WHO WE ARE
Julia Di Bussolo, Executive Director
Julia (she/her) is a lifelong arts advocate, artist, and proud parent of a Baltimore City Public School student. She joined the organization in 2012 and brings a passion for arts education, community organizing, and youth development. She previously served as the program director at The Club at Collington Square, an East Baltimore-based after school program. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Photography and Masters of Arts in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Angela Marroy Boerger, Director of School Programs and Learning
A lifelong advocate for and beneficiary of arts education, Angela (she/her) is the Director of School Programs and Learning at Arts Every Day in Baltimore, where she directs the Baltimore Arts Integration Project, a USDE-funded initiative. Prior to her work in Baltimore, Angela was the Education Manager at the New York Metropolitan Opera, where she led the education curriculum for the Met’s HD Live in Schools, an opera education and access program in 38 states across the country for over 16,000 students each year. Prior to her work at the Met, she was the Director of Education at Westport Country Playhouse, an acclaimed non-profit regional theater in southwest Connecticut, where she created programming for students, educators, children and families. Angela has also worked as a Writer for McGraw Hill Education, contributing to an adaptive classical music curriculum for digital platforms; and as Managing Editor of Bare Opera, a women-run alternative opera company. Angela’s educational background and scholarly interests are in musicology; she pursued PhD studies in music history at Yale University, writing on Viennese opera at the end of the eighteenth century. Her unfinished dissertation is entitled Ariost auf der Reise nach Wien: Haydn’s Orlando paladino and the Viennese Reception of Ariosto, ca. 1777 – 1809. She holds M.A. and M.Phil degrees from Yale in music history, and also has master and bachelor degrees from Rice University in musicology and medieval studies. She is an active performer on modern and Baroque violin. Angela lives in Maryland, along with her husband Tim and children Sophie Magdalena and Thaddaeus James, who are aspiring graphic novelists and paleodracologists, respectively.
Betty Gonzales, Director of Operations
Betty Gonzales (she/her) is a curator, artist, and advocate for the arts who dedicates her practice to creating sustainable connections that promote, support, and nurture Baltimore’s creative thinkers. Betty received a Bachelors in Studio Art from McDaniel College and a MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She strives to effectively utilize every resource available to ensure creative minds have the necessary outlets and access to information in order to succeed in Baltimore and elsewhere regardless of age, race, or social status. Outside of AED, Betty enjoys freelance graphic design projects , sewing, naps, and spending time with her husband Javier, son Nicholas, daughter Nora, her pets Murphy (dog) and Jack (cat).
Sheena Morrison, Baltimore Arts Education Initiative Manager
Sheena M. Morrison is an independent curator based in Baltimore. She comes to Arts Every Day from a background in public health and exhibition-making. She segued naturally to curatorial practice from her work in public health where one of the primary tenets is effective community engagement. She has been able to put her knowledge of public policy, history, and research skills to work in collaborative projects with local artists to generate new ideas and excavate
hidden assumptions about culture and society. Sheena brings the knowledge and practice of these disciplines to her work as the Baltimore Arts Education Initiative manager. She holds an MFA in curatorial practice from Maryland Institute College of Art, an MPhil in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University and an MPH in community health education from Hunter College.
Sam Green, Arts Integration Schools Manager
Sam Green (she/her) is an enthusiastic explorer of the arts and our world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Art Education and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts Infusion from Towson University. She recently left the public school system after a ten year career as a K-5 art teacher. She is passionate about envisioning and creating more equitable, caring, and creative student-centered approaches to education. When not doodling or sewing on her porch, she can be found trying to convince her cat to hang out.
Ollie Ambrose, Junior Accountant
In their free time, Ollie is an avid traveler and concert-goer. They have seen over 150 concerts in 50 different cities across 5 countries. On the weekend when they aren’t out and about, they can be found at home being pestered for pets by their cat, Honey.
Mace Pilla, Social Media Coordinator
Mace Pilla (he/him) is a Baltimore-based photographer, primarily finding his passion in the automotive field. As a freelance photographer, he built a large social media background and began to aid in the management of other businesses’ social media platforms as well! Beginning his career across the street on North Ave. at Code in the Schools due to his initial interest in computer science, but after growing as an artist and content creator, he desired an environment where that artistic passion he had found would be better matched. At Arts Every Day that artistic space was found & he gladly helps manage & design the social presence of not only the organization but our Bmore Youth Arts Advocacy Council!
Clare O’Malley Grizzard, Curriculum Developer
Clare O’Malley Grizzard is an instructor and practicum supervisor in the Master of Arts in Teaching arts education program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Grizzard also served as a curriculum writer and arts integration specialist at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. As part of the Neuro-Education Initiative research team, her work focuses on a framework of instruction informed by research from the learning sciences. A consultant in arts integration, Grizzard continues to train educators nationally and internationally to implement a model of brain-based pedagogy, emphasizing the arts’ value in effective teaching and learning. Grizzard has been a K-12 fine arts educator and arts integration coach in Baltimore MD for 25 years, as well as an independent museum education consultant working in public and private institutions. As a visual artist and art educator, Grizzard has been honored throughout her career for arts advocacy, mentorship and curriculum design. She received her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and her Master’s degree in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Rachael Barillari, BAIP Schools Lead
Alyssa Fenix, DEIAB Advisor
Alyssa F. Fenix is a black queer neurodivergent artist, Diversity Trainer/Consultant, and founder of the “If I Knew Then Letters Project,” living in Baltimore with her partner, kids, dog, and plants. Her artistic expression includes photography, wood burning, collage art, and creative writing. Alyssa owns Fenix OUTspoken, which is an LLC focused on diversity and inclusion practices. She uses her personal and professional experience working in education and mental health settings to provide a quality framework for clinicians and educators in supporting LGBTQ+ youth and young adults with disabilities through professional development training, Policy/Climate revisions, and coaching and consultation services.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Retired Health & Human Services Executive
College and Career Readiness Advisor, Baltimore City Public Schools
Community Schools Consultant, Homewood Community Partners Initiative/Johns Hopkins University
Licensed Social Worker and Owner, Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services
Investment Banking Vice President, Public Finance at M&T Securities, Inc.
Post-Secondary Program Manager, iMentor
Attorney, Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg P.A
Fred Lazarus, IV
President Emeritus, Maryland Institute College of Art
Musician, Educator, and Advocate for Educational Equity, Principal, Woodlawn Middle School
Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Towson University
Dr. Elizabeth Nuss
Retired University Administrator, Goucher College
Retired Attorney, Former Maryland State Delegate
General Counsel, Baltimore City Community College
Executive Director, Maryland Health & Higher Educational Facilities Authority
Ruth R. Marder Director of Learning & Community Engagement at The Walters Art Museum
Anne Marie Stringer
Group Digital Creative Manager, Stanley Black and Decker
Portfolio Manager, Brown Advisory LLC
Baltimore City Public School Music Teacher, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School
Community Activist and Philanthropist
Retired Chief Administrative Officer, Brown Capital Management
The Hon. Maggie McIntosh
Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates