Johanna Misey Boyer is the president of JMB Arts Management, which specializes in helping clients manage programs in creative aging, and arts and accessibility. She is the author of the 230-page Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit and its companion Web site for the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, National Center for Creative Aging and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Currently, Boyer is managing the National Guild’s creative aging program and providing technical assistance to grantees. Completed projects include writing a publication on effective practices in universal design for learning for VSA arts and the Association of Children’s Museums, and writing a Web feature on effective practices in accessibility for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Prior to starting her consulting business in January 2005, Boyer worked at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies for 20 years, most recently as the Director of Leadership Development.
A native Washingtonian and graduate of Carleton College (Northfield, MN), Boyer is a volunteer ombudsman for assisted-living residents in Montgomery County, MD, and a board member of PETS-DC, an organization that enables people living with HIV/AIDS and other disabling conditions to maintain and care for their pets. She also serves as president of the Woodhollow Homeowners’ Association. In fall 2008, she began graduate studies at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, School of Social Work.