Stephen moved to Brooklyn in 1998, drawn to the vibrancy of its arts community. In 2006 his passion for the arts led him to co-found Canteen, where he served as Executive Director until 2014.
Press & Communications
Diandra is a PR and communications professional based in New York. Diandra has interned with publications such as Paper Magazine, Esquire Magazine, and Schön! Magazine.
Artist & Designer
Zhiyuan Yang was born in Beijing, China. She was dreaming of becoming a journalist, then suddenly decided to do some art. Now, Yang prefers being a starving artist but keeps her dignity.
Assistant Project Manager
Originally from Shanghai, China, Sally was previously the Collections Management Assistant at the Smithsonian Freer | Sackler Museum of Asian Art. She holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies
Rob is an artist living and working in New York City. A graduate of the National College of Art & Design, Ireland, previously he has worked with organizations such as Catalyst Arts, Belfast and GAZE LGBTQ Film Festival, Dublin.
Artist & Location Coordinator
Becca is a Jersey girl turned Staten Islander, with an Arts Administration degree and an Art Minor from Wagner College. Becca is a lover of all things artistic, and is dedicated to making art accessible to everyone.
Veronica holds a Master’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Florence and in Art History from the University of Bologna. She is the co-founder of Off Site Art and runs ArtBridge’s project in L’Aquila, Italy.
Board of Directors
Rodney is ArtBridge’s Founder and Board President. Previously, he was Principal and Creative Director of New York-based Stormhouse Partners,
Manjari Sharma is an internationally published photo-based artist born and raised in Mumbai, India and based in Brooklyn, New York.
Charlë Webb is a real estate professional with an extensive background in the arts as an accomplished actress, writer and producer for film and television, and is a lifelong New Yorker.
Jim is a Painter and Photographer who also teaches Studio Arts, Art History and Museum Studies; a duality that is reflected in his artwork.
Anna is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Say Ah!, Inc, a health literacy nonprofit.
Hannah joined Sotheby’s as Director of Museum Services after fifteen years of working with museums around the globe.
Zach is the director of finance, asset management and acquisitions at The Brooklyn Home Company.
Lindsey is a cross-disciplinary marketing professional at Mcgarrybown with integrated media expertise.
Robert is an Executive Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on investment sales in Manhattan’s Inwood and Washington Heights.
Kim is a development professional who has enabled New York City nonprofit arts organizations to meet financial, administrative, audience, and membership goals for the past decade.
Robert is the Co-Founder of Friends of the High Line.
Erin is the founder and Executive Director of Ioby, a crowdfunding site for projects with socially beneficial aims.
Candice Bruder is a Vice President at MWW, a public relations firm headquartered in Manhattan.
William M. Barron
William is a Partner in the International and Litigation Practices of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Stephanie Lynn Ackler
Stephanie is the Managing Director of Investments and at Ackler Wealth Management, which she established in 2001.
March is an awarding-winning architect and a faculty member at the Civil Engineering department of Polytechnic Institute of NYU.
Joe is the owner of United Hoisting & Scaffolding Corp, which has served the NYC construction industry with for the past 50 years,
Hakan is Vice President at Blue 9 Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.
James is President of James Lima Planning + Development, an advisory firm focused on investments in the public realm
Zoe is an NYC-based designer and academic. She is currently an associate at LOM Property Consultants,
Patty has more than 15 years of public relations and marketing experience, providing communications counsel for healthcare and technology companies
James is a partner at Cushman Wakefield, one of New York City’s premier real estate brokerage firms.
The need to give back to the community was an early call for James. He is Vice President of the board for The Catalog for Giving—an NYC nonprofit that funds programs that serve at-risk youth. James has also been honored by the Varardi Ovarian Initiative for Cancer Education (VOICE) as their corporate honoree. In addition, James has been an adjunct professor at NYU since 2005, and is currently a board member at JournalDoc, which provides mechanisms for the medical community to access up-to-date research. James is excited to join ArtBridge’s Advisory Council to foster synergies between New York City’s arts and real estate communities.
Dan is an engineer practicing primarily in New York City.
Gregg Waxman is an attorney and partner in the Waxman Law Firm