President & CEO,
Arts In Action
Grace-Anne Alfiero, MFA, is considered an expert in the nonprofit industry and is uniquely qualified to consult with tax-exempt businesses and corporations. Alfiero has logged over 20 years of advocacy and leadership work in the field of services for persons with disabilities, marginalized populations and in the cultural arts industry. As the past Executive Director and founder of Creative Clay, Cultural Arts Center, Alfiero developed nine innovative and successful programs for persons with disabilities including the self-determination/self-advocacy and employment programs of ARTLINK and ARTWORKS. Now as a consultant, Alfiero works as a professor and as an advisor with academic institutions, nonprofit agencies, cities, and civic groups to manage projects involving training, program development, grant writing, digital storytelling, public awareness, and employment initiatives. Alfiero has published 18 academic offerings related to research, development and the implementation of innovative options for persons with disabilities in formats including print, blogs, websites, DVD’s and e-journals, including publications translated to Japanese and Korean languages. In addition, Alfiero led three projects and a curriculum based manual developed specifically for students with disabilities for the Department of Education on Self-Advocacy, Mentorship, and Directing One’s Own IEP Meeting.