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.
Hollis R. Chase, Executive Fellow
Hollis brings more than 25 years of experience as a business strategist and facilitator to her role as Executive Fellow at The Art Connection. She continues to work with us to reinvigorate our programs and evolve our business model toward sustainability. Throughout her career, Hollis has leveraged her business acumen to help her clients to expand new business opportunities, develop and implement sales strategies and create sustainable programs. As an avid fused glass artist and photographer —Hollis has personally worked with artists to expand their businesses, so she has a particular appreciation of the artist community and is excited to be a part of The Art Connection.
Sarah B. Shallbetter,
& 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 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 is an avid bicyclist and currently sits on the Finance and Operations Committee for Boston Cyclists Union. In her spare time she loves to play cribbage, attempt new recipes in the kitchen, and garden.
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