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Executive Director

Alliance of Artists Communities

Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman is the executive director of the Alliance of Artists Communities, an international association of 400+ artist residency programs and artist-centered organizations. She is the former associate director of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, where she oversaw programs and strategic initiatives, community engagement, and the flagship Environmental Program. Prior to McColl Center, Hoffman served as director of Charlotte Nature Museum, and held positions as a science educator and mentor with the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County Maryland Public Schools. Hoffman has served on the boards of North Carolina Association of Environmental Education Centers, North Carolina Play Alliance, Jazz Arts Initiative and Lakewood Trolley. In 2015, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board. Hoffman holds an M.S. in biology and a B.S. in botany from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She regularly speaks and contributes to publications regarding equity, accessibility and inclusion in the arts, as well as the intersection of arts and sciences. (Board term 2018-2023)