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The Real Art Ways Team assembled outside 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT
 

TEAM

Will K. Wilkins – Executive Director [email]
Ian Ally-Seals – Cinema Coordinator [email]
Ana Altiery – Housekeeping
Megan Bent – Marketing and Communications Coordinator [email]
David Borawski – Curatorial Advisor [email]
Erica Bryan – Membership Coordinator [email]
Alexia Brown – 2020-2021 Real Apprentice
Christopher Burgos – 2020-2021 Real Apprentice
Neil Daigle Orians – Visual Arts Manager [email]
Jessica Henning – Executive Assistant [email]
Tricia Haggerty Wenz – Director of Development [email]
Barbara Hocker – Controller [email]
Maureen Kenna – Member Engagement Manager [email]
Jean Paul Leblanc – Business Manager [email]
Tina Parziale – Education Coordinator [email]
Lauren Perrault – Teacher, Park Art
Jules Pitt – Front of House Staff
Spencer Plourde – Front of House and Events Manager [email]
Diego Vásquez – Communications Manager [email]


Will K. Wilkins

Executive Director

Ian Ally-Seals

Cinema Coordinator

Ana Altiery

Housekeeping

Megan Bent

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

David Borawski

Curatorial Advisor

Erica Bryan

Membership Coordinator

Alexia Brown

2020-2021 Real Apprentice

Christopher Burgos

2020-2021 Real Apprentice

Neil Daigle Orians

Visual Arts Manager

Jessica Henning

Executive Assistant

Tricia Haggerty Wenz

Director of Development

Barbara Hocker

Controller

Maureen Kenna

Member Engagement Manager

Jean Paul Leblanc

Business Manager

Tina Parziale

Education Coordinator

Lauren Perrault

Teacher, Park Art

Jules Pitt

Front of House Staff

Spencer Plourde

Front of House and Events Manager

Diego Vásquez

Communications Manager

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Lisa Hoecklin

Lisa is a social anthropologist, poet, mother of 3 artists and recent transplant to CT after 25 years living in Europe and Asia. A first-generation college student from New Mexico, she studied at Carleton College, completed an MBA at Washington University and a D.Phil. at Oxford.

 

Brenda Miller

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.

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.

Marc Reich

Treasurer

Marc is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ironwood Capital, a private equity firm in Avon. He’s been an enthusiastic member of RAW for over 25 years and a board member the last four.

Gregg Rohde

Board Chair

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.

Jon Schoenhorn

Secretary

Jon is the principal of Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, a Hartford law firm specializing in criminal defense and plaintiffs’ civil rights cases, including employee discrimination, police misconduct and freedom of speech and expression. He lives in Farmington and has been a an active member of RAW since the early 1990s.

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 and serves as its Chair since 2019.

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.