Board of Directors
Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman
Susan K. Freedman
Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.
Farah Al Qasimi
Patricia E. Harris
Ruthard C. Murphy
Douglas M. Polley
Linda R. Safran
Hank Willis Thomas
Lloyd Frank, Esq.
Barbara Joelson Fife
Nicholas BaumeArtistic & Executive Director
Rosa BledsoeFinance & Operations Associate
Seth CohenProject Manager
Daniel Finch Project Manager
Juan A. Franco RicardoExecutive Coordinator
Larry GiannechiniDirector of Project Management
Allison GlennSenior Curator
Nora Gomez-StraussDirector of Digital Strategies
Walsh HansenProject Manager
Kellie Honeycutt Deputy Director
Sara Jones Design Director
Sophie KaufmanDevelopment Manager, Special Events
Jessica KirshManager, Art Programs
Courtney Knights Development Director
Rashel PeddersenProject Manager
Cynthia Pringle Senior Manager, Finance & Human Resources
J. Fiona RaghebDirector, Art Programs
Mauro Schenone-UguetoDevelopment Associate
Katerina StathopoulouAssociate Curator
Allegra ThoresenCommunications Director
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 a native New Yorker and a passionate supporter of the arts 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. She is an Arts Grants Panelist for the Washington Square Park Conservancy, as well as a member of the Friends of the Highline Council and the Parrish Art Museum Family Council. A graduate of Fordham Law School, she works as a Volunteer Lawyer for the Access to Justice program in Brooklyn Family Court and as Advisor to MomsforMomsNYC.
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 Committee. 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.