Current Board Members
MEG ADAMS, Board Member
Meg Adams spent years working in the field of planning and Landscape Architecture both in San Francisco and Boston. She has had a lifelong love of the outdoors, of public open spaces and of art. A graduate of Bowdoin College, with a BA in Asian Studies, Meg also holds an MLA from U.C. Berkeley, where she taught drawing and graphics in the architecture department. She has served on several non-profits in Boston including chairing the education committee at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Since relocating to Portland in 2020, Meg has become involved in several local non-profits and is excited to join TEMPOart.
VERA CORRELL, Board Member
Vera Correll is a textile and fashion designer, she founded the design label Correll Correll in 2006 in collaboration with her twin sister. They have been focusing on a holistic approach to Fashion design, in which the process of making and wearing garments, greatly informs their design process. Vera has always been dedicated to the most sustainable strategies: Recycled, natural and locally sourced materials, experimenting with traditional techniques, like Natural Dyeing, hand knitting, embroidery, aiming to bridge the gap between the hand made and mass produced.
She finds inspiration in the complexity and possibilities of materials she works with, often aiming to redefine traditional craft. Her educational background is in Art and interdisciplinary design, she received a BFA at the Art institute of Chicago with a focus on fiber and material studies and photography. Prior to that studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands, at their very conceptual and experimental fashion and textile department.
In addition to design work, in 2015 she started teaching at Parsons school of fashion at the Newschool in New York. Since then has been part time faculty in the Materiality and Systems and society pathway, teaching with a focus on material innovation, new sustainable fashion systems.
DAVID EATON, Treasurer
David Eaton has over 38 years of experience in commercial real estate financing, providing successful lending solutions for various clients, including healthcare, multi-family and senior housing companies nationwide. He has originated or underwritten over $250,000,000 of real estate loans in the state of Maine and New England. David has specialized in FHA and Fannie Mae eligible properties as a HUD approved underwriter of Multi-Family and Healthcare Facility Loans. He now brings this experience to residential mortgage origination, with an understanding of and commitment to service needs of customers undertaking important and complex financial transactions.
Born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts, David has been a Portland resident since 1977, and recently served for 5 years on the Portland Planning Board. David holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Yale University.
ALISON GIBBS, Board Member
Alison Gibbs worked for many years in the fields of journalism and corporate communications before pivoting to nonprofit arts work in Maine. She served for three years as Marketing Director at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and four years as Gallery and Communication Manager at L/A Arts, the arts agency of Lewiston and Auburn. She currently serves as Administrator at the Maine Jewish Museum and, in addition to the TEMPOart Board, serves on the L/A Arts Board.
BETSY GRIFFIN, Board Member
Betsy Griffin served as Project Manager for Special Exhibitions, Collections Galleries, and Renovations at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she worked for nearly a decade before returning to her home state of Maine. At the MFA, highlights of her role included: overseeing multimedia exhibitions, such as Megacities Asia and Women Take the Floor; managing & budgeting the renovation of the Art of the Ancient World Wing, the Dutch and Flemish Wing, the Impressionism Wing, the Islamic Galleries, and new Egyptian Galleries; and giving public gallery talks about her favorite collections pieces and installation projects. Betsy now works in project management on a local, Portland-based team at CashStar (Blackhawk Network). She is thrilled to be back home in Maine, where she lives with her husband and Bernese Mountain Dog. Betsy holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University.
RACHAEL HARKNESS, Board Member
Rachael Harkness is the Programming Manager for Portland Public Library. She has worked with non-profit organizations in Southern Maine for over 16 years to build community, and to make arts and culture more accessible. Rachael thrives on the mix of cultures, languages, ideas, philosophies, and perspectives that she is exposed to on a daily basis. She lives and works in Portland with her husband, two children, and backyard chickens.
