Meet the Team

Ann Marie Miller

Director of Advocacy & Public Policy ArtPride New Jersey

Ann Marie Miller leads ArtPride’s advocacy and governmental affairs efforts and serves as chief connector of the arts to other public and private sectors. As a member of the senior management team, her goal is for the general public to gain a greater understanding of how art is comprehensively integrated into all aspects of our daily lives. Ann Marie graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a B.S. in arts education, and taught visual art in both public and private settings. The transition to arts administration happened with jobs at county and state arts agencies, completing the trifecta with a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts. A transition to the nonprofit arts sector occurred as Development Director at McCarter Theatre Center. She has seen the arts from all sides now having served as Executive Director of ArtPride from 1996-2014, before assuming her current position.

Ann Marie is a fiber artist, maker, and baker who is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, and chairs her local arts commission because she just can’t get enough art in her life.

Jeremy Grunin

President Grunin Foundation

For over 10 years, Jeremy has been actively engaged throughout the community as President of the Grunin Foundation, a proactive grantmaker focused on economic growth at the Central Jersey Shore. Jeremy is also a Partner of Grunin Holdings, LLC., a New Jersey Partnership specializing in investing in third party commercial ventures. Prior to that, Jeremy was a leader in the private sector for over 15 years, where he managed teams of 1000+ employees responsible for over half a billion dollars in revenue. He has also hosted several talk radio shows on both AM and FM radio, including Topic A on WOBM.

Jeremy’s Foundation, Advisory and Board Directorships include:

  • Board Chair of Count Basie Center for the Arts;

  • Board Chair of New Jersey Center for Nonprofits;

  • Immediate Past Board Chair and Current Executive Board Member of


  • Board Member of YMCA of Greater Monmouth County;

  • Trustee of Community Medical Center;

  • Board Member of Community Foundation of South Jersey;

  • Board Member of Arts Ed NJ;

  • Board Member of Monmouth University;

  • Member of New Jersey State Council on the Arts;

  • Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern New


  • Board Member of Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship (WCEC);

  • Co-Chair of the NJ Arts and Culture Renewal Fund Steering Committee;

  • Co-Chair of mindALIGNED Steering Committee;

  • Advisory Board Member of the Grunin Center for Law and Social

    Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law;

  • Board Member of Military Support Alliance of New Jersey; and

  • Appointed Member to Ocean County Tourism and Business

    Development Advisory Council.


Liz Duffy


International Schools Services

In July 2015, Liz Duffy became the President of International Schools Services (ISS). For the previous 12 years, she served as the 12th Head of The Lawrenceville School, a boarding school founded in 1810 in Lawrenceville, NJ, serving 815 students in grades 9-12 from around the world. During her tenure, she led comprehensive curriculum redesign and strategic planning efforts, introduced new student leadership, international travel and environmental sustainability programs, fostered an inclusive culture on campus, strengthened the School’s finances and operations, and raised over $350 million.

Ms. Duffy graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology, and she received a joint MBA/MA in Education with a certificate in Public Management from Stanford University.

Ms. Duffy came to Lawrenceville with an extensive background in the educational foundation world, having worked at the Ball Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Princeton University.

Ms. Duffy currently serves on the board of The E.E. Ford Foundation. She is also past chair of the board of Princeton AlumniCorps, past president of the Eight Schools Association, an emerita trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and a past trustee of Princeton University and the National Association of Independent Schools, among other organizations.

Ms. Duffy is married, and she and her husband have two college-aged children.

Margaret El

Director of Visual & Performing Arts

Newark Public Schools

Chiho Feindler

Chief Program Officer

Save The Music Foundation

Chiho Okuizumi Feindler is the Chief Program Officer for the Save The Music Foundation, responsible for the implementation of the award-winning national initiative committed to restoring music education in America’s public schools and to raising public awareness about the benefits of music education. Ms. Feindler completed rebuilding of instrumental music education in such cities as Buckeye, AZ; Columbia Heights, MN; St. John the Baptist Parish, LA; and Trenton, NJ, and directly manages ongoing partnerships in cities including Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; Newark and Paterson, NJ; New York, NY; and the state of West Virginia. Ms. Feindler has presented at numerous state and national educator conferences including National Council on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts Meeting, SXSW Edu, KIPP Summits, Arts Education Partnership National Summit, and National Association of Elementary School Principals Conference and provides consultation to communities throughout the United States as they face challenges that jeopardize arts education.


