Age-friendly Media, Arts, and Culture 

The Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group works to advance strategies to increase access to arts and cultural programming among older people and to promote a strengths-based narrative of aging through media, arts and culture.   

The Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group is chaired by

Elizabeth Aaron
Director of Community Services
Mannes College of Music at
The New School

Nannearl Blackshear
Community Affairs Director
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President

Carol Buck
Cellist

Nuzhat Chowdhury
Legislative Counsel
NYC Council

William Dionne
Executive Director
Carter Burden Center

Beth Finkel*
Director
AARP NY

Ruth Finkelstein
Associate Director
Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Assistant Professor
Health Policy

Alice Fisher
Founder
The Radical Age Movement

Naomi Goldberg
Artistic Director and Founder
Dances for a Variable Population

Mindy Greenstein
Clinical Psychiatrist
Sloan-Kettering Consultant

Helen R. Hamlin*
Main Representative
International Federation on Ageing
United Nations

Joan Jeffri
Director
Research Center For Arts & Culture
The Actors Fund

Terry Kaelber
Director
United Neighborhood Houses

Thomas Kamber*
Founder and Executive Director
Older Adults Technology Services
OATS

Aminta Kilawan
Legislative Council
NY City Council

Carrie McGee
Assistant Director
Community and Access Programs Department of Education
The Museum of Modern Art

Stacey Cooper McMath
Director, Programs
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Jorge Merced
Associate Artistic Director
Pregones Theater

Allison Nickerson
Executive Director
LiveOn NY

Mary Polemarhakis
Director, Program Development
NYC Parks Department

Eric G. Pryor
President
Harlem School of the Arts

Carol Reid-Rembert
Director
Eileen Dugan Senior Center

Caryn Resnick
Deputy Commissioner
Department for the Aging

Deirdre Scott*
Founder
DesignPolice

Lisa Sorin*
Executive Director
Westchester Square Business
Improvement District

Meredith Wong
Dementia Care Trainer
CaringKind

*denotes Commission Member
** denotes Ex-Officio Commission Member