Alyssa Garland

Alyssa Garland (she/her) grew up in Arizona and moved to New York City in 2015 for her undergraduate education at Fordham University where she graduated with a BA in theatre performance and business administration. Since 2018, she has worked within 5 nonprofit theatre organizations and 2 nonprofit arts service organizations in a variety of positions to gain a holistic view of arts administration. She has worked in operations, development, marketing, communications, and membership roles. She will finish her MA in Arts Administration at CUNY Baruch in May 2024. In all her positions, Alyssa has been committed to and actively working to make the arts more accessible to audiences and a more equitable place to work. She is looking forward to supporting the impact initiatives that give the best opportunities for growth to ArtTable’s vast membership. Alyssa is also a texture painter/artist who explores mental health, body dysmorphia, body positivity, and the challenges and beauty of being a woman in her work. 

Nora Gorman

Nora Gorman (she/her) brings over eight years of experience in arts education, volunteer management, and nonprofit administration to ArtTable. In her previous roles at the New-York Historical Society and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a trustee of the New York City Museum Educators’ Roundtable, Nora developed professional development programs for colleagues, interns, and volunteers. Nora believes that supportive networks and high-quality learning opportunities are essential to creating a more equitable and sustainable field, and she is excited to support ArtTable’s efforts in this area. She graduated cum laude from the Department of Art History at NYU and holds an arts administration certificate from National Arts Strategies and UPenn as well as an MSEd in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street.

Lavita McMath Turner

Lavita McMath Turner is Chief Diversity Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this role, McMath Turner leads the Museum’s enterprise-wide strategic efforts to become more inclusive, equitable, fair, and welcoming. She collaborates with departments across the institution on initiatives, including employee relations and engagement, recruitment, programming, and audience development.

Previously, McMath Turner served as Assistant Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Experiential Learning at CUNY’s Stella & Charles Guttman Community College. She provided strategic leadership in shaping the college’s equity, diversity, and inclusion plans. Prior, Lavita was the first Director of Government Relations at CUNY’s Kingsborough Community College, leading significant civic engagement efforts. She also worked at the Brooklyn Museum, managing their government relations department, and supporting the Museum’s efforts to engage more deeply with the Brooklyn Community. McMath Turner holds a Ph.D in Urban Education from the Graduate Center, CUNY; a Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School for Social Research; and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

Amy Oppio

Amy Oppio is an art museum leader and non-profit professional. Amy has been responsible for growth and strategy at the Nevada Museum of Art since becoming Chief Operating Officer / Deputy Director in 2005. She has grown operating budgets from $2M to $7M, implemented programs that increased audience and visibility, created cross-marketing partnerships that generated $1.2M in museum-centered tourism, and strengthened operational capacity by adapting governing policy/procedures, data systems, and financial processes.

Currently, Amy oversees a $60M capital expansion and improvement project designed by Will Bruder Architects and scheduled to open in Q1 of 2025. Past capital initiatives include concept development with OMA New York/Rotterdam and additional $4M to $7M architectural renovations. She has managed nationally recognized creative projects including Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis, Late
Harvest, Unsettled, 2021 Art + Environment Conference: Season in a Box and “Reno Gets the Girl” for Raphael: The Woman with the Veil.

Amy’s career began in the fields of Public Relations and Marketing when she served as spokesperson and strategist. She developed promotional partnerships with American Express, Southwest Airlines and Disney/Miramax and her public relations initiatives anchored articles in the New York Times, Architectural Record, National Geographic Traveler and Sunset Magazine. She is an alumna of the Getty Leadership Institute and served as a Visiting Committee Evaluator for the American Alliance of Museums Reaccreditation Committee. In 2007, she served as Interim Director during the Museum’s search for Executive Director/CEO.

Jane Glassman

Jane Glassman is an independent fine art consultant based in Los Angeles. She began her consultancy/advocacy practice in 2008 after serving an unprecedented six year term as Chair of the Modern and Contemporary Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2002 – 2008. Her practice includes artists, galleries, corporate brands and cultural nonprofit entities focusing on management services, strategic planning, collaborations, events, programming, and partnerships.

In her Executive Director role for Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA)(2009-present) she is responsible for overseeing daily operations including Board projects, member relations, marketing, advertising and philanthropic endeavors.She is credited with creating/managing/executing components for FADA’s annual LA Art Show including curating a comprehensive VIP Program 2009 -2011, as well as overseeing museum partnerships, nonprofit affiliations, and fulfilling brand sponsorships. The LA Art Show was acquired by a national show group in June, 2012 and now operates independently.

As a philanthropic endeavor for decades she has been an active member of the Advisory Council for the Arts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and served as Chair 2013-2020. The CS Art Collection receives international acclaim; the new Healing Gardens have been thoughtfully accented with important free standing sculptures.

