Headlands Center for the Arts

Advisory Council & Committees

Alongside the Board of Directors and staff, our Committees and Advisory Council share the organization’s values and commitment to art, artists, and creativity. Advisory Council members help champion the mission and programs of the organization while committees, comprised of Board members and community volunteers, engage in meaningful work to ensure our success.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Daniel Alarcón
Writer; Headlands AIR 2011

Yves Behar
Designer, entrepreneur, sustainability advocate;
Founder, Fuseproject

Jessica Boncutter
Chef, restauranteur

Aaron Betsky
Curator/critic of architecture and design;
Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin

David Byrne
Artist, musician

Anna Deavere Smith
Actress, artist, playwright, professor

Jennifer Dowley
President, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation;
Headlands Executive Director 1986 – 1994

Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
Musician; Executive Editor, Origin Magazine

Dave Eggers
Writer, activist; Founder, 826 Valencia

Sakurako Fisher
President of the San Francisco Symphony, Chair of the Smithsonian National Board

Ann Hamilton
Artist; Headlands Artist in Residence/Mess Hall Commission 1989

Kim Hastreiter
Founder and editor, Paper Magazine

Chinaka Hodge
Educator, Playwright, Poet, Screenwriter; Headlands AIR 2012

Lewis Hyde
Writer, professor; Headlands AIR 1990

Mark Jensen
Architect; Headlands Board Chair 2010 – 2011

Ruby Lerner
Founding Executive Director, Creative Capital 1999-2016

Christy MacLear
Vice Chairman, Art Agency Partners, Sotheby’s

Julie Mehretu
Artist; Headlands AIR 2003

Sina Najafi
Editor, Cabinet Magazine

Jock Reynolds
Artist; Director, Yale University Art Gallery

Mary Robinson
Headlands Board Chair 1986 – 1991

Sapphire
Writer; Headlands AIR 2000

Dylan Simonds
Environmentalist; Headlands Board Member 2004 – 2010

Kelly Sultan
Artist

Alice Waters
Chef, author, food activist

COMMITTEES

Executive Committee
Drusie Davis, Chair
Robin Strawbridge, Chair of Governance
Sharon Tanenbaum, Chair of Advancement Committee
Erin Hastings, Treasurer
Rimma Boshernitsan, Secretary

Governance Committee
Robin Strawbridge, Chair
Carrie Hott
Doree Friedman
Ben Ospital
Christy Swildens

Finance Committee
Erin Hastings, Chair
Promit Bhattacharya
Lottie Chi Rezneck
Beth Gray
Chaka Lockhart
Terri Kwiatek
Maleea Meden
Chuck Strickler

Audit Committee
Cheryl Barth
Kim Ondreck Carim
David Levine

Advancement Committee
Doree Friedman, Co-Chair
Sharon Tanenbaum, Co-Chair
Nicole Avril
David Bjorngaard
Rimma Boshernitsan
Lucie Charkin
Amy Charles
Danielle Foreman
Diane Frankel
Lizelle Green
Amanda Hughen
Tinsley Hutson-Wiley
Amy Kisch
Larry Mathews
Leti McNeill Light
Lauren Ryan
Evie Simon
Jane Scott
Mara Sohn
Sam Tripodi

Auction Committee- 2019
Melissa Barber, Co-Chair
Samin Nostrat, Co-Chair
Jessica Silverman, Co-Chair
Evie Simon, Co-Chair
Jourdan Abel
Jim Abrams
Elizabeth Birka-White
Heidy Braverman
Courtney Dallaire
Nancy Goldstein
Amber Goldstein
Brittany Haines
Helen Hatch
Maria Hemphill
Pamela Hornik
Candace Huey
Emily Lambert
David Maisel
Sara Owen
Joey Piziali
Becky Heldfond
Lauren Ryan
Sarah Shepard
Claire Spaht
Laura Sweeney
Christy Swildens
Sharon Tanenbaum
Katrina Traywick
Stephanie Tuttle
Adam Walden

Site Committee
Bill Bondy, Chair
Steven Friedland
Ted Lieser

Audience Engagement Committee
Lohren Green, Chair
Joaquin Alvarado
Marnie Burke de Guzman
Douglas Burnham
Alexis Frasz
Chris Grunder
Shannon Jackson
Conrad Meyers
Tucker Nichols
Samin Nosrat
Ellen Oh
Deborah Rappaport
Mary Beth Smith-Sonkin
Amara Tabor Smith
Margaret Youngblood

Strategic Communications Advisors
Laura Bradley Davis
Celeste McMullin
Brenda Tucker