"The Hood Museum of Art Board of Advisors encompasses individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for the possibilities of art in learning."
What does the Board of Advisors do?
This group of Hood Museum stakeholders provides the director of the museum—as well as the president and provost of Dartmouth and the College's Board of Trustees—with advice and personal perspectives to support and achieve the Hood Museum's mission. Board members are an integral aspect of the museum's pursuit of its goal to center art and people in teaching and learning through inclusive and robust academic, cultural, and civic engagements with art and its histories.
The museum's Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director John Stomberg explains, "The Hood Museum of Art Board of Advisors encompasses individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for the possibilities of art in learning. Our newest members are no exception, each committed to helping us center audiences from near and far in meaningful engagements with a global collection of art."
Who are these new members?
Lisa Bransten '88 is director of partnerships for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, where she oversees a team that develops public–private partnership projects including building and renovating parks, developing new programs and events, and installing public art. During Lisa's time with the city, this team has brought more than $200 million in new projects to San Francisco. Prior to working for the city, Lisa was a journalist for publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Mexico City Daily News, and the Gilroy Dispatch. In addition to the Hood Museum of Art Board of Advisors, Lisa serves on the board of directors of the Jamestown Community Center in San Francisco's Mission District. She has a BA in English literature from Dartmouth and an MA in Latin American politics and international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
Lisa Caputo '87 TU'92 P'26 spent five years at Bain & Co. in Boston as a management consultant focused on telecommunications and technology after graduating from Dartmouth in 1987 and the Tuck School in 1992. She then founded and worked with start-ups in areas such as the online pharmacy, kidney dialysis, and software. In 2002 she began volunteering and working with not-for-profits. She has been chair of multiple school organizations, president of the board of the Little Sisters Fund (a group focused on female education in Nepal), board member of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, co-chair of Mary's Place (an organization focused on family homelessness), and board member of the Seattle Art Museum. Her responsibilities in the latter role currently include chair of the strategic planning process, vice-chair of the finance committee, executive committee member, Sculpture Park committee member, and development committee member. Lisa's husband, Mark, is CEO of US Renal Care. She has three children: Jackson, who is attending graduate school in Washington, DC; MacKenzie, who is working in Boston; and Kiki, who is a Dartmouth '26. Lisa spends the balance of her time in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and Nordic skiing. She is also a member of the Tate Photography Acquisitions Committee.
Sarah McNally '05 is co-head of US Private Bank Lending at Goldman Sachs. She serves on the Private Wealth Management (PWM) editorial board, co-chairs the Private Bank Women's Forum, and is a member of the PWM Women's Council. Previously, Sarah managed Private Bank Lending in New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2018 and was named managing director in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah worked at JP Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley, where she was head of Lending Advisory and managed a team of regional specialists across the United States. Earlier in her career, she worked at Lehman Brothers, originating commercial real estate deals for the firm's Investment Management Division and developed a custom credit platform for clients of Barclays in the United States. Sarah serves on the Development Board of PAWS Chicago, a nonprofit animal shelter focused on identifying solutions for ending the euthanasia of homeless pets. She earned a BA in history from Dartmouth College in 2005.
Steven Tseng '95 TU'01, the recently appointed Hood Museum of Art Board of Advisors chairman, believes the sheer range and breadth of experiences make these individuals a perfect fit for the institution. "Lisa, Lisa, and Sarah bring to the Hood Museum a wealth of experience in education, collections, stakeholder engagement, and capital campaigns. We are very fortunate to have them on the Hood Board of Advisors."