Placements

Aaron Nicholson
Aaron Nicholson

Aaron Nicholson

Search: Director of Development of TheatreWorks

Aaron will focus on ensuring TheatreWorks’ continued and future success in furthering its community impact by engaging in solicitation and stewardship activities and in implementing a comprehensive three- to four- year fundraising plan to develop and cultivate sustainable individual, corporate, foundation, and other philanthropic opportunities. He most recently served as Development Director at Starting Arts where he directed all fundraising strategies, stewardship programs, and fundraising events.

Darin Atwater
Darin Atwater

Darin Atwater

Search: Artistic Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival

With 25 years of experience as a composer, multi-dimensional artist, arts advocate and director, Atwater brings to this role his skills in programming, production, fundraising, and strategic planning. He will build on a renowned tradition of jazz and music festival excellence to advance Monterey Jazz Festival as the world’s premier jazz event, expand educational & public programs and performances, and develop new institutional partnerships alongside the Executive Director.

Joshua Blanchard
Joshua Blanchard

Joshua Blanchard

Search: Director of the Colorado Creative Industries at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Joshua Blanchard steps into the role of Director of the Colorado Creative Industries at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade with an extensive background, spanning over twenty years in Summit County, Colorado. Prior to this appointment, Blanchard served as Summit County Commissioner, the Executive Director for Theatre SilCo., and the Director of Marketing and Events for Keystone Neighbourhood Company. As Director, Blanchard will work with Governor-appointed members of the Council on Creative Industries and CCI staff to thoroughly understand all facets of the Colorado creative ecosystem, its diverse businesses, arts & culture, and civic society constituents all while developing a shared vision for CCI.
Dale McCreedy
Dale McCreedy

Dale McCreedy, PhD

Search: President and CEO of Hands On! Discovery Center

Dr. Dale McCreedy steps into the role of President and CEO for Hands On! Discovery Center with an extensive background in science centers and community-based partnerships. Dale has spent the last seven years at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring as the Vice President of Audience & Community Engagement where she has led several Federal grants, spearheaded the Tennessee Girls Collaborative, and disseminated resources and professional development for several national replication efforts. Prior to moving to Tennessee, she spent twenty-eight years at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA where she led curriculum and program development, promoted community engagement and professional learning, and conducted research with a particular focus on under-resourced families and women in STEM.

Andrew Maus
Andrew Maus

Andrew Maus

Search: Executive Director of Tacoma Art Museum

Andy Maus comes to Tacoma Art Museum from the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. As director and CEO, he co-created the museum’s facility masterplan with Olson Kundig Architects, grew its contemporary focus, furthered the work of artists from diverse backgrounds, facilitated public art projects, doubled the museum’s endowment, and secured funding for a major renovation.   Before heading up the Plains Art Museum, Maus was executive director of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Art Museum Directors and has been an active volunteer with many industry and community organizations.

Lora Unger
Lora Unger

Lora Unger

Search: Executive Director of Bellevue (WA)'s Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE)

Lora Unger steps into the role of Executive Director for Bellevue (WA)’s Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) with 20 years of experience driving audience embrace and strengthening finances, most recently as CEO at Pasadena Symphony & Pops. At PACE she will collaborate with the team to evolve the board, raise capital and endowment funds for a world-class performing arts center, build strong and diverse revenue streams and create an arts center offering performances, programs and arts education in the heart of downtown Bellevue.

Artavia Berry

Search: Chief Executive Officer of At the Crossroads

Artavia joins ATC with over 20 years of experience leading nonprofits. A native of Chicago, she has held leadership positions with Meals on Wheels Chicago, Chicago SCORES, Public Allies Chicago, Building with Books, LaSalle Senior Center, and Christ the King Jesuit High School. Most recently, Artavia served as the Executive Director of Super Stars Literacy Oakland where she provided literacy access to youth across the Oakland Unified School District. Artavia is currently serving as the Regional Director of the Jefferson Awards Foundation and the Vice-Chair of the Hayward Community Service Commission where she helps shape public policy related to anti-racism, racial equity, re-imagining policing, access to homeownership, business development, and culturally relevant education for the BIPOC community. Artavia holds a BA in Sociology from Loyola University of Chicago and a BA in Theology and Master of Divinity from Grace Christian Seminary.

