Jeanne Dasaro,
Executive Director

Jeanne comes to The Art Connection with over 15 years experience as a social entrepreneur, artist, and community builder. She’s excited to work with The Art Connection to create access to original works of visual art in every Boston community. Since 2010, Jeanne has served as the founder of the Wonder Women of Boston network which helps women leaders, artists, and professionals of diverse backgrounds connect with and support each other. In 2013, Jeanne served as the Innovator-In-Residence at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Jeanne got her start in education programming at The Lean Enterprise Institute and later at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Additionally, she has launched Quincy Yoga & Massage, a South Shore wellness studio. Jeanne has roots in solutions journalism and community organizing. She’s inspired by anything that emboldens us to take an interest and make a difference in our communities.

Sarah B. Shallbetter, Operations Manager & Artist Liaison
Sarah is an artist and arts administrator, supporting a wide range of critical operational and administrative functions with exceptional organizational skills. She is passionate about building artist exhibition programming with local partners and creating strong, mutually beneficial relationships with a broad and diverse constituency. Along with a wealth of organizational knowledge, she understands the important role that arts and culture plays in making Boston a unique and exciting place. She loves to play cribbage, cook, garden, and serves on several nonprofit committees.

Chanel Thervil, Program Manager
Chanel is an artist and educator with an interest in all things art and community. She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Pace University, an M.A. in Art Education from Mass Art, and a K-12 teaching certification in Visual Arts. She brings with her a strong background in and passion for social justice and empowering diverse communities with art, most recently at MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. She is ecstatic about joining forces with The Art Connection to continue exploring the many ways art can enliven shared spaces.

James R. Maguire, Bookkeeper