Sarah Christy Gowen

Sarah Christy Gowen works with the Cultural Alliance team to develop its financial management and administration strategies to achieve the organization’s strategic goals as Vice President of Finance & Administration. Before joining the Cultural Alliance, Sarah was Interim President & CEO of International House Philadelphia where she previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Programs, managing Lightbox Film Center. Sarah holds a MS in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership from Drexel University and a BA in Economics & Business from Lafayette College. In addition to being Vice President of Finance & Administration, Sarah serves on the board of cinéSPEAK and enjoys the performing arts, Philadelphia 76ers, and her dog Fosse.

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Vice President of Finance & Administration
215-399-3519

Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace received her Master’s degree in Museum Education from the University of the Arts and holds a Bachelor's degree in African American Studies from Temple University. She now is part of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Creative Youth Development team in the role of Manager of Creative Youth Development. The CYD Manager supports curriculum development, recruitment, event planning, and program implementation. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Hannah was a Director of Public Engagement with the Christ Church Preservation Trust. In addition to being the CYD Manager, Hannah enjoys weaving rugs, teaching ax throwing at KickAxe Philly and going out into nature to camp, hike & fish as often as she can!

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Creative Youth Development Manager
215-399-3520

Abigayle Renk

Abigayle (she/her) provides communications and clerical support to the President & CEO, and other staff, as the Administrative Assistant. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Abigayle was Executive Assistant and Director of Special Projects at Moore College of Art & Design. She holds a Master’s in Arts Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from University of South Florida. In addition to being Administrative Assistant, Abigayle enjoys oil painting, digital illustration, and trivia.

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Administrative Assistant
215-557-7811 Ext. 3533
Abigayle
Renk

Patricia Wilson Aden

Patricia Wilson Aden works with the Cultural Alliance team as President & CEO.  Before joining the Cultural Alliance team Patty held leadership positions at several cultural organizations, including the African American Museum in Philadelphia.  Most recently Patty served as the President & CEO of The Blues Foundation based in Memphis, Tennessee. Patty holds a BA in History from Spelman College and a MA in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.  

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President & CEO
Headshot of President Aden looking into the camera, wearing an orange blazer and her hair softly curled
(215) 399-3517
Patricia
Aden

Lauren Gilmore

Lauren (she/her/hers) works closely with the President and Chief Officer for Finance & Administration as part of the Administrative team to oversee the Membership Program, DEI & Anti-Racism work, Job Bank and keep things running smoothly around the office as Director of Member Engagement & Administration. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Lauren was Assistant Director of Admission at Westminster Choir College. Lauren has a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Master’s in Voice Pedagogy and Performance. In addition to being Director of Member Engagement & Administration, Lauren volunteers with different arts organizations around the city and enjoys reading, traveling and her yoga practice.

Read more about Lauren in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

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Director of Member Engagement & Administration
215-399-3530
Lauren
Gilmore