Board of Directors

Michael Bacon is the Director of Nutritional Services at the Boston Living Center. He has been with the BLC since 1996. He has an extensive background in all aspects of food service, from catering to teaching kitchen skills to developmentally disabled adults. Michael is an avid art collector, gardener, and chef, who always has room for one more at this dining room table.

After completing the Harvard Radcliffe Program in Business Administration, Betsy Boveroux worked for many years in the investment business and retired from Eaton Vance Management Company. She has been active in non profits and, in addition to The Art Connection, is on the Board of WalkBoston, a pedestrian advocacy group, The Boston Conservatory, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and Emmanuel Music. Betsy goes to a lot of concerts and meetings and enjoys them all thoroughly.

Susan Bradley is the development director of the Gavin Foundation, a South Boston based nonprofit multi-service agency. Her experience includes establishing and running the development department for Hope House in Roxbury. Susan lived in London, England with her husband where she volunteered with the development department of the Imperial War Museum and still serves on the Events Committee of the Caledonian Club. Susan did volunteer development work for the National Theatre in London and continues to do so with their American wing in Boston and New York.

rebecca-clowerRebecca Clower has spent 17 years working in the nonprofit sector, holds a Masters in Art History, and finished a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management in December 2016. She currently is the Site Manager, Otis House and Lyman Estate at Historic New England. While running her own art appraisal company, Rebecca was Registrar and Curatorial Manager for The Mary Baker Eddy Library, the largest single collection, in the United States, of an historic US woman. Rebecca enjoys going to museums and open studios with some of her free time, but her desire to give keeps her very involved in community focused volunteer organizations supporting youth, the arts, and more.

R. Hilliard Ebling has over 30 years of experience in the domestic capital markets. Prior to joining Winward Investment Management, he worked in the Private Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Mr. Ebling spent 16 years at State Street Corporation, the last eight as Sr. Vice President and Division Head overseeing fixed income dealing and product origination activities in the municipal marketplace. Mr. Ebling was a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and a board member of the Bond Market Association. He attended the Universtiy of Oregon, graduating with a BA in English. Mr. Ebling serves on the board of the Montserrat College of Art. A passionate skier, he still races competitively, while contining his road biking, and golf. He served as Board Chair September 2012-2016 of The Art Connection.

A lawyer for over three decades, Mercedes Evans has built her career advocating for civil rights and equal treatment at a variety of positions. At MassArt for 15 years, she is Director of Civil Rights Compliance and Diversity. More than a job, Mercedes is surrounded by art, art students, and working artists; she joins The Art Connection Board because of her interest in the creative process and access to original art and currently serves as Clerk of The Art Connection Board.

David Greenberg works as Associate Director of Planning and Sourcing at Partners in Health. His passion is helping people and organizations navigate complex and mission critical environments. He holds a MBA from Boston College and a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College. David joined the Board in 2009.

andrew-hartnessAndrew Hartness has been doing art since before he could talk. This led to an undergraduate degree in studio art followed by training in architecture in Paris, France. Andrew practiced architecture with Ateliers Jean Nouvel, passionate about digital representation in the design process. After earning a degree in urban design from Harvard GSD, he started a visualization practice in Cambridge, MA. Andrew is also an adjunct professor in the departments of landscape and architecture at RISD.

Magali MaizaA French native, Magali Maiza worked as a Director of Administration for major cultural institutions such as le Musée du Louvre, and la Cité de la musique before moving to Boston in 2013. She holds master degrees in management and arts administration, and passed a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the Harvard Extension School. She enjoys living in Cambridge with her family and contributing her skills and experience to nonprofit organizations and agencies in Greater Boston Area. She has collaborated with Artisan Asylum, the Cambridge Art Council, and the International School of Boston among others. She currently works at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University.

Michael Mullan Rousseau is the Grant Writer at Urban Edge. He currently serves as Board Chair of The Art Connection. He holds a BA from Framingham State University. Michael comes to the Board with the belief that we are all connoisseurs of art, and therefore everyone should have unfettered access to original works. A life-long local and strong supporter of equality for all, he is involved in a variety of community-building and political activities. He enjoys traveling, camping, unwinding at the beach, and time spent with family. Michael lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife, Tara. They are parishioners of the Paulist Center in Boston.

Ildiko Szabo is Director of Community Life at Youville House Assisted Living Residence in Cambridge. Interest in communities led her from teaching to The Children’s Hospital and to Assisted Living Residences. At Youville House, she oversees the smooth transition of new residents into community life and reaches out to the larger community to enrich life within the residence. As a recipient of art through The Art Connection for Youville House, she gained insight into the application process and even more convinced of the need for The Art Connection, she joined the Board in 2009.

Doris YoungmanDoris (Dori) E. Youngman studied Economics at Harvard University and has 30 years of job cost accounting and financial systems experience in the engineering, construction and architectural industries. Dori has strong affiliations with the Center for Women & Enterprise, as well as the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. She is a Board member and Treasurer of two Boston non-profits – Women Transforming Communities and, now, The Art Connection. She is excited to use her experience effectively as Treasurer of The Art Connection to achieve the goals and aspirations set forth by the organization towards its future growth. Dori is also a published poet.