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Board Openings


Peter Bloomfield Tom Garrity


Vice Chair

Peter Bloomfield

Tom Garrity

Principal Vice President (Retired)
Bloomfield & Associates Harmelin Media

Yvette Hyater Adams Sara McCormick



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

Sumit Sethi | Senior Project Manager, Independence Blue Cross

Community Advisory Board
Rosalyn McPherson | President, The Roz Group


Sok Be

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

 Finance Committee

FPA is currently seeking board members to join its Finance Committee.  While a background in finance is crucial for this committee, new members do not always have to be a professional “numbers” people, rather they should possess good judgment, logic, curiosity, and a commitment to accountability and the long-term financial stability of the organization. Good committee members will have, or quickly develop, an understanding of nonprofit financial reporting and the IRS 990.

FPA values the presence of a fully engaged finance committee because we are committed to good stewardship. The Finance Committee plays an active role in building and preserving the financial resources necessary to support the accomplishment of FPA’s mission, both for the short and the long term.

The Finance 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 finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization. This includes budgeting, financial planning, reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. 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
Upcoming Events
  • May StorySlam – Grand Slam
  • Date: May 22, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: Fringe Arts Building
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106