Leadership Council

The Leadership Council, a group of diverse civic leaders with a passion for Boston’s cultural and creative life, will serve as advisors, helping to shepherd the plan into implementation.

Nicole Agois Hurel Loreto Paz Ansaldo Maure Aronson Jonathan Bays

COOL Schools Director,
VSA Massachusetts

Community Organizer, Educator and Artivist

Executive Director,
World Music/CRASHarts

Executive Director,
Sound Postings LLC

Thomas Blumenthal Adrian Budhu Gregory Bulger Paul Buttenwieser

Partner, The Baupost Group

Managing Director, The Theater Offensive

Trustee, Gregory E. Bulger Foundation


Miles Byrne Jay Calderin Jim Canales Cassandra Cato-Louis
Development Director, Corcoran Jennison Company

Executive Director, Boston Fashion Week

President, Barr Foundation
(Council Co-Chair)

Outreach Coordinator,
Mattapan Cultural Arts
Roxann Cooke Elizabeth de Montrichard Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga Rick Dimino
Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Eastern Bank Trustee, The Lynch Foundation

Executive Director, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

President & CEO, A Better City
Cathy Edwards Barbara Erickson Bridgitt Evans Hanah Fadrigalan

Executive Director, New
England Foundation for the Arts

President & CEO,
Trustees of Reservations

VIA Art Fund

Promotions Coordinator, 7 News NBC Boston WDHD-TV

Padriac Farma Grace Fey Tracey Flaherty Aisha Francis

Director, Real to Reel Filmschool, Raw Art Works

Grace Fey Advisors

Senior Vice President,
Natixis Global Asset Management

Director of Development,
Harvard Medical School

Mindy Fried Erica Gervais Pappendick Susan Goganian Emily Grandstaff-Rice

Arbor Consulting Partners

Gervais + Co Advisors

Beverly Historical Society

Board Member,
Boston Society of Architects

Barbara Wallace Grossman William Guenther Linda Pizzuti Henry Betty Hillmon

Tufts University

Chairman & CEO,
Mass Insight

Managing Director,
Boston Globe

Founder/Director, Boston City-Wide String Orchestra

Betsy Hinkle Cerise Jacobs Patricia Jacobs Mark Kates

Founder and Artistic Director,

Creator and Librettist, The Friends of Madame White Snake

AT&T New England

Fenway Recordings

Gretchen Keyworth Dumas Lafontant Keith Lockhart Philip Lovejoy

Director Emerita, Fuller Craft Museum

Director, Lower Roxbury Coalition Conductor, Boston Pops

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

Juan Maldonado Travis McCready Marlee McDonald Victor Negrete

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

Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation Orchestra Program Director,
Josiah Quincy Elementary School

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

Peter Nessen Stephanie Nikolaou Lee Pelton Laura Perille

President, Nessen Associates

Theater Teacher, UP Academy Dorchester

President, Emerson College
(Council Co-Chair)
President & CEO, EdVestors
Catherine Peterson Veronica Robles Ashley Rose John Rosenthal

Executive Director, ArtsBoston

Executive Director, Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Artist and Arts Program Manager, Lena Park CDC President, Meredith Management
Eve Rounds Bianca Sigh Ward Maguire Skaza Jodi Solomon

Independent Arts Advocate, Boston Ballet and Boston Arts Academy

Paralegal, Nystrom Beckman & Paris LLP

Youth Leadership Council President, Solomon Speakers Bureau
Matthew Teitelbaum Bridgette Wallace Martin J. Walsh Michael Winston

Director, Museum of Fine Arts

Founder, SkyLab

Mayor, City of Boston (Honorary Chair)

President, Humble Hues; Bay Village Executive Committee

Lisa Wong Michelle Wu    

Pediatrician/Musician, Harvard Medical School

City Councilor At-Large, City of Boston


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