board of directors

Vittorio Mezzano
Business Manager
Hewlett-Packard Company

Cambridge, MA

David Karp
Interim Treasurer
Director of Marketing
Boston, MA

Lynne Allen
Director, School of Fine Arts
College of Fine Arts Boston University

Eric Almquist
Bain & Company
Boston, MA

Joseph F. Bernardi, Jr.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Boston, MA

John Bunzick
Fine Art Photographer
Somerville, MA

Cathy England
Lois & Richard England
Family Foundation

Lexington, MA

Peter Fiedler
Vice President of Administrative Services
Boston University

Boston, MA

Alan Geismer
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Boston, MA

Rick Grossman
Ligne Roset
Boston, MA

Chehalis Hegner
Fine Art Photographer &
Assistant Professor of Photography
UMass Lowell
Lowell, MA

Jack Kadis
Kadis & Company Ltd.
Boston, MA

Andrew Kessler
Coffee Pond Photography
Natick, MA

Susan Lapides
Fine Art and Freelance Photographer
Cambridge, MA

Gary Leopold
President and CEO
Boston, MA

Olivia Parker
Fine Art Photographer
Manchester, MA

Kim Sichel
Associate Professor, Art History
Director, American and New
England Studies Program

Boston University
Boston, MA

Peter Vanderwarker
Independent Photographer
West Newton, MA


Glenn RugaGlenn Ruga
Executive Director
Glenn received a BA from the University of Massachusetts in Social Thought and Political Economy and an MFA from Syracuse University in Graphic and Advertising Design. In 1984, he started Visual Communications, a graphic design firm working primarily with non-profit organizations. From 1993-2009 Ruga was the volunteer Executive Director of the Center for Balkan Development. In 2008 he founded, a website for documentary photographers to create online galleries of their work. He has produced four traveling documentary photography exhibits, two of which were based on his work in the former Yugoslavia.

Francine WeissFrancine Weiss
Curator &
Loupe Editor
Francine received her BA from Wellesley College in English and studio art and her PhD in American studies from Boston University.A specialist in the history of photography and American visual culture, Francine wrote her dissertation on Edward Weston’s photographs for Leaves of Grass. Prior to joining the PRC, Francine worked as the Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Her past museum experience includes three years as a curatorial fellow and research assistant at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and two years as a graduate intern and curatorial fellow at the deCorodva Museum and Sculpture Park. At deCordova, she curated DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone, and co-curated Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art and the 2003 deCordova Annual. Francine has also taught art history at Wellesley College, Simmons College, and Boston University.

Erin Wederbrook YuskaitisErin Wederbrook Yuskaitis
Program & Exhibition Manager
Erin received her BA from the University of Virginia in art history and archaeology. After a brief stint in New York City, Erin worked in the arts nonprofit sector in Birmingham, Alabama for five years before receiving her MA from the University of Alabama in American Studies. Prior to graduate school, she served as the Assistant to the Directors/Curatorial Assistant at Space One Eleven, a nationally recognized gallery space that provides cutting edge exhibitions of Southeastern artwork and arts education to inner-city youth. Most recently she served as the Program Manager at VSA Alabama, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses through the arts, where she handled art auctions, curated and facilitated exhibits and satellite gallery spaces, and coordinated 30 programs with partnering organizations in community, education, and healthcare settings. Erin is an active athlete who recently earned her black belt in Taekwondo.

Julie Kukharenko
Julie Kukharenko
Membership, Finance, & Operations Manager
Julie received her BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has worked as a freelance digital retoucher as well as a photographer and postproduction assistant in photography studios. Working and volunteering with non-profit organizations since 2007, Julie focuses on arts administration, membership, and volunteer training. She is also Managing Director of Anna Myer and Dancers, a Cambridge based modern dance company.

Laura NorrisLaura Norris
Communications & Membership Associate
Laura earned her BA in Graphic Design and Communications from Stonehill College and her MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. Throughout her undergraduate career she held internships at ArtSpace in New Haven, CT and Cushing Martin Gallery at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. It was through an internship that she first joined the Photographic Resource Center in the fall of 2009.

Photos by Helena Goessens: Francine, Erin, Julie, and Laura.