About Us

The staff at Urban Arts Partnership bring passion, thoughtfulness and years of experience in the arts and education to their roles in our organization. Feel free to call our office any time to learn more about our organization and how each of us works to bring the vitality of the arts into our schools and communities.

Philip Courtney

Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy Gough

Executive Vice President

Katrena Perou

Chief Programs Officer

Greg Ayres

Director of Program Development & Expansion

Armando Somoza

Director of Digital Learning & Technology

Anna Strout

Director of Events & Special Projects

Shannon Moran

Director, Expanded Learning

James Miles

Director of Education

Jamel Mims

Field Supervisor, Fresh Prep

Mikey Cordero

Manager of Technology Education and Media

Eda Levenson

Alumni Scholars Manager

Claire Tunkel

Program Manager, Story Studio

Juan Manzo

Program Manager, Story Studio

Laurie Krupp

Program Manager, Arts Integration

Lauren Jobson-Ahmed

Program Manager, EASE

Augustina Warton

Program Manager, Expanded Learning

Lina Chefras

Program Evaluator

Chenits Pettigrew

Coordinator of Music Technology, Fresh Producer

Stefanie Singer

Program Manager, EASE

Nick James

Curriculum Designer and Training Manager

Amy Neiman

Programs Operations Coordinator

Rhiannon Murphy

Program Manager, Expanded Learning

Eboni Hogan

Curriculum Designer

Kaya Chwals

Corporate Engagement Project Director

Blair Blum

Events Coordinator

Bradley Bowen

Senior Accountant

Danilo Caceres

Junior Accountant

Chesray Dolpha

Program Manager, PUSH

Sheena Minott

Kurt Hahn Community School Manager

Alora Bailey

Site Coordinator

Domingo Estevez

Community School Manager

Precious Buxton

Site Coordinator

Aminah Abusway

ELT Coordinator

Willow Joffee

iConnect Coordinator

Tiffany Brown

Site Coordinator, Facing History School

Jamie Ehrenfeld

Program Coordinator, Fresh Education

Omar Cyrille

PUSH Assistant Site Coordinator

William Herasme

Assistant Media Coordinator

Our Board is comprised of men and women who are deeply committed to closing the achievement gap. All of our Board members contributed financially in addition to donating their time and effort to strengthen Urban Arts Partnership.

Abby Drucker

Co-Chair
Oppenheimer

Neel Parekh

Co-Chair
Night Square Capital

James Del Favero

Treasurer
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Philip Courtney

CEO
Urban Arts Partnership

Rachel Aschalew

Casa Group

Marsha Askins

UBS Americas

Kevin Chinoy

Freestyle Picture Company

Lisa M. Harbert

HR Professional

Ted Harbert

NBCUniversal

Stephen Keyes

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Taylor Kushner

TPG Capital

Stan Lai

Moelis & Company

Peter Lurie

Mast Mobile Inc.

Niclas Nagler

Nagler Productions

Nathan Smith

Visa, Inc.

Led by Rosie Perez, our Artistic Board is a dynamic group of visionary artists who lend their time and talent to support our students by leading Master Class workshops and participating in our marquee events.

Rosie Perez

Chair
Actress, TV Host & Activist

Sway Calloway

VJ, Reporter, Executive Reporter

Andra Day

Singer

Dres

Hip-Hop Artist

Michael Ealy

Actor

America Ferrara

Actor

Hill Harper

Sarah Jones

Playright, Actor

Anthony Mackie

Actor

Aasif Mandvi

Actor, Writer, Reporter

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Hip-Hop Artist

Pharoahe Monch

Hip-Hop Artist

Diane Neal

Actor

Ramon Rodriguez

Actor

Sadat X

Hip-Hop Artist

Sofia Coppola

Writer, Director

Tracie Thoms

Actor

Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor

Sasha Alexander

Actress