Recent Grants

Design: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

Art Works – Panel A
June 21, 2016

Thomas Dallessio
President, CEO, and Publisher
Next City, Inc.
Hopewell, NJ

Kristina Gray-Apka (Layperson)
Program Director
Grantmakers In Health
Riverdale Park, MD

Karen Kice
Neville Bryan Assistant Curator, Department of Architecture and Design
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Nadine Maleh
Executive Director
Institute for Public Architecture
New York, NY

Marcelo Spina
Principal
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S / SCI-Arc
Los Angeles, CA

Elinor “Hope” Stege
Former Director of Industry Partnerships
MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism
Cambridge, MA

Art Works – Panel B
June 21, 2016

Pamela Bridgeforth
Director of Programs
Philadelphia Association of CDCs
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Doneff (Layperson)
Chief Marketing Officer
Jose Andres ThinkFoodGroup
Washington, DC

Jeffrey Hou
Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Karen Minkel
Home Region Program Director
Walton Family Foundation
Fayetteville, AR

Patricia Natke
President, Design Principal, Architect
UrbanWorks, Ltd.
Evanston, IL

Bob Yapp
President
Preservation Resources, Inc.
Hannibal, MO

Art Works – Panel C
July 18, 2016

Pamela Bridgeforth
Director of Programs
Philadelphia Association of CDCs
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Doneff (Layperson)
Chief Marketing Officer
Jose Andres ThinkFoodGroup
Washington, DC

Patricia Natke
President, Design Principal, Architect
UrbanWorks, Ltd.
Evanston, IL

Our Town – Panel A
January 9, 2017

María Arquero de Alarcón
Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism
Director, Master of Urban Design Program
Taubman College, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Amanda Berman
Urban and Cultural Planner
JM Goldson Community Preservation + Planning
Needham, MA

Rosa Cabrera
Director, Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jarrid Green (Layperson)
Research Associate
The Democracy Collaborative
Hyattsville, MD

Alan Nakagawa
Interdisciplinary Artist
Creative Catalyst Artist-In-Resident
Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Los Angeles, CA

Our Town – Panel B
January 9, 2017

Nelson Beckford
Senior Program Officer
Saint Luke’s Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Alexis Halbert (Layperson)
Senior Associate of Programs
Orton Family Foundation
Denver, CO

Rebecca Martinez
Theater Artist
Catalyst Initiative Project Coordinator
Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Brooklyn, NY

Billy Parrish
Principal and Senior Downtown Advisor
BillyParrish Consulting
Dunwoody, GA

Michaela Shirley
Program Specialist, Indigenous Planner
Indigenous Design + Planning Institute
Albuquerque, NM

Our Town – Panel C
January 10, 2017

Cézanne Charles
Director of Creative Industries
Creative Many Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Anh Thang Dao-Shah
Senior Policy Analyst
San Francisco Arts Commission
El Cerrito, CA

Isis Ferguson
Associate Director of City and Community Strategy
Place Lab, Arts + Public Life
Chicago, IL

Dave Loewenstein
Artist
Lawrence, KS

Daniel Werwath (Layperson)
Principal
Werwath Associates
Santa Fe, NM

Our Town – Panel D
January 10, 2017

Andrea Hanley
Membership and Program Manager
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Santa Fe, NM

Teresa Kittridge (Layperson)
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Rural Policy Research Institute
Waconia, MN

Chris Lezama
Principal
Epicenter
Green River, UT

Lillian Ortiz
Photographer
Senior Editor, Shelterforce Magazine
National Housing Institute
East Orange, NJ

Our Town – Panel E
January 17, 2017

Christine Hwang
Arts and Culture Researcher
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Baltimore, MD

Bryan Lee, Jr.
Director, Place + Civic Design
Arts Council New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Charlene Martinez
Associate Director of Integrated Learning for Social Change
Diversity & Cultural Engagement
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Maurice Mitchell (Layperson)
Coordinator
New York State Civic Engagement Table
Long Beach, NY

Laura Zabel
Executive Director
Springboard for the Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Our Town – Panel F
January 17, 2017

Stephanie Atkins
Director of the Local Program
National Performance Network / Visual Artists Network
New Orleans, LA

Angie Jean-Marie (Layperson)
Social Innovation and Marketing Manager
Goldhirsh Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Bree Kessler
Research Fellow
Institute of the North
Denali National Park, AK

Alberto Mejia
Senior Director of Community Programs
Creative Action
Austin, TX

Julia L. Moore
Director of Public Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Our Town – Panel G
January 18, 2017

Sarah Hernandez (Layperson)
Program Officer, Regions & Communities
McKnight Foundation
Minneapolis, MN

Jamie Kralovec
Program Director and Lecturer, Urban & Regional Planning Program
School of Continuing Studies
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Ted Russell
Consultant
Ted Russell Consulting
Oakland, CA

Roseann Weiss
Director of Artist and Community Initiatives
Regional Arts Commission St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Willy Wong
Faculty, Design
School of Visual Arts
New York, NY