Scintilla Foundation

Location

Boulder Colorado USA

Contact Us

Phone : (720) 648-6966

Email:  contact@scintillafoundation.org

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Rebecca DiDomenico

President

Stephen Perry

Treasurer and Secretary

Helen Joffe

Director of Operations

Betty Farrell

Consultant / Reproductive Rights & Justice

Martha Russo

Board Member

Bios

Rebecca DiDomenico

President

Rebecca DiDomenico was born in Northern California, attended school at Claremont College, Tribhuvan University in Nepal and graduated from University of Colorado with a BA in English Literature.  In the 30 years of working as an artist in Boulder, Rebecca has been a supporter of cultural institutions in the community and beyond.  For Rebecca, there is no separation between art and life, studio and home.  Her work is concerned with the collision and interpenetration of various forms of nature, mythology, art history and metaphysics. 

After more than twenty years of service, Rebecca has stepped down from the Board of Directors on the Compton Foundation, an organization whose primary focus is climate change, reproductive rights and peace. Previously during her Presidency, she initiated an emphasis on the arts as a tool for social change through these program areas. Another of Rebecca’s significant contributions has been a serious commitment to socially conscious investing.  She also spearheaded the Women, Peace & Security Initiative and continues her dedication to philanthropic endeavors.   

Since Rebecca has lived and worked in Colorado, she has become widely respected for being an innovative and imaginative creator who has made a significant impact on the community, not just for her unique work but also for her service to the art community.  She created The Swoon BMoCA International Artists Residency in Boulder, which is gaining a fierce reputation for exposing the state of Colorado to cutting edge art. Rebecca was recently featured on a PBS program of individual artists working or living in Colorado.

Through the social and politically based art collective, Artnauts, Rebecca has exhibited in four continents from 2007 continuing through the present.  A selected list of her exhibitions, collections and publications includes Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Denver International Airport; RedLine, Denver; San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum; Denver Art Museum; Artspace; Art Papers; Artweek; Marin Independent Journal; The Washington Post; Art in America; The New York Times; Westword; The Daily Camera

Stephen M. Perry, DDS

Treasurer and Secretary

Dr. Perry was born in Minnesota and graduated from Northwestern in 1973.  He enjoys working with patients of all ages and is passionate about providing the best dental care and experience for every patient. Dr. Perry founded and served as a board member for The Colorado Non profit Low Income Dental Program serving indigent patients.   Dr. Perry’s area of emphasis has been in probiotic health and research. He has been part of the Boulder community since 1980.  He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. 

Dr. Perry had been on the Board of Directors of The Compton Foundation for 20 years.  The Compton Foundation is a 60+ year old foundation that has funded in the areas of Environment, Reproductive Rights, Peace and Security, as well as The Arts.  Dr. Perry is now Treasurer and Secretary of Scintilla Foundation, which he and his wife have created as an offshoot from their work with Compton Foundation.  He has been an active philanthropist in his local community as well as a global citizen.

Helen Joffe

Director of Operations

Helen earned her BSc in Phytotherapy from University of Wales and practiced as a medical herbalist for over 15 years.  Her love of plants, teaching and sharing wisdom with others is her passion.  She then had the opportunity to work in the handmade artisan sector which introduced her to hundreds of socially minded artisan businesses from Haiti to Uzbekistan. This consulting experience allowed Helen to fully utilize her talents and abilities while helping incredible organizations to be successful in their missions.

Helen’s breadth of experience and get-it-done attitude has drawn her to work in project management for social impact focused enterprises for the last 10 years. Her expertise includes operations, program administration and event coordination.

Her newest venture working with the Scintilla Foundation is an exciting next phase of working with nonprofit organizations where she will be able to lend her passion for social justice, management skills and networking to elevate the foundation’s philanthropic mission.

Betty L Farrell

Consultant / Reproductive Rights & Justice

A Women’s Health Care professional for more than 35 years, Betty L Farrell, CNM, has worked internationally focusing on reproductive health service delivery as a technical advisor, training of facility- and community-based health personnel, and program design. Over the years, Ms. Farrell developed training curriculum, contributed to proposal development, to program evaluation, and developed and implemented a service integration approach. Providing technical assistance to Ministries of Health and non-governmental organizations has taken Ms. Farrell to several countries in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. In addition, Ms. Farrell has served on several reproductive health and social justice boards since 2005.  

 

Martha Russo

Board Member

New Board Member – Martha Russo (b. 1962, Milford, Connecticut) earned her BA in developmental biology and psychology from Princeton University (1985) and earned her MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder (1995).  Russo has thirty years of experience exhibiting her sculptures and installations nationally at venues such as the Alan Stone Gallery in New York, Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, Miami Project, and The Santa Fe Art Institute. Through the socially and politically based art collective, Artnauts, Russo has shown her 2-dimensional works in hundreds of exhibitions in eighteen countries since joining the group in 1996. For the past ten years, she has been the collective coordinator, overseeing the fifty plus members and being part of the Advisory Group, who make critical decisions for the collective.

In addition to her studio practice, Russo is an instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder and, prior to that, she taught fine arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver for eighteen years.  Russo has served on numerous boards including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder, CO), Swoon + Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art international residency (Boulder, CO), and the Jamestown Colorado Arts Council (Jamestown, CO).  

Her years of making, teaching, and overseeing will bring a depth and breadth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the Scintilla Board.