Meet The Instructors

John Arroyo, Ph.D.

University of Oregon​

Barbara Bacon

Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

Sarah Calderon

ArtPlace America

Caitlin Cameron

City of Portland, Maine

Cornell "Lord Judah" Carelock

True He(ART)Academy

Misa Chen


James Crowder


Maura Cuffie

ArtPLace America

John Delconte

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Emma Fried-Cassorla

Delaware River Waterfront Corp

Dan Gasiewski

City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative...

Tamara Gatchell

Cadence Creative, Inc

Cass Green

Mill Creek Community Partnership

Jamie Hand

ArtPlace America

Helen Kauder


Adam Kenney

Bridgeway Capital - Craft Business Accelerator

Sean King

Cultural Coalition of Allentown

Eszter Kutas

Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation (PHRF)

Susannah Laramee Kidd, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant

Adrienne Mackey

Swim Pony Performing Arts

Nadia Malik

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Salina Mayloni Almanzar

Independent Artist

(employed at F&M College and Drexel University)

Abbi Peters

PA Wilds Center

Rosie Polter

Northern Kentucky University

Carolina Prieto

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Shari Hersh

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Asima Jansveld

Friends of the High Line, Inc.

Sarah Merritt

Commonwealth of PA, Council on the Arts

Joe Palazzolo

New Jersey Community Capitol

David Pankratz

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Jerry Puryear

Mill Creek Community Partnership

Annis Sengupta

Metropolitan Area Planning Committee

Karen Singer

Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc.

Steven Skeritt-Davis

Maryland Arts Council

Leigh Solomon Pugliano

New Sun Rising

Jill Sonke

University of Florida

Sulay Sosa

Independent Artist

John Sullivan

Karen Pinzolo

South Jersey Cultural Alliance,

The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Jessica Stern

Americans for the Arts

Keiko Tsurata Kramer


Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

The National Consortium for

Creative Placemaking

Lizzie Woods

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Carolyn Edlund

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Daniel DiGriz


Free Agent Source Inc.

Sarah Yeung


Shannon Musgrave

The Allegheny Regional Asset District

Jennie Shanker


Ulysses Slaughter

Chester Made / Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Margy Waller

Topos Partnership

Devon Walls

MJ Freed Theater

John W. Chin

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Sharla Russell

City of Philadelphia

Laurie Zierer

Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Julie Pareles


Board Chair: Colleen Finnegan Kahl

Founding Director: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

28 Valley Road

Montclair, NJ 07042


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