Board of Advisors: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Board of Advisors

The Block Board of Advisors consists of leaders from the worlds of the arts, academia, and business who support and advise the museum’s Ellen Philips Katz Executive Director. Advisors serve for a term of three years with the possibility for renewal. 

Board of Advisors 2023-2024
Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Evanston, IL, Appointed 2020, Co-Chair, Board of Advisors, Provost Emerita, Dominican University (WCAS MA '75, WCAS PhD '78)
Stuart H. Bohart, Aspen, CO, Appointed 2016, Co-Chair, Board of Advisors, Partner & President, FORT Investment Management (WCAS '89, '25 P)
Anu Aggarwal, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2015, Art Collector (SP KSM '97)
Kim Allen-Niesen, Los Angeles, CA, Appointed 2017, Art Collector ('16, '19 P)
Mary Baglivo, New York, NY, Appointed 2017, Chief Marketing Officer, Pace University (MDL '81)
James Belfer, Brooklyn, NY, Appointed 2022, Filmmaker/ Founder & CEO, Cartuna (Comm '09)
Jessica Bell Brown, Baltimore, MD, Appointed 2022, Curator & Department Head for Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art (WCAS '09)
Julie Bernstein, New York, NY, Appointed 2019, Art Collector, Principal & Founder, Cambridge Bell Flowers ('24 P)
Priscilla Vail Caldwell, Brooklyn, NY, Appointed 2016, Curator & Advisor, PVC Fine Arts, LLC (WCAS '85)
Lisa G. Corrin, Evanston, IL, ex-officio, Ellen Philips Katz Executive Director, Block Museum of Art
Nicole Druckman, Rochester, NY, Appointed 2013 (WCAS '92) (SP WCAS '93)
Kristin Peterson Edwards, Darien, CT, Appointed 2013, Owner, KPE Arts (WCAS '92)
Kate Ezra, New Haven, CT, Appointed 2015, Retired Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs, Yale University Art Gallery (TGS PhD '83)
James Geier, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2013, Founder & President, 555 International
Lynn Hauser, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2012, Retired Ophthalmologist (FSM '74, '76, '80) (SP FSM '75, '79, '80)
Steven P. Henry, New York, NY, Appointed 2018, Senior Director, Paula Cooper Gallery (WCAS '85)
Rashid Johnson, New York, NY, Appointed 2019, Visual Artist
Susan Johnson, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2023, Director of Research, Schoelkopf Gallery ('25 P)
Ellen Philips Katz, New York, NY, Appointed 2005, Trustee, Northwestern University (WCAS '70)
James A. Klein, Riverwoods, IL, Appointed 2010, President, Acrobat Marketing Solutions (MDL '68 MSJ)
Dianne Loeb, Seattle, WA, Appointed 2014, Northwestern Alumni Regent, Community Volunteer (KSM '80) (SP KSM '81)
Angela Lustig, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2014, Artist, Former VP & Creative Director, Abelson Taylor (SP MDL '67, '68 MS)
Irwin Press, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2012, Art Collector, Retired Professor, Notre Dame University, Co-founder, Press Ganey Associates (WCAS '59)
Richard M. Rieser, Jr., Northbrook, IL, Appointed 2013, Art Collector, Founder & former CEO, First Oak Brook Bancshares (SP SESP '70)
Sandra L. Riggs, Lake Forest, IL, Appointed 2012, Board Member, The Alumnae of Northwestern University (Comm '65)
Eden Romick, Los Angeles, CA, Appointed 2023, Art Collector (Comm '90, '21 P)
Christine O. Robb, Winnetka, IL, Appointed 2006, President & CEO, Artists Concepts, Inc (WCAS '66, '93P) (SP WCAS '66, '93 P) 
Morris E. Robinson, Jr., Douglasville, GA, Appointed 2022, Production Manager, Northwestern University Press
Jean E. Shedd, Evanston, IL, Appointed 2016, Former Northwestern Associate Provost for Budget, Facilities, and Analysis (KSM '97)
Martha Tedeschi, Cambridge, MA, Appointed 2017, Director, Harvard Art Museums (WCAS PhD '94)
Ken Thompson, Chicago, IL, Appointed 2015, Director of Finance Transformation, PwC (WCAS '91)