Friends of Materials for the Arts – Board of Directors

Andrew Seiken, Chair
Senior Wealth Strategist, BNY Mellon

Scott A. Resnick, Vice Chair
Vice President of Loyalty, SoulCycle

Samit Shah, TreasurerSenior Director of Data Science, Aetna

Anelle Miller, Secretary
Executive Director, Society of Illustrators

Bonnie Weissblatt Weill, Board Chair Emerita

Marla Aaron
CEO, Marla Aaron Jewelry

Allison Arden
Founder and CEO of SOUL + CO

Bridgett Artise
Founder, Sustainable Fashion Week US / NYC

Mattie Byrneheim
Customer Success Manager, Media and Entertainment, Adobe

Rick Davy
Founder and Director, BK Style Foundation

Grahame Hubbard
Director, Plant Specialists

Yolanda Shashaty

Janet Wong
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deutsche Bank

Robert Jenkins
Director, Platform

Shirley Levy

Tara Sansone
Executive Director, Friends of Materials for the Arts

Laurie Cumbo, Ex Officio
Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Gonzalo Casals, Honorary Board Member
Senior Research and Policy Fellow, Arts and Culture, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Harriet Taub
Founding Director, Friends of Materials for the Arts

Materials for the Arts – Staff

Office Administration

Tara Sansone, Executive Director
Meg O’Brien, Director of Development
Yolanda Rodriguez, Office Administrator
Maria Canela, Community Liaison
Samantha ParadisoCommunications and Development Associate
Bliss Green-Morehead, DCLA Digital Communications Manager

Warehouse Operations

Alana Nydorf, Donations Coordinator
Daniel Larkin
, Direct Donations Coordinator
Denise Flynch, Volunteer Coordinator
Christopher Trainor, Warehouse Associate
Jose Rosa, Warehouse Assistant
Jonathan Valentin, Warehouse Associate
Andres Velez-Sierra, Warehouse Associate
Nick Duguid, Driver

Education Center

John Cloud Kaiser, Director of Education
Will Niedmann, Education Coordinator
Niceli Portugal, Education Coordinator
Joy Suarez, Master Teaching Artist

Teaching Artists

Pamela Isaac
David Marini
Louie Miranda
Avani Patel