Porché Hardy

Arts Advocate

Porché is an arts administrator and philanthropic professional who brings deep expertise and experience working with teams in both government and non-profits to develop programs to help build a stronger arts sector and a more equitable pathway to social change through arts funding and sector leadership. Her work bridges arts organizations and arts education.

She has served with the largest arts funder in New Jersey, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, where, as the Program Officer for Arts Education and Performing Arts Presenters, she was responsible for leveraging $3 million of state and federal funds statewide to help ensure vibrant and healthy communities through investments in the sustainability and innovation of arts education and performing arts organizations.

Notable accomplishments during Porché’s work in New Jersey include redeveloping a statewide Arts Education Professional Development plan for New Jersey teachers and teaching artists and advocating for and executing the expansion of the Americans for the Arts Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship into the state.

Prior to joining New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Porché was the Assistant Director of the Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth, NJ, where she was responsible for the operations of the organization’s major initiatives: The After School Institute, The Summer Institute, The Youth Leadership Institute, Teen Arts Night and The Community Institute.

She began her career at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, completing her tenure there as the Associate Director for Arts Training, where she was responsible for the programmatic management and development of performing arts training initiatives.

Porché is also a singer, actress, and coach who has spent over fifteen years combining her love of performing on stage with her passion for arts advocacy, equity in the arts, financial wellness, and public policy. She is an alumna of the William Esper Studio, The Council of Urban Professionals, the Victoria Emerging Leadership Program, and Leadership Newark. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and serves on the steering committee for the NJ Arts & Culture Administrators of Color Network; has served on the Membership Committee of the Council of NJ Grantmakers, and Steering Committee for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Arts Education Working Group. An active member of her community, Porché served as the President of the Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals.

Penelope Lattimer

Retired Educator

Penelope E. Lattimer is a retired educator. Dr. Lattimer’s teaching certifications are in French and Spanish language and culture. Her career path consistently integrated advocacy for arts education and careers in healthcare for youngsters beginning in prekindergarten and extending through graduate school courses of study.

Penelope Lattimer’s specialty is middle level and secondary education. She is the designer of two innovative high schools in the City of New Brunswick. In 1994, in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and the New Brunswick Board of Education, Dr. Lattimer designed the education plan for the New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School. This innovative high school prepares adolescent learners for careers in the health professions. Opened in 1994, the New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School is the only high school in NJ located on the campus of a teaching hospital and with a uniquelyintegrated learning design. Earlier, 1972—1980, Dr. Lattimer designed (and was the educational leader) for The Gibbons School, the demonstration high school located on the Douglass College Campus of Rutgers University. The learning charter for the Gibbons School was to design and deliver unique courses of study emphasizing project-based learning and research emphasizing schooling without walls concepts. The school was a joint venture linking Rutgers University Graduate School of Education with the New Brunswick Public School District and Board of Education.

Other educational leadership positions held by Penelope Lattimer include: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, New Brunswick Board of
Education; Chief of Staff (Lucille Davy administration) NJ State Department of Education, Assistant Commission (William Librera administration) NJ State Department of Education. Director of Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education and Executive Director of NJ School Development Council.

Dr. Lattimer has received awards for international study and work such as: United States Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study Chinese language and culture in the People’s Republic of China, scholarship to study at Yad Vashem the worldwide center for Holocaust Education in Jerusalem, Israel, study of Japanese language and culture in Tsuruoka and Fukui, Japan; Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa studying Bantu education and cultural matters.

