Organizational Transition in Leadership
As part of Elissa Blount Moorhead’s thorough exploration and understanding of Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. since she became Executive Director last fall, it became clear that the goals and ambitions of the organization were out of alignment with the structure and resources available. Elissa offered a number of thoughtful recommendations for how SNAE might best move forward, including offering her resignation in order to reorganize operations. The board ultimately accepted Elissa’s resignation, and although we are sad to lose her leadership, we are exploring ways with Elissa to keep her connected to our staff and board in order to move her – and our – vision forward to benefit the district and its constituents. Elissa continues to thrive in the Baltimore arts community! She was recently announced as a 2017 Ruby Grantee in Media and Performing Arts and an Incubator Fellow at the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film & Media at Johns Hopkins.
Kimi Hanauer, SNAE’s former Program Director and an active artist and organizer, has also transitioned out of the organization to focus on her independent practice and publishing initiative Press Press. Kimi will serve as a Program Consultant to SNAE through this transition. Amelia Rambissoon, SNAE’s Director of Development & Operations, remains committed to the organization and will now serve as Interim Executive Director.