Our staff team and our board of directors bring diverse skills, experience, and perspectives to our work with court-involved youth. We are united by a shared vision of the value of all young people and the power of art to change lives. Click on our names to read more about us.


Executive Director

Curtis Young 
New York


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Jennifer Edwards Berr
Artist in Residence, Boston


Sophia Dawson
Artist in Residence, NYC

Francesca DeBiaso
Program Director of Residential Placement, NYC


Nic Holiber
Art, Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Program Director, NYC

Jennifer Miller
Program Assistant, Boston

Minotte Romulus
Assistant Director, Boston


Ebony Walcott
Program Assistant, NYC



Kelsey Chaplain
Undergraduate Art Intern, Boston

Jordan Crawford
Graduate Art Therapy Intern, Boston


Board of Directors


Yasmine Awais, President
Assistant Clinical Professor, Creative Art Therapies Department at Drexel University

Amanda Holm, Vice-Chair
Manager of Nonprofit Effectiveness, The Boston Foundation

Irene Sherman, Treasurer
Emmy Award-Winning Independent Producer/Media Consultant

Alex Venino, Secretary
Associate, Century Equity Partners

Lauren Adelman
Co-Founder, Artist and Art Educator

Kate Jellinghaus
Artist/Educator, Westwood High School

Tamara Scarlett
Client Partner, Oracle Data Cloud

Nazgol Zand
National Performance Manager, STRIVE International