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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:

  • Co-Chair, Mary Skipper, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
  • Co-Chair, Dr. Lisa Wong, Former Board President, Longwood Symphony Conservatory; Pediatrician
  • Michael J. Bobbitt, Executive Director,  Mass Cultural Council
  • Michele Courton Brown, Consultant
  • Amy d’Ablemont Burnes, Parent, Hurley K-8 School
  • Paul Buttenwieser
  • Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
  • Peggy Fogelman, Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Mary K. Grant, President, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Barbara Hostetter, Trustee, Barr Foundation
  • Swanee Hunt, President, Hunt Alternatives
  • Andrea Kalyn, President, New England Conservatory
  • Beth Klarman, President, The Klarman Family Foundation
  • David Lapin, Retired Executive Director, Community Music Center of Boston
  • Joyce Linde, Trustee, Linde Family Foundation
  • José Massó, Producer, Con Salsa/WBUR
  • Jill Medvedow, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Kelly Nowlin, Principal, KDN Philanthropy Consulting
  • Dennie Palmer Wolf, Senior Scholar, Annenberg Institute for School Reform; Principal, WolfBrown
  • Lee Pelton, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
  • Marinell Rousmaniere, President & CEO, EdVestors
  • Emily Ruddock, Executive Director, MASSCreative
  • Steve Seidel, Director, Project Zero and Arts in Education Program, Harvard University
  • Marie St. Fleur, Principal, St. Fleur Communications
  • Matthew Teitelbaum, Director, Museum of Fine Arts