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



Jessamyn Henschel
Undergraduate Art Intern, New York


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

Lauren Adelman, Secretary
Co-Founder, Artist and Art Educator

Alex Venino, Assistant Treasure
Associate, Century Equity Partners

Joshua Bell
Major Gifts Officer, Studio Museum of Harlem

Kate Jellinghaus
Artist/Educator, Westwood High School

Tamara Scarlett
Client Partner, Oracle Data Cloud

Nazgol Zand
National Performance Manager, STRIVE International