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 Directors


Curtis Young 
Executive Director, New York


Vanessa Ruiz
Executive Director, Boston



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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

Kate Jellinghaus, President
Artist/Educator, Westwood High School

Tess Korobkin, Vice President
Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Anne Tobey, Clerk
Associate Professor & Director of Juvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy Programs, Wheelock College

Yasmine Awais, MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT
Assistant Clinical Professor, Creative Art Therapies Department at Drexel University

Joël Diaz
Project Manager of Professional Learning, Scholastic Education

Kimberly Gordon
Legal Specialist, Boston District United States Attorneys Office

Amanda Holm
Manager of Nonprofit Effectiveness, The Boston Foundation

Francine T. Sherman, Artistic Noise Co-Founder
Clinical Professor and Director of the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program,  Boston College Law School

Maurice T. Vann
Adjunct Lecturer, Silberman School of Social Work, Researcher, Writer, and Doctoral Candidate

Alex Venino
Associate, Century Equity Partners