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Board of Directors

Karae Lisle, Board Chair, Nonprofit CEO

Melody Hart, Board Treasurer, Senior Manager at OM Group, Inc

Marta Bezoari, Senior Vice President, PIMCO

Ruth DeGolia, Executive Director at Mercado Global

Yaz Hernández, Former Fashion Industry Executive and Philanthropist

Megan Koch, Owner at Manzanita Home

Suzanne Cole Kohlberg, Architect

Amanda North, Marketing and Communications Consultant

Mark Swedlund, Marketing Consultant

 

Fashion Advisory Board

Dina Battipaglia, Fashion Industry Executive

Shira Carmi, Founder at Launch Collective

Mark Donatiello, SVP, Sales and Merchandising

Barbara Friedman, Fashion Industry Professional

Merrill Greene, Color & Trend Director, Creative Director at Nordstrom

Marilyn Harrison, Fashion Industry Executive

Julie Koch-Beinke, Founding parter at Alternatives

Cindy Krupp, Owner at Krupp Group

Emily Mann, Vice President at P/Kaufmann Contract

Kelly McCormick, Vp Product Development, Nine West

Tamar Miller, Fashion Industry Merchandising Executive

Carolyn Sorkin, Former Vp of Design at Juicy Couture and Cole Haan

Ann Watson, Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications & E-Commerce at John Hardy

 

Community Photographers

Anna Watts, Spring 2018

Ali Campbell, Fall 2016

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