Josh Selo
Josh Selo

Josh Selo

Search: Chief Executive Officer of Bill Wilson Center

Josh brings a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for positive change within local communities. Since 2016, he has been the Executive Director of West Valley Community Services in North Santa Clara County.

Josh is a Certified Fundraising Executive/CFRE with nearly 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.  Previously, Josh was the Associate Executive Director at the Palo Alto Family YMCA and the Chief Operating Officer of the JCC in Rockland County, New York.

Alexandra Hilario
Alexandra Hilario

Alexandra Hilario

Search: Executive Director of Saint Vincent’s Day Home

Educational leader with over two decades of leadership management experience in non-profit organizations and the private sector and a proven track record of running educational organizations and communicating solutions and achievements to all stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal and team-building track record; ability to develop environments that are stimulating, culturally diverse, and inclusive while maintaining high levels of professionalism and collaboration that deliver results. Strong leadership and mentoring skills, history of hiring, supervising, mentoring, and motivating a high-quality staff.

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee

Search: Chief Executive Officer of First Place for Youth

Thomas Lee’s career has focused on transforming child welfare systems into child well-being systems. In his decades of experience working with foster youth, Thomas has catalyzed providers and public and private funders to better serve transition-age youth. Before joining First Place for Youth, he launched and grew the Los Angeles Chapter of Friends of the Children to become the fastest-growing of 22 offices across the country, demonstrating at multiple regional sites how professional mentors can prevent child entry into the foster care system to help end multi-generational cycles of poverty and foster care. During his tenure, Friends LA offered an array of two-generation mentoring services for relatives caregivers, families noted to be at risk for entry into the foster care system, and Black boys in foster care.

Cameron Safaraloo

Search: Chief Executive Officer of Hanna Boys Center

Cameron Safarloo became the Chief Executive Officer for Hanna in April, 2021. He is an experienced business executive with over 30 years of operation management and leadership experience, both within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to starting at Hanna, Cameron served as a Chief Executive Officer at Youth Homes, a Northern California nonprofit organization providing residential and community mental health services to the foster youth population, where he led and successfully implemented various operational and strategic initiatives on high-impact transformation, agile change, and organizational repositioning for growth.

Dr. Raymond Doswell
Dr. Raymond Doswell

Dr. Raymond Doswell

Search: Executive Director of Greenwood Rising Cultural Center

Raymond Doswell is a seasoned public historian, educator, and museum executive with close to 30 years of experience. He has worked collaboratively with regional and national entities such as museums, filmmakers, governmental organizations, public museums, manufacturers, colleges, and schools, advising and directing projects on history and culture. This work includes managing and advising the development of permanent and traveling history exhibitions. He has also traveled extensively as a public speaker on topics of African American history.

Vanja Malloy
Vanja Malloy

Vanja V. Malloy

Search: Director of Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Malloy is an accomplished museum director, curator, scholar, and community builder who will lead the University of Chicago’s fine arts museum and its exhibitions, public and arts education programs, and student and faculty collaborations.  She joins the Smart Museum from the Syracuse University Art Museum where she was appointed Director and chief curator in 2019.

Massimi Prati
Massimi Prati

Massimi Prati

Search: Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer of California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

Massimo is a seasoned finance and operations leader who has been designing and implementing foundational initiatives in nonprofit and for-profit organizations for over 25 years. He comes to the R&R Network continuing his encore career in the nonprofit sector focused on supporting children, youth and families. Most recently he was the Director of Finance and Administration of the Community Health Awareness Council in the Bay Area. Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Massimo served as a Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Systems and also served in various engineering management positions within the company. Massimo holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and was a 2014 Silicon Valley Encore Fellow.

Simon Morsink
Simon Morsink

Simon Morsink

Search: Executive Director of Museum of Russian Icons

Morsink is owner and director of the Morsink Icon Gallery in Amsterdam, one of the leading international galleries specializing in Russian and Greek icons dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Morsink exhibits annually at the famous international art fair TEFAF Maastricht and has collaborated on icon exhibitions and publications with a wide range of museums, including the Recklinghausen Ikonen Museum in Germany, the Bible Museum in Amsterdam and the Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. He has also served as an advisor on icons to private collectors, auction houses and institutions worldwide