• News Release: AVA Appoints Shari Boraz as Executive Director

    AVA Gallery and Art Center Appoints Shari Boraz as Executive Director

    Lebanon, NH (November 15, 2021)
    Contact:         Alan DiStasio, Chair, AVA Board of Directors
    Alan.distasio@gmail.com  603-359-1068

    The Board of Directors of AVA Gallery and Art Center today announced the appointment of Shari Boraz as AVA’s new Executive Director.  AVA’s Board Chair, Alan DiStasio stated: “Shari brings a deep background in organizational management, communications and community engagement ranging from collaborating with local businesses, to fundraising and volunteer programming. She combines an artist’s spirit with a practical eye for leading AVA’s advancement as a creative hub for art and artists in the Upper Valley.”

    Shari’s resume includes experience developing and overseeing volunteer and public relations programs for several nonprofit organizations where she excelled at community engagement.  In her many roles within the development programs of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Shari has had significant responsibility for maintaining effective internal and external relationships. She is well known in the community, having served for more than ten years on the Board of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley.