied around her neck smiles softly.

Jane Preston

She/Her/Hers
Deputy Director, Programs & Interim Accessibility Coordinator
A smiling woman with blond curly hair

Dee Schneidman

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Director, Research & Creative Economy
A young man with a short beard and glasses; the backdrop includes the trees of Boston Common and buildings in Back Bay.

Derek Schwartz

He/Him/His
Program Coordinator, Theater
Sarah poses and smiles.

Sarah Silva

She/Her/Hers
Interim Development Manager
a head shot of a woman smiling; the Boston skyline is in the background.

Abby Southwell

She/Her/Hers
Technology & Data Director
Kelsey smiles in a striped shirt

Kelsey Spitalny

She/Her/Hers
Senior Program Officer, Center Stage
A man, in navy blue, smiles.

Janusz Sulanowski

He/Him/His
Finance Manager
Quita smiles with her arms crossed over her lap.

Quita Sullivan, JD

(Montaukett/Shinnecock)
She/Her/They/Them
Senior Program Director, Theater
Woman in green smiles in a studio space

Kim Szeto

She/Her/Hers
Program Director, Public Art
a woman with long hair pulled back wearing a black and white striped shirt and black blazer against a beige background

Natalya Tausanovitch

She/Her/Hers
Program Administrator, Creative Economy
A woman with long straight hair and wearing a green top against a neutral backdrop

Sharon Timmel

She/Her/Hers
Development Director
Elizabeth, wearing a gold laurel necklace and plaid, smiles.

Elizabeth Timmerman

She/Her/They/Them
Technology & Data Coordinator
A woman in a floral shirt with shoulder length hair smiles.

Ann Wicks

She/Her/Hers
Communications Director
A woman, with her hair pulled back, smiles.

Annie Yang-Perez

She/Her/Hers
Executive Affairs & Special Projects Officer