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Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey is the Director of Community Development for the City of Muncie, Indiana. Prior to joining The Mayor’s cabinet in 2012, Terry was President & Chief Executive Officer of the Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis. While at The Walker, she re-introduced the performing arts season and arts programming for the Theatre and increased grants and donations by more than 60%.
Terry came to The Walker from Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie. As President & CEO at Cornerstone, Terry was instrumental in increasing the visibility of the arts in East Central Indiana. She also held administrative and teaching positions at Ball State University and Chicago State University. Terry served as President of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, has been recognized by the National Dance Association, and has received two Mayor’s Community Service Awards, the Indiana Community Arts Leadership Award, the Athena Award from Women in Business, Inc., the Indiana Women of Achievement Award for Community Service and the Center for Leadership Development’s Arts Achievement Award.
Terry has served on the following Boards: Chamber of Commerce of Muncie & Delaware County; Girl Scouts of Central Indiana; Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County; American Heart Association; VSA Arts of (Muncie) Indiana; and Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Terry earned a Bachelors degree from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree from UCLA. She completed post-graduate work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Harvard University, and received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary.
Prior to her appointment at the Center, she served as Executive Director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre. When she assumed leadership in 2005, the arts center was operating with a deficit of $500K. During her seven-year tenure, she streamlined the organization’s operations erasing the operating deficit and yielding a surplus of $300K. She developed and implemented a 5-year strategic plan achieving its goals within 2 years by doubling the net profit from the annual fundraising gala. Under her leadership, GPAC doubled its corporate support, quadrupled grant support, and developed two individual giving programs: the Presenters Circle, which requires a multi-year commitment, and the Jazz Society, which ensures the continued presentation of jazz at GPAC. In addition, she successfully developed strategies to diversify programming and audiences.
During her tenure at GPAC, the center’s education and outreach programs grew by 279%, including the establishment of a youth symphony orchestra that grew from 35 students in its first year of operations to 105 students at the beginning of its third year. In the summer of 2011, she led 52 members of the orchestra on a 17 day educational and cultural tour of China.
From 1998-2005, she served as the Director for the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center. She established a highly respected performing arts series focused on world music and contemporary dance. During her tenure attendance increased by 400 percent by creating partnerships with schools, libraries and Memphis-based arts organizations.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater & Dance from the University of Memphis. She was a founding member and served as the board president of the Tennessee Presenters. From 2000-2002, she was a commissioner for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (appointed by the Governor of Tennessee) and served on the board of Latino Memphis.
Ethan’s achievements in life are as a result of his varied background as a leader, guide, teacher, and actor. His career includes working with stars of movies and reality television, as a tour guide in New York City, and as a teacher. Ethan is currently a leader on the Board of Directors serving as Vice President of Membership for Little People of America, Inc. (LPA) and the Executive Director of Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation.
Ethan has over ten years of experience with LPA working on successful projects like a Times Square Public Service Announcement for Dwarfism Awareness Month, petitioning against a representative in the Florida legislature trying to overturn a ban on dwarf tossing, a Dwarfism Awareness Month campaign in Indiana, an advocacy trip to schools with “midget” as their mascot, and a language update for people of short stature with the Associated Press.
In his role as Director of the School Foundation for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Ethan is increasing the visibility of the foundation in the community, leading successful fundraising efforts, creating collaborative educational efforts with community partners, and most importantly - helping fund the gap between tax dollars and needs of students and teachers.
As an actor, Ethan has performed professionally on stage at Radio City Music Hall, with a national tour, at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater, with Second City Communications, as a stand-up comedian, an improvisational actor, and in various commercials and films.
His previous experience also includes working at the Bartholomew County Public Library, as a teacher, an environmental educator in San Francisco, a National Park Service guide at the Statue of Liberty, a writer in Montana, and an actor in New York City. He lives in Columbus, IN with his wife, Emily and their two children.
Mr. Dworkin authored an autobiographical poetry collection entitled They Said I Wasn’t Really Black as well as a children’s book entitled The 1st Adventure of Chilli Pepperz. A passionate advocate for excellence in music education and diversity in the performing arts, Mr. Dworkin has been a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer at numerous national conferences including Aspen Ideas Conference, Chautauqua and many national service organizations. A lifelong musician, Mr. Dworkin is an accomplished acoustic and electric violinist, a spoken-word and visual artist. He has strong interests in politics, world history and issues of economic and social justice. In addition to various genres of music, he enjoys travel and culinary arts.
