Our Staff

Winter Marshall

Winter Marshall

Acting Executive Director


Winter is a graduate of Branford Hall Career Institute and started as an intern at the Arts Council in 1999. Since then she's held several positions here with her favorite being cultural consumer. She enjoys theater, reading, and traveling with her teenage daughter.
Lucy Gellman

Lucy Gellman

Editor, Arts Paper


Lucy is a lapsed art historian who loves wordplay almost as much as community building. Prior to her time at The Arts Paper she was a reporter at the New Haven Independent and station manager at WNHH Community Radio, where she still produces and hosts Kitchen Sync, a show about food and New Haven. 

Megan Manton

Megan Manton

Development Director


Megan joined The Arts Council in May 2016 and has over 15 years experience working within creative non-profits both here and in the UK. She is also a practicing artist working with photography and video and sits on the Curatorial & Community Engagement Committee at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.
Sarah Ficca

Sarah Ficca

Communications Manager


Sarah believes we all possess a map to save the world and artists are the North Star. Her passion is unearthing visionaries; a treasure hunt with the best prizes. She is an Emmy Winner, political wonk, former International DJ, and lifelong lover of cats.

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Rebekah Moore

Program Director


Rebekah Moore, a New Haven native, is known for her vibrant spirit, welcoming aura, and devotion to youth and community. She graduated from Southern CT State University with a Bachelors in Psychology & is the co-owner of #ThaTeam Podcast. With her role as #ThaTeam’s Program Manager, she has had the opportunity to curate a number of community-based programs to include: The Princess Chat, Annual Hat & Scarf drives & their most recent program: PodIn New Haven which is a program teaching city-wide students the art of podcasting. She is truly passionate about her community and uplifting artists by pushing them to their fullest potential. As Program Director for The Arts Council, her goal is to fill the need for artistic creativity and expose children to a number of exciting art forms.

Markeshia Ricks

Markeshia Ricks

YAJI Program Director


Markeshia is a recovering journalist turned voice actor who dabbles in blogging, podcasting and photography. Before joining the Arts Council she wrote for the New Haven Independent, Air Force Times, the Montgomery Advertiser, the Anniston Star, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Tuscaloosa News.

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Mina Khokhar

Development Associate

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Mina is a recent graduate at Albertus Magnus College with an Art Management major and Entrepreneurship minor. She is interested in Art Education and programming and within the last year she has focused more on Development work. She recently curated a show called As⋅Sem⋅Blage at Albertus and the article can be found in the Arts Paper. She is excited to be staying in the New Haven area after school!

Our Board of Directors

  • Babz Rawls Ivy, Chair
  • Wojtek Borowski, Vice Chair
  • Greg Marazita, Treasurer
  • Katherine Hsu Hagmann, Secretary
  • Daisy Abreu
  • Elaine Carroll
  • Karen DuBois-Walton
  • Aneesah Langley
  • Shamain McAllister
  • Todd Sloan
  • Nico Wheadon



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The Kitchen - Paul Bryant Hudson

Whitney Arts Center

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