Jane is a long time member of ArtTable. She has served on the local So Cal board, mentored, participated on trips, supported fundraising, and managed events for this beloved organization.

Laura Doyle

During her almost twenty years at Doyle, Laura Doyle has spearheaded digital strategies and continues to implement new technological capabilities with an eye toward the future.

Laura Doyle was educated at Deerfield Academy and earned a BA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she spent a year studying at the Courtauld Institute in London. She began her career at Doyle in Client Services, later serving as Director of the Jewelry Department. As Vice-Chairman, she expanded Doyle’s network of regional representatives while focusing on strategies for global growth in collaboration with Doyle’s luxury, digital and real estate marketing partners. She recently oversaw a major renovation of the company’s Manhattan headquarters and the acquisition of a new warehouse in the Bronx.

In 2016, Laura Doyle was the founder of Doyle’s online-only Hayloft Auctions division in the burgeoning and artistically vibrant South Bronx. A successful Internet start-up, and a valued member of the neighborhood, Hayloft Auctions was honored by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) for its work and commitment to Bronx residents and the community. Laura Doyle and Hayloft Auctions were also recognized by Crain’s New York Business in a feature on Bronx business and real estate trends. The youngest daughter of company founder William Doyle, Laura Doyle quite literally grew up in the auction business. An accomplished and articulate spokesperson for the industry, she, together with Doyle Chairman Kathleen Doyle, discussed technology and the future of the auction industry in a televised program on Yahoo Finance with Andy Serwer. Laura Doyle is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Decorators Club.

Sierra Van Ryck deGroot

Sierra Van Ryck deGroot is the Deputy Director for Museum Hue. She has a BA in Art, Design, and Interactive Media, Fine Art, and Art History from Seton Hall University and a MSEd in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. Sierra is the former co-president of the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network, a current board member for the New Jersey Association of Museums and an alum of NYCMER (New York City Museum Educator Roundtable) Board. In her free time, Sierra can be found reading, visiting a museum, or participating in many side quests related to advocating for salary transparency, actionable equity in hiring practices, the abolition of unpaid internships, and the practice of rest for all museum workers.

Azadeh Nia

Azadeh Nia holds an MFA from the University of The Arts London (2014) and a BA in Graphic Design from The University of Science & Culture, Tehran. Prior to her current role at ArtTable, she demonstrated her leadership as the Sales Director at Europa Gallery in Chinatown. In this capacity, she collaborated closely with artists and collectors, curating and placing artworks at various exhibitions and art fairs.
Azadeh’s expertise extends beyond the New York art scene, having contributed to the development of Silo6776 alongside Cheryl Hazan. This venture, based in New Hope, PA, serves as an artist residency and project space. Her diverse experience encompasses roles at downtown galleries in New York, reflecting her commitment to fostering artistic endeavors in both established and emerging art communities.
Having lived and worked in culturally vibrant cities such as Tehran, London, Santa Fe, and New York, Azadeh brings a global perspective to her professional endeavors. Beyond her work in the art world, Azadeh is a visual artist and has exhibited her work internationally.

Taylor-Rae Carvalho

Taylor was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and later moved to Rutland, Vermont where she spent her formative years. Upon graduating high school, she made the move to New York City to pursue her education. She graduated with Honors from Pratt Institute with a B.A. in the History of Art & Design. During her time at Pratt, Taylor-Rae gained valuable experience working as a Gallery Assistant and Art Handler for Pratt Manhattan Gallery. She collaborated with artists, curators, and art handlers to help launch over fifteen exhibitions including Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi 1958-2018, Art Food, and Design by Time. After graduation, Taylor-Rae worked as a Production Coordinator at Commando, LLC for two years before taking on her current role as an Administrative Assistant for ArtTable. In addition to her professional pursuits, Taylor-Rae is also an artist and freelance model. She is currently enrolled in a UX/UI Design Bootcamp with Upright Education to further expand her skills and continue her professional development.

Janet Wall

Janet currently serves as Director of Development & Communications for Tudor Place Historic House & Garden in Washington, DC. With thousands of decorative objects, including the largest Washington Collection outside of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Tudor Place sits on 5 ½ acres in the heart of the Georgetown historic neighborhood. Prior to working at Tudor Place, Janet worked with director, Jerald Melberg at his nationally recognized gallery, building private collections nationwide. Janet was the lead researcher on the forthcoming publication, Romare Bearden: The Print Catalogue Raisonne 1964-1983. An active ArtTable Member for nearly ten years, Janet has been involved in numerous programs. The Women’s Collector’s Program, brought together established and emerging collectors to inspire and encourage art collecting in Charlotte, NC. She is a champion of young people and the next generation of art industry leaders and has served as a mentor for the ArtTable Fellowship Program and the DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program – both promoting diversity in the arts.

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