DECOURCY MCINTOSH, Board Member
DeCourcy McIntosh was for seventeen years, 1984-2001, director of the Frick Art & Historical Center (now “The Frick Pittsburgh”) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he managed the restoration of Henry Clay Frick’s late Victorian mansion, Clayton, and organized numerous exhibitions of Old Master and 19th-century art for the Frick Art Museum. Of particular note was the groundbreaking loan exhibition, “Collecting in the Gilded Age: Art Patronage in Pittsburgh, 1890-1910,” which drew upon private archival sources to elaborate the development of several important American art collections.
From 1979 to 1984, Mr. McIntosh was vice president for development of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, the governing body of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. His formal career in arts management and historic preservation began in 1974 with appointment to the directorship of the Historic Savannah Foundation in Savannah, Georgia, and continued in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he managed the conversion of the Old Federal Courts Building into a center of visual and performing arts.
After 2001, Mr. McIntosh privately undertook extensive research into the art market in 19th-century America, concentrating on New York’s then-oldest commercial art gallery, M. Knoedler & Co., founded 1848, and its parent, the French fine-art publishing form, Goupil et cie., and published scholarly articles in the U.S. and abroad on the global influence of those firms. He was awarded fellowships at the Getty Research Institute and the Clark Art Institute and lectured on the relationship between prints and paintings in the 19th-century marketplace. In 2012, he negotiated the sale of the Knoedler archive, the largest of its kind in the United States, to the Getty Foundation.
Since 2021, Mr. McIntosh has lived in Portland, Maine.
DAWN NG, Board Member
Dawn Ng is director of partnership development at the Roux Institute. Ng plays an integral role in shaping and implementing the strategic partnership vision of the Institute.
Working with Oxfam and other global non-profits, Ng has spent most of her career with an international focus on grant portfolio management and high socioeconomic impact program development. She has forged dozens of partnerships across disciplines and sectors in nearly 20 countries. Ng has a BA from Cornell University and a MA from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
After years based in the Netherlands, she is happily back in her hometown Portland to work on growing opportunities for the state of Maine.
ALICE SPENCER, Founder and Chair
Alice Spencer is a painter and printmaker. Her work has been shown throughout New England and abroad. She has served on the boards of the Maine College of Art, Greater Portland Landmarks, and the Waynflete School as well as serving on as on the advisory boards of SPACE Gallery and Safe Space Radio. A founder of the Peregrine Press, a printmaking cooperative in Portland, she has taught printmaking at the Haystack School of Crafts, MECA’s Continuing Studies Program and in Tanzania and Mongolia. She served for 15 years on the City of Portland Public Art Committee, 12 years as its chair, as well as chaired the committee that wrote the city’s guidelines for temporary public art. In 2009 Spencer received the statewide Art Honors award for Leadership in the Arts and an honorary doctorate, both from the Maine College of Art. Spencer is the founder of TEMPOart.
DICK SPENCER, Vice Chair
Dick Spencer is an attorney with Drummond Woodsum and MacMahon in Portland specializing in land conservation, municipal law and public finance.
Dick had been active in Portland’s non-profit sector. He is a co-founder of Portland Trails and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, and as a long-term board member of the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association (Mechanics Hall). He also served in the Maine legislature as the House Chair of the Judiciary Committee.
MEREDITH G. HEALY, Manager
Meredith G. Healy is Portland-based artistic administrator and theater director. She recently finished an apprenticeship with Portland Stage where she worked as the Assistant Director and Dramaturg for Native Gardens (dir. Jade King Carroll), Talley’s Folly (dir. Sally Wood), Searching for Mr. Moon (dir. Julia Gibson), Senior Living (dir. Judith Ivey), and Sabina (dir. Danilo Gambini and Daniella Topol). Meredith is a Co-Founder and Artistic Producer for Eleven & One Theatre Collective, a small new-works theater company in Portland. Prior to moving to Maine, Meredith worked extensively with the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence, RI and was their Director of New Works during the 2018-2019 Season. Meredith is a proud graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a double-major in Psychology and French.
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