Dr. Lattimer presently serves on the following Boards: American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School Advisory Board, Crossroads Theatre Company President Emeritus, George St. Playhouse Board President, Margaret Chang Foundation, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Grounds for Sculpture, Francis E. Parker Memorial Homes.

Dr. Lattimer is co-author of the book, Beloved Educators: Women of Color Who Inspire Us.

Barbara Fulton Moran

Arts Advocate

A longtime friend of the arts in New Jersey, Barbara held several posts during her 25 years in state government. She joined the New Jersey State Council on the Arts staff as Assistant Executive Director and served over a decade as its Executive Director. In 1999 she was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Cultural Affairs to oversee the New Jersey State Museum, the Division of Archives and Records Management, the Trenton War Memorial, the New Jersey Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She subsequently became the founding Executive Director of the New Jersey Cultural Trust which was established to create a permanent and stable source of funding to help build endowments, create institutional stability and fund capital projects for arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. In addition to her work with the Cultural Trust, she served as Executive Director of the New Jersey State Museum. She led the Museum through a major renovation project and reopened the Museum to the public in May 2008.

During her 17-year tenure with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts she was elected board member and Chair of both the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She also served on the board of the Council of NJ Grantmakers.

She has received many honors for her contributions to the arts in NJ and nationally including the Arts Management Career Service in the Arts Award, presented at the Kennedy Center; the Gary Young Award, presented by NASAA to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the cultural community and who offer leadership to others in the field of public support to the arts; and, the Award for Public Service from the New Jersey Network Foundation. She received a NJ Governors Awards for Arts Education in 1994 and again in 2014 for Distinguished Service.

In addition to her participation as a Trustee of Arts Ed NJ, Barbara is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation where she serves as Chair of the Governance Committee. She is also active on the board on Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern PA and co-chairs their 50th Anniversary Campaign and Development Committee and serves as past Chair and now member of the Arts United Committee.

A native of Paducah, Kentucky, Barbara received an undergraduate degree in Theatre from Murray State University and a Masters from Bowling Green State University in Theatre and Communication. Her professional career started as a teaching artist, a creative dramatics specialist. She co-founded a children’s theatre company and served as Director of Arts Education at the Monmouth Council Arts Council. She was Director of the New Jersey State Teen Arts Program prior to joining the Council on the Arts.

Barbara lives in Trenton, NJ with her husband, Tom Moran and enjoys gardening, traveling, and learning to play the ukulele.

Mary Reece

Director of Special Projects

Foundation for Educational Administration

Dr. Mary Reece is the Director of Special Projects at the Foundation for Educational Administration. Prior to joining FEA, Mary served as a principal, assistant principal, and supervisor in Edison Township. She began her teaching career in Irvington, and later worked at the NJ Department of Education. Mary has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Rutgers University from which she received her graduate degrees, and she has served as a mentor for many administrative interns. She has presented at state, national, and international conferences on such diverse topics as teacher/administrative tenure, special education issues, mentoring/induction, arts integration, early childhood education, and afterschool/extended learning. She has been an active member of local, state, and national education associations, completing a term on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Currently, Mary is the chairperson of both the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery. In addition, Mary is a founder of Creative NJ, and she on the Board of Arts Ed NJ.


David Tamaki

Managing Director

New Jersey Ballet

David Tamaki began his formal training at New Jersey School of Ballet at age 7 and became a member of NJB’s Junior Company in 1998. A year later he joined the Company and during his career danced principal roles, which included the Champion Roper in Rodeo, the Prince and Trepak in Nutcracker, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Le Corsaire pas de deux to name a few. Mr. Tamaki instructs ballet for New Jersey School of Ballet where he teaches all levels from children to adults.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California where he graduated summa cum laude and holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Mr. Tamaki has served as an Associate Faculty member at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies where he co-instructed courses in Leadership Giving, Board Governance and Innovations In Philanthropy. He has also instructed a course titled Career paths at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which focuses on management in the arts. He also leads NJB’s Dancing for Parkinson’s program, which provides free weekly dance classes to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and was a Stanley J. Wertheimer Fellow.