Bianca Roberts has enjoyed more than two decades fundraising for the arts and higher education. Educated in Europe and Canada, she has built organizational capacity and secured transformational funding for both established institutions and start-ups. Most recently she served as vice president and chief advancement officer at the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts), prior to which she served as the executive director for development at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in Los Angeles and as director of development for the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Policy Analysis in Santa Monica, California. She is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and serves on the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater Council at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She lives in Paris and Los Angeles, California.
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Raina Lampkins-Fielder is the former deputy editor of SOME/THINGS Magazine, a bi-annual international curated arts and culture journal, and director of arts programming at SOME/THINGS SECRET Gallery in Paris. She was simultaneously the director of academic advising at Paris College of Art (formerly called Parsons Paris School of Art + Design). Previously, she served as Associate Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, overseeing education and public programs. She has worked for over 15 years in museums, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Raina has curated many exhibitions, served as a juror for artist residency programs, organized and participated in numerous academic conferences and has spoken widely on audience accessibility to the arts in the United States and abroad.
Danielle Berger Fortier, Director of Exhibitions and Programs
Danielle Berger Fortier is the director of exhibitions and programs at the Mona Bismarck American Center. Previously, she served as Manager of Touring Exhibitions for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, overseeing international exhibition projects in particular at its sister museum in Nagoya, Japan. Danielle has also held curatorial and editorial positions at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and the Centre Georges Pompidou.
Susan Uzzan, Director of Development
Susan Uzzan brings to the Mona Bismarck American Center a background in strategic fundraising and communications acquired in the United States and France over the past fifteen years. Previously she was a fundraising and communications consultant specializing in cultural initiatives in Paris. Before that, she was manager of individual giving at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and held fundraising support positions at the American Museum of Natural History and Harvard University. She additionally worked in corporate marketing for several years at a New York City financial firm and earned an MPA in nonprofit management from New York University.
Patricia Quevedo Henry’s experience in production, administration and management of collaborative contemporary dance and art projects has led her to work as coartistic director of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (Toronto), exhibitions promotions officer at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, and more recently, cultural projects coordinator at the Hippocrène Foundation. She is cofounder of Compagnie Propositions. Patricia studied French and English literature at UWO (Canada), performing arts at the Université Paris 8, and management of cultural organizations at the Université de Dauphine (Paris). Patricia contributes to board relations and operational management at the Mona Bismarck American Center.
Fleur d’Aboville, CFO
A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and the Audencia Nantes Management School, Fleur d’Aboville began her professional career in India before joining KPMG’s Department of Information, Communication & Entertainment in Paris, where she worked for 7 years as Audit Manager for Prestigious Clients such as the Ritz, M6, Siemens, aufeminin.com, Lycos Europe, SAP, Atos Euronext, Endemol, etc.
In June 2008, Fleur d’Aboville became the Financial and Administrative Director at SII Oodrive where she acquired a solid understanding of the control and management issues experienced by SMEs in their growth phase. As of 2011, she specialized in the Cultural sector at Artevia, an agency specialized in the design and development of native concepts, exhibitions, co-production, and the management of locations with an international scope before finally joining the Mona Bismarck American Center in 2016.
Audrey Gouimenou, Communications Manager
The organization is supported by a dedicated group of hardworking and talented volunteers and interns.
Interns: Héloïse Lambert, Élodie Paulsrud and Annie Welter
Volunteers: Anne-Estelle Lenoble, Anne Laure Paquot, Elise Brégère, Julie Vivier, Kate Husar, Karin Cudd, Kristin Buechelmaier, Leena Sohnes, Margaret Foster, Antigone Karvounarakis Delton, Marion Ceylon, Nicola Ross, Paula de Vaugelas, Pauline FassinTekla Monson.
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