For over thirty years, Juana Guzman has served as nationally acclaimed arts manager, earned income specialist and consultant to non-profit organizations and governmental and philanthropic sectors. Throughout her career, Ms. Guzman has championed the promotion and preservation of arts, culture and heritage as a catalyst for social change for diverse American populations. Since 1980 to present Ms. Guzman has developed and implemented strategies that focused on organizational capacity building, alternative sources of revenue, entrepreneurial and tourism initiatives and strategies for non-profit organizations. As result, of this work, in 2012, Ms. Guzman left her position of thirteen years, as the Vice-President of the National Museum of Mexican Arts (NMMA) in Chicago, the largest accredited Latino arts institution in the United States, to continue her work as an a consultant focusing on “Enhanced Revenue for Creative Markets.”
Prior to bringing her skills and passion to NMMA, Ms. Guzman served as the Director of Community Cultural Development for the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for eighteen years. Ms. Guzman was responsible for a multi-cultural effort that created awareness and enhanced economic opportunities for Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods such as; the “Chicago Neighborhood Tours” program, creation of community-based retail shops and arts carts and management of a city-wide grants program for the DCA that included rallying and receiving over $8.1 million dollars as part of the City of Chicago’s Empowerment Zone’s Cultural Diversity Program. Juana Guzman’s expertise includes fundraising, organizational capacity building, on-line ventures, community tourism, business and strategic planning, retailing, cultural facility development, artist’s live-work space and marketing.Between 2004 and 2008, Ms. Guzman served as a team technical advisor and consultant for the Ford Foundation‘s Shifting Sands Initiative, managed by Partners for Livable Communities in Washington, D.C. The initiative worked to reframe arts and cultural organizations as vital agents of community development through improving neighborhoods identity, social mobility and economic growth. In 2009-2011, Ms. Guzman’s expertise served as a consultant for Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), which brought her on as a consultant. LINC is a national initiative aimed at improving the live/work conditions for artists working in all disciplines.
Gay Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A., an arts administration leader with 30 years management experience in the arts, education and health related program services, is the executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), an affiliate of George Washington University. NCCA is an interdisciplinary nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and the quality of life for older people regardless of ethnic, economic status or level of physical or cognitive functioning. NCCA provides professional development and technical assistance including service as a clearinghouse for best practices, research and policy development to encourage and sustain arts and humanities program in various community and health care settings.
Jim Hirsch has served as Executive Director of Chicago Sinfonietta since August of 2004. During his tenure at the Sinfonietta the organization’s budget has increased by 65% and programming has expanded in important new directions. These new initiatives include: Project Inclusion and Project Inclusion Ensembles, minority fellowship programs that seek to address the dearth of minority musicians playing in U.S. orchestras; the SEED Program that provides high school age student-musicians with instruction in ensemble playing techniques; and a chamber music series that has been presented in partnership with the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Joffrey Ballet. Hirsch guided the Sinfonietta through the retirement of Founding Music Director Paul Freeman in June of 2011, the appointment of his successor, Mei-Ann Chen in July of 2011, and the orchestra’s re-location from River Forest to Naperville for its west suburban concert series.
Prior to his work at Chicago Sinfonietta, Hirsch served as Vice President and Executive Director of the Chicago Association for the Performing Arts, managers and programmers of the Chicago Theatre, and as the Executive Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music. During his tenure at Old Town from 1982 until 2000, the organization became the largest institution of its kind in the country. The organization’s budget grew from $300,000 in 1986 to $7 million in 2000. In 1999, Hirsch completed work on a $10.2 million capital campaign that funded the organization’s expansion to the new Chicago Folk Center, a 43,000 square-foot building that the City of Chicago donated to the School, and established a $1 million endowment fund.
Hirsch has served as a grants panelist for the Illinois and Oregon Arts Councils and as a member of NARAS (Grammy) Awards and Nominations committee. He produced a nationally syndicated radio program for NPR and has released three albums. Hirsch has served as a consultant for a number of arts and social service agencies. He was chosen by Crains Chicago Business for their annual 40 Under 40 article that honors Chicago’s up-and-coming business executives under 40 years of age and was named Chicago Arts Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996. In 1998, he was chosen as one of Chicago Magazine’s Chicagoans of the Year. In 2006 he founded chicagoclassicalmusic.org, a website dedicated to audience engagement currently owned and operated by over thirty Chicago-area classical music organizations. In 2011 Hirsch received a Midwest/Chicago Emmy Award for Best Arts and Culture Documentary as Co-Producer of Chicago Sinfonietta: Sounds of Diversity.
Since joining the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment as a policy analyst in October 1992, Drew Klacik's principal areas of work have included economic development, state and local taxation, and affordable housing and neighborhood development policy. Of particular interest to him is the integration of economic and community development policies, principally the linkages between housing and the workforce.
Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Klacik was a principal planner for the city of Indianapolis Division of Economic Development. His work projects included the development of Circle Centre Mall, the attraction of the United Airlines maintenance facility to Indianapolis, the designation of the Indianapolis Enterprise Zone, the Eli Lilly Corporate Center and Harding Street expansions, and retention of the Fort Harrison Finance Center. Mr. Klacik earned his bachelor’s from Purdue University and holds a master of urban and regional planning from Ball State University.
