Who We Are

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

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 that now serves as our primary organizational sponsor. The move has brought Violence Transformed 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, Community Partners & Multi-Year Exhibition Curators

Mary Harvey Founding Director, Violence Transformed

Transformative Action Program (TAP) Staff:
- Barbara Hamm, Director, Mindful Practice & Trauma Informed Intervention
- L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Creative Engagement
- Mary Harvey, Contributing Artist& Community Psychologist
- Mark Gottlieb, Executive Director of PHAI & Legal Systems Advisor to TAP
- Keena Banda, Administrative Coordinator

Catherine Tutter, Violence Transformed Webmaster & Consulting Artist

Hope Ricciardi, Contributing Artist and Lead Curator of Visual and Performing Arts
Gail Bos,Contributing Artist and Lead Curator, Community Arts Initiatives

Carol Daynard, Contributing Artist, Curator and Liaison to the Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Harriet Tubman Gallery of the United South End Settlements

Jonathan Shirland, Curator and Public Arts Consultant, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

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

Phillip Page, Co-Curator, Annual Violence Transformed Exhibit and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Cambridge College, Boston, MA

Ann Tobey, Director and Lead Curator, Ubuntu ArtsJuvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy Program, Boston University, Wheelock College
of Education and Human Development, Boston, MA
Ekua Holmes, Lead Curator and Associate Director of the Massachusetts College of Art Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and Director of MassArt's sparc! the Art Mobile

Meenakshi Chhabra and Nancy Beardall, Co-Curators Annual Violence Transformed Exhibit,  Faculty, Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

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

Curators of Violence Transformed 2020: TBA

Partnering Organizations & Representatives

African American Master Artists in Residency Program, Northeastern University, Gloretta Baynes, Artist & Program Chair
Cambridge College, 
Phillip Page, Vice President of Strategic Partnership
City of Boston, Department of Arts & Culture, John Crowley, Curator & Exhibitions Coordinator

First Church Cambridge
, Rev. Dan Smith
Harriet Tubman House of the United South End Settlements, 
Kim White, Gallery Director
Lesley University Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences,
Meenakshi Chhabra, Faculty and Nancy Beardall, Faculty
Massachusetts College of Art & Design,
Ekua Holmes, Associate Director, Center for Art & Community Partnerships, Director, sparc! The Artmobile
Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Barry Gaither, Executive Director

NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law
, Executive Director, Dan Jackson
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
, Boston, VT Liaison, Carol Daynard
Ubuntu Arts
Juvenile Justice & Youth Advocacy Program of Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, Ann Tobey, Faculty
Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
, Roxbury, MA, Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, Executive Director & Senior Minister