Who we are . . .


Geoffrey Biddle
Curator and Photographer
Geoffrey co-curated the Game Face project. He was a location photographer for 20 years and taught photography extensively, including at Parsons School of Design, where he was also assistant chair of the Photography Department from 1994 to 2000. His books include Alphabet City (University of California Press, 1992), Sydney and Flora (Turtle Point Press, 2009), and God Bless America (2007). His Alphabet City photographs and papers were acquired by The New York Public Library in 2017. He is at work on a memoir entitled A Rock in a Landslide: Art, Cancer, and Rebirth.

Pat D. Evans
Exhibition Registrar and Social Media Manager
Pat has more than 20 years experience in managing traveling exhibitions and providing curatorial support at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West, Scottsdale.

Barbara Filion
Interim Manager of Education
Barbara has over fifteen years of experience in the museum field and is currently adjunct faculty in the Museum Studies Program at JFK University. Prior to her relocation to the Bay Area, she served as the associate director of the Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama, Mobile. During her five years there, she broke new ground by presenting exhibitions designed to engage visitors in contemporary concerns, including civil rights, Indigenous issues, LGBTQ youth challenges, and global gender disparities, all in the context of archaeology. Previously, Barbara worked for over ten years at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. She also consults, develops curriculum, and authors educational books for Pearson Publishing. Her most recent series of books combined Indigenous content with mathematical concepts.

Netsy Firestein
Senior Advisor
As founder and director of the Labor Project for Working Families, Netsy led the coalition that passed paid family leave in California, which covers almost every worker in the state. She also cofounded Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 21 states working to develop family-friendly workplace policies. Netsy is currently a senior fellow at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jane Gottesman
Founding Director
A former newspaper reporter, Jane created Showing (work x family), as well as Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?. She is founder of Game Face Productions, an operating foundation now named Working Assumptions. Before she began producing exhibition and education projects, Jane wrote extensively for newspapers, magazines, and television.

Susan Krane
Executive Director
During her time as a director and curator in contemporary art museums, Susan pursued an interest in innovative curatorial practices and cross-disciplinary programs that foster dialog about pivotal social issues and encourage civic engagement. Among the topics she has addressed are immigration, civil rights, adaptive urban re-use, food, and mindfulness. She has organized over 60 exhibitions, authored numerous publications, and led several organizations through periods of rapid growth and strategic change. She was executive director of the San Jose Museum of Art; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; and the University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder. Susan previously served as curator at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.

Josianne Pennington
Senior Advisor
Josianne is the principal of a marketing consulting company. Her experience also includes serving as vice president of the division of marketing and communications at Towson University, chief marketing officer of a health care company, division head of an international publishing company, and communications director for two nonprofits.

Adene Sacks
Senior Advisor
Adene is a Bay Area–based philanthropic advisor and social impact strategy consultant with more than 20 years of experience stewarding the vision of foundations, social entrepreneurs, and organizations.

Trudy Wilner Stack
Curator and Project Consultant
A writer and independent curator, Trudy has originated, organized, and consulted on photography, contemporary art, and cultural projects for more than 30 years. Formerly in curatorial posts at numerous museums, today she works with artists, estates, and organizations with a focus on post-1945 American photography, unconventional and popular contexts for art and vernacular photography, and current social and economic issues mediated through imagery. 


We thank and acknowledge:

 

Eve Biddle

Abby Bridge

Britelite Immersive

Marnie Burke de Guzman, ArtRise Productions

Julie Caine

Kim Campisano

Brianna Cutts, The Sibbett Group

Janet Daly

Andrew Delaney

Group Delphi

Fix8 Media

Hemera Foundation

Sigurjon Gudjonsson

Chris Houston, sound advisor

Jerry Jacobs, Work and Family Researchers Network

Lawrence Wolfson Design

Wendy Levy

Cathy MacNeal

Julie Manning Magid

Tim McDonald, Framingham State University

DeeAnn Morency

Apollonia Morrill

Nola Burger Design

Kua Patten

Public Design

Alicia Jo Rabins, music and sound design

Anne C. Ray

Virginia Rutter, Framingham State University

Susan Schwartzenberg, curator

Marilyn Shapiro

Bridgette Sheridan, Framingham State University

Kia Simon

Ryan Speth

Mary Virginia Swanson

Amy Tobin

Tucker Viemeister, Industrial design

Brittany Warren

Lynn Warshafsky, Venice Arts

John Weber, UC Santa Cruz