Services and Expertise: Analytical Studies, Program evaluation, Facilitation and mediation, Strategic planning, Policy analysis, Economic impact analysis, Economic valuation, Benchmarking/indicators, Civic engagement, Public/private/nonprofit collaboration
Tod Minnich assumed the role of Executive Director in 2003 for The Honeywell Foundation, a public charity dedicated to providing artistic, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for all. The Foundation owns and operates the Honeywell Center, a 135,000 square foot regional performing arts and conference center. The facility includes a 1,500-seat proscenium theater, visual art gallery, roller skating rink, a variety of meeting rooms, and restaurant. In 2009, the Foundation acquired the historic Eagles Theatre. Eagles Theatre shows first run films on the weekends and hosts live performances during the week. In 2011, the Foundation acquired the Honeywell House, home of the late Mrs. Mark C. Honeywell, which operates as a cultural house museum and offers a variety of programming. The Foundation also offers a robust arts education program for students providing more than 40,000 free artistic opportunities for students annually.
Prior to his tenure with the The Honeywell Foundation, Mr. Minnich worked for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Mr. Minnich served as the Executive Director of T.J. Martell Foundation’s Music Row Division in Nashville while launching its New Media Division. In May of 1999, Mr. Minnich relocated to New York City to serve as the National Executive Director.
Mr. Minnich currently serves on the board of directors for Wabash Marketplace and Indiana Coalition for the Arts.
Mr. Minnich is a native of Indiana, graduating from Jay County High School with honors before attending Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Management.
Sara is a management consultant to nonprofits, government, foundations, and community groups. As such, she specializes in practical governance and board development, a wide range of planning and facilitation, evaluation, and organizational assessments.
With more than thirteen years of practice she has assisted over 175 organizations from small, all-volunteer organizations to multi-billion-dollar entities. Geographically her portfolio has spanned the United States and included countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
From 2000 to 2010, Sara worked at LarsonAllen LLP. During that period she led organizational development, planning, program evaluation, and search engagements; made numerous presentations on governance, evaluation and organizational change; managed the firm’s annual nonprofit conference; and managed marketing efforts within the firm’s nonprofit and government consulting group. Sara left the firm in 2010 to set up her own business – guiding clients in strategy, governance, and management.
Prior to her employment with LarsonAllen LLP, Sara developed expertise as a funder and an attorney, serving as program officer to the James Ford Bell Foundation in Minnesota and as litigator for the Child Support Recovery Unit in Iowa. At the foundation, she managed a multi-organization collaboration, administered grant programs, and maintained information systems for the philanthropy consulting firm in which the foundation was housed.
Sara’s education includes completion of all course work toward a Master of Arts in public policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management. She obtained a juris doctor with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in music from the University of Iowa.
Sara’s past community service has included the marketing committee of the Charities Review Council, the advisory board of the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis, president of the Humphrey Institute Alumni Board, secretary for the Textile Center of Minnesota, and the IAP2 USA board of directors. Today, Sara is a member of BoardSource, the Democratic Women’s Caucus, the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, the Indiana Evaluators Association, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2 USA), and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. She is treasurer for the IAP2 USA Great Lakes Chapter, is a member of the Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County's training/outreach committee, volunteers with the Monroe County Humane Association and recently became chair of its board of directors.
Omari Rush has aligned his interests in creating opportunities for communities and individuals to have rich learning and arts experiences through his work as Education Manager for UMS, a position he has held since 2005. Outside the office, Omari regularly designs engaging events for peers, such as the "shur! Live, Work, and Play Better" series. Additionally, he has served in an advisory role for numerous organizations of varying cultural and geographic scopes: as a governor-appointed Council member for the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, as a member of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education National Advisory Committee, and as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation. Omari earned degrees in music from the University of Michigan and Florida State University, and while his concert performances as a clarinetist are now infrequent, Omari fills his downtime with running (short distances), playing poker and fantasy football (badly), reading (especially American Revolution literature), and eating kimchi (lots).
Sherry Stark's career has focused on helping people make good things happen in their communities. A frequent trainer on leadership development and board governance, she was appointed to the Indiana Arts Commission by then-Governor Mitch Daniels. She served as Columbus, IN Deputy Mayor and Community Development Director for ten years. During her tenure a number of major capital projects were completed and people empowerment efforts were launched including Project Self Sufficient; Children, Youth and Families Initiative; and a comprehensive housing study. She next served as Executive Director of the Columbus Area Arts Council, helping celebrate the Council's 25th anniversary with a number of "milestone' events and projects. As President/CEO of Heritage Fund - the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County for 12 years, Sherry helped grow the assets from $17 million to over $60 million. The foundation conducted a comprehensive “Welcoming Community” study that has led to creation of CAMEO (Columbus Area Multi-Ethnic Organization); raised over $4 million for a downtown building project; and, in partnership with the Community Education Coalition, secured a $38 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for EcO15 -- a multi-county education and training initiative. Sherry has held volunteer leadership positions with the Council on Foundations and now does consulting work for it. She recently led the launch of Centra Foundation and is active in her church and a number of community boards. Although she has received numerous awards, her proudest achievement is her three grown sons and five delightful grandchildren!
