Our Staff






Julia Di Bussolo, Executive Director







Carla Blackwell,  Schools and Partnerships Manager







Vanessa L. Jackson, Arts Integration Coordinator







Precious Blake, Communications and Development Coordinator



Our Board

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

Sylvia Brown, Community Activist and Philanthropist

Jodi Dunn, Retired Health & Human Services Executive

Nancy Fagan, Principal, Highlandtown Elementary and Middle #215

Cecil Flamer, CAO, Brown Capital Mamagement

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

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

Jonathan Havens,  Associate, Saul Ewing 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, Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy, MA in Teaching program, 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