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Luke Blackadar
Deputy Director

Luke manages the Arts & Business Council’s legal programs. 

Jim Grace
Executive Director, A&BC

Jim Grace is the Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (A&BC)…

Hope Greene
Executive Director, Western Ave | Studios & Lofts

Hope manages the day to day workings of Western Avenue’s community of 360+ creatives as well as developing and supporting connections and programs geared toward the growth of the artist community.

Elise Hartman
Operations and Programs Coordinator

Elise joined Western Avenue Studios & Lofts this year. She administrates the artist community’s operations and programs.

John Korbas
Legal Services Program Coordinator

John is the Legal Programs Coordinator here at the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. 

Henry Marte
Social Media/Content and Event Manager

Henry Marte produces and manages Western Avenue Studios & Loft’s content and social media presence. He also plans and executes events for Western Avenue.

4 Nichols
Property Manager

As the Property Manager, 4 has been managing the historic mill complex of Western Avenue Studios & Lofts since 2019.

Carmen Rodas
Assistant Facilities Manager

Carmen cares for Western Avenue Studios & Loft’s complex of five historic mill buildings.

Paige Roehrig
Development and Operations Manager

Paige manages the day-to-day operations at A&BC.

Key Program Partners
Sophia Berkofsky
Data and Development Specialist

Sophia received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture & English from Northeastern University in 2022, focusing on art and architectural writing, spatial and climate justice…

Chris Hawthorne
Insurance professional

After owning a business for eight years and experiencing the confusion, frustration and expense insurance and loss can bring…

Ileana Doble Hernandez
CEF Program Coordinator

Ileana Doble Hernandez’s research-based, socially conscious and interdisciplinary practice includes photography, video and experimental installations with a focus on activism.

D’lynne Plummer
Marketing and communications consultant

D’lynne is a Partner and Brand Strategist at Late Bloomer Creative, a marketing and creative services agency that provides…

Almitra Stanley
Professional development consultant to artists

Almitra provides mentoring to Arts & Business Council fellowship recipients, assisting them in identifying and implementing solutions to career challenges, and helping them achieve their goals.

Meet Our Spring 2024 Interns!

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2024 interns at A&BC! Our internship program is structured to provide a comprehensive experience in the fields of arts and non-profit sectors, facilitating professional growth and hands-on learning.…

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Meet Our Fall 2023 Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the cohort of Fall 2023 interns! A&BC’s internship program is designed to offer an immersive, hands-on experience within the realm of arts and non-profit organizations. Our team has…

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Boston Art Review Reports on Artist Live-Work Space in Boston

The spring/summer 2022 edition of the Boston Art Review is out, and it includes a fantastic feature by Anita Morson-Matra, “Real Talk," that focuses on the state of live-work spaces for artists in Boston.  Anita…

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