Serving artists and staffed by artists.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that having a diverse staff is critical to effectively fulfilling our mission and increasing that diversity is a key organizational priority; women, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to join our team. Our staff is comprised largely of working artists — from all disciplines — who are all dedicated to serving artists and arts organizations.

Interested in working at NYFA? Open roles will be listed on NYFA Classifieds as they come available.

To contact New York Foundation for the Arts, please use our Contact Page.

Executive Staff

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Lisa Fagan

Executive Assistant

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Michael L. Royce

Executive Director


Nichole Almanzar

Development Officer

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Katherine Delaney

Director of Development

Kimberly Goodis

Development Officer
Individual Giving and Special Events

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Ryan Hudak

Development Officer
Individual Giving and Foundations

NYFA Grants

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Judy Cai

NYFA Grants

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Madeleine Cutrona

Senior Program Officer
Fiscal Sponsorship

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Alicia Ehni

Program Officer
Fiscal Sponsorship

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Sarah O’Connell

Program Officer
NYFA Grants

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Mollie Quinlan-Hayes

Program Coordinator
Rauschenberg Grants

Tricia Sackor

Program Officer
Fiscal Sponsorship & Finance

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Eleysha Sajous

Program Officer
NYFA Grants

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Matthew Seig

Media Specialist
Fiscal Sponsorship

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Anna Wang

Program Officer
NYFA Grants

NYFA Learning

Zahra Banyamerian

Senior Program Officer
Leadership Initiatives and Curatorial Affairs

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Felicity Hogan

Director of NYFA Learning

Kyle Lopez

Program Associate and Editor, Con Edison Immigrant Artist Newsletter

Kelly Olshan

Program Officer
Career Advice and Training

Ya Yun Teng

Program Officer
Immigrant Artist Resource Center (NYC)


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Amy Aronoff

Senior Communications Officer

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Mary-kate Grohoski

Sales Manager
NYFA Classifieds

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Molly Martin

Director of Sales and Communications

Finance & Administration

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Carolyn Lockhart Schoerner

Finance Officer

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Rusha Rahman

Finance Officer

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Sebi Vitale

Director of Finance/Administration


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Peter Cobb

Senior Advisor
NYFA Learning