Jamie Hand, ioby Board Chair
Formerly Director of Research Strategies, ArtPlace America
Barnegat Light, NJ

Jamie Hand served as Director of Research Strategies at ArtPlace America -- a consortium of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions established to advance the field of creative placemaking -- from 2014 until its sunset in 2020. In this role, she designed and led multi-sector knowledge and network building efforts.

A landscape designer by training, Jamie developed dynamic collaborative relationships with over two dozen strategic partners and consultants – ranging from individual artists, to research and policy shops, to national intermediaries in immigration, environment, health, affordable housing, and more – in order to embed arts and cultural strategies in community development practice. Her work as an editor, facilitator, researcher, and designer reflects a unique combination of rigor and flexibility – with methods that honor both the linear and the nonlinear, the established and the experimental, the known and the unknown, the logic model and the lived experience.

Prior to ArtPlace, Jamie worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, Van Alen Institute, and public artist Topher Delaney. She is coeditor of Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park, and has consulted to clients including Community Solutions, Environmental Defense Fund, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the U.S. National Park Service, and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Jamie became board chair of ioby in 2019 and holds design degrees from Princeton and Harvard.