Arts Advisory Board

Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion is guided by an Advisory Board that provides cross-sector vision and guidance from leaders in business, philanthropy, higher education, and cultural institutions. Members are:

Chair, Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
Robert Beal, President, Beal Companies
Roger Brown, President, Berklee College of Music
Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
Paul Buttenwieser
Louis B. Casagrande
Michele Courton Brown, CEO, Quality Interactions, Inc.
Christopher Cook, Commissioner, City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Amy d’Ablemont Burnes, Parent, Hurley K-8 School
Paul Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Reverend Dr. Gregory G. Groover, Sr., Pastor, Charles Street AME Church
Barbara Hostetter, Co-Founder and Trustee, Barr Foundation
Abigail Housen, Co-Founder, Visual Thinking Strategies
Swanee Hunt, President, Hunt Alternatives
Beth Klarman, President, Klarman Family Foundation
Judith Kurland
Joyce Linde, Trustee, Linde Family Foundation
José Massó, Host & Producer, Con Salsa/WBUR
Martha McKenna, Lesley University
Sue Pucker, Owner, Pucker Gallery
Steve Seidel, Director, Arts in Education Program, Harvard University
Kay Sloan, President Emerita, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Marie St. Fleur, President & CEO, Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children
Michael Tooke, Member, Boston Leaders for Education
Alicia Verity, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Dennie Palmer Wolf, Senior Scholar, Annenberg Institute for School Reform; Principal, WolfBrown
Dr. Lisa Wong, Former Board President, Longwood Symphony Conservatory; Pediatrician
Janet Zwanziger

Ex officio:

Myran Parker-Brass, Executive Director for the Arts, Boston Public Schools
Laura Perille, CEO & President, EdVestors
Daniel Windham, Director of Arts, The Wallace Foundation