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Maria Villafranca

Interim Executive Director


Maria Villafranca is the Interim Executive Director at Design Museum Everywhere. She specializes in nonprofit management and has worked at a range of institutions that support creative producers from community-based organizations to large national arts funders. Most recently, she held leadership roles at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). She has a background as a writer, and believes strongly in the essential nature of cultural storytelling and inclusive design in communities. She has a BA in Art History and English from Rutgers University and an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. She currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, two boys, and pug.