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

Anelle Miller, Secretary
Executive Director, Society of Illustrators

Samit Shah, Treasurer
Senior Director of Data Science, Aetna

Bonnie Weissblatt Weill, Board Chair Emerita
Philanthropist

Barbara Blair
President, Garment District Alliance

Mattie Byrneheim
Customer Success Manager, Media and Entertainment, Adobe

Thaddeus T. Copeland
Deputy Director of Sustainability, NYC Department of Education

Andan Eddy
Attorney, Update Inc.

Andrea M. Schaffer
Principal, CityMatters LLC

Yolanda Shashaty
Philanthropist/Artist

Janet Wong
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deutsche Bank

Harriet Taub
Executive Director, Materials for the Arts

Tom Finkelpearl, Ex Officio
Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Materials for the Arts – Staff

Office Administration

Harriet Taub, Executive Director
Tara Sansone, Deputy Director
Stephanie George, Development and Events Coordinator
Bliss Green-Morehead, Communications Coordinator
Yolanda Rodriguez, Office Administrator

Warehouse Operations

Christopher Trainor, Assistant Warehouse Manager
Daniel Larkin, Direct Donations Coordinator
Dianna Mendez, Volunteer Coordinator
Jose Rosa, Warehouse Assistant
Jonathan Valentin, Warehouse Associate
Andres Velez-Sierra, Warehouse Associate
Nick Duguid, Driver

Education Center

John Cloud Kaiser, Director of Education
Virginia Hoffman, Education Coordinator
Omar Olivera, Education Associate
Joy Suarez, Master Teaching Artist

Teaching Artists

Edyta Halon
Pamela Isaac
David Marini
Louie Miranda
Avni Patel
Lanelle Pintal