Attorney, Former Director, California Arts Council. Former President & CEO, California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies. Former Executive Director, Lines Ballet, SF.

Board of Directors:

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Former Board Affiliations:

National Association of State Arts Agencies, United Statewide Community Arts Organizations, National Association of Artist Organizations, California Association Arts Educators, Califronia Travel Industry Association, California State Summer School for the Arts, Advisor – President’s Committee on Arts & Humanities.


Hardball Lobbying for Nonprofits (2007 MacMillian); City Arts Agency Toolkit; Local Arts Agency Funding Study (2001 Aspen Institute); Youth in the Arts (2006, 2009 Hewlett Foundation).


All facets of business of arts organizations including financials, budgets and fundraising; local arts agency management; strategic planning, advocacy, program development, generational management and succession issues.

Recent Clients:

Westaf, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Sonoma Arts Museum, Singers Marin.


Retreat Facilitation
Executive Coaching
Strategic Planning
Advocacy / Lobbying
Marketing Campaigns
Generational Workplace Management
Executive Search
Interim Executive Director
Board of Director Issues
Crisis Intervention
Grantwriting Consultation
Organizational Assessment / Restructuring
Keynote Speaker

Barry’s Blog:

News, opinion and advice for the arts administrator: www.westaf.org/blog.

Founding Member of C2Arts