Artists on the Brink was founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by co-founders Stephanie Jalove and Osa Wallander.
Artists on the Brink -New York City was found in 2009 by founder Bryan Santiago
Director of Development: Joyce Mulcahy
Social Media Director: Laurel Donaldson
Executive Director and Artistic Director: Bryan Santiago
Artists on the Brinks Board includes….
Shannon Brunette - has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY since 1998 and her beloved hometown is St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. She received her Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in 2006. Currently, she is Senior Program Manager of Lambent Foundation, which focuses on innovative grantmaking and programs that explore the intersections between art, culture, creativity and social justice. Beyond her own film and video work she has produced several multimedia events featuring performing, visual and media artists.
Joyce Mulcahy - has travelled extensively in her career in fundraising. From the US to Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and back to the US. Recently she began serving as Director of Development at the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Organization (www.sobro.org). Joyce discovered the Bronx several years ago when she moved to City Island to pursue her passion for sailing, now she learns more about this borough large enough to have a ‘The’ in front of it in her position at Sobro. Joyce’s background in the arts is as videographer and editor which she hopes to pursue on a deeper level this year with her own projects. With a penchant for social justice, the arts and fundraising, Joyce is ”thrilled” to serve on the Board at AOTB.
Hannah Mason - grew up in New York City and currently lives in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. She is an actor and producer and has worked on numerous theater productions, film shorts, commercials and independent film projects. She was most recently Associate General Manager for the Off -Broadway show, The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller with Dog Run Rep. Hannah is an NYU graduate.
Laurel Donaldson – a freelance writer and event producer. She
received her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and has since
lived and worked in Paris, Hong Kong and New York. Follow her on
Kristen Phelan - born and raised in NY, Kristen immediately moved to San Francisco after graduating college at CUNY Hunter. There she found her calling in the entertainment industry as a Voice-Over Agent. After hitting the ceiling in SF, Kristen moved to the “Big Time” in Los Angeles. There she worked in VO until she left the security of a contract and benefits for freelance TV production. She has enjoyed working on various projects and mediums including Videojug.com, Wife Swap on ABC, and AOTB in LA. Now back in New York, although she maintains that she is bi-coastal, Kristen is excited to be a part of the AOTB Board.