Amy Blumberg

Amy Blumberg holds an MFA in Theater Directing from Temple University and is now part of the Bloomberg Arts Internship team as the Internship Manager. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Amy was a graduate student and theater director. In addition to being the Internship Manager for the Bloomberg Arts Internship, Amy enjoys biking around Philadelphia, playing with dogs, and making art.

Internship Manager, Bloomberg Arts Internship
Amy Blumberg

Anne Marie Rhoades

Anne Marie Rhoades joined the Cultural Alliance as the Director of Policy & Community Engagement in October 2015 and is currently the Vice President of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships. Prior to this, Anne Marie raised money for and ran political campaigns in Philadelphia and throughout the region, most recently serving as the campaign manager for Allan Domb's successful city council primary race. She has also held the role of Operations Director for New Leaders Council-Philadelphia for the 2014-2015 cycle.

Before moving to Philadelphia for the 2012 presidential re-election campaign, Anne Marie worked as the legislative director for Missouri State Representative Jill Schupp (St. Louis County) and as the communications and policy director for Representative Sara Lampe (Springfield). Her background also includes non-profit community coalitions and corporate advertising. A native of Southwest Missouri, Anne Marie has a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising with a concentration in International Comparative Government. 

Vice President of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships
(215) 399-3526

Kelli Paul

Kelli Paul joined the Cultural Alliance in 2012 and became the Vice President of Development in 2017. Kelli is responsible for meeting the Cultural Alliance’s annual contributed revenue goals and manages all support from foundations, corporations, individuals and the government. Prior to joining the Cultural Alliance, she worked as the Development and Marketing Manager for The Philadelphia Singers and has been a Guest Speaker at Eastern University and Ursinus College. Kelli sits on the Executive Board of Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia, the steering committee for the Philadelphia chapter of Women in Development, and serves as a panelist for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She has also served on the Next Generation committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and as Board President of Ballet 180. She was a 2017 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange delegate and part of the 2014 Designing Leadership class by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. Kelli holds an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University and a BS in Dance/Business from Eastern University.

Vice President of Development
(215) 399-3516

Michael Norris

Michael Norris joined the Cultural Alliance as Vice President of External Relations in 2012, and became the Chief Strategy Officer in 2017. He directs the Alliance’s policy, community engagement and development initiatives.

Previously, Michael served as Executive Director of Art-Reach, where he worked to expand cultural access for people of all ages and circumstances.  During his last year at Art-Reach, the organization enabled 15,000 Philadelphia-area residents with disabilities and economic disadvantages to enjoy a cultural experience. Prior to leading Art-Reach, Michael spent nine years at the Arden Theatre Company, serving first as Development Director, and then as Director of External Relations, overseeing the company’s fundraising, marketing, public relations and community activities.

A native of Chester County, PA, Michael graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a B.A. in journalism.  He holds a certificate in fundraising from the University of Pennsylvania, and participated in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University Business School.  He was selected in 2011 by Leadership Philadelphia as one of Philadelphia’s Creative Connectors.

Chief Strategy Officer
(215) 399-3512