Advisory Council

Meghan Allen

Architecture & Design

Meghan’s passion for Design Museum Boston began with her efforts hosting and supporting DMB’s first UNITE event and continued through her active engagement as the corporate sponsor for the Street Seats and Better Business by Design exhibits. Meghan’s career has been focused on creating inspiring work environments. 

Meghan works to develop new customer relationships in the Boston market by understanding their business and providing long term strategic value. Meghan received her degree in Interior Design from Ursuline College.

F. Philip Barash

Creative Director, Sasaki

F. Philip Barash is creative director at Sasaki, where he oversees the firm’s place branding practice. An accomplished writer, curator, and brand-builder, Barash works with private and public clients on telling compelling stories about their environments. In his role, Barash helps clients define and communicate the vision, strategy and design principles for major real estate developments and public realm projects.

His critical writing frequently appears in regional and national publications. Barash has served as editor of a weekly magazine, overseeing coverage of design culture, including architecture, landscape, and urban design. He has worked with major civic organizations, where he convened urban planners, visual artists, designers, philanthropists, and civic leaders to implement creative placemaking initiatives, such as the largest work of public art in Chicago’s history. He has developed programs, including lectures, exhibitions, and awards, which engage public audiences.

Jess Charlap

Marketing Manager, Perkins Eastman

Jess Charlap is a champion of the Boston innovation community with special interest in design thinking, the internet of things, and behavioral economics. She is a long-term art collector and enjoys connecting people. Jess is currently Marketing Manager at Perkins Eastman.

Monique Fuchs

Associate Vice President, Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Monique is an educator, business designer, and intrapreneur mobilizing organizations to disrupt their status quo, launching new ventures, activating communities to build synergies, and promoting the power of design and systems thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship across disciplines. She is currently the Associate Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Wentworth Institute of Technology, changing the educational paradigm to develop talent for the 21st century, turning ideas into reality, fostering product creation and social impact.

Monique holds a Master in Education and a PhD in Education/Organizational Development from the University of Passau in Germany. Her work focused on change management and transitions, educational shifts, innovation and idea generation. She also holds a Certificate for Executive and Organizational Coaching from Columbia University to support individuals and leaders in reinventing their careers and moving their organizations forward. Monique has consulted, coached, and worked in profit and non-profit sectors and across industries and functions in Europe and the US.

Katie Gallagher

Director of Engagement, Brandeis University International Business School

Passionate about design thinking and innovation in the Boston business and higher
education eco-system, Katie supports the Design Museum’s efforts to increase
awareness and participation.


In her role at Brandeis University International Business
School, Katie seeks to connect “World Ready” graduate students with enriching experiential learning opportunities and acts as an advocate for corporate partners seeking to engage with the Brandeis community.

Dabney Hailey

Founder + Principal, Hailey Group

Dabney Hailey is founder and principal of Hailey Group, a consultancy integrating research-based arts learning into professional development for the private and public sectors. She and her team design art experiences that build clients’ skills and mindsets as leaders, team communicators, visual thinkers, and problem-finders.

Formerly a curator at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum, she is dedicated to advancing the crucial, positive impact art and design can have across domains in contemporary society.

Asha Srikantiah

Director, Fidelity Labs

Asha Srikantiah is a Director in Fidelity Labs – an internal R&D group that creates new products and services for Fidelity Investments based on deep understanding of how people really feel about their personal finances.  As a hybrid Product Manager / Design Researcher, Asha loves the intersection of story and strategy.  She also loves to teach, and has been lucky to do so within Fidelity, at Stanford’s, and a variety of conferences.

Asha’s background includes several years in the entertainment industry (where she worked with Viacom Productions, New Line Cinema, and JWT) and more recent stints in management consulting and entrepreneurship.  She’s a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

Adam Stoltz

Managing Director, Workplace Experience & Strategy, Transwestern Consulting Group

With degrees in social science and urban planning, Adam spends his professional life at the intersection of people, behavior, and the built environment. Based in New York, and with a special place in his heart for Boston, Adam’s work takes him nationwide exploring our complex relationship with space and place.

His expertise includes portfolio, occupancy and workplace strategy; building appraisal; and workplace performance measurement, having informed real estate and workplace decision-making for public and private sector organizations for more than a decade. He is currently the Managing Director of Workplace Experience & Strategy for Transwestern Consulting Group where he uses tangible data to help tenants, landlords, owners, and investors make better informed, more confident and reliable real estate decisions, influencing the ways space is provided, occupied, and managed.

After graduating Washington University in St. Louis, Adam’s passion for the role of design in problem-solving was nurtured across advertising, innovation, and strategy firms such as Zipatoni, Redscout, and JWT. Prior to joining Transwestern, Adam led client engagements with the workplace consultancy, DEGW, and the architecture firm, HOK. When he’s not talking about change and its impact on people and place, you’re likely to find him tending the garden with his wife and two daughters in Larchmont, NY.