NEFA Expands Public Art Department

Jessica Wong Camhi | photo by Jeffrey Filiault/NEFA

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Communications Director & Co-Accessibility Coordinator

(Boston, MA) The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is pleased to announce that Jessica Wong Camhi has joined the organization in the role of Program Coordinator, Public Art.

Prior to joining NEFA, Jess served as the Art Collections Data Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture for the City of Boston, where, among other activities, she compiled a digital database of public art in the city. Before that, Jess held multiple roles at the Chinese Historical Society of New England, collaborating with artists, residents, and local organizations, researching and writing grants, and producing exhibitions and public programs. Earlier roles in library and museum settings at Harvard and Tufts Universities honed her research, data collection, and service skills. Jess earned her B.A. in Art from Reed College in Portland, OR, and an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Originally from Norwalk, CT, she currently resides in Dorchester, MA.

“Jess brings both her knowledge of the public art field and complementary skills to the role; she will be an important part of NEFA’s work to inspire more vibrant public life and spaces,” said program director Kim Szeto. “We are excited to have her as part of the team.”

The program coordinator role was previously held by Kamaria Carrington, who was recently promoted to a newly created position of program officer. In this new role, they serve as a steward of programmatic and organizational goals, driving communications and promotional efforts to support and enhance the visibility of NEFA’s Public Art programs and services. Kamaria will continue working closely with constituents as they navigate the grant process, while providing administrative and logistical support for department activities and events.

About NEFA

The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.  NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at

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