GLI Peer Mentors

The peer mentor program focuses on developing a collaborative learning relationship between GLI alumni and current GLI fellows in which both parties benefit from growing and sustaining a collegial relationship. Peer mentors bring their experience of the GLI framework and their expertise as executive leaders of top institutions. Through a series of one-on-one meetings with fellows, peer mentors offer support on leadership development plans and contextualizing assessment reports, and integrating curriculum ideas strategically for each fellow’s role and organizational setting.
 

“I found the mentor role most rewarding when I saw all of my assigned fellows transform into more independent, strategic thinkers who will surely mentor me through a difficult patch in the not-too-distant future. ” – Robert La France, GLI 2015

“Mentoring GLI fellows gave me the opportunity to being exposed to a variety of institutional challenges in various settings, and to analyze how fellows with different skill sets and modes of thinking approached them. Challenging them – and myself – led to a fruitful bidirectional mentoring process.” – Jorrit Britschgi, GLI 2017

“I was inspired by the fellows I worked with—very talented, engaged and articulate professionals. Working as a peer mentor is a wonderful way to reconnect with the GLI experience. I also made great contacts with other peer mentors from different GLI cohorts.” – Mary Kershaw, GLI 2015


 
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Ramona Austin

Senior Curator
Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallerie at Old Dominion University
GLI Class of 2014

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Jorrit Britschgi

Executive Director
Rubin Museum of Art
GLI Class of 2017

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Francesca Casadio

Grainger Executive Director of Conservation and Science
The Art Institute of Chicago
GLI Class of 2016

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Abby Chen

Curator & Artistic Director
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
GLI Class of 2016

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Scott Cooper

President and CEO
Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University
GLI Class of 2015

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Gretchen Dietrich

Executive Director
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
GLI Class of 2014

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Lisa Grove

Deputy Museum Director
Obama Presidential Museum
GLI Class of 2016

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Kathleen Howe

Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ’23 Director
Pomona College Museum of Art and Professor of Art History
GLI Class of 2009

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Julie Johnson

Co-Principal
J2R2 Leadership and Change Associates
GLI Class of 2001

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Mary Kershaw

Director
New Mexico Museum of Art
GLI Class of 2014

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Anthony Kiendl

Executive Director and CEO
MacKenzie Art Gallery
GLI Class of 2016

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Robert La France

Director
David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University
GLI Class of 2015

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Aldy Milliken

Executive Director
KMAC Museum
GLI Class of 2016

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Mark Mills

Vice President of External Affairs
The Franklin Institute
GLI Class of 2014

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Sara Morgan

Assistant Director
Art Museum of South Texas
GLI Class of 2016

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Lisa Sasaki

Director
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
GLI Class of 2014

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Jessica Sharpe

Director of Visitor Operations and Membership
Philadelphia Museum of Art
GLI Class of 2016

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Rosanna Sharpe

Executive Director
Reach Museum & Interpretive Center
GLI Class of 2014

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Virginia Shearer

Eleanor McDonald Storza, Director of Education
High Museum of Art
GLI Class of 2015
NextGen Class of 2012

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Niki Stewart

Chief Engagement Officer
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
GLI Class of 2015