About Public Art Fund

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman


Susan K. Freedman


Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.

Vice President

Ellen Celli

Vice President

Holly Lipton

Vice President

Jennifer New


Charles Short


Ai Weiwei

Angelo K H Chan

Wendy Fisher

Sara Fitzmaurice

Jennifer Harris

Patricia E. Harris

Andrea Krantz

Linda Lennon

Ronay Menschel

Ruthard C. Murphy

Karyn Olivier

Douglas M. Polley

Rasika Reddy

Allison Russo

Karen Seymour

Patricia Silverstein

Michael Sternberg

Allison Wiener

David Wine


Jenny Dixon

Lloyd Frank, Esq.

Barbara Joelson Fife

Erana Stennett

Billie Tsien

Doris C. Freedman




Susan K. FreedmanPresident

Nicholas BaumeArtistic & Executive Director

Stephanie AdamsDeputy Director for External Affairs

Larry GiannechiniDeputy Director for Programs & Operations

Hilary YehExecutive Coordinator



Robin CarolCommunications Director

Sara Jones Director of Design & Creative Strategy

Isaiah FrisbieMarketing Producer

Khaleelah LoganDigital Media Manager

Natasha RobertsPublicist



Dorothy DávilaDirector, Creative Partnerships

Jessica KirshSenior Partnership Manager

Daniel FinchSenior Program Manager

Carl LawrenceAssociate, Creative Partnerships

Jimmy Nunn Jr.Administrative Assistant, Creative Partnerships



Melanie KressSenior Curator

Gabriela López DenaAssociate Curator of Public Practice

Jenée StrandAssistant Curator



Eric BeesDirector of Development

Blake ScotlandDirector of Special Events

Madison MartinAssociate Director of Individual Giving

Nicole JacksonDevelopment Associate



Cynthia PringleDirector, Finance & Human Resources

Rosa BledsoeAssociate Manager, Finance & Operations



Seth CohenSenior Project Manager

Rashel PeddersenSenior Project Manager

Hussain KhanbhaiProject Manager

Gregory WeithmanProject Manager

Juan Alberto Franco RicardoAssociate Project Manager


With special thanks to our summer interns


Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman , Chair of the Board of Directors

Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman is the Chair of Public Art Fund's Board of Directors. She is an attorney and passionate advocate for artists and arts education who has served in leadership positions on non-profit boards for more than a decade, including as President Emerita and past Board Chair of the Children’s Museum of the Arts. A graduate of Fordham Law School, she is a former Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney and presently serves as a member of the New York City Bar Association's Art Law Committee, the New York County Bar Association Committee on Art Law, Art Table Circle and as Advisor to Moms for Moms, NYC. Elizabeth lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and four children.

Susan K. Freedman , President

Susan K. Freedman has served as President of Public Art Fund since 1986. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Art Society and is the Vice Chair of the Board for the City Parks Foundation. Previously, Freedman served as Mayor Bloomberg’s Representative on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Modern Art as well as on the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Advisory Commission. She has also served as a member of the Board of WNYC Radio, was a member of the Brown University President's Leadership Council, and was a jury member for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center Memorial Competition. Freedman has spoken at numerous conferences, contributed to myriad publications, and in 2005 was awarded Municipal Art Society’s Evangeline Blashfield Award.

Nicholas Baume , Artistic & Executive Director

Nicholas Baume is Artistic & Executive Director at Public Art Fund, which he joined in 2009. A native of Australia, his curatorial career began there with Kaldor Public Art Projects and later the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. He was Contemporary Curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, before moving to Boston to join the Institute of Contemporary Art as Chief Curator. Baume has curated dozens of exhibitions with a wide range of significant international artists at different stages of their careers. An author of several major exhibition catalogs, he is a frequent public speaker on contemporary art and has contributed essays and interviews to numerous publications.

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