Board of Directors
Debra Peltz, Chairman
Linda LeRoy Janklow, Founding Chairman
Robert A. Pruzan, Vice Chairman
Robert W. Downes, Treasurer
Theodore S. Berger, Secretary
Dr. Patricia Morris Carey, Ph.D.
Louise Hartwell White
Lynne S. Katzmann
Lisa Plepler, Chairman Emeritus
Hon. Kathleen Hughes, Ex Officio
Steven Tennen, Executive Director, has served in this position since 1985, a time of growth and change for ArtsConnection and the field of arts education. Prior to that he was the Executive Director of the Jamaica Arts Center, the Director of Arts in Education and Co-Producer of the New Federal Theatre at Henry Street Settlement’s Arts for Living Center, and a classroom teacher at PS 287 in Brooklyn. He was the first recipient of the Arts and Business Council’s Encore Award for Outstanding Management of an Arts Organization. He currently serves on the NYC Department of Education’s Arts Committee to the Panel for Educational Policy, the Steering Committee for the NYC Arts Coalition and the Steering Committee for Arts Achieve, an i3 funded program developing performance assessments in the arts for national use. He has an MA in Theatre from Brooklyn College.
Carol Morgan, Director of Federal Grant Programs, oversees the design and administration of all of ArtsConnection’s federal grant programs, including DELLTA and Bridges. Before joining ArtsConnection in 1998, Carol was a partner in Development Through Art, an educational research group which developed and tested new arts curricula and assessment strategies, and implemented programs abroad, as well as in schools and museums in the United States. She also served as the Assistant and Acting Director of the Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art, and as a consultant in planning, curriculum development and evaluation for arts and social service organizations. Carol began her career as a second language teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Spanish from Grove City College, a Master’s degree in French from Montclair State College, and a Master’s in Women’s Studies from Goddard College.