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  • Celeste Wilson - Interim Executive Director

    Celeste Wilson - Interim Executive Director

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    Celeste Wilson has a BA in Theatre from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from Suffolk University, has served as Chair of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities (MAASH), and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Boston Arts Academy. Celeste and her husband spend as much time as they can with their grandchildren and enjoy the occasional weekend getaway to their place in Maine.
    April Ranck - Director of Community Partnerships

    April Ranck - Director of Community Partnerships

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    April Ranck Guzman assumed the role of Business Manager for the Society in 2015. April is proud to work at the Society considering her love of the arts in all its forms. In 2010, April co-founded the Arlington International Film Festival with her husband and continues to serve as the Executive Director. Ranck first worked as a women’s health counselor, then transitioning into a 25-year career in property management, followed by teaching ESL. She moved to Cambridge in 1975, graduating from Harvard University with concentrations in religion and philosophy. She currently lives in Watertown with her mother and husband, Alberto.

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    Vicky Rodriguez - CraftBoston Manager

    Vicky Rodriguez - CraftBoston Manager

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    Vicky Rodriguez was born in Venezuela and raised in Houston, Texas. She moved to Boston to attend SMFA @ Tufts University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts. She joined the CraftBoston team as an assistant, eventually stepping up as CraftBoston Manager. When she's not at the Society, Vicky is either reading everything she couldn't get to during undergrad, or making what art she can without the luxury of paper- and print-making studios.
    Molly Nelson Regan - Marketing & Communications Associate

    Molly Nelson Regan - Marketing & Communications Associate

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    Molly began working at the Society in 2018 after 2 years as a marketing manager and graphic designer at a museum in Connecticut.
    She moved to New England from New Mexico for college and still waxes poetic about the desert every day. After college, Molly worked as a teacher and photographer before going to graduate school for visual anthropology.
    Molly lives in the Boston suburbs with her husband and their two dogs. Outside of work, she loves trail running, skiing, swimming, and knitting.
    Carrie Weinstein - Gallery Manager

    Carrie Weinstein - Gallery Manager

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    George Summers Jr. - Retail Curator

    George Summers Jr. - Retail Curator

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    George Summers, Jr. began his relationship with the Society in the mid-90s after exhibiting and selling his batik work through the retail gallery on Newbury Street. In 1999 he became the Assistant Retail Manager, later transitioning to manager in 2005. George has a BFA in Illustration & Design from UMass Dartmouth, with an independent study in Batik. He is a founding member of the Brickbottom Artist Group in Somerville, MA. George also teaches batik one night a week to adults and teens at the Brookline Art Center. George’s daily mantra is to “do something creative.” His dream vacation involves an artist residency in exotic locales.

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    Peter Schlaht - Development Associate

    Peter Schlaht - Development Associate

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    Peter Schlaht joined the team in early 2017 as a Development Associate. A happy transplant from southern California, he earned a BA in Arts Administration and History from Stonehill College and a certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University. When not working, he can be found hiking in the White Mountains, taking in a show at a music club, getting lost in museums, or just wandering the city.
    Ally Thomas - Administrative Assistant

    Ally Thomas - Administrative Assistant

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    Ally Thomas was raised in Florida, relocating to Boston in 2013 for college. She graduated from SMFA @ Tufts University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She became an intern for CraftBoston Spring in early 2018. Falling in love with the Society, Ally joined the team as the Administrative Assistant several months later. The busy atmosphere and constant discovery of new artists keeps her passion for creating her own work alive. She is excited to finally have a job in the non-profit art world and loves learning new things about the Society each day.
    Ally spends most of her free time outside or cooking in her Boston apartment. While she still is adjusting the winter weather, Ally loves taking her dog for walks while exploring the history of downtown Boston.
    Sam Aldrich - Exhibition Associate

    Sam Aldrich - Exhibition Associate

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  • Board of Trustees

    President
    Jennifer Rayburn Billings

    Vice President
    Sheila Pappalardo Lemke

    Treasurer
    Polly Allen

    Efharis Alepedis
    Debra Ankeles
    Libby Blank
    Lorraine Bressler
    Mark DelGuidice
    Erica DeMarco
    Jeannine Falino
    Beverly Gomes
    Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez
    Michael C. King
    Barbara Manzolillo
    Esther Messing
    Judith Obermayer
    Gary Roberts
    Karen Rotenberg
    Lois C. Russell
    Barbara Salisbury
    Emily Zilber

    Honorary Life Trustees
    Ellen-Deane Cummins
    Jane Lorch
    Colleen Messing
    Advisory Council
    Edward S. Cooke, Jr.
    Jonathan L. Fairbanks
    Beth Ireland
    Elizabeth B. Johnson
    Roseanne Somerson
    Stewart W. Thomson

    Resource Council
    Martha Ballard
    Bonnie Bishoff
    Gail M. Brown
    Elaine Epstein
    Isabella Frost
    Beth Johnson
    Robert C. Ketterson
    Richard Nemrow
    Chris Rifkin
    Claire Sanford
    Merle Tarnow
    Paulette Werger

    Interim Executive Director
    Celeste Wilson