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.
Director of Philanthropy
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.
Everyday Bay Area Program Manager
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.
Development & Operations Coordinator
Jasmine’s love for the arts spans a lifetime. She is a writer, curator, and filmmaker. That part! She studied African American studies and Film at the University of California Los Angeles. Before joining CatchLight she worked at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
Communications and Fellowship Program Manager
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.