Staff

Jessica Wanamaker, Executive Director

Jessica Wanamaker brings a strong background in non-profit management plus successful fundraising. A pro-active and accomplished Executive Director and fundraiser with over 8+ years in national and local culture/arts and community not for profit organizations in London and New York. She is passionate about the ability of the arts to transform lives through participation.

Erica Reade, Program Director

Erica Reade has worked in the fields of youth development, anti-violence, women’s rights, both locally and internationally, using the media arts to raise awareness for the past 12 years. She holds an MA in International Affairs from the New School University, and BA in International Development from McGill University. She has over 7 years’ experience working as a Program Director at Leave Out Violence, as well as having worked as a teaching artist with Urban Arts Partnership and Artistic Noise. She has extensive experience creating youth development and other curricula and programs, rooted in social justice, inter-sectionality and the media arts.

Erica is a freelance photographer, specializing in documentary photography. She is an Artist Member of SohoPhoto Gallery in NYC, and a 2017 Nikon Scholarship and 2015 National Natural Eye Scholarship winner at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. She is founder and Director of the photography collective Camera of the Month Club. Her work has been published in The Phoblographer, Medium, Flavor Wire, La Republicca, among others.