Administrative & Editorial Staff

Nicole Smith

Administration & Communications Coordinator, 2019-Present

Nicole received her BA in Photography and minor in English Writing from Montana State University. She has quickly gained a passion for impactful nonprofit work and the storytelling power of visuals combined with text after working in the newspaper industry and serving a year in the AmeriCorps VISTA Program in New Hampshire as a Graphic Design and Communications Coordinator. Nicole is excited to find new and effective ways to share the mission and stories of the vastly different research being done at CMAC.

Ali O’Hare

Projects & Development Manager, 2018-Present

Ali O’Hare, the Projects and Development Manager at CMAC, is a passionate activist in the greater Boston Area and an engaged member of her community. Ali completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Boston University before moving into the healthcare sphere, where her passion for educating patients evolved into a love of research. As an innately curious person, she is ecstatic to bring her project management expertise to The Center for Mind and Culture.

Kippy Rudy

Chief Development Officer, 2019-present

Kippy has held leadership positions in marketing and development throughout Maine, leading campaigns raising more than $10 million at Portland Stage Company, Portland Museum of Art, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She has also been an executive director for an opera company and an alternative music venue, as well as with VSA arts of Maine, a statewide arts and disability advocacy organization affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At VSA, she led a network serving 700 artists, regularly lobbying at the state and federal level for increased funding for arts education, standards-based arts education, and increased accessibility to the arts. She relocated to Boston to serve as the deputy director of MASS Creative, where she oversaw the legal, financial and administrative aspects of the organization. She earned her BA in art from Drew University and has exhibited as a visual artist.