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Nick Obourn

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Nick Obourn has over 15 years of experience working in communications, marketing, and strategy building with leading organizations in the fields of education, philanthropy, the arts and humanities, community engagement and democracy reform, and social justice.

As a public affairs officer at Columbia University, he oversaw communications for the arts and humanities campus wide and led projects such as the acquisition of the Frank Lloyd Archives by Columbia and MoMA and the Justice-in-Education Initiative. Nick also led communications for the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia and directed the communications, marketing, and membership department at the College Art Association (CAA), the largest membership organization for professionals in the arts and humanities. In recent years, Nick has worked as a consultant for many non-profits and philanthropies, helping them tell their stories and engage, understand, and expand their audiences. His clients included Public Agenda, First Amendment Watch, Blue Meridian Partners, and CUNY School of Law. Nick is the Co-Lead of the New York Leadership Group for The Communications Network, the national membership association for communications professionals. 

Nick holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from The University of Vermont and a master's degree in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Lauren, and two sons, Asher and Ellis. When not working, Nick can be found with them in the woods hiking, exploring the city, biking, or running.

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Yohanna Castellanos

Assistant Director of Communications

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Jessica Fleitman

Communications Manager

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Rachel Kalter

Digital Content Manager

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