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TEAM

Will K. Wilkins – Executive Director [email]
Ian Ally-Seals – Cinema Coordinator [email]
Ana Altiery – Housekeeping
Lauren Be Dear – Front of House Staff
David Borawski – Curatorial Advisor [email]
Cody Boyce – Visual Arts Manager [email]
Erica Bryan – Membership and Music Coordinator [email]
Xiang (Shawn) Cai – Front of House and Events Manager [email]
Tricia Haggerty Wenz – Director of Development [email]
JoAnn Hall – Real Apprentice
Barbara Hocker – Controller [email]
Maureen Kenna – Member Engagement Manager [email]
Jean Paul Leblanc – Business Manager [email]
Mia Lozada – Front of House Supervisor
Eric Ort – Campaign Director [email]
Tina Parziale – Learning and Engagement Manager [email]
Lauren Perrault – Teacher, Park Art
Jules Pitt – Front of House Staff
Stephen Pizzoferrato – Building Manager [email]
Diego Vásquez – Communications Manager [email]
Paul Wylenczek – Building Maintenance Coordinator


Will K. Wilkins

Executive Director

Ian Ally-Seals

Cinema Coordinator

Ana Altiery

Housekeeping

Lauren Be Dear

Front of House Staff

David Borawski

Curatorial Advisor

Cody Boyce

Visual Arts Manager

Erica Bryan

Membership and Music Coordinator

Xiang (Shawn) Cai

Front of House and Events Manager

Tricia Haggerty Wenz

Director of Development

JoAnn Hall

Real Apprentice

Barbara Hocker

Controller

Maureen Kenna

Member Engagement Manager

Jean Paul Leblanc

Business Manager

Mia Lozada

Front of House Supervisor

Eric Ort

Campaign Director

Tina Parziale

Learning and Engagement Manager

Lauren Perrault

Teacher, Park Art

Jules Pitt

Front of House Staff

Stephen Pizzoferrato

Building Manager

Diego Vásquez

Communications Manager

Paul Wylenczek

Building Maintenance Coordinator

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Brenda Miller

Secretary

Brenda is Hartford Public Library’s Executive Director, Culture and Communications, and oversees HPL’s museum and archive, its ArtWalk gallery, and its Digital Library Lab, in addition to heading the Library’s Communications team.  She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in American Studies – Museums, Communities and Archives from Trinity College, Hartford.

Paul H. Mounds

Paul is an Associate Director at Manchester Community College with over 30 years in civil service for the State of Connecticut. Paul has a passion for connecting people and helping to enrich the lives of those in our community. Paul serves on the Town of East Hartford Youth Advisory Board, is a member of Kiwanis of Glastonbury and a former Board member of the Manchester Community College Foundation. Paul has volunteered and supported numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations including Interval House of Hartford, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Riverfront Recapture and Visiting Nurse Association.

Olu Oguibe

Olu Oguibe is a local artist based in Rockville, Connecticut. He’s been a member of Real Art Ways since 2003, and has exhibited his work at the space on a number of occasions.

Victor Pacheco

Victor is an artist who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Hartford. He has received awards and fellowships including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant and a grant from the Art Matters Foundation. Victor graduated from The University of Hartford Arts School and The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. He lives and works in Worcester, MA.

Gregg Rohde

Board Chair, Treasurer

Gregg has spent his whole professional career at Travelers. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, he has worked in the Minnesota, London, UK and Hartford offices. He and his wife have a deep passion for all forms of art and is prior board member of the Minnesota Museum for American Art.

Yedalis Ruiz

Vice Chair

Yedalis Ruíz was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Hartford. She has been involved with Real Art Ways since she was 13 years old! 

Yedalis is a first-generation, bilingual college graduate. She is a graduate of Hartford High, Mt. Holyoke College, and has a Master’s and Ph.D. from UMass-Amherst. She teaches at UMass, working to increase access and equity in higher education.

Tara Trifon

Tara is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, where she represents clients in complex disputes throughout the country with a specific focus on privacy and cybersecurity issues and financial services litigation. Originally from New York City, Tara moved to the Hartford area in 2006 for law school and has never left! Tara has served on the RAW Board of Trustees since 2016.

Peter Waite

Peter Waite is an artist who has been a supporter, occasional exhibitor, and curator at RAW since its founding in 1975. His studio/home is in nearby Glastonbury.