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
Executive Director, Creative Capital

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
Marnie Burke de Guzman, Chair, Audience Engagement Committee
Aaron Waxman, Vice Chair of Governance
Sharon Tanenbaum, Vice Chair of Advancement Committee
Erin Hastings, Treasurer
Robin Strawbridge, Secretary

Governance Committee
Aaron Waxman, Chair
Ben Ospital
Robin Strawbridge

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

Audit Committee
Cheryl Barth
Kim Ondreck Carim

Advancement Committee
Sharon Tanenbaum, Chair
Nicole Avril
David Bjorngaard
Rimma Boshernitsan
Lucie Charkin
Amy Charles
Paul Connolly
Sabrina Eliasoph
Diane Frankel
Lizelle Green
Woody Hambrecht
Amanda Hughen
Larry Mathews
Gabrey Means
Evie Simon
Jane Scott
Mara Sohn

Auction Committee- 2017
Melissa Barber- Co-Chair
Rimma Boshernitsan- Co-Chair
Jessica Silverman- Co-Chair
Evie Simon- Co-Chair
Charlie Adamski
Lauri Firstenberg
Rhea Fontaine
Amber Goldstein
Courtney Kass
Emily Lambert
Amy Kisch
Martin Maguss
Micki Meng
Sarah Owen
Joey Piziali
Lauren Ryan
Claire Spaht
Laura Sweeney
Christy Swildens
Sharon Tanenbaum
Stephanie Tuttle

Program Committee

Site Committee
Bill Bondy, Chair
Steven Friedland
Diane Hanna
Ted Lieser

Audience Engagement Committee
Marnie Burke de Guzman, Chair
Allison Arieff
Douglas Burnham
Apsara DiQuinzio
Alexis Frasz
Chris Grunder
Lohren Green
Shannon Jackson
Conrad Meyers
Samin Nosrat
Ellen Oh

Strategic Communications Advisors
Laura Bradley Davis
Celeste McMullin
Brenda Tucker