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

Anna Strout

Director of Events & Special Projects

Shannon Moran

Director, Expanded Learning

Jamel Mims

Field Supervisor, Fresh Prep

Claire Tunkel

Program Manager, Story Studio

Laurie Krupp

Program Manager, Arts Integration

Lauren Jobson-Ahmed

Director of Federal Grants and Projects

Sara Phillips

Director of Individual Giving & Events

Lina Chefras

Program Evaluator

Stefanie Singer

Project Director, EASE

Amy Neiman

Programs Operations Coordinator

Rhiannon Murphy

Program Manager, Expanded Learning

Akshai Raj

Project Code Director

Kaya Chwals

Corporate Engagement Project Director

Blair Blum

Development Manager, Events & Operations

Bradley Bowen


Domingo Estevez

Community School Manager

Precious Buxton

Site Coordinator

Aminah Abusway

ELT Coordinator

Tiffany Brown

Site Coordinator, Facing History School

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.

Neel Parekh

Night Square Capital

James Del Favero

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Philip Courtney

Urban Arts Partnership

Rachel Aschalew

Casa Group

Marsha Askins

UBS Americas

Elyse Dreyer


Steve Geismar


Lisa M. Harbert

HR Professional

Ted Harbert

Broadcasting Executive

Stephen Keyes

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Taylor Kushner

TPG Capital

Stan Lai

Moelis & Company

Walter Lee


Peter Lurie

Mast Mobile Inc.

Niclas Nagler

Nagler Productions

Harjot Sandhu


Nathan Smith

Visa, Inc.

Rachel Wexler

Allen & Co.

Ronnie Wexler

Goldman Sachs

Dan Pelson

Brand Access

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

Actress, TV Host & Activist

Danielle Brooks


Sway Calloway

VJ, Reporter, Executive Reporter

Andra Day



Hip-Hop Artist

Michael Ealy


America Ferrara


Hill Harper

Sarah Jones

Playright, Actor

Anthony Mackie


Aasif Mandvi

Actor, Writer, Reporter

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Hip-Hop Artist

Pharoahe Monch

Hip-Hop Artist

Diane Neal


Ramon Rodriguez


Sadat X

Hip-Hop Artist

Sofia Coppola

Writer, Director

Tracie Thoms


Michael Kenneth Williams


Sasha Alexander