Board of Directors

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to raise funds and provide other support to Philadelphia's nationally-recognized Mural Arts Program. Founded in 1996, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The Board of Directors share our mission of transforming Philadelphia's communities through the creation of public art of enduring value as well as providing quality art education programming to the city's residents.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates Board of Directors

Kimberly Allen
VP/Senior Program Officer
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation/CDC

Dan Astolfi
Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager
Citizen's Bank

Kevin Basden

Cindy Bass, Ex-Officio
City of Philadelphia

Richard Binswanger
Managing Principal, Not for profit Services
The Clearview Group

Jamie Bischoff, Secretary
Ballard, Spahr LLP

Marc Brownstein
President and CEO
Brownstein Group

The Honorable Darrell Clarke, Ex-Officio
City of Philadelphia

Hope Comisky
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Clayton DeHaan
Regional Sales Manager
Preferred Banking and Investments
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc.

Linda DeJure, Vice Chair
Interim CEO
Independence Mission Schools

Steve Dubow
Blank Rome

Dr. Arthur Evans, Ex-Officio
Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health
City of Philadelphia

William Fisher
Senior Project Manager- National Development
Liberty Property Trust

Jane W. Goldblum, Esq.
Immigration Law Firm of Goldblum & Hess

Joseph Goldblum
G-II Equity Investors, Inc.

Peter Gross
Chairman for the Department of Family Practice
Pennsylvania Hospital

Helen Haynes, Ex-Officio
Chief Cultural Officer
City of Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture & the Creative Economy

George “Zeke” James
Senior Relationship Manager The Vanguard Group

Susanna E. Lachs

Roger LaMay
General Manager

Margelle Liss

Lynn K. Manko
RPA (Real Property Administrator)

Brett Mapp
Director of Operations
Old City District

Bruce Marks
Certified Public Accountant
Shechtman Marks Devor PC

Desiree Peterkin Bell, Ex-Officio
Director of Communications and Strategy, Office of the Mayor
City of Philadelphia

Nancy Peterson
Vice President/Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
AlliedBarton Security Services

David Pudlin, Chair
President and CEO
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Frank Reed
Former CEO
Corestates Philadelphia National Bank

Marilia Rodrigues
AIA Leed Accredited Professional

Meg Saligman

Milton (Tony) Schneider
The Glenville Group

Dana Spain
Managing Partner
McSpain Properties, LP
Tiffany Tavarez
Corporate Contributions Manager

Tariq Trotter
Lead MC
The Roots

Anthony Troy
Vice President

Max Tuttleman
Tuttleman Foundation

Howard Wilson
Executive Director of Relationship Management

"Every day, people come by in tour buses. They get out and take pictures. Now we’re on the map for something other than crime and violence."

Norman “Butch” Ellis, Mantua 39th and Aspen Street Community Organization

"I toured parts of North Philadelphia I had never seen before and I learned from our tour guide about the community’s involvement with the murals."

Jim Ruddick

"Each mural is an odyssey. The design is a map. With every mural I learn a lot about the people and the place I am painting for, and about myself."

David Guinn