Board of Directors

Katherine Quinn,
Founder & President
Bristol, Rhode Island

Mrs. Quinn is the widow of legendary actor and artist, Anthony Quinn.From 1985 until his death in 2001, she worked very closely with Anthony Quinn in his creative life as a painter, sculptor and writer.
To carry on his legacy, Mrs. Quinn established the Anthony Quinn Foundation in 2001, dedicated to promoting the importance of the arts in all areas of education.
In 2004, Mrs. Quinn published a coffee table book, Anthony Quinn’s Eye: A Lifetime of Creating & Collecting Art, which was distributed by Norton & Co and was the catalyst for a traveling exhibition that toured U.S. museums for two years.A new retrospective is currently being prepared for an international tour.
The exhibit will parallel the mission of the Foundation, raising awareness of the role the arts play in everyday life.
Mrs. Quinn was born and raised in Long Island, New York and graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a B.A. in Political Science.
She currently resides in Bristol, Rhode Island with her and Anthony’s two children, Antonia and Ryan.

Erich G. Rhynhart,
Vice President/Secretary
Boston, Massachusetts

Mr. Rhynhart is Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property for Staples, Inc., where he is responsible for managing all intellectual property and related issues for Staples on a worldwide basis.
Mr. Rhynhart received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he also served as Managing Editor of the “Vanderbilt Law Review.”
He received his B.A., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Lake Forest College.
Mr. Rhynhart resides in Boston and serves on a number of charitable and private boards and committees.

Elizabeth Marconi
Boston, Massachusetts

Ms. Marconi was formerly a controller for AEW Capital Management’s direct investments group.
Her responsibilities at AEW included financial accounting and reporting, asset management and assisting with acquisitions, dispositions and financings.
Prior to AEW, Ms. Marconi was an assurance supervising senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Boston.
At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Marconi audited financial statements and internal control environments primarily for institutional real estate clients.
She is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.


Gladys Corvera-Baker
Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Ms. Corvera-Baker, born in Bolivia, is a pioneer in Hispanic social services, and a promoter of cultural exchange and cultural understanding.
She worked as a consultant for the Rhode Island Foundation for its Arts Expansion Program, which served emerging artists in minority communities.
She funded the Gladys Corvera-Baker Endowed Scholarship to support scholarships for Hispanics at Rhode Island College and is the founder and former president of the Centro Cultural Andino, Inc., a non-profit organized to promote and preserve the Andean cultures.
Additionally, Ms. Corvera-Baker was the owner and founding director of Galeria Internacional de Herencia y Cultura (International Gallery for Heritage and Culture) in Cochabamba, Bolivia, a gallery which highlighted both renowned artists and new talents from the Americas.
Ms. Corvera- Baker has served on the boards of numerous charitable and cultural organizations.

Sandra van den Broek
New York, New York

Ms. Van den Broek has over four decades of experience as an independent antiques dealer specializing in French and American 20th century decorative arts and has assisted a number of clients build private and corporate fine and decorative arts collections.
Ms. Van den Broek is a member of the National Art Club in New York and sits on the boards of the National Museum of American Illustration, the Bristol Art Museum, and Roger Williams University’s board of overseers.
Ms. Van den Broek maintains residences in New York, Monte Carlo, and Rhode Island.

Robert T. Cichocki
Chicago, Illinois

Mr. Cichocki is a partner in the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Chicago and has practiced law since 1976.
He has substantial experience in all aspects of the law pertaining to corporations, trade and professional associations and not-for- profit corporations/foundations.
Mr. Cichocki has served on charitable/philanthropic boards of directors and has also chaired, co-chaired and served on host committees for numerous charitable fundraising events including the Ernest Hemingway Foundation’s 100th birthday celebration at the Four Seasons Chicago, the TPAN gala (Test Positive Aware Network), a fundraiser for a Holocaust Museum event in Chicago, and for the Friends of Conservation gala.

Tom Roberts
Cranston, Rhode Island

Mr. Roberts is a Senior Lecturer of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences at the Rhode Island School of Design.
He is Chair of the Anthony Quinn Scholarship Committee and has accomplished considerable research on Anthony Quinn’s acting career.
His scholarship on this subject was published in the book Anthony Quinn’s Eye: A Lifetime of Creating & Collecting Art.
Prior to teaching, he served as the first executive director for the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
He holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MS from Boston University.

Paul C. Burke
Swansea, Massachusetts

Mr. Burke has been in the insurance business for 35 years. He is President of Hadley Insurit Group (HIG) with locations in Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. He is an active EMT with the Swansea Ambulance Corp and has been a volunteer firefighter for 35 years. Mr. Burke serves on several non profit Boards with a special focus on the Performing Arts.

Troy Finn
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mr. Finn is an external relations professional who has worked with organizations including Harvard University, Columbia University, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His professional background combines experience in resource development, communications, finance, and strategic planning. In his current role at Harvard School of Public Health, Troy works with individuals, corporations, and foundations to advance research in the field of genetics and chronic, complex diseases. He obtained his BA at the College of the Holy Cross and will complete his graduate studies at Harvard in the fall of 2014.