Amy Cochran spends her days as a Principal with PwC, focusing on large finance transformational programs, and her nights/weekends as a fiber artist knitting, crocheting, and needlepointing.
Remberto Del Real
Remberto Del Real is the Chief Marketing Officer of DeVry University.
Katie Dowling is Vice President, Delivery & Execution at Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).
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.
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.
Erica Hubbard is the Associate Director of Civic Relations and Partnerships at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Lisa Yun Lee
Lisa Yun Lee (Secretary) is a cultural activist and Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum.
Rose Parisi (Vice Chair) is a consultant and arts advocate.
Jason Quiara is Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED.
Katy Simmons is a Vice President and Senior Client Advisor in Northern Trust’s Global Family & Private Investment Office.
Mike Siurek is a Senior Vice President with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in their Healthcare and Institutions group.
Mel Smith (Treasurer) is the owner and former president of Investment Concepts, Inc.
Cat Tager (Chair) is Associate Director of Education at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Scott Wang is currently in Partnerships at Stripe.
Acasia Wilson Feinberg
Acasia Wilson Feinberg is the Founding Director of the 1954 Fund, an initiative of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education.
Manager of Administration and Programs
Mesha is dedicated to creating equitable and inclusive arts and culture programming. She is a musician, consultant, and on the board of Sustain Music & Nature.
Esther Grisham Grimm
Esther’s career-long work in the arts encompasses museum and art education, administration, and philanthropy. She is a writer/editor, plays the flute, and is a coach for National Arts Strategies Leadership Coaching program. She also serves as Co-Chair of the American Friends of the Vienna Museum Board of Directors.
Director of Programs
Sara has led nonprofit arts programming and fundraising work for nearly 20 years. She also is an avid gardener and serves as Board President of the multidisciplinary art space, Comfort Station, based in the Logan Square neighborhood.
Director of Development and Partnerships
Melanie's background spans nonprofit, public, and business administration, with extensive work in arts philanthropy and community engagement, most recently for the City of Chicago. She is events co-chair of the Navy Pier Associate Board and past co-chair of the Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust.
Lead For America Fellow
Special Projects & Research Manager
Taylor is a 2021 graduate of Oglethorpe University, receiving a B.A. in Art History and Nonprofit Management. As a Lead For America Hometown Fellow, Taylor is part of a national service program that places leaders aged 21-30 in two-year paid fellowship roles within organizations based in their hometowns. A passionate advocate for equitable arts education and historical interpretation, Taylor will manage and support several projects at 3Arts aimed to expand financial opportunities for artists and diversify the field and art historical representations.