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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
CAR Program Manager: David Hall
External Relations Assistant: Emily Spurgeon


Juan Luis Olvera
Kyle Schlie


Education: Whitney Mash
Exhibitions Assistant:  Melanie Vazquez
FIELD/WORK: Elle O'Malley
Graphic Design: Chandler Hawkins
LAUNCH Invitational Residency: Celine Fournier
Photo Assistant: Miao Wang
Special Projects: Rachel Wang

Board of Directors

Chair: Lisa Cavanaugh
Cavanaugh Art Advisory

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

Vice-Chair: Karim Ahamed
Partner, HPM Partners LLC

Treasurer: Nancy Herring
Financial Consultant

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

Director: Susan Aurinko
Artist & Arts Consultant

Director: Ian Gray
CEO, Gesso

Director: Rashayla Marie Brown

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

Director: Patrice Perkins
Founder, Creative Genius Law

Director: Jeffrey Shapack
CEO, Shapack Partners

Director: Ted Souder
Head of Industry, Google

Director: Joel Straus
Principal, Joel Straus Consulting

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

Director: Tricia Van Eck
Curator, Founder, 6018 North