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Charlotte Street announces the appointment of three new board members to its Board of Directors for 2016.

Joining the Board of Directors is Artist, José Faus; Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Catherine Futter; and Community Development Expert, Ina Anderson. Executive Director, Amy Kligman shares, “we’re very excited about the new board members making this important commitment to the Charlotte Street Foundation. Their fresh perspectives and insight will be key to upcoming initiatives and our ongoing support of artists in the Kansas City Community.”


Artist, José Faus is a native of Bogota, Colombia and longtime Kansas City resident. He is a visual artist and writer having received degrees in Studio Art/Painting and Creative Writing/Journalism from University of Missouri—Kansas City. He is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective and serves on the boards of The Writers Place, Latino Writers Collective and UMKC Friends of the Library. He is an appointed member of Kansas City Mayor, Sly James’ Task Force on Violence. “José Faus is the first artist that we have ever brought onto the Board at Charlotte Street. His broad experience in multiple disciplines and experience in other nonprofit boards makes him an ideal fit to integrate some voice of the artist into our board representation,” shares Kligman.


Catherine Futter was appointed Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in January, 2016. Prior to that, she was The Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Senior Curator of European Arts and The Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Senior Curator of Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts. Catherine has a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Duke University and a MA and PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. She has taught the history of European and American decorative arts 1750 to the present at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, as an undergraduate and graduate course and lectured extensively on decorative arts. Kligman notes, ”Catherine Futter’s extensive curatorial and arts administration background, dedication to artistic excellence, and interest in mentorship will be an enormous asset that deepens our art community relationships and arts expertise.”


Ina Anderson brings over fifteen years of experience in community development and planning to her current role as Senior Program Officer at Greater Kansas City LISC. She specializes in the facilitation of  community – based planning projects that create meaningful and lasting neighborhood change. Prior to relocating to Kansas City in 2014, Ina was Partnerships Director for the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance where she co-designed the Great Neighborhoods initiative. She holds a BA in History from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Amy asserts, “Ina Anderson’s experience working in the nonprofit sector and fantastic connections within neighborhoods and communities is important to initiatives and projects Charlotte Street is working on in the immediate and long-term future.”

The 2016 Charlotte Street Board of Directors is as follows:

Jon Taylor, President

Marianne Getchell

Dan Maginn

Julie Nelson Meers

Toma Wolff

Raechell Smith

Charles Sosland

Ina Anderson

José Faus

Catherine Futter

Founder/Director Emeritus

David H. Hughes, Jr.

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