Board of Ambassadors

The Board of Ambassadors is a group of arts, community, education and business leaders who recognize that Boston Arts Academy uniquely prepares urban students to be successful in life and to be creative contributors to their communities.


The Board of Ambassadors is committed to broadening and deepening the visibility and network of supporters of Boston Arts Academy, and contributing to the overall strategic interests of the school.


As a member of the Board of Ambassadors, individuals are expected to fulfill the following obligations to the best of their ability on an annual basis:

  • Participate in at least one BAA event or opportunity, including but not limited to, Senior Grant Night, master classes, school tours, special events, performances, and/or exhibitions.
  • Invite individuals within your network to accompany you to one of these events or opportunities.
  • Make a financial contribution.



Denella J. Clark
Executive Director, BAA Foundation


Pam Allara
Tony James


Craig Bailey

Phyllis Bretholtz

Ronald Casty

Fernadina Chan

Katherine DeMarco

Michael Douvadjian

Gail Flatto

Ramiro Gonzalez

Sandra Gordon

Chris Harris

Liz J. Harris

Cleo Knight-Wilkins

Shawn LaCount

Ken Leibler

Ron Mallis

Peter McCaffery

Maryanne Newell

Myran Parker-Brass

Ellen Payzant

Marita Rivero

Elizabeth Shade

Rick Tagliaferri

Ros Thomas-Clark

Carmen Torres

Susan Werbe