Who We Are


Leadership & Staff

Maura O'Malley, President & CEO, Lifetime Arts

Maura O’Malley
Co-Founder, CEO

Maura is an arts specialist with over 30 years experience in program design and implementation, arts education policy and funding, non-profit arts management and community cultural work. She has worked with the New York State Council on the Arts, Westchester Arts Council, New York City Department of Education, and Studio in a School Association, Young Audiences of New York and many other premiere arts, educational and community organizations. Maura graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and earned a Master of Public Administration in arts policy and planning from New York University.

Ed Friedman, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Lifetime Arts

Ed Friedman
Co-Founder, Executive Director

Ed has spent over 30 years in parallel careers serving the arts community, and older adults and their families. As Deputy Director at the Bronx Council on the Arts, Ed played a leadership role in the formulation of policy and programming, advocacy, grantmaking, and community development, as well as overseeing technical assistance services. He has directed programs at senior centers and home care programs, and created and led a caregivers’ support group in the Bronx. Ed received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Empire State College (SUNY). His plays and monologues appear in a number of anthologies and have been produced throughout the NY metropolitan area.

Nathan Majoros, Program Manager, Lifetime Arts

Nathan Majoros
Program Director

Nathan is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and coordination of Lifetime Arts’ multiple projects. He provides expert technical assistance to both teaching artists and librarians, and routinely presents information about Lifetime Arts and the field of Artful Aging. Nathan is a graduate of the University of the Arts, where he received his Master of Arts in Teaching and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, and has several years of experience in arts education curriculum development. Nathan is visual artist, primarily as a painter and a printmaker.


Lindsey Francis
Program Manager

Lindsey manages and provides oversight for Lifetime Arts’ Public Libraries Initiative and the Lifetime Arts’ Roster. She graduated from Penn State University, with a bachelors of fine arts in ceramics and a minor in psychology.  She continued her studies with a post baccalaureate in ceramics and recently finished her fellowship as the 2014-15 Valentine & Clark Westchester Community Foundation Emerging Artist.  She has shown her work at the Clay Art Center in NY and many other galleries in PA.  She has taught ceramics in schools, churches, senior centers, community centers, hospitals, and many other settings to all ages and abilities. [www.lindseyfrancisceramics.com]

Annie Montgomery
Director of Education

A master teaching artist and trainer, Annie leads the design and development of Lifetime Arts many professional development efforts.  She facilitates trainings for a wide range of practitioners including teaching artists, librarians, arts organizations and funders.  As a teaching artist, Annie has taught numerous Creative Aging memoir and performance workshops throughout the metropolitan region in public libraries and community settings.  Additionally, she has taught for 15 years with such organizations as The New Victory Theatre, Disney Theatrical Production, Creative Theatrics and others. She is an active theatre artist as an actor, director and playwright. Annie received her bachelors in acting from Boston University and her masters in educational theatre from New York University. [www.anniemeekmontgomery.com]

Louie Pearlman
Program Coordinator

Louie manages and provides oversight for Lifetime Arts’ National Initiatives and Partnerships. An undergraduate with a Film and Television degree from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC, Louie has been an innovator and a maverick of the New York City comedy and arts scene since 2002. He’s been a producer, director, performer and teaching artist with the nationally recognized arts education company Story Pirates, where he’s performed in theaters, music festivals and schools across the country. Louie has also invented new products for branding company Brand Now! and he’s taught improv and team building across the continent with students of all ages. Earlier on in his creative life, he jump-started the careers of Ezra Miller (Justice League) and Griffin Newman (The Tick) as the Artistic Director of the Comedy program at Buck’s Rock Creative and Performing Arts Camp. They’re both playing superheroes in movies and TV shows now, much to Louie’s amazement. [www.LouiePearlman.com]


Board & Advisors

Board of Directors

Ed Friedman, Executive Director, Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Catherine Guzman, Business Analyst, MTA NYC Transit Authority
Shannon McDonough, Sr. Manager, Digital Content Curation, Harvard Business Publishing
Maura O’Malley, President/CEO, Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Robin Redford, Senior Vice President, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co.*
Raymond Santiago, Former Director, Miami-Dade Public Library System
Doug Wingo, Principal, Wingo Inc.
Fatima Perkins, Director of Community Outreach & Advocacy, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging 


Advisory Board

Ted Berger, Former Director, New York Foundation for the Arts
Hollis Headrick, President, Arts & Cultural Strategies
Nancy Henkin, Executive Director, Intergenerational Center, Temple University
Terry Kirchner, Executive Director, Westchester Library System
Robert McNulty, Executive Director, Partners for Livable Communities
Jorge Merced, Artistic Director, Pregones Theater
Amir Parsa, Director of Academic Transdiciplinary Initiatives, Pratt Institute
Tony Sarmiento, Executive Director, Senior Service America
Diantha Dow Schull, Principal, DDSchull Associates