BOARD

Rachel Arfa, J.D. Rachel Arfa, J.D., is an attorney at Equip for Equality, a legal organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the State of Illinois.
Erryn Cobb Erryn Cobb is the Co-Founder of Fetch Public Relations in Chicago and co-founder of Homiey, an event and co-working space in Humboldt Park.
Chanel W. Coney Chanel W. Coney is the Director of Marketing at Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners.
Chanel W. Coney Remberto Del Real is Managing Director of personal and business banking marketing for BMO Harris Bank.
Cheryl Desir Cheryl Desir is the General Manager of the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and Regional Director of Wolfgang Puck Catering.
Katie Dowling Katie Dowling is Director of Program Management for Global Regulatory & Reporting Solutions at Morningstar.

Alice DuBose Alice DuBose is the Founder of Philanthropy RX, a fundraising consultant firm that she founded in 2006.  Philanthropy Rx works closely with key staff, volunteers and leaders to design and implement fundraising programs and campaigns
Marcia K. Festen Marcia K. Festen is a visual artist and the Director of the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, a funding collaborative which supports capacity building efforts for small arts and cultural organizations.
Thomas L. Holt Thomas L. Holt is a partner at Perkins Coie with a focus on trademark, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, and patent law.
Lisa Yun Lee Lisa Yun Lee (Secretary) is a cultural activist and the Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Art and Art History, an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visiting Curator at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and the Director of the National Public Housing Museum.
Rose Parisi Rose Parisi (Vice Chair) is a consultant and arts advocate.
Sidney Sidwell Sydney Sidwell is the Director of Arts Learning and Education at the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.
Mel Smith Mel Smith (Treasurer) is the owner and former president of Investment Concepts, Inc.
Cat Tager Cat Tager (Chair) is an arts administrator, musician, and educator with a background in program development, management training, non-profit finance and accounting, and marketing strategy.

 

STAFF

Esther Grisham Grimm, Executive Director
Jeanna Rathell, Manager of Operations & Development
Sara Slawnik, Director of Programs