Arts administrator and historic preservationist
Education: B.A., Manhattanville College; M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Current position: President, American Academy in Rome, New York (since 1988)
Prior to joining the Academy she founded and was the executive director of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. She contributes to professional journals, is a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is a member of a number of professional and civic organizations. She won the Rome Prize (1983-84) for historic preservation, and now is its president. From 1984-88, she served as director of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Design Program. She is also known as the wife of playwright John Guare (Atlantic City, Six Degrees of Separation).