Leadership & Staff


Photo of Board Member Joyce Chang

Joyce L. T. Chang

Joyce L. T. Chang (she, her) is a health care and senior care attorney in San Francisco. Her legal practice focuses on advising healthcare clients and senior care housing providers. Joyce works closely with many nonprofit organizations in their community outreach programs, including programs focused on Creative Aging. In addition to her experience as an attorney …

don fineberg

Don Fineberg (he, him) has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work experience includes:

  • Treatment of adults, adolescents and children using individual, couple and family therapy.
  • Evaluation and treatment of drug and alcohol related disorders.
  • Supervision and teaching seminars with non-physician clinicians. These include evaluation and treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients …

Ruth Nott

Ruth Nott (she, her) built a successful, multi-decade career by mastering the art of program innovation and excellence, with a focus on opportunities to increase awareness and access. Ruth is currently the Managing Director of Opera Parallèle, San Francisco. From 2008-2019, Ruth served as the Director of Education for the San Francisco Opera. She created the opera’s first department committed to community-building and arts education. Ruth was at the helm…

Edgardo Rivera

Edgardo Rivera (he, him) has 15 years experience in finance, contracts, HR, and operations in organizations with a public service mission. He is currently Senior Director of Operations and Finance at Morningside Center. Morningside Center is a major provider of trainings and coachings around  social emotional learning, restorative Justice and racial equity models with teachers and school support staff in New York City …


Jamie Andrews
Executive Director

Jamie (he, him) has over two decades of experience working in the arts, education, and nonprofit administration. He is currently the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) and is a founding member and Executive Director of PrimeLife Arts Learning. Previously he served as the Chief Learning Officer at the Minnesota Opera, where he oversaw an extensive array of programs for all ages, including the launch of an industry-leading Creative Aging … 

Philip Alexander
Vice President of Learning

Philip A. Alexander (he, him) is a creativity catalyst who seeks to inspire and empower others in their own artistry. He partners with artists and educators in pursuit of meaningful and effective arts pedagogy, having held management and leadership positions with such esteemed organizations as Roundabout Theatre Company…

Elizabeth Brodersen
Vice President of Operations

Nonprofit executive Elizabeth Brodersen (she, her) has more than 25 years’ experience developing and managing original programs that activate the transformative power of art, amplifying marginalized voices and building partnerships that bring artists and communities together to advance social change. She has harnessed a wide range of skills in law, arts administration, education, fundraising, strategic …

Katherine Castille
Vice President of Advancement

Katherine (she, her) is an arts professional with 18 years of marketing, communications, and fundraising expertise. She knows that working in the arts means being an educator, advocate, and storyteller. Katherine is currently the Vice President of Advancement for PrimeLife Arts Learning, and previously served as Marketing Director at Minnesota Opera …

Photo at Top of Page by Anna Kolosyuk on Unsplash

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