Marion Belanger is a photographer based in Guilford currently serving as visiting artist and lecturer at Hartford Art School and at Wesleyan University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Yale Art Gallery, the Beinecke Library, among other venerable institutions. A forthcoming book of her photographs, Rift/Fault, will appear in October 2016 (Radius Books) with an essay by the noted art historian and critic Lucy Lippard. She has been a participant in many past Artspace programs and exhibitions. She holds an MFA from Yale.
Fred currently is the Chief Administrative Officer for Yale Medicine (YM), Yale School of Medicine. He is responsible for providing executive leadership for the efficient operation of all YM central supporting clinical business services. Collaborates with the clinical chairs, clinical lead administrators and practice managers to deploy measure and enforce key practice operational standards. The YM generates in aggregate approximately $850 million in revenue from professional fee for service revenue, clinical contractual income and clinical services provided to Yale- New Haven Hospital, delivered through 22 clinical departments/centers with over 2,000 clinical providers in more than 350 practice locations throughout Connecticut.
Fred holds two Master’s degrees: a Master’s in Medical Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Fred’s Bachelor’s Degree is from the Rochester Institute of Technology and he is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Fred resides in Hamden, Connecticut with wife Marianne and has two children – a son Eric, 32 (Miami Florida), and a daughter Caroline, 30 (Cheshire, CT). Fred is active in the community and has held leadership positions in many community-based organizations – United Way, Knights of Columbus and others.
Semi Semi-Dikoko came to New Haven in 1991, to consult for Southern New England Telephone Company as Systems Architect. He is a Principal at SSD International, (a Technology Architecture & Strategy practice). Education and career afforded him opportunities to live in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, working in technol-ogy positions with Amdahl (Fujitsu), AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company, Computer Associates, ERNO-VFW Fokker, IBM and Société de Traction et d’Électricité (Groupe Suez). He attended Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Université Lovanium, Athénée Royal and Koninklijk Atheneum te Kalina. He is IBM Certified Large Systems Architect & Managing Consultant and holds a FAA Pilot License. He serves on the Boards of URI, New Haven Sister Cities, and advocates for environmental and human development causes in appreciation for a great community.
Howard Hebel is an associate principal at Newman Architects in New Haven, where he has emphasized projects for urban mixed-use development, education, and the arts since graduating from the Yale School of Architecture in 1983, with New Haven’s vibrant arts community as a key reason he put down roots here. Howard’s life-long involvement in the arts has included: cofounding South of Market Artists in San Francisco and helping organize Open Studios there in 1977; choral singing since childhood, with a recent 12-year stint in the New Haven Chorale; teaching photography at ECA; and digital photography as an avocation. He is especially interested in opportunities for promoting collaboration across media and organizations to tap the arts’ power to enrich community life.
Jessica Labbe is the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration for Yale University Art Gallery. In this capacity, she serves as a strategic administrative partner within the Art Gallery’s leadership team and directs, plans, and manages the comprehensive business affairs of the museum, including management and analysis of departmental budgets, human resources, staff training and development, and regulatory compliance. She holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BFA in Furniture Design from RISD. She lives in East Rock.
Dr. Jane Lubin is a retired ophthalmologist who has pursued art as both a mixed media artist, and a teacher and lecturer in contemporary art. In addition to a medical degree, she has a degree in Interior Design. She is an artist member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. As president of the Women’s Caucus for Art—Connecticut Chapter, she has curated area group shows, including a collaborative installation at the University of New Haven’s Seton Gallery, Fairfield Arts Council and the University of Connecticut Art Gallery. She has had solo shows at Westport Arts Center, Fairfield Arts Council, and Silvermine Art Galleries. She has served as chairperson of the Westport Arts Center solo shows in 2009, and a juror of the Westport Downtown Merchants Association Summer Arts Festival. Her artworks are in the permanent collection of Norwalk Community College.
Sinclaire Marber is a law school candidate at Columbia University and a masters candidate in liberal arts at Harvard University, focus-ing on cross-border cultural property disputes. She received her BA in the History of Art from Yale University and worked actively at the Yale University Art Gallery and Artspace. She has interned at the Frick Collection, Christie’s, Exit Art and Friedrich Petzel Gallery and has several writing and curating credits.
Lucy Q McClure is an artist and photographer with over 15 years of experience. She’s a native of Brazil and have been living in CT since 1999.
Lucy has taught photography in New Haven and most recently curated her first show Nasty Women New Haven Exhibition. Her passion lies in the arts, activism and women’s issues. She currently lives in Hamden with her two children and two dogs.
Kimbirly Moriarty is the Chief Strategy Officer for Yale Medicine (YM), a multi-specialty group practice whose physicians are the clinical faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine. With over 1,500 providers in more than 100 specialties, YM is one of the largest academic medical practices in the country. Kim leads strategic planning initiatives and is responsible for growth of the physician network, alliances and partnerships, ambulatory planning, and clinical program development. She completed her bachelor’s degree in business at University of Vermont and her master’s in administrative studies at Boston College.
Beka Sturges is an Associate Principal of Reed Hilderbrand and directs the firm’s presence in New Haven. She received a Master of Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sarah Lawrence College. Since joining Reed Hilderbrand in 2004, Beka has participated in the design and implementation of the Old Quarry Residence in Guilford, Connecticut, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. She has served as project landscape architect and manager for Phase 2 of the renewal and expansion of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. While at Harvard, Beka received the Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship to research urban agriculture sites in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. She serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Connecticut College.
Paul Taheri, MD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of Yale Medical Group (YMG), and a Deputy Dean at the Yale School of Medicine, providing leadership for a rapidly expanding physician organization that combines the best compassionate care with the latest in advancing medicine. He joined YMG from University of Vermont (UVM), where he was President and CEO of the UVM Medical Group in Burlington, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, as well as a professor of surgery. Before that he was Division Chief of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care, and then Vice Chair of Surgery at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he completed his MBA at the Ross School of Business. Dr. Taheri, who is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., completed his medical degree at New York University and his general surgical residency at Tulane University. Yale Medical Group’s CEO is also the past chair of the Group on Faculty Practices for the Association of American Medical Colleges and an examiner for the American Board of Surgery. He has lectured broadly on various business topics, including cost of care, physician leadership and system optimizations.
Carlos Jiménez Cahua received an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. His work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Artforum, among other publications. He has participated in multiple residencies, including I-Park in Connecticut and the Workspace program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Jiménez Cahua is a co-founder of the artist-run exhibition space, kijidome, located in Boston’s South End. He is based in New York and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Art Department at Wellesley College and in 2018 will join the faculty of the Department of Visual Art at Brown University.