Board of Directors

Art Works Austin! Founding Donors and Board of Directors

 
 
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Megan McCurry

Megan McCurry is excited to join the Board of Art Works! She believes being your best self starts from the inside out, and she truly strives to help every single person around her reach their full potential in their health, relationships, and faith.

Megan worked in the nonprofit sector for 14 years, and she was an event planner for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and the American Red Cross Of Central Texas.  She now works full-time teaching others about the infinite uses of essential oils, and her organization’s sales are close to 1.5 million annually. 

Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Texas A&M University and studied Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute.

 
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Maggie Suisman

Maggie Suisman’s Paintings and drawings are part of private collections from San Francisco to New York and her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times OpEd page, The New York Times Book Review, Isthmus Books Quarterly, Rochester City Paper, Satya Magazine, riffRag.org, Visual Resistance, the Indypendent, the Brooklyn Review, and featured in the Art Directors Club 84th Awards Annual. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program and she received a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Maggie also holds NY and TX State K-12 art teaching licenses and has taught art to many age groups.  She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and son.

 
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Bill Duffy

Bill is a hospitality, retail and restaurant Operations Executive with a broad scope of leadership experiences managing both large and small companies.  Bill has held Director, Vice President and Chief Operating roles for passionate and eclectic brands including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Sky Zone, and Tower Records.  

Most recently, Bill has partnered with Vuka Collective, a social impact focused coworking and event space start-up in Austin TX where he taken the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Along the way, Bill’s passion for community engagement and the health and education of children has been a mainstay of his character.  Through volunteer and coaching work with organizations such Helping Hand Home, Wonders & Worries, Southwest Key, and others, Bill has kept grounded to the work of sharing with others. 

Bill is passionate about a great many things including anything that births from personal creativity which is what Art Works Austin is all about.   He is most passionate about his wife and two sons who show him what it means to be humble and giving each and every day.


 
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Executive Director

Whitney Able