CATCHLIGHT TEAM


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© Chris Michel

NANCY RICHARDS FARESE

Founder and Executive Director

Nancy is a social entrepreneur, photographer and philanthropist whose work centers on the nexus of art and social change. She believes that photos have a unique capacity to connect people to vital social issues, and to each other; and that there has never been a more important time to understand and advance that transformative power.

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ERICA GARBer

Director of Philanthropy
erica@catchlight.io

Erica has worked in the arts for more than a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York.  Working at organizations such as the Museum of the African Diaspora, International Arts & Artists, and Art Resource, she has worked in a range of roles including curator, gallery manager, exhibitions manager, and development director. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and taught art in secondary schools both overseas and in the US.  Erica is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Columbia University.

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Pei Ketron

Everyday Bay Area Program Manager
pei@catchlight.io

Pei is a photographer, educator, speaker and traveler based in San Francisco. Pei taught special education for a decade in the public school system, and now teaches photography classes privately and through companies such as Creative Live, the Image Flow and the Santa Fe Photograhic Workshops, in addition to collaborating with a number of other clients. Follow Pei on Instagram.


JENNY JACKLIN STRATTON

Impact and Engagement Manager
jenny@catchlight.io

Jenny is a multimedia storyteller, photo-facilitator, educator and researcher. Concurrent with producing documentary and participatory arts projects, Jenny develops community programming, courses, research and evaluation for academic institutions, government agencies, non profit and grassroots organizations. She recently completed a U.S. Department of State FLAS fellowship in Arab Language and Middle Eastern Studies and was a 2017 Lewis Hine Fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

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ABBY CONNOLLY

Communications and Fellowship Program Manager
abby@catchlight.io

Abby studied photojournalism and visual editing at the Missouri School of Journalism prior to moving to the Bay Area. Before joining CatchLight she was the Lead Photo Editor at ViewFind — a visual storytelling startup based in San Francisco. She is committed to supporting photojournalists and amplifying the power of photography to affect social change. Follow Abby on Instagram