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Experience

Policy Management

Creative Aging

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  • Designed and managed—and provided technical assistance for—a creative aging grant and technical assistance program in 2008-2009 for the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
  • Managed, researched and wrote in 2007-2008 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.
  • Managed the Spanish translation of Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit and its companion Web site, both published in 2008.
  • Documented the 2006 National Conference on Arts and Aging: Creativity Matters, which enabled participants to explore in-depth the intersections among research, policy and practice in the field of creative aging.
  • Designed and managed Creative Aging: Arts Education for Older Adults, a national training institute convened in fall 2005 by the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
  • Documented a two-day creativity and aging conference that developed recommendations for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging concerning the value of professional arts programming for, by and with older Americans.
  • Directed Vital Visionaries, a project funded in 2005 by the National Institute on Aging in partnership with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare that fostered intergenerational interactions between older adults and first-year medical students through the arts.

Accessibility

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  • Researched and wrote a Web feature in 2008 on effective practices in accessibility in presenting arts organizations for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
  • Researched and wrote a publication in 2007-2008 on effective practices in universal design for learning in children’s museums for VSA arts and the Association of Children’s Museums.
  • Researched and wrote a monograph in 2006 that describes the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art's Experiential Education Initiative internship program for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Researched and wrote "Beyond the Ramp: Accessibility as an Organizational Asset" for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Based on the 2005 MetLife/Arts Presenters Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Arts Access, this white paper serves as a call to action for performing arts facilities, and demonstrates the power of people with disabilities and older adults with statistics, best practices, reference materials and accepted language.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

  • Managed a five-year project to update and merge into one book the Design for Accessibility manual and the Arts and 504 Handbook. The National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and MetLife Foundation funded the new publication, Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook, which helps organizations comply with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), and assists them in making access an integral part of planning, mission, programs, outreach, meetings, budget and staffing.
  • Represented the organization and the state arts agencies on an advisory group organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to explore how best to facilitate careers in the arts for people with disabilities.
  • Served for three years on a panel organized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to award grants to arts organizations for mentoring a person with a disability.
  • Ensured that all materials, facilities and programs at the organization’s conferences were fully accessible to people with disabilities and older adults.
  • Advised the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the instructional design of their annual Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability conference attended by cultural institutions' accessibility managers.
  • Designed and led a session on problem solving for state arts agency accessibility managers and VSA arts staff at regional workshops in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Convened meetings as part of the annual conference of state arts agency accessibility managers, and worked with organizations such as the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and the National Center for Creative Aging on workshops at the annual conference.

Arts Education

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  • Managed the revision of “Eloquent Evidence” in collaboration with the Arts Education Partnership. Based on Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development, the 2006 monograph, “Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement,” describes in nontechnical terms what the research says about how study of the arts contributes to academic achievement and student success.
  • Worked in 2005 with a small team led by Dawn M. Ellis & Associates to conduct a field scan of professional development literature and model arts education professional development programs of school and community-based organizations, at both the national and local levels.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

  • Managed the collaboration with the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities for the annual "Coming Up Taller" awards and the Leadership Enhancement Conference that taught award recipients how to build organizational capacity. The award recognizes exemplary after-school and out-of-school youth arts programs. Partners are the three federal cultural agencies: the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • Managed the arts education program for more than 10 years.
  • Organized and chaired the planning committee for a two-day conference designed to develop action strategies for arts education advocacy at the community, state and regional levels.
  • Represented the organization and the state arts agencies at meetings of the Arts Education Partnership, a 140 member national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations.
  • Managed the collaboration with the National Association for State Directors of Arts Education.
  • Managed a $164,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to strengthen the state-level infrastructure for arts education by supporting partnerships among state arts agencies, state alliances for arts education and state departments of education. The initiative was guided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies together with the Arts Education Partnership, National Endowment for the Arts and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Alliance for Arts Education Network.

Program Management

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  • Managed the national finals competition in 2006 of Poetry Out Loud for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Designed and managed all facets of 14 annual conferences for 400 state arts agency professional and volunteer leaders hosted by 12 different state arts agencies in 13 different cities.
  • Designed and managed two joint conferences with Americans for the Arts, each one involving more than 1000 public sector leaders.
  • Designed and managed the biannual State Arts Agency Executive Directors' Institute and the Fall Leadership Institute for state arts agency executive directors, chairs, council members and assistant directors.
  • Hired and supervised four Meetings/Events Managers.
  • Managed the awards program.
  • Initiated a systemic change to the leadership development program that resulted in services focused on state arts agencies' learning goals—what they need to know and be able to do to be successful in the 21st century.

Association Management

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

  • Managed the nominations process for board members, and the appointment of committee, advisory group and taskforce members.
  • Managed board and executive committee meetings.
  • Designed a board member orientation program.
  • Coordinated the work of the organization’s contracted legislative counsel; facilitated his interaction with staff and members; and assisted with advocacy.

Presentations

  • Keynote Speaker, Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Health and Human Services, December 2008
  • Panelist, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies annual conference, September 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, Monthly Volunteer Training, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Health and Human Services, April 2008
  • Panelist, American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging annual conference, March 2008
  • Workshop Co-Leader, Arts and Aging Preconference, National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts annual conference, November 2007

Employment History

JMB Arts Management

  • 2005-present: President

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

  • 2000-2004: Director of Leadership Development
  • 1994-2000: Member Services Director
  • 1991-1994: Member Services Manager
  • 1989-1991: Program Associate
  • 1988-1989: Assistant to the Executive Director
  • 1985-1988: Program Assistant
  • 1984-1985: Production Typist

Volunteer History

  • 2009-present: Woodhollow Homeowners’ Association – President
  • 2007-present: Woodhollow Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors
  • 2006-present: Montgomery County (MD) Volunteer Ombudsman for Assisted Living Residents
  • 2003-present: PETS-DC Board of Directors - Secretary
  • 1997-2000: Whitman-Walker AIDS Buddy
  • 1993-present: PETS-DC Volunteer
    • Deliver free pet food to six clients bimonthly
    • Managed five-person team walking client's dog twice a day, five days a week.

Education

  • School of Social Work, University of Maryland-Baltimore (MSW expected May 2011)
  • Technology of Participation: Group Facilitation Methods Seminar, 2000
  • Whitman-Walker Clinic Volunteer Training, 1997
  • PETS-DC Volunteer Training, 1993
  • NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, Human Interaction Lab, 1990
  • B.A. in English from Carleton College (Northfield, MN), 1983
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