Linda Selvin, Executive Director
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Linda Selvin is the Executive Director of the Appraisers Association of America. She began her career as the Gallery Manager of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, and went on to become the Program Officer at the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, distributing funds internationally to artists of both merit and need. For 10 years, she served as the Executive Director of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She is currently the Secretary of The Appraisal Foundation’s Advisory Council (TAFAC) based in Washington D.C. and a member of their Personal Property Issues Committee. Linda is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University, Steinhardt School in the Visual Arts Administration graduate program and is a guest lecturer both nationally and internationally. She is a member of ArtTable and the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM).
Teresa Caputo, Program Director
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Teresa is the Program Director, assisting with the development and implementation of all of the Appraisers Association’s educational programing, conferences, USPAP classes, lectures, webinars and other events. After receiving her BA in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology she worked as a social media coordinator. She joined the Appraisers Association in January 2015 as Communications Coordinator and was promoted to her current role in 2018. Teresa is a competitive long-distance runner and marathoner. She has completed over fourteen half-marathons as well as the NYC marathon twice.
Patrick McIntyre, Membership Manager
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Patrick is the Appraisers Association’s Membership Manager. He serves as the point person for anyone interested in becoming a member and for any current members interested in advancing their membership status. Prior to joining the Appraisers Association in 2019 Patrick served as the Membership and Operations Manager at the Noguchi Museum, where he helped produce the Bang-on-a-Can Summer Music Series. He also worked in Membership and Sales at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Central Park Conservancy during Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Gates Project. Patrick studied sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and has a Masters Degree in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU.
Yasemin Yeldener, Professional Studies Administrator
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Yasemin Yeldener is the Professional Studies Administrator overseeing the Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program. She evaluates student applications, creates course schedules and liaises with the instructors and students.Yasemin is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BS in Art History and Museum Professions and a minor in Spanish. Language is a passion for her. She was taught Turkish growing up, Spanish in school and is planning to pursue German. Yasemin interned at the Appraisers Association in 2017 and became a permanent member of the staff in January of 2020.
Alaina Boukedes, Communications Coordinator
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Alaina Boukedes (she/they) is the Communications Coordinator at the Appraiser's Association. Alaina responds to all general inquiries made to the Association, including the many appraiser referral requests. In addition, she designs and creates all marketing materials for our emails, promotional outreach, and social media. Alaina also manages the website. She graduated in 2017 from the Medill School of Journalism with her Master's after studying undergraduate Journalism at The University of Alabama. Since then she’s worked in film and television, moving into the art world via The Museum of Modern Art. She’s a writer by trade, but enjoys textile arts and reading in her free time. You can probably find them in one of the many beautiful public libraries around the city when they’re not in the office.