Who We Are

Our Fiscal Sponsor: The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)

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In 2015, Violence Transformed transitioned its fiscal agency from the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) to the public nonprofit Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) at Northeastern University School Law in Boston. With PHAI as our primary organizational sponsor, Violence Transformed has been brought closer to many of its partnering organizations in Boston, allowing us to emphasize the contribution being made by the arts to the public health and well-being of individuals, families and communities at greatest risk of violence. 

Our fiscal partnership with PHAI also enables us to seek support for diverse initiatives, such as our participation in NuLawLab’s Stable Ground initiative, supported by The Kresge Foundation; the Transformative Action Project, a victim service initiative funded by a federal Victim of Crime Act grant under the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance, and other initiatives. Click here to learn more about them.

Core Staff of Violence Transformed & Transformative Action Project (TAP)

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Mary Harvey
Founding Director
Violence Transformed
& Contributing Artist & Psychologist for TAP

Barbara Hamm

Barbara Hamm
Director, Mindful Practice & Trauma Informed Intervention for TAP

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L'Merchie Frazier
Director of Creative Engagement for TAP

Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb
Executive Director of PHAI & Legal Systems Advisor for TAP

Keena Banda

Keena Banda
Administrative & Outreach Coordinator for TAP

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Phillip Harvey
Social Media & Marketing Consultant, Violence Transformed and TAP

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Catherine Tutter
Webmaster & Consulting Artist for Violence Transformed and TAP

Exhibition Curators & Community Partners

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Hope Ricciardi
Contributing Artist and Lead Curator of Visual & Performing Arts

Gail Bos

Gail Jerauld Bos
Contributing Artist and Lead Curator, Community Arts Initiatives

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Carol Iskols Daynard
Contributing Artist, Curator and Liaison to SMFA at Tufts University and United South End Settlements

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Edmund Barry Gaither
Lead Curator and Executive Director, Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

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Phillip Page
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships,
Cambridge College

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Ekua Holmes
Lead Curator and Associate Director of MassArt's Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and Director of MassArt's sparc! the Art Mobile

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Meenakshi Chhabra
Co-Curator, Annual Violence Transformed Exhibit and Faculty, Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lesley University

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Nancy Beardall
Co-Curator, Annual Violence Transformed Exhibit and Faculty, Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lesley University

February 23, 2011 - Gloretta Baynes, a member of the African American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP), poses in front of her artwork featured in the "Urban Celebrations" exhibit in Boston City Hall's Scollay Square Gallery.  PHOTO: Mary Knox Merrill/Northeastern University

Gloretta Baynes
Contributing Artist, Curator and Chair, African American Master Artists in Residency Program, Northeastern University

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Hakim Raquib
Contributing Artist and Curator

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Walter Crump
Contributing Artist and Curator

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John Crowley
Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator,
Boston City Hall Galleries

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Dan Jackson
Executive Director, NuLawLab, Northeastern University

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Jules Rochielle Seivert
Creative Director, NuLawLab, Northeastern University

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Jonathan Shirland
Curator and Public Arts Consultant, Bridgewater State University

Zayda Vallejo
MLitt, Co-founder & Executive Director, Heartwell Institute, Inc.

Sasja Lucas
Curator, Menino Arts Center