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.
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.
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 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
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.
Kayla G. Coleman
Prior to her position at BronxArtSpace, Kayla G. Coleman worked for WhiteBox, the Studio Museum in Harlem and Carrie Able Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Born and raised in New York City, she is an art historian, educator, writer, and curator based in New York City and specializes in Modern and Contemporary art by black artists in the United States and the Caribbean. Kayla has been fortunate enough to have her research create amazing opportunities including a archival fellowship at the Studio Museum in Harlem, a graduate fellowship studying modern and contemporary African American artists from the southern United States, and numerous guest lectures and conference panels. Kayla received an Associates of Science degree in Gallery & Museum Studies and Photography from Queensborough Community College, a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Art History from Brooklyn College and is currently writing her thesis for a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the City College of New York