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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, Paul Buttenwieser, Psychiatrist and Author
  • Co-Chair, Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
  • Michele Courton Brown, Consultant, Vice President of Business Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Amy d’Ablemont Burnes, Parent, Pro bono Programming and Community-partnership Development Hurley K-8 School
  • Cathy Edwards, Executive Director, New England Foundation for the Arts
  • Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
  • Peggy Fogelman, Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Barbara Hostetter, Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Barr Foundation
  • Swanee Hunt, President, Hunt Alternatives
  • Andrea Kalyn, President, New England Conservatory
  • Beth Klarman, President, Klarman Family Foundation
  • David Lapin, Former Executive Director, Community Music Center of Boston
  • Joyce Linde, Trustee, Linde Family Foundation
  • José Massó, Director of Policy, Massachusetts Port Authority; Host & Producer, Con Salsa/WBUR
  • Jill Medvedow, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Kelly Nowlin, Principal, KDN Philanthropy Consulting
  • Dennie Palmer Wolf, Principal Researcher, WolfBrown
  • M. Lee Pelton, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation
  • Marinell Rousmaniere, President and 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
  • Dr. Lisa Wong, Former Board President, Longwood Symphony Conservatory; Pediatrician