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Board Openings

Officers

Peter Bloomfield Tom Garrity

Chair

Vice Chair

Peter Bloomfield

Tom Garrity

Principal Vice President (Retired)
Bloomfield & Associates Harmelin Media

Yvette Hyater Adams Sara McCormick

Treasurer

Secretary

Yvette Hyater Adams

Sara McCormick

Principal Attorney
Narratives for Change Ballard Spahr LLC

 

Committee Chairs

Marketing and Programming Committee
Tom Garrity | Vice President (Retired), Harmelin Media

Finance Committee
Yvette Hyater Adams | Principal, Narratives For Change

Board Governance
Arianna Freeman | Managing Attorney, Non-Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Development
Sumit Sethi | Senior Project Manager, Independence Blue Cross

Community Advisory Board
Rosalyn McPherson | President, The Roz Group

Members

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Michael Kutner

Director of Grants
American Friends Service Committee

 

 

 

Peter Bloomfield

Stephanie Marudas

Principal Founder & Owner
Bloomfield & Associates

 

Kouvenda Media

 

Jamie Brunson

Rosalyn McPherson

Executive Director President
First Person Arts

 

The Roz Group

 

Arianna J. Freeman

Nicole M. Perkins, JD

Managing Attorney,
Non-Capital Habeas Unit
Executive Vice President
and Managing Executive
Federal Community Defender Office
for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth

 

 

Yvette Hyater-Adams

Steve Red

Principal Principal
Narratives For Change

 

Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners

 

Leah Howse

Sumit Sethi

 Director of Operations Senior Project Manager
Brio Solutions

 

Independence Blue Cross

 

Board Openings

Board Governance Committee

First Person Arts is currently seeking members to join its Board Governance Committee.  New members should be passionate about creating and managing a strong board of volunteers to govern First Person Arts.    Good committee members will be familiar with by-laws, management, and human resources and posses a willingness to leverage their expertise to support First Person Arts.

An engaged Board Governance Committee ensures that First Person Arts has all the expertise needed to implement mission-based activities in accordance with not-for-profit laws.  Board Governance is composed of members of the Board, as well as staff and non-Board members.  Non-board committee membership is a great way to become familiar with the organization before seeking a board appointment.

The role of the committee is primarily to nominate members and govern via organizational by-laws  This committee meets monthly.

Interested parties should contact, Jamie J. Brunson, Executive Director, First Person Arts at JamieJ@Firstpersonarts.org or at 267.402.2058

Fundraising Committee

FPA is currently seeking members to join its Fundraising Committee (AKA Development Committee).  While experience in fundraising is crucial for this committee, new members do not have to be professional fundraisers, but they should be passionate about unleashing the power of one’s voice to break down barriers between people to build stronger, more empathetic, resilient communities.  Good committee members will have broad networks and a willingness to leverage their network to support First Person Arts.

FPA values the presence of a fully engaged fundraising committee because we see donations and volunteerism as powerful statements of support.  The Fundraising Committee plays a critical role in generating the resources necessary to support the accomplishment of FPA’s mission, both for the short and the long term.

The Fundraising Committee is composed of members of the Board, as well as staff and non-Board members.  Non-board committee membership is a great way to become familiar with the organization before seeking a board appointment.

The role of the committee is primarily to generate financial support from individuals, corporations, sponsors and other sources. This includes planning and implementation of special events, membership drives and support of our major annual event, The First Person Arts Festival.  This committee meets monthly.

Interested parties should contact, Jamie J. Brunson, Executive Director, First Person Arts at JamieJ@Firstpersonarts.org or at 267.402.2058
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