Andrés Tapia is President of Diversity Best Practices, the preeminent diversity and inclusion think tank and consultancy. He assumed this position on January 11, 2011 after having served as Hewitt’s Chief Diversity Officer and Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader for seven years, where he was responsible for leading the company’s internal and external diversity vision and strategies.
Andrés is a published writer and prominent speaker. He is the author of The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity (2009). As a journalist, he covered social trends in the U.S. and Latin America via articles appearing in publications such as the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, VOCÊ (Brazil), Benefits Quarterly, and Hemispheres magazine. He has been interviewed by major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, CNN en Español, and FORTUNE magazine in the U.S., La Nación and El Clarín in Argentina, El Mercurio in Chile, VOCÊ, Valor, and Revista Amanhã in Brazil, and HR industry publications such as HR Magazine, Benefit News, and Benefits Canada Magazine.
His experiences in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Spain, India, Kenya, and throughout Latin America and his native Perú have equipped him with a true global perspective. By working with Hewitt, and with dozens of its FORTUNE 500 multinational clients, as well as with public schools, arts organizations, and law enforcement agencies, Andrés knows how to generate a diverse, high performing workforce across industries. He has also developed actionable insights into how varying worldviews can impact health, wealth, learning, safety, and workplace performance.
Andrés’ innovative approaches in fostering inclusive work environments lead to a body of work that moves beyond Diversity 1.0 and into the next generation of global, profitable, and sustainable diversity work. Andrés has created several groundbreaking and high-impact diversity learning and multicultural marketing programs and was the catalyst for a groundbreaking Hewitt/Ariel study on retirement savings that found that race/ethnicity is a greater determinant of differences in savings behaviors than income. He is also one of the founders of Hewitt’s Latino and Hispanic employee network group.
Andrés has received the following recognitions: Hewitt Exemplary Leader Award (2005), ChicagoUnited’s Business Leader of Color Award (2007), CDO Exemplary List published by Diversity Best Practices in FORTUNE magazine (2006), Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Éxito Award (2008), the Corporate Diversity Program and Diversity Ad Campaign of the Year granted by the Minorities in Advertising Foundation (2006). He is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of 2008). He is also on the Board of Luna Negra Dance Theatre.
Prior to his role as Hewitt’s CDO, Andrés worked as a performance and knowledge management leader for several of Hewitt’s lines of business. Andrés has worked at CSC and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) doing performance consulting, instructional design, and technical writing.
He holds a B.A. in History with an emphasis in journalism and political science from Northwestern University. He is married to Lori, a musician, and they have one daughter, Marisela, who since the fall of 2009 has been studying flamenco and art at the University of New Mexico – Albuquerque.
Carter Wolf is president and CEO of the Indianapolis Art Center, a non-profit community art center that provides interactive art education, outreach to audiences in underserved areas, support of working artists and exposure to the visual arts for residents in central Indiana. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (painting and sculpture) and sociology from Ball State University, Wolf continued with graduate studies in art education while beginning a career as a secondary school art teacher. Yearning to be entrepreneurial he left to open a design store in South Bend at age 26 that established itself as the primary contemporary furniture-housewares store in Northern Indiana. Prior to the Art Center, he was Executive Director at Horizon House in Indianapolis where he focused on management and program professionalism that resulted in organizational strengthening amid federal grant cutbacks. He first came to Indianapolis in 1997 as first chief policy advisor to Governor Frank O’Bannon for Community Service. In that role, he also oversaw the Indiana Arts Commission, a statewide organization to promote, fund and expand the arts. He also served on the Governor’s Council on Heritage and Culture in 1999.
Prior to coming to Indianapolis, Wolf operated his successful contemporary design home furnishings business for 11 years. He then headed the movement to revitalize downtown South Bend in the 1990s as part of the nationally-recognized Main Street Program. In 1997, Governor O’Bannon appointed Wolf his executive assistant for Community Service (including his liaison to the Indiana Arts Commission) and then to be State Director for the Indiana AmeriCorps Program. He was awarded the “Sagamore of the Wabash” by the Governor. Art exhibitions include: South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Biennial; Fort Wayne Museum of Art Annual Invitational; Indianapolis Art Center Annual Show.
Wolf lives near the Art Center with his wife, Kim Gattle, principal of Gattle & Company, a philanthropic consulting group. They have three adult children.