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Staff and Board


Executive Director: Caroline D. Older
Director of Exhibitions & Residencies: Teresa E. Silva
Director of Development & External Relations: Mary DeYoe
Director of Education: Penny Duff
Development & Grants Manager: Raquel Iglesias
CAR Program Manager: David Hall
SPARK Microgrants Manager: Adia Sykes
External Relations Assistant: Emily Spurgeon


Cory Basselen
Megan Finch
Kyle Schlie


Education Assistant: Krista Zozulia
Education Assistant: Ben Willis
Exhibitions Assistant: Richard Medina
Photo Assistant: Miao Wang
Development & Special Projects: Sofia Bravo

Board of Directors

Chair: Carmelita Tiu
Corporate Counsel, VSA Partners, Inc.

Chair Emeritus: Tony Karman
President/Director, EXPO Chicago: The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

Vice-Chair: Lisa Cavanaugh
Director, Wrightwood659

Treasurer: Nancy Herring
Financial Consultant

Secretary: Karen Jones
Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management  

Officer at Large: Karim Ahamed
Partner, Cerity Partners

Director: Rashayla Marie Brown

Director: Sebastian Campos
Owner, The MISSION Projects

Director: Chanel Coney
Director of Marketing, CFI Partners

Director: Todd Heiser
Managing Director, Consumer Goods Leader, Principal, Gensler

Director: Kenneth Klassman
Partner, Taft

Director: Patrice Perkins
Founder, Creative Genius Law

Director: Jeffrey Shapack
CEO, Shapack Partners

Director: Elissa Tenny
President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Director: Tricia Van Eck
Curator, Founder, 6018 North