WPA's board of directors is comprised of artists, arts patrons, and arts professionals with a shared commitment to supporting contemporary artists as intellectuals, and advancing their art and thought through collaboration and experimentation. 

Board of Directors

Ashley Givens, Ph.D. (Co-Chair) is an
independent curator and academic.

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Jocelyn Sigue (Co-Chair) is a 
media producer and performer.

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Brittany Bansak (Co-Chair, Auction) is
Vice President of Marketing at Bernstein
Private Wealth Management.

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Martha Blalock
 is the Creative Director
with Medical Arts at the National Institutes of Health.

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Zoë Charlton
 (Co-Chair, Governance) is
an artist who creates drawings that explore
the ironies of contemporary social and
cultural stereotypes. 

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Kate Christenberry is Director of the William Christenberry
Studio and manages artist William Christenberry’s Estate. 

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Ryan Dattilo (Co-Chair, Governance) is an
antitrust and bankruptcy attorney. 

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Nekisha Durrett is a DC-based artist and educator
who creates installations and public art.

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Michael Hickok FAIA
(Treasurer; Chair, Audit
Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning) is the
founding principal and owner of Hickok Cole
Architects.

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Lauren Hilyard 
(Co-Chair, Development) is
the founder of Hilyard Art Advisory.


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Sam Lewis is an associate at Wilkie Farrar &
Gallagher, specializing in regulatory and
transactional matters in the cable, internet, and
spectrum industries.

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Andrea Limauro is an artist and city planner 
born in Rome, and based in the U.S. since 2003. 
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Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams serves as public
art project manager for Arlington’s nationally-
renowned Public Art program.

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Michael S. Pollack, D.D.S. is a private practitioner
in Washington, DC. 

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Angie Shah is a creative and communications consultant.
She studied Communication and Art History at the George
Washington University and Fashion History and Theory at
Central Saint Martins in London. 

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Debbie Tang is a Partner at Bridge Partners LLC,
a Black-owned executive search firm specializing in
diversity, equity, and inclusion for C-level and Board positions.

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Kim Tignor is a DC-native and the creator and founder
of Take Creative Control and executive director of the
Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice. 


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Blair Wunderlich (Co-Chair, Development) is a fine arts insurance 
specialist with DeWitt Stern Fine Art, a Risk Strategies Company.
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Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D. (Emeritus) is a collector,
arts patron, and former deputy director for Educational
Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, and Director, Office
of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education
at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.


William C. Paley 
(Emeritus) is the founder of La Palina
Cigars and the President of the William C. Paley Foundation.