Our Staff








Julia Di Bussolo, Executive Director








Carla Blackwell,  Schools and Partnerships Manager




Betty Gonzales, Communications and Development Coordinator








Vanessa L. Jackson, Arts Integration Coordinator

Our Board

Annette Anselmi, Executive Director, Maryland Health & Higher Educational Facilities Authority

Sylvia Brown, Community Activist and Philanthropist

Cheryl Casciani, Director of Neighborhood Sustainability for the Baltimore Community Foundation

Rosiland Cauthen, Theatre Department Head, Baltimore School for the Arts

Jodi Dunn, Retired Health & Human Services Executive

Nancy Fagan, Principal, Highlandtown Elementary and Middle #215

Cecil Flamer, CAO, Brown Capital Management

Carolyn Freeland, Community Schools Consultant, Homewood Community Partners Initiative/Johns Hopkins University

David Gregory, Partner, McKennon, Shelton, & Henn LLP

Mark Joseph, CEO, Joseph Family Holdings, Inc.

Amanda Kodeck, Ruth R. Marder Director of Education & Public Programs, The Walters Art Museum

Fred Lazarus, President Emeritus, Maryland Institute College of Art

Dr. Frankie Martin, Retired University Administrator, Maryland Institute College of Art

The Hon. Maggie McIntosh, Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates

Liz Nilson, Retired Attorney

Dr. Elizabeth Nuss, Retired University Administrator, Goucher College

Anne Perkins, Retired Attorney, Former Maryland State Delegate

Dr. Shyla Rao, Principal, City Neighbors Hamilton Elementary School

Barlow Savidge, Managing Director, M&T Securities

Anne South, Retired Events Director, Maryland Institute College of Art

Christian Ventimiglia, Institutional Portfolio Analyst, Brown Advisory LLC

Harold Watson, Baltimore City Public School Music Teacher, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School

Board Member Biographies