Announcing | 2018 Emerging Leaders Boot Camp Participants

Announcing | 2018 Emerging Leaders Boot Camp Participants

Meet the newest class of participants in NYFA’s intensive professional development program for arts administrators.

NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Boot Camp, now celebrating its fourth year, is a free leadership development program for arts administrators. The program structure includes a five-day intensive with a rigorous blend of presentations, formal lectures, individual leadership assessment, and break-out groups. Additionally, the nine-month program includes half-day check-ins, an alumni mixer, and a two-day final session.

NYFA firmly believes that through this program, we make an investment in the cultural infrastructure that will ultimately benefit the entire field, building stronger connections and shared knowledge between artists and arts administrators.

After careful consideration, New York Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the participants for the 2018 Emerging Leaders Boot Camp program.

2018 Emerging Leaders Boot Camp Program Participants:

Karisa Antonio, Director of Arts and CultureLantern Community Services, New York, NY

Zachary Bowman, Manager of Education and Visitor ExperienceSamuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Eliza Coviello, General ManagerPerforma, New York, NY

Gabriel de Guzman, Curator & Director of ExhibitionsSmack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Ana Fiore, Program Manager, Grants & Community InitiativesLower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

Maria Fumai Dietrich, Membership and Individual Giving ManagerParrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

Grace Gaylord, Manager, Global K-12 ProgramsThe Juilliard School, New York, NY

Jessica Lightfoot, Manager, Programs and DevelopmentConcert Artists Guild, New York, NY

Stephanie Lindquist, DirectorBronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY

Melissa Liu, Development & Communications CoordinatorThe Laundromat Project, New York, NY

Reynaldi Lindner Lolong, Associate Director of Marketing and MembershipNew York Shakespeare Festival DBA The Public Theater, New York, NY

Meghan Love, National Training Curriculum Associate & ABT/NYU Master’s Program ManagerAmerican Ballet Theatre, New York, NY

Amita Manghnani, Director of Public Programs & Communications, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University (A/P/A), New York, NY

Luis Pagan, Marketing/Media ManagerCasita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, NY

Benji Railton-Ashe, Education Manager, Teaching and LearningNew York City Center, New York, NY

M.K. Rainey, Managing Director for Training & CommunicationsCommunity-Word Project, New York, NY

Erica Reinsch, Assistant Director of Education/School EngagementNew Victory Theater, New York, NY

Juan Pablo Siles, Manager, Artistic PlanningBrooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Maya Suess, Managing DirectorFlux Factory, Long Island City, NY

Andrea Thompson, Director of DevelopmentAfro Latin Jazz Alliance, New York, NY

Megan Whitman, Director, Lambert Center for Arts + IdeasJCC Manhattan, New York, NY

Nico Xuexin Li, Education Programs and Engagements ManagerNew York Chinese Cultural Center, New York, NY

Melissa Zakri Zareh, New York Program DirectorSAG-AFTRA Foundation, New York, NY

Lauren Zelaya, Assistant Curator of Public ProgramsBrooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

The Emerging Leaders Boot Camp is made possible with the generous support of American Express.

Image: 2018 Emerging Leaders Boot Camp Program Participants, March 2018, Photo Credit: NYFA

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