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.  

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

B.J. Tindal

B.J. Tindal works with the Creative Youth Development team to support and recruit students for the Bloomberg Internship Program as Creative Youth Development Manager. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, B.J. was a Resident Teaching Artist at Philadelphia Young Playwrights. B.J. earned his MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage at Northwestern University. B.J. 's pronouns are they/them. When they are not working, they enjoy writing, walking, playing 2 video games, and eating lots of sour candy.

Read more about B.J. in their Meet an Alliancer blog.

Creative Youth Development Manager
(215) 399-3520

Kelli Paul

Kelli Paul works with the fundraising team as Vice President of Development and is responsible for meeting the Cultural Alliance’s annual contributed revenue goals and manages all support from foundations, corporations, individuals and the government. Before joining the Cultural Alliance team, Kelli worked as the Development and Marketing Manager for The Philadelphia Singers. She holds an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University and a BS in Dance/Business from Eastern University. Kelli is the co-founder of Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia and serves on the steering committee for the Philadelphia chapter of Women in Development and 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.

Read more about Kelli in her Meet an Alliancer blog.

Vice President of Development
(215) 399-3516