Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Community Directors:

Nicole Allen White
Director of Government and External Affairs
Philadelphia Museum of Art

James Claiborne
Curator of Public Programs
The Barnes Foundation

Michelle Currica
Grants & Operations Mgr
Samuel S. Fels Fund

Dawn Frisby Byers**
Senior Director of Content and Engagement
Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Magda Martinez***
Chief Operating Officer
Mural Arts Philadelphia

Ken Metzner**
Executive Director
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

John Orr
Executive Director

Kelli Paul
Vice President of Development
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Directors Appointed by the Mayor:

Valerie Gay**
Deputy Director for Audience Engagement & Chief Experience Officer
The Barnes Foundation

LaNeshe Miller-White
Executive Director
Theatre Philadelphia & Theatre in the X

Michael O’Bryan
Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs
The Village of Arts and Humanities

Neville K. Vakharia
Assistant Professor and Research Director
Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise

Directors Appointed by President of City Council:

Cindy Bass 
Council District 8

Derek Green
Council At-Large

David Oh 
Council At-Large

Mark Squilla 
Council District 1

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