Meet our small but mighty staff that is making Philadelphia the most accessible arts city in the country

Our Staff

John Orr, Executive Director

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Katie Samson, Director of Education

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Dani Rose, Managing Director

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Julian Harper, Director of Communications

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Alex Boyle, Director of Programs

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Alasia Destine-DeFreece, Program Coordinator

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Adrienne Beckham, Executive Coordinator

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Our Board

Harvey Swedloff, Chairperson
Amanda Agati, Vice-Chair
Subhash Verghese, Treasurer
Talia Stinson, Secretary
Rebecca Bradbeer, Community Advocate
Benjamin Baker
Veronica Chapman-Smith
Blake Cooper
Sipi Gupta
Cheryl Kauffman
Kara LaFleur
Jody Roberts
Mydera Taliah Robinson
Koert Wehberg, Esq.
Adam Weinstein
Michele Wood

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Art-Reach board members from left: Sipi, Amanda, Kara, Talia, Subhash & Michele 

I can’t believe I get to go to work with this amazing group of people. They’re like family and they push Art-Reach further every day.

— John Orr, Executive Director