Leadership Council

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Honorary Chair
Jim Canales, President,Barr Foundation (Co-Chair)
Lee Pelton, President,Emerson College (Co-Chair)

Nicole Agois Hurel, COOL Schools Director, VSA Massachusetts

Loreto Paz Ansaldo, Community Organizer, Educator, and Artivist

Maure Aronson, Executive Director, World Music/CRASHarts

Jonathan Bays, Executive Director, Sound Postings LLC

Thomas Blumenthal, Partner, The Baupost Group

Adrian Budhu, Managing Director, The Theater Offensive

Gregory Bulger, Trustee, Gregory E. Bulger Foundation

Paul Buttenwieser, Trustee, Boston Symphony Orchestra and American Repertory Theatre

Miles Byrne, Development Director, Corcoran Jennison Company

Jay Calderin, Executive Director, Boston Fashion Week

Cassandra Cato-Louis, Artistic Director, African Repertory Troupe

Roxann Cooke, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Eastern Bank

Elizabeth de Montrichard, Trustee, The Lynch Foundation

Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, Executive Director, OrigiNation Dance

Rick Dimino, President & CEO, A Better City

Cathy Edwards, Executive Director, New England Foundation for the Arts

Barbara Erickson, President & CEO, Trustees of Reservations

Allyson Esposito, Director, Arts and Culture Program, The Boston Foundation

Bridgitt Evans, President, VIA Art Fund

Hanah Fadrigalan, Board Member, Asian American Journalists Assoc.

Padriac Farma, Director, Real to Reel Filmschool, Raw Art Works

Grace Fey, President, Grace Fey Advisors

Tracey Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Natixis Global Asset Management

Aisha Francis, Director of Development, Harvard Medical School

Mindy Fried, Principal, Arbor Consulting Partners

Erica Gervais Pappendick, Founder, Gervais + Co Advisors

Susan Goganian, Director, Beverly Historical Society

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Senior Associate, Arrowstreet

Barbara Wallace Grossman, Professor, Tufts University

William Guenther, Chairman & CEO, Mass Insight

Linda Pizzuti Henry, Managing Director, Boston Globe

Betty Hillmon, Founder/Director, Boston City-Wide String Orchestra

Betsy Hinkle, Founder and Artistic Director, musiConnects

Cerise Jacobs, Creator and Librettist, The Friends of Madame White Snake

Patricia Jacobs, President, AT&T New England

Mark Kates, Founder, Fenway Recordings

Gretchen Keyworth, Director Emerita, Fuller Craft Museum

Dumas Lafontant, Director, Lower Roxbury Coalition

Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops

Philip Lovejoy, Executive Director, Harvard Alumni Association; Board Member, Boston Center for the Arts

Juan Maldonado, Director of Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement, Sociedad Latina

Marlee McDonald-Yepes, Program Manager, New England Conservatory

Victor Negrete, Regional Planning Director, Mass. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Peter Nessen, President, Nessen Associates

Stephanie Nikolaou, Theater and Dance Teacher

Laura Perille, President & CEO, EdVestors

Catherine Peterson, Executive Director, ArtsBoston

Veronica Robles, Executive Director, Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Ashley Rose, Artist and Arts Program Manager, Lena Park CDC

John Rosenthal, President, Meredith Management

Eve Rounds, Independent Arts Advocate, Boston Ballet and Boston Arts Academy

Bianca Sigh Ward, Paralegal, Nystrom Beckman & Paris LLP

Maguire Skaza, Youth Leadership Council

Jodi Solomon, President, Solomon Speakers Bureau

Matthew Teitelbaum, Director, Museum of Fine Arts

Bridgette Wallace, Founder, SkyLab

Michael Winston, President, Humble Hues; Bay Village Executive Committee

Lisa Wong, Pediatrician/Musician, Harvard Medical School, President, Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Michelle Wu, City Councilor At-Large, City of Boston