Board of Directors

Kim Tamalonis, Big Picture Foundation Founder and Executive Director: Kim is an artist and art teacher, as well as the founder of the Big Picture Foundation.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Hamilton College (1995) and a master’s degree in art education from Manhattanville College (1998).   She has taught in the Rye City School District for the last fifteen years, where her focus has been on integrating multicultural art education into her curriculum. Leslie Cooper, President of the Board of Trustees: Leslie, a graduate of Smith College, has worked with a range of notable organizations during her four-decade-long career in nonprofit growth.  During her six years with the development office of the Metropolitan Opera Association, she helped plan a range of local and national special events.   She spent four years in the same capacity, working for the Connecticut Grand Opera.  Leslie co-chaired the 75th-anniversary benefit for the United Way of Greenwich and was the honorary co-chair of their 85th-anniversary benefit.  She was the president of the PTA groups for three public schools in Greenwich, CT, including the Glenville School, Western Middle School, and Greenwich High School.  She was President of the Board of the First Presbyterian Nursery School and she has held additional board positions with the Turtle Bay Music School, the Greenwich Alliance for Education, and the Greenwich Red Cross. Ariel Eckstein, Secretary:   Ariel is the Vice President of Global Clients, for LinkedIn.  He’s a graduate of Tufts University and of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia Cathy DuRei, Treasurer: Cathy holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA in healthcare management from the Wharton School, and a certificate from Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and Center for Advanced Information Management.  She is president and founder of Rumbly Healthcare.  Cathy is also a Healthcare Management Program Student Advisor for the Wharton School, an alumna interviewer for Dartmouth College, and a volunteer with the Humane Society of Westchester. Evan Wies, Board Member:  Evan Wies is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur. He is CEO of Neomantra, a financial technology company focusing on data visualization and analytics.  Previously, he was CTO of an algorithmic trading firm, as well as CTO of a Brooklyn-based game development studio.  He has three degrees from MIT and five patents in the field of haptics.  When not at Burning Man, Evan can be found doing yoga and dancing to dubstep with his wife and four children in Old Greenwich, CT. Karen Keane, Board Member: Karen is co-founder and CFO of Hello Career Guru, Inc., a virtual career trainer to help women advance professionally.  Karen has over 15 years of banking, nonprofit and public accounting experience.  She holds an MBA in Finance/ International Business from NYU Stern School of Business, a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and CPA (inactive). Fluent in German.     

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