Our Board of Directors governs the C4AA. Made up of creative leaders in the arts, activism and, yes, even business, our board offers us multiple perspectives on what we do, both keeping us in check and pushing us forward. Meet them here.

Patricia Jerido – Chair


Since 2003, Patricia Jerido has worked as an independent consultant, assisting nonprofit organizationsin fundraising, communications, board and program development, evaluation, executive coaching, and organizing. Her clients included the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the Ford Foundation, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, the Racial Justice Collaborative, the Women’s Funding Network, and many others. Until 2015 , Jerido was a program officer with the Special Special Initiatives and Partnerships Unit of U.S. Programs. Her prior experience includes eight years as a social worker and community organizer on human rights issues in the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and as codirector for Client Services at the Minority Taskforce on AIDS, where she worked with women incarcerated at Rikers Island. 

Since 1999, Jerido has worked as a program officer and consultant to foundations and nonprofits working on economic, health, and leadership development issues. As a program officer for health and safety at the Ms. Foundation for Women, she managed three funds covering reproductive rights, women and AIDS, and sexuality education. Jerido has also explored the intersections between popular culture and progressive politics through GoLeft.org, a web-based nonprofit that she founded. Jerido is a graduate of Rutgers University and Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work.

Douwe Rademaker


Douwe Rademaker is global CEO of the MarketQuest division at Ipsos, responsible for foundational market and category research, strategic brand research, and Marketing growth consultancy. Douwe has worked on the agency side for over 25 years. He has lived and worked in various senior management roles at global research firms (Research International, TNS and Kantar) and strategic consultancy firms (McKinsey&Company) in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris and New York. He has advised many of the Fortune 500 companies on brand growth and innovation strategies. Douwe has written several articles on brands and consumer trends and is a graduate of the University of Groningen and UCLA. He lives and works in New York with his wife and two kids.

Dipti Desai


Dipti Desai is an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Art + Education Programs. Prior to coming to NYU, she taught art education at SUNY-New Paltz. As a scholar and artisteducator she is committed to addressing the formative role of visual representation and its politics in order to effect social change. She has published widely in the area of critical multiculturalism/critical race theory in art education, contemporary art as a pedagogical site, art and social justice. She is the co-editor of Social Justice and the Arts (2014) her co-authored book History as Art, Art as History: Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education (2010) received an Honorable mention for Curriculum Practice Category by Division B of American Education and Research Association (AERA). She received the 2012 Ziegfield Service Award in Art Education and Specialist Fulbright Award in 2014.

Terry Marshall


Terry Marshall has been involved in youth and social justice struggles for over 15 yrs. In 2008 Terry became the Lead Youth Organizer of the Healthcare Education Project, an initiative of 1199 SEIU in New York City. While there he led the innovative “Young Voices For Healthcare” campaign to involve young people in the healthcare reform struggle. He also is a culture channel editor of the blog www.organizingupgrade.com. Today Terry is the Co-Founder and Coeditor of Occupy Comix, a bimonthly comic book that depicts the stories of the 99% and is working on a book presented by his young voices nation project depicting creative activist of color.

Laura Raicovich


Raicovich was Executive Director of the Queens Museum, and before that was director of global initiatives at Creative Time. Prior posts include the Dia Art Foundation, where she was deputy director for ten years, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Public Art Fund and the Department of Parks and Recreation, all in New York. She is also the author of ‘At The Lightning Field’, a lyric essay and parallel text to Walter De Maria’s renowned artwork.

Deborah Fisher


An artist, administrator and entrepreneur, Fisher has worked as an arts and philanthropic advisor to Shelley and Donald Rubin, studio manager of Socrates Sculpture Park, as an educator and curriculum developer for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment, and has taught studio and art appreciation classes at New York University, St. John’s University, and Nassau Community College.