Board of Directors

Arts of Life is proud to be supported by our Executive and Associate Boards. Executive Board members are responsible for ensuring effective and fiscally sound programs and they provide leadership, advice, and direction to our staff and artists. Associate Board members help to increase awareness and raise funds by hosting several events throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining one of our volunteer boards, please submit an application. We appreciate your interest in supporting our artists.

Executive Board of Directors

  • Jeff Boarini | President | Retired, McDonald's
  • Bryan Bienias | Secretary | Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Matt Michrina | Treasurer | BDO USA
  • Manik Dewan | Citadel
  • Mike Hannigan | Landrum & Brown
  • R F Jefferies | Cetera Financial Group
  • Francesca Kielb | Carol Fox & Associates
  • Michael Klozotsky | IBM Watson
  • CIndy Lazard-Hunt | Ernst & Young
  • Megan Mangahas | Deloitte & Touche
  • Betsy O'Brien | The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Andrew Rafacz | Andrew Rafacz Gallery
  • Swarna Rao | The Smart Cube
  • Josh Shames | Hall & Partners
  • Alexandra Small | Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • Erin Toale | Independent Curator
  • David Warn | University of Chicago

Associate Board of Directors

  • Sam Presser
  • Toshi Szpyra
  • Emma James
  • Kasey Mills
  • Kristen Lega
  • Jonathan Widell
  • Jason Allain
  • Katie Brady
  • Marina Goldshteyn
  • Chelsea Leasure