Catherine Richmond-Cullen, Ed.D

CEO and Co-Founder
Catherine Richmond-Cullen, Ed.D is the Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Partnership Program at the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit.  She manages award-winning arts education programming for schools and community agencies in northeastern Pennsylvania. A former Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at The University of Scranton, Dr. Richmond-Cullen’ research includes the effects arts learning and arts integration have on emotional well-being and cognitive development.  She served as a Curriculum Specialist and a national award-winning elementary and middle-level educator.  She was named Pennsylvania Arts Administrator of the Year. Dr. Richmond-Cullen holds an A.B. in Elementary Urban Education from Boston College, a M.S. in Counseling from Marywood University and a Ed.D in Educational Administration from Temple University. 

Pearl Schaeffer

Vice President of Operations and Finances and Co-Founder
Pearl Schaeffer is Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership where she oversees arts education programs and services for southeastern Pennsylvania schools and community sites. She directs 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, is regional director for the PA Council on the Arts state-wide Partnership, and designed curriculum for the nation’s first Teaching Artist Certificate program. She has taught English and dance in K-12 schools and at Temple University and the University of the Arts. Ms. Schaeffer holds a B.S. degree in education from Drexel University and a MFA in dance from the University of the Arts.

Kimberly S. D’Andrea. Psy.D.

Vice President of Content and Co-Founder
Kimberly S. D’Andrea. Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Kingston, PA.  In addition to her clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults she has also provided ratings administration in Alzheimer’s Disease clinical research trials at Global Medical Institutes.  She serves on the boards of Ballet Theatre of Scranton where she is a past President and a teaching faculty member, and is the Vice President of Broadway Theater of Northeastern Pennsylvannia.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College, an M.S. in Health Psychology from St. Joseph’s University, and an M.S. and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.