Kelly Brilliant

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Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director

For over 16 years, Kelly has led The Fenway Alliance in improving the physical, social, economic, and cultural environment of Boston’s Fenway community. In 2012, Kelly spearheaded a year-long community effort to designate the Fenway by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as the first of 30 Cultural Districts in Massachusetts, and the first in Boston. Under Kelly’s leadership the Alliance was selected to manage the District. Kelly founded the major Boston public events: Opening Our Doors, TEDxFenway, and Public By Design-a public art series that features Massachusetts based artists. Prior to leading The Fenway Alliance, Kelly directed Healthy Malden 2000, a nonprofit organization established to serve the health of the city and the state through a variety of public health initiatives. Kelly was Managing Director and co-author of the FLASHPOINTcurricula, initiated by the Eastern District Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts, and Director of Curriculum for Harvard University’s Program for Young Negotiators. Kelly received a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.A. from Boston University. Her career is marked by the belief that everyone should have access to the art and culture at the heart of Boston’s diverse communities.