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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Lauren Garnese, Deputy Director

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Katie Samson, Director of Programs

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Alex Boyle, Member Services Coordinator

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Kelly McCaughern, Assistant Director of Communications

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Our Board

Harvey Swedloff, Chairperson
Amanda Agati, Vice-Chair
Subhash Verghese, Treasurer
Talia Stinson, Secretary
Rebecca Bradbeer, Community Advocate
Richard Couch, Chair Emeritus
Blake Cooper
Sipi Gupta
Philip Hawkins
Cheryl Kauffman
Kara LaFleur
Jody Roberts
Adam Weinstein
Michele Wood

Art-Reach Board Members: Sipi, Amanda, Kara, Talia, Subhash and Michele posing at event

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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