Jeanette Neff


Before retiring, Jeanette Neff worked as VP in Marketing for the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop), VP in Marketing for Paraphernalia, a boutique franchise featuring Betsey Johnson and Michael Mott and a Manager at Macy's. In between corporate careers Jeanette has volunteered in many areas–delivering food to the homebound, not-for-profit organizations and museums. Originally from the Caribbean she has lived in the Bronx and Manhattan.

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Linda Cunningham

Cofounder & Board Member

Linda Cunningham is a New York City based artist who exhibits extensively both in New York and Germany. She is represented by Art Capsule and Odetta Gallery in Brooklyn. As a former professor, Linda Cunningham founded and administered the exhibition program at Franklin and Marshall College for a number of years. She was involved in organizing the first open artist studios in the South Bronx in 2005, and in early 2009 began working with Mitsu Hadeishi to put on a series of events in the space now known as BronxArtSpace.


Mitsu Hadeishi

Cofounder & Board Member

Mitsu Hadeishi has been organizing and curating multi-media art/video/performance events in the Bronx and New York City since 2003, exhibiting experimental video, performance art, 2D and 3D visual art, net art, installations, music, and site-specific interactive work, and he’s also collaborated with artists on internet projects for many years prior to that. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard University and has lived in the Bronx for over a decade.

Sarah White

Board Member

Sarah White moved to New York after retiring as Prof. of French at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, where she taught for 23 years.  Since then she has devoted her time to writing and the study of painting. She has published 3 collections of poetry, the most recent being “The Unknowing Muse” (Dos Madres Press, 2014). The next book, “Wars Don’t Happen Any More,” is forthcoming from Deerbrook Editions. An exhibition of her collages was on view at the Cornelia Street Café for two months ending in February, 2015. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and enjoys her visits to the Bronx for BAS Board Meetings.

Carol A. Zakaluk

Board Member

Carol spent two years as a grant and shop assistant for sculptor, Timothy Blum, then went on to be one of three co-directors for the Haven Arts Gallery in the Bronx. A graduate of Binghamton University with a degree in English Literature, she's a third-generation Bronxite who has been living in the Mott Haven neighborhood for over 49 years.

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Sabine Schumacher


During the last 17 years, Sabine worked as the assistant editor of Kommunalwirtschaft a special interest magazine published in Germany. Kommunalwirtschaft provides information for mayors, consultants, lawyers, city workers, industry companies supplying cities with infrastructure items.

The same company also organized business events for some of its clients to promote innovative technology, often new environmentally sustainable products.

The diversity of the requirements let her develop a wide portfolio of organization skills.

Sabine possesses her master’s degree is in contemporary art history, and worked as customer manager at ART COLOGNE for 5 years. She currently works for Margarete Roeder Gallery, Soho and as an artist assistant for Linda Cunningham and Lucy Hodgson.