Natasha Dyer joined the Trust in 2012 as Operations Manager and has since advanced to the position of Deputy Director. Prior to joining the Trust, Natasha served as Office Manager for the Vice President and Assistant Vice President of Arts Education at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. There she developed a deeper understanding and attraction to the educational landscape of her hometown—Newark, NJ.
With a commitment to the development of her city, Natasha has devoted significant time to civic engagement and immersion in the arts community of Newark. Through personal and professional experiences, she has witnessed the impact of service on the human spirit and the power of collective action and experience. She believes in a holistic approach to constructing nonprofit organizations, programs and services, which combine cultural awareness, with theory and best practices, lending itself to the elevation of communities.
Natasha currently serves on the Leadership Council of Arts Ed Newark, on the Board of Directors of the GEM Project and Newark Arts, and is a proud alumnus of Leadership Newark. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University-Newark and a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers SPAA. Natasha has served as moderator, facilitator, and consultant for a number of cultural organizations and causes over the years.