Board of Directors
Executive Director and Board Chair
Susan is the founder, Executive Director, and current Board Chair of the Good Hart Artist Residency. She is a retired biologist and high school science teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Director of Operations
William is the current Director of Operations and board member of the Good Hart Artist Residency. He is a retired technology executive having worked for several medical-related software companies over his 35-year career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Ferris State University and a Masters in Engineering Management from Western Michigan University.
Megan has a bachelor’s degree in art from Truman State University and a master’s of fine arts from Kendall College of Art and Design. She is a working artist and the Indoor Education Manager at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lori is a CPA and a Senior Tax Manager at Crowe in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature, a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Taxation from Grand Valley State University.
Mami is a working artist and Performance Program Coordinator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. She has a BFA in Japanese Painting from Joshibi University of Art And Design and an MFA from Portland State University. Mami is a former artist resident (June 2018) of the program.
Michelle Boyer is a retired National Board Certified middle grades teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University, a bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University, a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton, and Talented and Gifted Education certification from Bowling Green State University. She is the Co-Chair of the Education Committee at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan.
Joanna is an artist, Illustrator, and User Experience Designer at Alteryx. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Saint Louis University and an MFA from Southern Illinois University. Joanna is a former artist resident (May 2016) of the program.
Trina has a bachelors degree in Communications from Purdue University. She has attended numerous writing workshops. She formerly supervised training writers at AT&T and was a freelance copy editor. Connecting people with books they’ll love is her mission and she’s the author of the book review blog HungryForGoodBooks.com. She also leads two book clubs and participates in a third.
Juana Williams is the Associate Curator of African-American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Her curatorial practice predominantly focuses on deconstructing cultural and social issues and attempts to provide a dialogue within which these issues can be discussed. Williams is passionate about engaging communities, elevating diverse voices, and giving a platform to artists for innovative expression. She also persistently advocates for supporting artists and preserving art-centered spaces. She holds a BA in Art and an MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Mike Marks is an artist and educator based in Minneapolis, MN, where he’s been working out of the Highpoint Center for Printmaking since 2016. Using drawing and printmaking processes, his work explores how memory and landscape become fragile depictions of one another. He’s received numerous grants and fellowships over the years for his work, including a McKnight Foundation Fellowship (2020), Minnesota State Arts Board Grant (2019), and Jerome Foundation Fellowship (2018). When he’s not in the studio, he’s in the backcountry exploring northern forests and rivers.
Bryna is a fiction writer and educator from southern Vermont. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Hunter College MFA in creative writing. As a Good Hart artist in residence in 2018, she collaborated with Little Traverse Conservancy to lead nature and place-based writing workshops.