Creative Growth Welcomes New Executive Director, Elizabeth Brodersen

Creative Growth is pleased to announce Elizabeth Brodersen as our next Executive Director. The Creative Growth Board of Directors’ Search Committee, led by President Jane Timberlake, made the unanimous decision after a thorough nation-wide search. Elizabeth joined the Creative Growth team on February 19, 2019.

“We are so fortunate to have someone of Elizabeth’s caliber and experience stepping into the Executive Director position at Creative Growth,” says Timberlake. “Her commitment to supporting the creative voice and process of artists with disabilities is remarkable. The Board of Directors is looking forward to partnering with Elizabeth to take Creative Growth to new heights and bring our artists’ work to more people. Welcome Elizabeth!”

Elizabeth Brodersen comes to Creative Growth with over 25 years of experience at fellow Bay Area nonprofit arts institution, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T), where she developed and led Education and Community Programs. “I am thrilled and honored to be named Executive Director of Creative Growth Art Center,” says Brodersen. “I am eager to build on Creative Growth’s profound legacy and to support the vision and achievements of Tom di Maria, the staff, and the artists who make up the Creative Growth community. I look forward to further developing Creative Growth as a creative home for artists with disabilities while ensuring that they and their work are recognized for their invaluable contributions to the contemporary art world and to society as a whole.”

In welcoming Elizabeth, Creative Growth Director of External Relations Tom di Maria wrote: “For more than four decades, Creative Growth has served as a leader in advancing the work of artists with disabilities. At this pivotal moment in our history, it is truly exciting to welcome Elizabeth Brodersen as the leader of our next phase of growth and achievement. She brings a wealth of talent and experience to the organization, and I look forward to working closely with her as she utilizes her skills and passion to advance Creative Growth’s artists and staff into our fifth decade.”

Elizabeth Brodersen, the next Executive Director of Creative Growth, with Jane Timberlake, Board President, and Tom di Maria, Director of External Relations